Dr Beth Dickson

  • Senior Lecturer in Teacher Learning (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)

Biography

Biography

Educated in Scotland, UK

  • Kilmarnock Academy - alma mater of two Nobel prizewinners Sir Alexander Fleming and Sir John Boyd Orr  http://www.kilmarnockacademy.co.uk/famousindex.htm
  • University of St Andrews - MA (Hons) English Language and Literature
  • University of Strathclyde - PhD

Worked in 


Research interests

Research interests

Pre-service teacher education. Teacher professional learning. School-university partnerships. Arts education and Scottish culture in the 3-18 curriculum.

2007-2008      Mentor for Schools of Ambition (Scottish Government)

2010-2011      Co-investigator on the Evaluation of the Glasgow West Teacher Education Initiative (Scottish Government)

2014.               Partnership Working in Scotland. West Pomeranian Centre for Teacher Development, Poland.

2014.               In Partnership with the University of Glasgow. TEAN. University of London.

 2013.              Partnership Working in Scotland: the evolution of a new model of Early Phase Teacher Education. Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia.

 2013.               An End to ‘Sink or Swim’?; Structured approaches to school-based teacher learning. University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill, US.

Career History

1998 – 2004       Teacher of English at St Aloysius’ College, Glasgow

2004- present    Senior Lecturer   School of Education, University of Glasgow

   2004-2007       Lecturing on B.Ed and PGDE (Secondary) English

   2005-2007       Graduate Advisor

   2007-2010       Associate Dean Learning and Teaching

   2010 - 2014     Deputy Head of School


Publications

Selected publications

Forde, C. and Dickson, B. (2017) The place of leadership development for change agency in teacher education curricula for diversity. In: Florian, L. and Pantić, N. (eds.) Teacher Education for the Changing Demographics of Schooling: Issues for Research and Practice. Series: Inclusive learning and education equity (2). Springer: Cham, Switzerland, pp. 83-99. ISBN 9783319543888 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-54389-5_7)

Dickson, B. (2011) Beginning teachers as enquirers: m-level work in initial teacher education. European Journal of Teacher Education, 34(3), pp. 259-276. (doi:10.1080/02619768.2010.538676)

Dickson, B. (2011) Education and the Arts. Series: Policy and practice in education (22). Dunedin Academic: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9781903765807

McMahon, M. , Forde, C. and Dickson, B. (2015) Reshaping teacher education through the professional continuum. Educational Review, 67(2), pp. 158-178. (doi:10.1080/00131911.2013.846298)

Dickson, B. (2015) Radical alternatives in Scottish teacher education. In: Brock, C. (ed.) Education in the United Kingdom. Series: Education around the world. Bloomsbury: London. ISBN 9781472525314

All publications

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2017

Forde, C. and Dickson, B. (2017) The place of leadership development for change agency in teacher education curricula for diversity. In: Florian, L. and Pantić, N. (eds.) Teacher Education for the Changing Demographics of Schooling: Issues for Research and Practice. Series: Inclusive learning and education equity (2). Springer: Cham, Switzerland, pp. 83-99. ISBN 9783319543888 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-54389-5_7)

2015

Dunn, L., Dickson, B. , Trinder, J. , Kerr, J. and Andrews, M. (2015) Analysis of Digital Media: Supporting University-Wide Online Learning via Moodle. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Dickson, B. (2015) Radical alternatives in Scottish teacher education. In: Brock, C. (ed.) Education in the United Kingdom. Series: Education around the world. Bloomsbury: London. ISBN 9781472525314

McLean Davies, L., Dickson, B. , Rickards, F., Dinham, S., Conroy, J. and Davis, R. (2015) Teaching as a clinical profession: translational practices in initial teacher education – an international perspective. Journal of Education for Teaching, 41(5), pp. 514-528. (doi:10.1080/02607476.2015.1105537)

McMahon, M. , Forde, C. and Dickson, B. (2015) Reshaping teacher education through the professional continuum. Educational Review, 67(2), pp. 158-178. (doi:10.1080/00131911.2013.846298)

2014

Dickson, B. and McQueen, I. (2014) Working together: improvement through practitioner enquiry. In: Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. SAGE: London. ISBN 9781446254820

Dickson, B. (2014) The re-constituting of Scottish identity: issues of education, globalisation and anxiety in Alexander McCall Smith’s popular fiction featuring Professor Dr Mauritz-Maria Von Igelfeld. In: Müller, K. P., Reitz, B. and Rieuwerts, S. (eds.) Scotland's Cultural Identity and Standing. Series: MUSE (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität) (18). Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier: Trier, pp. 147-158. ISBN 9783868215014

