Dr Roisin Coll
- Director of the St Andrew’s Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education and Senior Lecturer (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)
I have taught and written widely on Catholic Education in Scotland, Catholic school leadership, faith education, the faith development of teachers, the professional development of teachers and the use of prayer in schools. Teacher education is a central research focus and, in particular, the continuing professional development needs of those teaching within a faith context.
Overall, I have particular interest in the following areas: Religious Education; Faith-schools; Prayer; Religious Observance; Continuing Professional Development of teachers; Faith Development of Catholic teachers; Comparative Education; Initial Teacher Education.
Head of the Saint Andrew's Foundation and Director of Catholic Teacher Education
Senior University Teacher, Creativity, Culture and Faith University of Glasgow
BEd Programme Leader and University Lecturer in Religious Education, Faculty of Education, University of Glasgow
University Lecturer in Religious Education, Graduate Advisor and Post Graduate Convener for the Department of Religious Education, Faculty of Education, University of Glasgow
2004 - 2008
University Lecturer in Religious Education, Faculty of Education, University of Glasgow
University Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Glasgow
Classroom Teacher, St Andrew's Primary School, Bearsden, Glasgow
Beyond Sectarianism: new thinking for a new generation. Five Nations Network Small Grants Award Programme. Mobility funding for Citizenship and Values Education.
I have been external examiner for a Doctoral Thesis at Dublin City University, August 2016
I am the Masters in Education Year 2 Coordinator.
I currently lead four courses in the School of Education.
- Theology in Education 2 is an undergraduate (20 credits) course available to all students on campus. It is mandatory for students on the MEduc who wish to qualify with the Catholic Teacher's Certificate in Religious Education.
- Education in Practice 2 is an undergraduate (40 credits) course which is mandatory for all MEduc 2 students. The key themes in this course are curriculum theory, learning and assessment.
- Education in Practice 3 (Religious Education RC) is a mandatory component of the 40 credit Education in Practice 3 course for those eligible to teach in the Catholic sector. The course explores the teaching of Religious Education in the Catholic school.
- Catholic Teacher's Certificate (University of Strathclyde) is a course (30 credits) offered by the University of Glasgow and available to PG students at the University of Strathclyde who are eligible to teach Religious Education in the Catholic sector in Scotland.
I contribute to and teach on a range of other courses at both Undergraduate and Masters level including Education in Practice 1 and PGDE Practitioner Enquiry
Consultancy and Knowledge Transfer
International Peer Reviewer for the Quality Assurance / Quality Improvement Programme for Academic Units. (Irish Universities Association Quality Committee.) May 2009.
Member of the writing group for the Curriculum for Excellence Religious Education in Catholic Schools national guidelines (This is Our Faith). 2009 - present.
Member of the Religious Education Development Group (REDG) for the Curriculum for Excellence Religious Education in Catholic Schools national guidelines. 2009 - present.
Jointly designed and implemented very successful CPD courses for teachers concerned with the use of prayer and liturgy in the Catholic school. 2006 - present.
External Examiner for the PGDE (Primary and Secondary) Programme at the University of Aberdeen (2005-2009).
Academic and professional body membership
BEd Programme Leader
Chair of the BEd Committee
Faculty Undergraduate and Initial Teacher Education Committee
Member of the General Teaching Council of Scotland
Editorial Team: International Journal of Education
Reviewer: Journal of Research on Christian Education
Reviewer: Catholic Education: a journal of inquiry and practice
Member of the Youth Secretariat Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (London Province).