Wouter has an interdisciplinary background. He gained a degree in International Business Communication, but also has a MA in Philosophy, both from the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. His doctoral thesis was called ‘Character education’, and he investigated what a neo-Aristotelian approach can make clear about the philosophy, psychology and education of virtue. ...
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Since arriving at the University of Birmingham in 2007, Beng Huat has been involved in a wide range of research including character education, developing critical thinking skills, systematic reviews for government, and rigorous evaluations of programmes in schools. Her research interests stem mainly from her desire to help children enjoy school and to achieve their full potential. She is ...
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Lecturer in Education
Susannah Smith is a Lecturer in Education in the School of Education. Susannah’s main teaching responsibility is on the PGDip Primary Education (PGCE Advanced) General or Early Years programme where she co-ordinates and teaches the English element of the course. Before joining the University in 1996, Susannah taught for seven years in primary schools in Birmingham and Northamptonshire. ...
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Academic and professional tutor to Applied Educational and Child Psychology Doctorate programme
Anita Soni is an Academic and Professional tutor in the School of Education.
She is interested in working with children and their families in their early years of life, between birth and 7 years. She is enthusiastic about developing the skills of the Children’s Workforce, especially those working in Children’s Centres, and early years provision in the maintained, ...
Lecturer in Science and Science Education
Admissions Tutor (Undergraduate Programmes)
His current work draws on both his background in research chemistry and psychology, and new data as to what practices (philosophically, educationally, pedagogically and culturally) might best be adopted to encourage personally meaningful educational practices.
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Director of Primary Education and Deputy Head of the Department of Professional Education
Chris joined the University as a lecturer in Primary education and has since held the positions of Director of Studies for ITE and Head of Primary ITE. Her research interests cover the area of special needs and management alongside the area of initial teacher training. She was part of the School of Education team responsible for the DfES Transforming the School Workforce Pathfinder ...
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