Ms Jane Fletcher

BEd (Geography), MA (Early Mathematics Intervention)

Senior Lecturer in Primary Humanities & Early Years Education

School of Education

Role

At Oxford Brookes I am a senior lecturer and teach on the primary Initial Teacher Training programme for BA students and PGCE's.The areas I work in are; Humanities (geography and RE), exploring learning through pedagogical approaches, mathematics and the school based curriculum.

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

Undergraduate

  • Understanding pedagogical approaches
  • Thinking mathematically and being mathematical
  • Introducing professional practice
  • Enquiry in the Humanities
  • Curriculum design through thematic planning
  • Dissertation
  • School based Curriculum 1,2 and 3

Postgraduate

  • Humanities
  • Learning beyond the classroom

Research

My current research is focused on the figured worlds of the primary mathematics classroom. It is a social constructivist stance and uses video footage as a stimulus to support a co-constructed narrative.

Research projects

I am currently involved in the 'Learning in Museums/My school is at the museum' project. This research fits with the 'teaching beyond the classroom' module that I am module leader for. It explores how the use of venues can support and enrich pupils learning experiences.

Groups

Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

Research group membership

I am currently a member of the STEAM research group in the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Further details

Areas of expertise

My area of expertise lies in the overview of pedagogical approaches used within the primary classroom. I have a particular interest in exploratory learning and enquiry based learning, often associated to the broader curriculum and the humanities.

Other experience

Former experience outside Brookes; I was a primary school teacher with a leadership role for sixteen years. I have taught across all age groups from 3 - 11 years. My teaching has taken me to Borneo where I worked with MOD families and children of the British forces and then in Germany. When a new school was being set up in my local area, I was part of a very small team developing every aspect of what was needed to provide a good learning environment for pupils and staff.