Institute of Education

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Welcome to the Institute of Education

The Institute of Education provides outstanding teacher education.

Our vision is to develop outstanding teachers who are:  

  • Knowledgeable of the most effective pedagogical approaches to inform deliberate and effective pedagogical choices  
  • Research informed critical thinkers who utilise a robust evidence base to improve practice and children's outcomes.  
  • Rights Respecting educators who embrace diversity and provide inclusive classrooms, and can respond flexibly to meet the needs of all learners  
  • Autonomous, critical and innovative to nurture curiosity, wonder and exploration and achievement in a range of educational contexts  
  • Reflective practitioners who recognise the power that education has to shape lives, with a willingness to grow and learn, have the tools to do so and who can transform the lives of the children they will teach and the communities they will work.

We put our vision into action by providing students with lectures and seminars based on the very best in research to challenge your views and enable you to understand the qualities, attributes and knowledge needed to thrive in the classroom. The programme provides students with:

  • a deep understanding of teaching excellence,  
  • the many factors influencing children and school communities, and 
  • the importance of inclusion.

OfSted has recognised us as a provider of 'Outstanding' Initial Teacher Education in England. Their report, which states that our students 'display impressive levels of confidence and understanding about how to be effective teachers', is a testament to the expertise, hard work and commitment of our staff, students and partnership schools.  

The Complete University Guide ranked us 9th for undergraduate Initial Teacher Education in the UK.

The Institute has an outstanding record of employability in teaching. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate primary and secondary programmes leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status. Campus-based training provides the knowledge, experiences and skills needed to thrive on school experiences. 90% of students judge the course as intellectually stimulating and state that the staff explain things clearly and makes the subject interesting. Students gain a deep understanding of critical educational theories applied through various school-based experiences. Our innovative curriculum encompasses each aspect of the Core Content Framework. It also provides opportunities to develop specialist pedagogical and subject knowledge of a national curriculum subject, or SEN or Early Years. Students enrich their training through option modules that explore different approaches to teaching in different settings.  

Lecturers are experts in their fields, with extensive classroom, research and management-based experience. Many are active researchers and are regional, national and international leaders in their fields. Excellent resources enhance students' training and provide hands-on opportunities to learn and rehearse teaching before school-based placements.   

School experience is rewarding, challenging and intense. School placements provide opportunities to extend, apply and enhance campus-based studies. We have partnerships with over 430 schools providing you with excellent opportunities to gain experience, reflect on your developing practice, learn from your mentors and develop as skilled practitioners.  

Each week of your training is carefully designed to develop students' teaching skills, identify strengths and areas for improvement and take steps to meet the Teacher Standards by the end of your training.  

We know what it takes for students to be successful, and we provide support and challenge to push you to exceed your expectations of yourself, to understand your strengths and to have the knowledge and confidence to be the best teacher you can be.

 

We have a dedicated student support team to help you have a positive and rewarding time at university.  

Keep up-to-date with the Institute of Education on Twitter: @UOW_IoE

Meet the Institute of Education team

IoE Director

Academic team

Dr Sue Anderson-Faithful, Senior Lecturer in Education

Jon Audain, Senior Lecturer in ICT and Music for Primary Initial Teacher Education

Lisa Baldwin, Senior Lecturer in Education and PGCE Primary Programme Co-Leader

Dr Kerry Ball, Senior Lecturer in Education

Lucy Barratt, Lecturer in Education

Helen Benson, Senior Lecturer in Education

​Jane Borgeaud, Senior Lecturer in Education

Charlotte Bridgeman, Senior Lecturer in Education

​Tim Burgess, Senior Lecturer in Education for Primary Initial Teacher Education

Richard Cole, Associate Lecturer in Education

Tasnim Curtis, Senior Lecturer in Education

Kirsty Davies, Lecturer in Education

Karen Digweed, Senior Lecturer in Education

Victoria Doe, Lecturer in Education

Deborah Falconer, Senior Lecturer in Education

Kim Foster, Lecturer in Education

Emma Goto, Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development

​Dr Malcolm Honour, Initial Teacher Education Quality and Partnership Manager 

Nick Hutton, Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development

Jane Jones, Senior Lecturer in Education (Mathematics for Primary Initial Teacher Education)

Paul Key, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Alistair Jones, Senior Lecturer in Education

Rebecca Lodge, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Rhiannon Love, Senior Lecturer in Education

Matthew Lowden, Senior Lecturer in Education

Sue Luke, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Lisa-Marie Martin, Senior Lecturer in Education

Emma Moran, Senior Lecturer in Education

Claire Morse, Senior Lecturer in Education

Joanne Parish, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Eira Patterson, Senior Lecturer in Education

Matthew Prince, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Victoria Randall, Senior Fellow (Knowledge Exchange)

Simon Rees, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Alasdair Richardson, Reader in Education

Jonathan Rooke, Senior Lecturer in Education

Karen Russell, Senior Lecturer in Education

Joanna Seal, Lecturer in Education

Dr Marnie Seymour, Senior Fellow (Knowledge Exchange)

Heidi Snook, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Emma Till, Senior Lecturer in Education

Maria Vinney, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Miriam Walker, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Julie Wharton, Senior Lecturer in Education

Lai Yip, Senior Lecturer in Education

Research in the Institute of Education

Research and Knowledge Exchange

Postgraduate research supervision

We offer research supervision in a wide range of subjects. To find out more, explore our academic staff profile pages above for individual areas of supervision or use the Find an Expert search bar below.

Find out everything you need to know about studying for a postgraduate research degree at Winchester.

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Nearly 20% of all outputs submitted in Winchester's Education submission to REF 2014 were deemed to be of world-leading quality. 

Find out more about our REF2014 submission

Explore the University's REF 2021 Education Unit of Assessment

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