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Biography

Louise is a Senior Lecturer, Teacher Development. Since working as a support teacher in the slums of Argentina Louise has lived and breathed education. She has worked as a primary school teacher, curriculum manager, local authority education consultant (primary languages) and now university lecturer. 

Louise has taught across a range of academic and vocational programmes including BED, Primary PGCE, Childhood, youth and community studies, foundation degree in childhood studies and BA in applied education studies. She has been module leader for a range of courses including creative approaches to primary languages, Professional studies in primary English, Managing the Learning Environment, Wider Curriculum studies and Reflecting on Professional Practice. 
 
Louise is passionate about bridging the gap between professional practice and universities and has led a Research-Informed Teaching conference for post-graduate students, a conference for childhood and social care students and the New Horizons language conference for trainee and qualified teachers.

Publications

  • Pagden, L (2012) ‘Intercultural Understanding – can it be ‘taught’?’Francophonie 42. Spring.
  • Pagden, L (2014) ‘The View from the Part-time Doctoral Student’. BERA: Research Intelligence. 124: summer
  • Pagden, L (Forthcoming) ‘CLIL in an English Primary School’. Vida Hispanica.

Conferences

  • Pagden, L and Prince, J (2007) Teaching Writing in Primary Languages.
    CILT Primary Languages National Conference.
  • Pagden, L and Prince, J (2008) Teaching Languages to Year 5 and 6.
  • CILT Primary Languages National Conference.
  • Pagden, L (2011) ‘CLIL in an English Primary School. Killing two birds with one stone?’. University of Southampton, Language and pedagogy research conference.
  • Pagden, L. (2013) ‘An ethnographic enquiry into Free Schools. A question of questions.’ BERA Early Researcher Symposium. South West Region.
  • Pagden, L. (2014) ‘Autonomy and Accountability in Free Schools’. RKE. University of Winchester.
  • Pagden, L (2014) Progression and Practice in the New National Curriculum for Languages. New Horizons Conference. University of Winchester.
  • Pagden, L. (2014) ‘Autonomy and Accountability in Free Schools’. Doctoral Research conference. University of Reading.
  • Pagden, L. (2014) ‘Autonomy and Accountability in Free Schools’. BERA international Conference. Institute of Education. London
  • Pagden, L. (2015) ‘Autonomy and Accountability in Free Schools: Year 2’ BERA international Conference. Queens University, Belfast.
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