Susan Leslie

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Lecturer

Biography

Susan is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (1981) and Moray House College of Education (1982); completing a BSc (Soc Sci) and a primary education teaching qualification. She spent19 years as a primary school teacher and latterly as a Headteacher in Fife.

Susan then moved to the voluntary sector as Head of Education for the Church of Scotland, where she providing professional support & advice to the Church of Scotland in all matters relating to education (nursery to tertiary) and on equality & diversity issues. She worked closely with faith leaders and faith communities.

This was followed by a short contract with Learning & Teaching Scotland as part of the National Priorities team prior to taking up her current post at the University of Dundee in 2006, as Lecturer with responsibility for Religious & Moral Education (RME).

Degrees & Qualifications

  • LTA in Higher Education: University of Dundee
  • PGDE (Primary): Moray House College of Education
  • BSc (Soc Sci): University of Edinburgh

Research

Research Interests

  • Reflection & Creative Assessment in Higher Education
  • Views of faith communities about Curriculum for Excellence

Teaching

Teaching

  • RME: BEd, MA(Hons) Education & PGDE(P)
  • Equality & Diversity: BEd, MA(Hons) Education & PGDE(P)
  • Global Learning : BEd

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Trustee: Christian Education Movement (CEM)
  • Scottish Joint Committee on Religious & Moral Education (SJCRME)

Professional & Public Engagement

  • Adjudication Panel of the General Teaching Council Scotland

Administration

  • Module Leader BEd 2 RME Elective
  • Module Leader MA (Hons) Education Yr 1 Curriculum Module
  • Curriculum Leader - RME

Publications

Books

Wareing, L. & Leslie, S.M., 2005 Wareing, L. & Leslie, S.M. (Ed.) (2005) Theological Reflection on the role and profession of Teachers. Church of Scotland Committee on Education.
Pirie, A. & Leslie, S.M., 2004 Pirie, A. & Leslie, S.M. (Ed.) (2004) Building A School Without Walls. Church of Scotland Committee on Education.
Wareing, L. & Leslie, S.M., 2004 Wareing, L. & Leslie, S.M. (Ed.) (2004) Jesus Goes for a Sleepover. Church of Scotland Committee on Education.
Wareing, L. & Leslie, S.M., 2003 Wareing, L. & Leslie, S.M. (Ed.) (2003) Embracing Inclusion. Church of Scotland Committee on Education.

Conference Presentations

Leslie, S.M., 2011 Leslie, S.M. (2011) Approaches to Loss & Bereavement. Scottish Joint Committee on Religious & Moral Education Conference, Edinburgh, 1st October 2011.
Leslie, S.M., 2010 Leslie, S.M. (2010) Experiential Learning in RME for Student Teacher. European Forum for Teachers of Religious Education Conference, Brugge, 25th-28th August 2010.
Leslie, S.M., 2010 Leslie, S.M. (2010) Community Cohesion through Curriculum for Excellence. Voice the Union Conference, Stirling, 2nd October 2010.