Miss Evelyn McLaren

  • Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)

Biography

Evelyn is a qualified primary teacher and lecturer in education who works on a range of Initial Teacher Education courses for undergraduate students. Evelyn has an MEd in Professional Learning and Enquiry and is currently completing a Doctorate of Education (EdD) exploring Initial Teacher Education (ITE) students’ understanding of food and nutrition education and their role in supporting pupils’ capabilities in adopting health promoting behaviours.

Evelyn is the Deputy Directory of Undergraduate and Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in the School of Education. Evelyn is also the Programme Leader for the MEduc (Master of Primary Education with TQ) programme the flagship Integrated Masters ITE programme.

Evelyn is the course leader for the Education in Practice 1: Learning and Values and Theories of Child Development, Curriculum Enquiry 2 and Education and Society 3 courses. She also teaches Primary Mathematics, Fundamentals of Education and Education in Practice 5. Based on her contribution to learning and teaching, Evelyn received an Early Career College Teaching Excellence Award as well as a College Teaching Excellence Team Award as part of her contribution to the primary mathematics team.

Evelyn has experience of teaching on the PGDE programme, supervising undergraduate and PGT Masters students during their dissertation phase and supporting undergraduate students as an Advisor of Study. Evelyn has also taught on the PGT Teacher and Middle Leadership courses in partnership with Falkirk and South Lanarkshire councils. In addition to these activities Evelyn is a member of the SoE Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability Committee, Good Cause and Progress Committees and is a former member of the School of Education Ethic Reviewing Committee.

Research interests

She is currently working on research relating to:

  • food and nutrition education 
  • ITE students’ knowledge in and attitudes towards teaching science
  • evaluating School-University Partnerships
  • student perceptions of poverty in initial teacher education
  • curriculum mapping and design

Publications

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Jump to: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2019
Number of items: 7.

2023

Anderson, S. , Mclaren, E. , Muhammad, K. and Smith, C. (2023) Connecting with Scottish Research in Didactics. European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2023), Glasgow, UK, 22-25 August 2023.

Mclaren, E. (2023) Exploring Food and Nutrition Education And Supporting Pupils’ Capabilities in Adopting Health Promoting Behaviours. Emerging Researchers' Conference (ERC) 2023, Glasgow, UK, 21-22 August 2023.

2022

Dickson, B. , Farrar, J. , Mclaren, E. and Smith, C. (2022) Voices Across the Decade: A Review of One School-University Partnership. Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference (SERA 2022), Ayr, UK, 23-25 Nov 2022.

Smith, C. and Mclaren, E. (2022) A Scottish-Irish Network of Primary Science Teacher Educators. Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference (SERA 2022), Ayr, UK, 23-25 Nov 2022.

Mio, C. , Mclaren, E. , Zembat, I. Ö. and Marshall, S. (2022) Challenging PGDE Mathematics Students’ Beliefs and Attitudes in the Context of Curriculum Reform. SERA 2022 Conference, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), 23-25 November 2022.

2021

Breslin, M. , Harvie, J. , Leslie, B. and McLaren, E. (2021) Enhancing the agency of early career academics. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(3), pp. 32-40. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i3.469)

2019

Breslin, M. , Harvie, J. , Leslie, B. and Mclaren, E. (2019) The Leap of Faith: Experiences of Early Career Academics. SERA 44th Annual Conference: Creative Visions for Educational Futures, Edinburgh, UK, 20-22 Nov 2019. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Mon May 20 09:15:05 2024 BST.
Number of items: 7.

Articles

Breslin, M. , Harvie, J. , Leslie, B. and McLaren, E. (2021) Enhancing the agency of early career academics. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(3), pp. 32-40. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i3.469)

Conference or Workshop Item

Anderson, S. , Mclaren, E. , Muhammad, K. and Smith, C. (2023) Connecting with Scottish Research in Didactics. European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2023), Glasgow, UK, 22-25 August 2023.

Mclaren, E. (2023) Exploring Food and Nutrition Education And Supporting Pupils’ Capabilities in Adopting Health Promoting Behaviours. Emerging Researchers' Conference (ERC) 2023, Glasgow, UK, 21-22 August 2023.

Dickson, B. , Farrar, J. , Mclaren, E. and Smith, C. (2022) Voices Across the Decade: A Review of One School-University Partnership. Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference (SERA 2022), Ayr, UK, 23-25 Nov 2022.

Smith, C. and Mclaren, E. (2022) A Scottish-Irish Network of Primary Science Teacher Educators. Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference (SERA 2022), Ayr, UK, 23-25 Nov 2022.

Mio, C. , Mclaren, E. , Zembat, I. Ö. and Marshall, S. (2022) Challenging PGDE Mathematics Students’ Beliefs and Attitudes in the Context of Curriculum Reform. SERA 2022 Conference, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), 23-25 November 2022.

Breslin, M. , Harvie, J. , Leslie, B. and Mclaren, E. (2019) The Leap of Faith: Experiences of Early Career Academics. SERA 44th Annual Conference: Creative Visions for Educational Futures, Edinburgh, UK, 20-22 Nov 2019. (Unpublished)

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Teaching

  • Education in Practice 1A: Learning and Values and Theories of Child Development
  • Education in Practice 1B: Theories of Child Development
  • Fundementals of Education 1A and 1B
  • Curriculum Enquiry 2A and B
  • Education in Practice 5