- Modern foreign langauge teaching
- Changing role of teachers
- Developing children's emotional wellbeing
- How children learn
- Role of PSHE and positive behaviour management
Having completed a degree in French and Spanish, Alex spent several years teaching in a school in the Basque country which sparked an ongoing interest in teaching and learning.
Having returned to the UK, she completed her PGCE and subsequently taught in primary schools in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire as a classteacher and literacy coordinator.
She currently works predominantly on the BSc in Education studies (as the Associate Programme Director), the Primary PGCE programme where her teaching focuses on primary pedagogy, and the Masters in Education programmes. She has reviewed papers for several journals including Teaching and Teacher Education, Language Learning and Journal of Education for Teaching, and has completed several research projects funded by the TDA (related to teaching trainee teachers). The subject of her PhD was the introduction of the modern foreign language initiative into primary schools in England, with an emerging focus on teacher professionalism, teacher voice and teachers’ responses to imposed change.