BSc(Hons) Environmental Studies and Social Biology, PGCE Primary Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technologists (CMALT)
I have worked as a primary school teacher for twenty two years across both key stage one and two. During this time I have worked as a coordinator for ICT, mathematics, music and assessment. My work as a phase leader included working as a strategic level as well as leading a teaching team within school. I have been recognised as a Leading Teacher for Intervention and worked as part of the local authorities steering group for Able, Gifted and Talented and being awarded York Community Pride Teacher of the Year in 2009.
I was seconded to York St John University in 2011, completing a year before gaining a permanent position on the teaching staff. I completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in 2012 with a focus on developing good practice using PowerPoint – which has subsequently been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
My work within Initial Teacher Education focuses mainly at an undergraduate level teaching mathematics, science and computing. I work as an academic tutor supporting students throughout their three years of studying. I have an active interest in the use of technology to support teaching and learning in higher education and have publish weekly blogs and YouTube videos. I also have an active presence on Twitter (@iwilsonysj). I have achieved my CMALT award (Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technologists) and have gained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. I have also completed the Supporting Learning with Technology course and gained level 2 in British Sign Language.
Teaching, Research and Publications
-Children's Learning in Mathematics and Children's Learning in Science - Primary Education Degree
- 'Digital Learning the future of Education?' in the third year of the Education Studies programme.
- Head of year for the second years on the Primary Education programme
In 2014 I was nominated and awarded the Celebrating Exceptional People Awards 2014 - For Enhancing Student Experience and Student-Led Teaching Awards (SLTA) 2014 - For Innovative Teaching.
My research interests focus on
- the use of technology to support and promote learning and teaching within higher education.
- how we learn throughout education
-looking at the future and a new culture of learning
Chapter in: Hopkins, D, (2017) Emergency Rations – what’s so important we can’t leave it at home?
Positive PowerPoint – developing good practice through practitioner research (TEAN Journal)
iPads in Higher Education Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Use of iPads in Higher Education (ihe2014)
Physical Mathematics (UK Ed chat magazine)