Martine is a French and Spanish specilaist and has taught Modern Languages in England in schools and colleges, and in adult and higher education in England. After working as Course Leader for Modern Languages at a sixth form college she developed a portfolio of work by combining teaching, initial teacher training and consultancy work. After a year travelling around the world she obtained a post on her return as educational adviser with a focus on the evaluation of subject-based and cross-institution educational projects (e.g. Internationalisation project). She has been working at the University of Birmingham since September 2009 as Teaching Fellow in Education, with a focus on Modern Languages initial teacher education and training.
MSc in e-learning, multimedia and consultancy (Sheffield Hallam, UK)
PGCE (11-18) in French/Drama (Hull, UK)
Licence de Lettres Modernes (Toulouse, Fr)
DEUG de Lettres Classiques (Toulouse, Fr)
Diploma in Spanish (Open University, UK)
Martine teaches on the PGDipEd in Modern Languages. This 36 week long course, with 12 weeks spent at the university and 24 weeks in schools, aims to prepare students to become teachers in the 11-18 secondary sector. The course also holds 120 Masters credits, which makes it one of only a few courses in the country to be at post-graduate diploma level (most are PGCEs). She works on all six modules, plans and delivers sessions at the University, carries out supervisory visits while student teachers are on placement in schools, and supervises their assignment work (amongst many other tasks).
In addition she is one of the Whole School Issues tutors (PGDipEd cross-subject course) and contributes to the Primary PGDipEd and to the training of Erasmus students to become foreign language assistants.
She is inrested in:
modern languages teaching and learning;
initial teacher training/education;
learner autonomy, e-learning, learning environments and communities;
learning culture/ethos, educational change management.
Teaching and learning resources:
Martine is currently working on a book about ‘Impact Evaluation of Educational Change’ along with two other authors.