Ms Victoria Wright

Senior Lecturer in Post Compulsory Education

Email address: V.Wright@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323121 Location: Walsall Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Post compulsory education, lesson observation and feedback, Foucault’s interpretation of ‘care of self’, reflective and reflexive practices

About

I have worked in Further Education colleges and currently work in teacher education at the University as Senior Lecturer in PCE. Teaching work is predominantly the full time one year PGCE in PCE and part time blended MA in Professional Practice and Lifelong Education.

Research interests

Post compulsory education

Autoethnography

Foucault’s interpretation of ‘care of self’

Reflective and reflexive practices

Communities of practice

Professional agency and identities

Lesson observation and feedback

Qualifications

PGCE in Further Education
Doctorate in Education

Publications

Wright, V.; Loughlin, T; and Hall, V. (2017) ‘Lesson observation and feedback in relation to the developing identities of student teachers’, TEAN Journal, 8:1, http://194.81.189.19/ojs/index.php/TEAN/issue/view/61/showToc

Wright, V. (2016) Chapter Six on Examining lesson observation feedback in O’Leary, M. (ed.) Reclaiming lesson observation: Supporting excellence in teacher learning. London: Routledge

Wright, V. (2016) ‘Letting myself go to find my voice’, Lifewide Magazine: Exploring Ecologies for Professional Development http://www.lifewideeducation.uk/uploads/1/3/5/4/13542890/lifewide_magazine_16.pdf

Wright, V. (2016) ‘Giving lesson observation feedback’, TEAN Journal, 8:1, http://194.81.189.19/ojs/index.php/TEAN/issue/current/showToc

Smith, R. and Wright, V. (to be published Winter 2015 or Spring 2016) 'The possibilities of re-engagement: cultures of literacy education and so-called NEET’ Research in Post-Compulsory Education

Wright, V. and Smith, R. (2014) Literacy education and NEETs: skills-based versus socially situated approaches to curriculum. RaPAL Health Literacies, Partnerships and Workplaces. Vol. 83 pp.7-15

Wright, V. (2013) Rules and contradictions of lesson observation feedback. Championing research, educating professionals: how compatible are elitism, inclusion and social justice? University of Birmingham, Birmingham 1st December, pp.175-182. Edited by Banerjee, P.; Barrie, R. and Hand, M.

Endorsement for Scales (2013) Second Edition: July 2012
Book Review: Scales, P. (2008), Scales, P. (2008) Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Berkshire: Open University Press, ISBN -13: 978-033522240-7, Published in the Journal of Professional Development in Education. Volume 37, Issue 1, February 2011

Book Review: Wallace, S. and Gravells, J. (2007) Wallace, S and Gravells, J (2007) Professional Development in the Lifelong Learning Sector: Mentoring Second Edition Learning Matters Ltd. ISBN  978-1-84445-102-9, Published in the Journal of Professional Development in Education. Volume 35, Issue 1 March 2009.

Recent conference papers

Wright, V. (2013) Rules and contradictions of lesson observation feedback. Championing research, educating professionals: how compatible are elitism, inclusion and social justice? University of Birmingham

Conference Presentations

TEAN, Aston University: 14th May 2015
CRADLE Conference on Lesson Observation, Wolverhampton University, 17th June 2015.

 

Previous professional experience

Previously employed in Further Education colleges (Lecturer, Programme Manager, Advanced Practitioner).