Pollock, I. , Dickson, B. and Elliot, D. (2014) Evaluation of the Bookbug Antenatal Pilot Programme. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

2012

Menter, I., Baumfield, V., Dickson, B. , Carroll, M., Hulme, M., Lowden, K. and Mallon, W. (2012) The Glasgow West Teacher Education Initiative: A Clinical Approach to Teacher Education: Evaluation Report. Project Report. School of Education, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. (Unpublished)

2011

Forde, C. , McMahon, M. and Dickson, B. (2011) Leadership development in Scotland: after Donaldson. Scottish Educational Review, 43(2), pp. 55-69.

Dickson, B. (2011) Beginning teachers as enquirers: m-level work in initial teacher education. European Journal of Teacher Education, 34(3), pp. 259-276. (doi:10.1080/02619768.2010.538676)

Dickson, B. (2011) Education and the Arts. Series: Policy and practice in education (22). Dunedin Academic: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9781903765807

2009

Baumfield, V., Dickson, B. , Devlin, A.M. and Arizpe, E. (2009) Promoting access to the curriculum through visual literacy and meaning making in a Community of Inquiry. In: Beyond Borders: Art, Narrative and Culture in Picture Books. 2nd International Symposium: New Impulses in Picture book Research, Glasgow, UK, 18-20 Sep 2009,

McAdam, J. , McCulloch, M. and Dickson, B. (2009) Assessment is for learning: how mixed modes of assessment support first year student learning on the BEd (Hons) programme. In: 2nd Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 19 Apr 2009,

2008

Dickson, B. (2008) Desirably different: Recontextualising the role of Scottish culture in the secondary curriculum. Scottish Affairs, 62(Winter), pp. 80-89.

Dickson, B. and McGuire, W. (2008) English Language Education. In: Bryce, T.G.K. and Humes, W.M. (eds.) Scottish Education: Beyond Devolution. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 478-489. ISBN 9780748625932

Menter, I. et al. (2008) Research to support schools of ambition: annual report 2008. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

2007

Dickson, B. (2007) Defining and interpreting professional knowledge in an age of performativity: a Scottish case-study. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 32(4), pp. 1-15.

Dickson, B. (2007) The Queens of Govan. ScotLit, 35, pp. 8-9.

2005

Dickson, B. (2005) Global and local identity in Scottish education. ScotLit, 32, pp. 9-10.

Dickson, B. (2005) A Star and A Wish. ScotLit, 33,

2004

Dickson, B. (2004) Teachers tales. ScotLit, 31, pp. 10-11.

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Articles

McLean Davies, L., Dickson, B. , Rickards, F., Dinham, S., Conroy, J. and Davis, R. (2015) Teaching as a clinical profession: translational practices in initial teacher education – an international perspective. Journal of Education for Teaching, 41(5), pp. 514-528. (doi:10.1080/02607476.2015.1105537)

McMahon, M. , Forde, C. and Dickson, B. (2015) Reshaping teacher education through the professional continuum. Educational Review, 67(2), pp. 158-178. (doi:10.1080/00131911.2013.846298)

Forde, C. , McMahon, M. and Dickson, B. (2011) Leadership development in Scotland: after Donaldson. Scottish Educational Review, 43(2), pp. 55-69.

Dickson, B. (2011) Beginning teachers as enquirers: m-level work in initial teacher education. European Journal of Teacher Education, 34(3), pp. 259-276. (doi:10.1080/02619768.2010.538676)

Dickson, B. (2008) Desirably different: Recontextualising the role of Scottish culture in the secondary curriculum. Scottish Affairs, 62(Winter), pp. 80-89.

Dickson, B. (2007) Defining and interpreting professional knowledge in an age of performativity: a Scottish case-study. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 32(4), pp. 1-15.

Dickson, B. (2007) The Queens of Govan. ScotLit, 35, pp. 8-9.

Dickson, B. (2005) Global and local identity in Scottish education. ScotLit, 32, pp. 9-10.

Dickson, B. (2005) A Star and A Wish. ScotLit, 33,

Dickson, B. (2004) Teachers tales. ScotLit, 31, pp. 10-11.

