Mary Jane Knight

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Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) - Senior Lecturer

Bio

Biography

Mary Knight has been a member of staff in the University of Dundee for eleven years and is currently the Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching in the School.

She has held a number of roles in the School of Education and Social Work, including Head of Undergraduate Studies, Programme Director for PGDE primary and secondary programme, She is also the Convener for the MA (Hons) Education, Athens, where she is responsible for managing, developing and monitoring the programme, as well as teaching and assessment of students studying in Athens.

Mary has led strategic developments within the School including developing Interdisciplinary Learning modules within the School and promoting IDL across and beyond the School. She is committed to developing Student Voice and works closely with the School President and Vice Presidents to ensure that the student voice is an integral part of developments within the School. May has a lead role in developing alternative routes into teaching, guiding developments of part-time national primary education programmes in partnership with Local Authorities in Scotland. She has been involved in working collaboratively to secure funding to create and develop programmes within the School.

Mary has a keen interest in student development especially in the area of behaviour management and building positive relationships, and has presented at national and international conferences. She is also interested in inclusion and inclusive practice and is a member of the Scottish Universities Inclusion Group.

Mary has won an award for Learning and Teaching and has recently been nominated in the Student Led Teaching awards.

Degrees & Qualifications

  •  Professional Doctorate in Education 
  •  Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, LTA in Higher Education
  •  B.A. (Honours), 1st Class, in English Language and Literature
  •  PGCE in Primary Education
  •  M.A. (Honours), Class 2:1, in Psychology

Publications

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

'Why are they doing this to me?' Student professional development ' managing behaviour, developing perceptions and practices
6/2013
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Students' Perceptions of Collaboration in ITE
/2013
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Student teachers and placement experiences.
/2013
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Students' Perceptions of Collaboration in ITE
/2012
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

'They become completely involved' - global citizenship in schools
/2012
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

“We think Therefore I Am” Collaborative Learning – A study of The Principles, Perceptions and Practices in ITE
/2011
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Conference contribution

“We think Therefore I Am” Collaborative Learning – A study of The Principles, Perceptions and Practices in ITE (B.Ed. programme)
/2011
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

“They become completely involved.” : What teachers say about the benefits of global citizenship in schools
/2010
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter

Primary Schools and Global Citizenship
8/2009
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

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Activities

Inclusive Pedagogy: a way of being? Mapping inclusive pedagogy in a Scottish University's initial teacher education programmes.

Dianne Cantali (Speaker), Mary Knight (Speaker)
14 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Activity Type: Talk

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

Scottish Universities Inclusion Group (External organisation)

Dianne Cantali (Member), Mary Knight (Member), Lauren Boath (Member), Donna Dey (Member)
1 Jul 2016 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

Activity Type: Membership

University of Stirling Research Seminar 2010

Mary Jane Knight (Speaker)
2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Activity Type: Attendance

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