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Biography

Julie Dalton came to work as a senior lecturer at the university in 2005, having previously worked at Dewsbury College as Curriculum Manager for Skills for Life.

From leaving school she worked in hospital pharmacy in a range of teaching hospitals in Wales. At the age of 24 Julie began her first degree(part time) at the University of Glamorgan and studied Philosophy, English and History. On graduating she completed her PGCE (FE) at the University of Wales, Newport and then held several teaching positions in colleges in South Wales before moving to Yorkshire in 2001.

Julie has taught Philosophy, English and Literacy and developed and delivered staff development programmes for Skills for Life awareness both for college staff and staff in public and private sector organisations. She has taught on initial teacher training courses in FE and supports the skills for life pre-service trainees. Julie provides additional English support to the BA Primary students to prepare them for the QTS tests and is module leader for Philosophical Approaches to Education. As  well as being course leader for the Foundation Degree in Learning Support she  manages admissions and is a personal tutor and module tutor for the majority of students on the programme.

Julie’s MEd (Literacy) was completed at the University of Sheffield and where she was awarded her Doctor in Education in 2014.  Her research is based on an investigation of whether pre-service teacher trainees need mental health awareness training.  Previous research has been concerned with the fitness for purpose of the Level 3 Certificate for Adult Literacy Support and moral education.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Classroom practice / interactive learning /creativity

  • Use of video in teaching observations

  • Accelerated learning techniques

  • Literacy

  • Mental health

  • Teaching assistants

  • Mature learners in HE

  • Using model making for data collection

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Research Output 2015 2015

  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Other chapter contribution

Equality and diversity

Ashmore, L., Avis, J., Dalton, J., Noel, P., Rennie, S., Salter, E., Swindells, D. & Thomas, P. 2015 Teaching In Lifelong Learning: A Guide To Theory And Practice. Avis, J., Fisher, R. & Thompson, R. (eds.). 2 ed. Open University Press, p. 59-76 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

anti-racism
sexism
equal opportunity
social class
faith

Getting to know the organization

Avis, J., Dalton, J., Dixon, E., Jennings, A., Orr, K. & Tummons, J. 2015 Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice. Avis, J., Fisher, R. & Thompson, R. (eds.). 2nd ed. Open University Press, p. 225-230 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Health, safety and well-being

Dalton, J., Fisher, R. & Neve, D. 2015 Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice. Avis, J., Fisher, R. & Thompson, R. (eds.). 2nd ed. Open University Press, p. 231-239 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Oral presentation

Model Making as a Research Method

Dalton, J. (Speaker)
4 Jul 2017

Activity: Oral presentation