Books

Dickson, B. (2011) Education and the Arts. Series: Policy and practice in education (22). Dunedin Academic: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9781903765807

Book Sections

Forde, C. and Dickson, B. (2017) The place of leadership development for change agency in teacher education curricula for diversity. In: Florian, L. and Pantić, N. (eds.) Teacher Education for the Changing Demographics of Schooling: Issues for Research and Practice. Series: Inclusive learning and education equity (2). Springer: Cham, Switzerland, pp. 83-99. ISBN 9783319543888 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-54389-5_7)

Dickson, B. (2015) Radical alternatives in Scottish teacher education. In: Brock, C. (ed.) Education in the United Kingdom. Series: Education around the world. Bloomsbury: London. ISBN 9781472525314

Dickson, B. and McQueen, I. (2014) Working together: improvement through practitioner enquiry. In: Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. SAGE: London. ISBN 9781446254820

Dickson, B. (2014) The re-constituting of Scottish identity: issues of education, globalisation and anxiety in Alexander McCall Smith’s popular fiction featuring Professor Dr Mauritz-Maria Von Igelfeld. In: Müller, K. P., Reitz, B. and Rieuwerts, S. (eds.) Scotland's Cultural Identity and Standing. Series: MUSE (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität) (18). Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier: Trier, pp. 147-158. ISBN 9783868215014

Dickson, B. and McGuire, W. (2008) English Language Education. In: Bryce, T.G.K. and Humes, W.M. (eds.) Scottish Education: Beyond Devolution. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 478-489. ISBN 9780748625932

Research Reports or Papers

Dunn, L., Dickson, B. , Trinder, J. , Kerr, J. and Andrews, M. (2015) Analysis of Digital Media: Supporting University-Wide Online Learning via Moodle. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Pollock, I. , Dickson, B. and Elliot, D. (2014) Evaluation of the Bookbug Antenatal Pilot Programme. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Menter, I., Baumfield, V., Dickson, B. , Carroll, M., Hulme, M., Lowden, K. and Mallon, W. (2012) The Glasgow West Teacher Education Initiative: A Clinical Approach to Teacher Education: Evaluation Report. Project Report. School of Education, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. (Unpublished)

Menter, I. et al. (2008) Research to support schools of ambition: annual report 2008. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Conference Proceedings

Baumfield, V., Dickson, B. , Devlin, A.M. and Arizpe, E. (2009) Promoting access to the curriculum through visual literacy and meaning making in a Community of Inquiry. In: Beyond Borders: Art, Narrative and Culture in Picture Books. 2nd International Symposium: New Impulses in Picture book Research, Glasgow, UK, 18-20 Sep 2009,

McAdam, J. , McCulloch, M. and Dickson, B. (2009) Assessment is for learning: how mixed modes of assessment support first year student learning on the BEd (Hons) programme. In: 2nd Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 19 Apr 2009,

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Grants

2014-2015 Co-investigator with Mr Lee Dunn. Analysis of digital media: supporting university-wide online learning via Moodle. Learning and Teaching Development Fund £8,000.

2006-2010 £228,662. Co-investigator with Professor Menter and team. ‘Provision of Research to Support Schools of Ambition Co-Investigator’ Scottish Government

2010. £12,000. Co-investigator. ‘Support Teacher and School Engagement with Literature in Learning within A Curriculum for Excellence Framework’. The Scottish Book Trust. 

2008-2009. £13,720. Principal Investigator with Dr Nicki Hedge and Mr Stephen Boyle. Enhancing Assessment though the Promotion of Critical Enquiry and Reflection in Early and Continuing Professional Development: Trialling Moodle and Mahara. Learning and Teaching Development Fund, University of Glasgow.


Supervision

Amelia Binti Ishmael  Understanding Malaysian Academics' Work-Life Interface: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Fatma AbuBaker Difficulties facing Libyan students of English when interpreting short stories


Teaching

My main contribution to teaching has been to lead the teams which have reformed the undergraduate and postgraduate routes into teacher education. These evidence-based innovations take the led in demonstrating the potential for dynamic teacher learning present in Teaching Scotland's Future (2011) and ambition the School of Education has for teacher professional learning. Both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are Masters pathways into teaching which provide preservice teachers with structured  learning experiences in schools. I continue to enjoy teaching across all university cohorts from undergraduate to PGR and currently am hosting two Fulbright Holders of Distinguished Teacher Awards.


Additional information

Consulting and advice

Member of the Scottish Qualification Authority's Curriculum Area Review Group for national qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy

Academic and professional body membership

External Examiner for the University of Durham's MA in Education (QTS), MA in Education (modular), PG Cert in the Practice of Education, and module results for the MA in Research Methods (Education), MSc in Educational Assessment

External Examiner with St Mary's College, Queen's University, Belfast for B.Ed (Hons).