Fiona Ramsay

Fiona Ramsay


  • United Kingdom

Personal profile

Personal Statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2017 and am a Teaching Associate in the School of Education. Prior to this I was a Primary Teacher and worked abroad in an International School in Asturias, Spain. When I returned to Scotland, I worked in schools in West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire and finally at The Glasgow Academy in Glasgow. In 2004, I graduated from The University of Glasgow with an MA in German and Hispanic Studies and hold a PGDE in Primary Education and an MEd in Children’s Literature and Literacies. I am studying towards my EdD at The University of Strathclyde which focuses on orality in the primary classroom. I am really interested in the use of oral storytelling with children and how to build a connected and shared community through story and interaction. I am also interested in children's literature and how it can be used in the classroom to look at emotional literacy and promote reading for pleasure.

I teach on various modules across the BA and PGDE in Primary Education. I am the Module Co-ordinator for PGDE Curriculum and Pedagogy - Literacy, Culture and Environment and also the Module Leader for the BA2 Inter-Disciplinary Learning Module- Folk and Fairy Tales. This is for students from across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Since 2017 I have worked on a number of CLPL projects with schools in Glasgow and Renfrewshire on picture books, reading and writing. I am committed to fostering links with partners in the sector as well as across wider society as I believe we need to have a common, shared understanding and objective to make the most positive impact on the children with whom we are working. I work closely with colleagues and enjoy supporting others and creating new ideas to foster curricular change.

Teaching Interests

PGDE Curriculum and Pedagogy - Literacy, Culture and Environment - Module Co-ordinator

PGDE Curriculum and Pedagogy - Religious and Moral Education - Subject Lead

PGDE Professional Practice - Tutor

BA2 IDL Folk and Fairy Tales - Module Leader

BA2 Children's Literature, Literacy and Language - Tutor

BA2 Pedagogy and Placement - Tutor

BA3 Pedagogy and Placement - Tutor

BA4 Developing Understandings of Inlcusive Literacy and Numeracy - Tutor

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Education, Children's Literature and Literacies, UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW


Award Date: 1 Jul 2016

PGDE Primary Education, University Of Strathclyde


Award Date: 1 Jul 2010

Master of Arts, German and Hispanic Studies


Award Date: 1 Jun 2004


  • Literacy
  • Children's Literature
  • Orality
  • Oral storytelling
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Communication
  • Story


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