Table of Contents

The Table of Contents also contains short biographical profiles of the contributors to this issue of The Bridge.

Table of Contents


Adam Burns 1-3

Research Articles

Introducing collaborative feedback into lesson observations: A study of an ITE programme for PCE trainee teachers
Shane Payne and Jalpa Ruparelia 4-21

Shane Payne has been teaching in Further Education colleges for thirteen years in both engineering and Initial Teacher Education. He is currently an Advanced Practitioner at a large inner-city FE college. Shane is currently studying for the EdD at the University of Leicester. Jalpa Ruparelia has taught in Secondary Schools and Further Education for over twenty years. She currently teaches in FE as an Initial Teacher Educator at a large inner-city FE college. Jalpa is also currently studying for the EdD at the University of Leicester.

Lesson Starters: An outdated idea or a meaningful tool in lesson planning?
Karen Stephens 22-47

Karen received a BA in Theology from the University of South Africa in 2002 and an MEd from Bishop Grossesteste University in 2010. She is currently reading for an EdD with the University of Leicester, while teaching full-time at the Priory Academy LSST in Lincoln. Her teaching career has crossed two continents and spanned sixteen years. Initially teaching in Zimbabwe, Karen moved to the UK and retrained to teach Religious Education and Philosophy. At the Priory Academy LSST she has had the opportunity to help with training and mentoring student teachers and NQTs.

Think Piece

Research Lesson Study – a mechanism to support effective teacher engagement with and in educational research? A think-piece.
Stefanie Edwards 48-64

Stef Edwards graduated with a BA in English Language and Literature from Manchester University in 1982, and went on to work in industry/local government for three years. She went on to gain her PGCE from Sheffield Polytechnic and taught for a number of years in South Yorkshire and Leicestershire primary schools, later gaining a PGCert in Effective Early Learning. In 2006, she was appointed as headteacher of a small, Church of England primary school in south Leicestershire, and combines her full-time role with that of a National College System Leader in a Teaching School Alliance and part-time study for the EdD at the University of Leicester.

Literature Review

Building stronger communities: a key element in improving student attainment? A review of current literature.
Goura Brazer 65-75

Goura Brazer is a primary school teacher with specialism in the teaching of mathematics. She leads and manages the development of ICT within her school, and is a member of her school’s senior management team. She has over 20 years’ experience in primary education and has worked in Trinidad and Tobago and the UK. Goura has a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Management from the London School of Economics and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Leicester. She is currently a candidate on the Doctor of Education (EdD) programme at the University of Leicester.

Book Review

Uwe Flick, An Introduction to Qualitative Research (5th ed., 2014)
Heather McClue 76-78

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