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I was appointed Teaching Associate in the School of Education in October 2019 after 25 years of teaching social subjects in Fife. I had been Faculty Head of a large department and the regional coordinator for modern studies for over a decade. My wider experience includes being a modern studies question setter for the SQA since 2000 and more recently as the Subject Implementation Manager for modern studies alongside my university role. This enabled me to support students in the ITE programme with current policy and practice. I am able to draw on a wide network of expert colleagues such as Principal Assessors to work with students.
My knowledge of modern studies teaching is routinely used to support GTCS colleagues in reviewing those seeking modern studies certification.
I value strong relationships across all aspects of my work. I am a mentor for new colleagues and seek to support students throughout their studies at Strathclyde.
I am the course tutor for PGDE modern studies and am involved in courses relating to this within both primary and secondary in the School of Education. I teach the citizenship element of Learning for Sustainability at Master’s level and have recently embarked on engagement with some of the School of Education’s international work through both the iPGCE and TESOL.
A key teaching interest is practitioner enquiry with ITE students and working to ensure that this is valued and reflected within their ITE year. I have recently (May 2022) become co-leader of the PLTE course.
I have completed several Master’s level courses around inclusion and supporting teacher learning. The latter resulted in post-graduate certification. I am embarking on an EdD is September 2022 following the Supporting Teacher Learning pathway. A current area of focus is on mentoring within the ITE. Based on this, I have been asked to contribute a chapter to a book on early researchers being edited by Deirdre Harvey at St Agatha’s (due January 2023).
Expertise & Capabilities
- curricular knowledge of modern studies
- planning, assessment and curriculum design
- mentoring skills
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):
Master of Arts, Geography/Sociology, University of Aberdeen
10 Sept 1988 → 10 Jun 1992
Award Date: 10 Jun 1992
Subject Implementation Manager (Modern Studies), Scottish Qualifications Authority
1 Jan 2019 → …
Principal Teacher, Curriculum, FIFE COUNCIL
15 Aug 2011 → 31 Dec 2018
- Social Justice
- Learning for Sustainability
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- 1 Article
McCrorie, K., 20 Jun 2002, Times Educational Supplement Scotland 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › ArticleOpen Access
14 Sept 2022 → 25 Jan 2023
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course