Dianne Cantali

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Lecturer - Programme Director of MEd

Bio

Teaching

Dianne is a Lecturer in the School of Education and Social Work and is currently the Programme Director for the Master of Education programme. She also teaches on the School's initial teacher education programmes. Dianne is Chair of the Scottish Universities Inclusion Group and a member of the Scottish Professional Learning Network steering group. She was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in November 2013.

Dianne's research interests lie in the areas of inclusion and educational transitions. She is currently finishing her Professional Doctorate which focuses on stakeholders' experiences of the move from primary to secondary school.

Dianne completed her initial teacher education at Charlotte Mason College, Ambleside, going on to teach in primary and specialist schools before joining a Local Authority's specialist teaching service. Her most recent teaching post was as an Inclusion Teacher, where she taught children with Autism and with Learning Difficulties. Dianne has also held the post of Autism Specialist Team Leader and led a team of teachers, taking up this role from 2007 - 2011. She also enjoyed delivering continuing professional development opportunities for teachers, parents and carers.

Dianne serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Dundee Women's Aid where she is currently the Vice-Chair. She is also a keen pianist and flautist, and enjoys walks with her dogs, Bob, Ruby and Dexter.

Publications

Moving to Secondary School for Children with ASN : a systematic review of international literature
1/2019, British Journal of Special Education
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Primary to secondary school transitions : systematic literature review - key findings
2/2019
Research Output: Book Anthology > Commissioned report

Inclusive Pedagogy : a way of being? Mapping inclusive pedagogy in initial teacher education
11/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

What Stakeholders Think About Moving To Secondary School
11/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Initial Teacher Education in Scotland : Mapping Inclusive Pedagogy
11/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

How can we support children facing additional educational barriers during primary-secondary transition?
11/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

The impact of primary - secondary transitions on children’s educational and wellbeing outcomes : Fact or Fiction?
11/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Children's Transitions to Secondary School : getting it right for the teachers too
5/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Other

Supporting the development of teachers' reflective practice through a Master of Education degree
5/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Other

Moving to Secondary School for Children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties : a review of the literature
12/2017, PMLD Link
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Special issue

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Activities

Primary-Secondary School Transitions: A Systematic Literature Review

Divya Jindal-Snape (Invited speaker), Dianne Cantali (Contributor), Beth Hannah (Contributor), Stephen Macgillivray (Contributor)
24 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

Scottish Universities Inclusion Group (External organisation)

Dianne Cantali (Chair)
10 Dec 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

Activity Type: Membership

School of Education and Social Work Research and Scholarship Conference

Dianne Cantali (Participant)
28 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

15th Annual Enhancement Themes Conference (Event)

Dianne Cantali (Peer reviewer)
7 Jun 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Activity Type: Editorial Work

Teacher Education Policy in Europe Network (2018)

Dianne Cantali (Participant)
18 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

Young People's Transitions

Dianne Cantali (Participant)
21 Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Dianne Cantali (Visiting researcher), Mary Knight (Visiting researcher)
16 Nov 201618 Nov 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Activity Type: Visit Other

Eppi-what? Eppi-centre! The process of undertaking a systematic literature review.

Dianne Cantali (Speaker)
5 Oct 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Activity Type: Talk

Young People's Transitions

Dianne Cantali (Participant)
7 Sep 201621 Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

Bloomsbury (Publisher)

Dianne Cantali (Peer reviewer)
1 Aug 201630 Sep 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Activity Type: Editorial Work

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