Projects per year
With a deeply rooted passion for education and a wealth of experience in both national and international settings (Scotland, U.A.E., and China), I am dedicated to enhancing the development of preservice and inservice teachers’ knowledge and skills. As a natural progression from Senior Leadership and Management Team roles within Primary schools, I was delighted to begin my career at The University of Strathclyde in August 2017. I use my classroom expertise, skills and knowledge to add value to Initial Teacher Education courses and to work in partnership with local authorities.
With great ambition, I lead and manage both PGDE and BA Primary Education Numeracy and Mathematics modules. With fellow tutors, we work extremely hard as a team to develop positive attitudes and beliefs towards the teaching and learning within this curricular area. Through enhancing positive attitudes and beliefs of preservice and inservice practitioners towards Numeracy and Mathematics, we hope to inspire positive attitudes within children in classrooms across Scotland. Encouraging all children to enquire, problem-solve and build connections between maths in school and maths in their home and community.
Progressively throughout my 20 years in teaching, I have been recognised as a strong team builder and facilitator, committed towards the delivery of service excellence to provide outstanding student experiences. This continues at The University of Strathclyde. In addition to leading core curricular areas, I serve as part of the team that has launched the BA Primary Education EXSE project (Enhancing X120 Student Experience). This provides opportunities for BA Primary Education students across all year levels to socialise and build families of learning together. Excitingly, this has led to our EXSE4Learning team of students, leading CLPL events for their peers in a collaborative and supportive manner. Another people-oriented role I thoroughly enjoy is that of BA Primary Education Convenor where I offer support and guidance to our Year 2 cohort in a range of ways.
I believe that all children are entitled to equality, equity and excellence in education to develop their skills and positive attitudes for learning, life, and work. I also believe that all preservice teachers are entitled to equality, equity and excellence in education to nurture and support children to flourish!
Key research interests of mine include Differentiation, Financial Education and Raising Attainment through Interdependent Learning.
- Initial Teacher Education
- Primary Education
- Financial Education
- Interdependent Learning
Research Output per year
Differentiation 'It's an Impossible Task!': An Investigation into the Beliefs and Attitudes of Preservice Primary Teachers Towards DifferentiationMarshall, J., 7 Dec 2019, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde. 111 p.
Research output: Thesis › Master's Thesis
Activities per year
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk