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  • United Kingdom

20092021
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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am the Deputy Course Leader for the PGDE with a particular remit for Secondary. I teach across the Masters, PGDE and the BA courses and joined the University in 2009. Prior to this I was Principal Teacher of Geography in a secondary school and completed a two year secondment to the University of Glasgow between 2005-2007. 

My aim is to ensure our new teachers are of the highest calibre engaging with a vareity of learning and teaching approaches that support all learners. I assist new, and etablished, teachers in developing active learning in and outside the classroom and in working with Learning for Sustainability.  I work with, develop and support students in teaching geography in secondary and primary.

On campus I work with a variety of approaches to support students including cooperative learning, outdoor learning and disciplinary literacy and I work in schools with teachers on cooperative learning and disciplinary literacy.

Research Interests

I am interested in disciplinary literacy and how experienced teachers can be empowered to embed new literacy pedagogies into the secondary curriculum.  I am currently working in a large secondary school in Glasgow with teachers of all disciplines to improve literacy in their subject area.  In addition, I work with pedagogical frameworks that impact on student teacher learning about cooperative and collaborative pedagogies. 

Teaching Interests

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Deputy Course Leader 

PGDE CCL Geography - Geography Coordinator

PGDE PPP

PGDE PL - Geography

PGDE Professional Specialisation - Cooperative Learning

PGDE CCL Primary - Social Studies Coordinator - Geography/LfS

PGT Masters - Learning for Sustainability

Masters Dissertations Supervisor

BA 4 People Place and Environment (PPE) and Outdoor Learning

BA 3 Learning for Sustainability through Social Studies, RME and PE (Social Studies Coordinator)

BA 2 Learning for Sustainability Theory and Practice

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Bachelor of Arts, University College London

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Projects 2016 2021

Research Output 2009 2014

Genre pedagogy and literacy across learning

McAlister, C. & Ellis, S., 19 Nov 2014, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

genre
literacy
learning
teacher
best practice

Literacy across learning. Contemporary? Empowering? Better change for children

McAlister, C. & Ellis, S., 5 Sep 2014, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Membership of committee

IGU-CGE (External organisation)

Clare McAlister (Member)
Jun 2014

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee