Dr Beth Dickson
- Senior Lecturer in Teacher Learning (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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).