Miss Jodi Withers

Academic Skills Lecturer

Jodi Withers
Email address: J.Withers@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323516 Location: MC233 Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences School/Institute: School of Social, Historical and Political Studies Areas of expertise: Student academic writing development, self-directed learning, psychological factors in learning

About

I taught English and study skills in FE and HE before taking up the position of Academic Skills Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton in 2015. I teach level 3 and 4 modules across the Faculty’s Foundation Year and first year undergraduate programmes, as well as delivering individual academic skills support to students across the faculty. Supporting students in realising their potential is central to my personal teaching philosophy. 

Teaching interests

  • Academic skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Success in higher education
  • Student reading and writing practices

Research interests

I am particularly interested in the psychology of learning, including deep, surface and strategic approaches to learning, self-regulated learning, and student motivation.  I am currently collaborating with a colleague on a study exploring the process and effects of using computer software when paraphrasing.   

Membership of professional bodies

Associate Member of the Dyslexia Guild

Qualifications

MSc Psychology, Coventry University. My dissertation was a cognitive neuropsychological single case study of an adult with spelling and reading difficulties

Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements

PGCE in Post Compulsory Education, specialising in Adult Literacy, University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons) English, University of Wales, Aberystwyth