Research Output per year
Mary Dyer is Acting Head of Division for the Department of Academic and Professional Studies in the School of Education and Professional Development and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, with a BA Hons in Linguistics and Psychology and an MA in Educational Studies. She began her career teaching English and Mathematics in Adult Community Education, and GCSE and A Level English Language and Psychology in Further Education. She then specialised in teaching Social Sciences and Social Policy on vocational courses in Childcare and Health and Social Care at Levels 2, 3 and 4.
During this time Mary worked with local employers to establish three NVQ Assessment Centres in Childcare, Playwork and Health and Social Care, offering work-based qualifications to their employees and the NVQ Assessor and Internal Verifier training needed to support this.She also worked with the Open College Network (Yorkshire and Humber) as a moderator and staff development tutor, training and supporting assessors and moderators in adult education.
Before joining the University, Mary worked most recently with the Local Authority in Barnsley as a Development Officer, then Project Co-ordinator, supporting early years settings in developing provision and meeting OfSTED’s inspection and registration requirements.
Research Expertise and Interests
Work-based learning – developing reflective practice
Effective work place mentoring
Supporting practitioners in building a vision/community of practice
Early Years Foundation Stage
Supporting cognitive development in early years
- Pedagogy and Education
- Professional Development
- Lifelong Learning
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Activities per year
Activity: Oral presentation