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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.
Classroom practice / interactive learning /creativity
Use of video in teaching observations
Accelerated learning techniques
Mature learners in HE
Using model making for data collection
Ashmore, L., Avis, J., Dalton, J., Noel, P., Rennie, S., Salter, E., Swindells, D. and Thomas, P. (2015) ‘Equality and diversity’. In: Teaching in lifelong learning : a guide to theory and practice. : Open University Press. . ISBN 9780335263325
Avis, J., Dalton, J., Dixon, L., Jennings, A., Orr, K. and Tummons, J. (2015) ‘Getting to know the organization’. In: Teaching in lifelong learning : a guide to theory and practice. : Open University Press. . ISBN 9780335263325
Dalton, J., Fisher, R. and Neve, D. (2015) ‘Health, safety and well-being’. In: Teaching in lifelong learning : a guide to theory and practice. : Open University Press. . ISBN 9780335263325
Dalton, J (2014) Time to Talk in Initial Teacher Training; staff and students perspectives on mental health Doctoral thesis, University of Sheffield.
Avis, J., Dalton, J., Dixon, L., Jennings, A., Orr, K. and Tummons, J. (2010) ‘Getting to know the organization’. In: Teaching in lifelong learning. : McGraw-Hill. pp. 215-219. ISBN 9780335234684
Dalton, J. and Neve, D. (2010) ‘Health, safety and well-being’. In: Teaching in Lifelong Learning. Milton Keynes: Open University Press. pp. 221-229. ISBN 9780335234684
Ashmore, L., Dalton, J., Noel, P., Rennie, S., Salter, E., Swindells, D. and Thomas, P. (2010) ‘Equality and Diversity’. In: Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice. Milton Keynes: Open University Press/McGraw Hill Education. pp. 58-76. ISBN 9780335234684
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