Mrs Sharon Bell
Position: Senior Lecturer
College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education
Department: Education and Childhood
I've worked at the University of Derby as a Senior Lecturer for over ten years now mainly on all the Programmes related to Initial Teacher Education. Since September 2014, however, I have been a Senior Lecturer in Child and Youth Studies and Foundation Degree for Children's and Young People's Services (College of Education).
I am also the College representative on the Academic Board.
The Child and Youth Studies (CYS) Degree is practice based and explores the 0-19 sector from an education perspective. The Foundation Degree in Children's and Young People's Services (FDA CYPS) reflects the changes to Children's and Young People's workforce and is a practice based Foundation Degree offering a choice of pathways that will enable students to gain theoretical knowledge underpinned by practical experiences of working in the Children's and Young People's Workforce.
I am currently Module Leader for Reflective Practice, Developing Professional Practice and Children's and Young People's Education. I also teach on a range of other modules including Research into Learning and Independent Studies.
As CYS is a practice-based module I am also a University Link Tutor for Partnership Schools and the Placement Coordinator for the Programme.
I am interested in effective pastoral systems and interventions; Teaching and Learning Beyond the Classroom, Guiding Children's and Young People's Behaviours; Curriculum and Reflective Practice.
I have undertaken research for Museums, Libraries and Archives Association and personal research related to mentoring, coaching and pastoral support systems.
- Senior Fellow HEA
- Masters in Education (MAEd PPD)
- BA (Hons) History with English and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
- Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
I qualified as a teacher in 1997 and worked within the Primary Sector particularly working with 7-11 year olds. Roles and responsibilities included: Deputy Head, Subject Leader for History and English and Curriculum Coordinator.