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Public lecture on effective teaching


Professor Jo Allan will present the lecture at the University’s Walsall Campus on Wednesday, 5 May 2010.

The lecture, titled Perceptions of HE teaching effectiveness: students, lecturers and pedagogy - consensus or conflict?, will take place in room WN004 at 6pm.

Jo, who is Professor of Education, said: “In my lecture, I will focus on recent innovative research which explores students’ perceptions of what constitutes effective teaching in a modern university. Teachers’ definitions of effectiveness, based on work in both schools and universities, will be explored and compared with the perceptions of a range of undergraduate students.”

Jo was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at the University of Wolverhampton in September 1990. She was promoted to associate dean in January 2000 and became the first director of the University’s Centre for Developmental and Applied Research in Education (CeDARE) in September 2008. Jo, who is the first woman to become a professor in the School of Education, was conferred the title in February 2008.

The 13th public lecture series is open to all and aims to showcase University research on a wide range of subjects.

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