Dr Julie Harvie
- Lecturer in Education (Educational Leadership & Policy)
Julie Harvie is a Lecturer in Primary Education and works on Initial Teacher Education courses including - Maths, Music, Education and Society, Professional Enquiry and Education in Practice. She is a tutor for Post Graduate students undertaking their school placements and supervises Masters students during their dissertation phase. Julie is also Programme Leader for the Into Headship and In Headship programmes. She previously held the role of Primary Head Teacher with East Dunbartonshire Council (EDC) and before that was a Depute Head Teacher within North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) where she had responsiblility for managing the infant department and a large 70/70 nursery. Julie was also a NLC Enterprise Development Officer and led enterprise developments for early years establishments, primary and secondary schools and liaised closely with HMIe and the Scottish Government in driving the enterprise agenda forward. Julie's Master of Education dissertation focused on a collaborative school inquiry into Co-operative Learning and its effects on behaviour. She completed her Educational Doctorate studies in 2018 and her thesis is entitled 'Interdisciplinary Learning: A Chimera of Scottish Education?'. Julie has also worked as an associate tutor with the University of Stirling and is a current member of the University of Glasgow's Ethics Committee.
Research interests include interdisciplinary learning, curriculum development and educational leadership.
Currently supervising 6 Masters students whose research topics are -
- Pupils leading learning through creating and delivering starter lessons
- How can playful pedagogy support children's engagement in learning?
- Raising awarenes of water safety in primary children
- Promoting positive peer relationships in primary school children: The effect of encouraging regular prosocial behaviour
- The impact of daily mental maths activities on attainment, enagagement and motivation
- The CPA approach to teaching numeracy in primary schools