Deb has previously taught at undergraduate level (including educational psychology, views of intelligence, the nature of learning and pedagogy, qualitative and quantitative educational research methods).
This has included Theories of Learning to all PGCE and GTP students as well as Secondary Science specific sessions (e.g. practical work, investigations, physiology, thinking skills, science education research).
Masters level has included sessions on learning, assessment, research methods and enquiry approaches.
Educational Doctorate sessions have included Transition from M to D level work, Advanced Educational Research, Enquiry Design and Reflecting in and on Educational Research.
Deb has also led and directed the Educational (Taught) Doctorate, held various responsibilities in Doctoral Research Committees and steered staff development of research supervisors.
Deb is currently Director of Studies to the following PhD and Ed D students:
- Anna Riggall : Challenging 'quality' in primary education: an investigation of policy discourses and pedagogic conceptualisations of 'qualty' in the Primary School in England.
- Ben Burbank : Impact on learning of Story Museum experiences.
- Dan Butcher : The development of professional identity – Nursing students.
- Frank Pearson : The formulation and development of instruments to measure field dependence and independence.
- Jackie Laverty : Reflective Practice within a professional and clinical context.
- Janet Baker : Developing identities of primary mathematics trainees.
- Jenny Hardman : Exploring Ofsted perspectives of teaching and learning.
- Liz Coppard : A study to gain insight into why so many students in KS2 and KS3 in the English School system still appear not to develop a meaningful understanding of the concept of substance and the particulate nature of matter.
- Sally Howard : A cross phase investigation into primary teachers and teachers in the early phases of secondary education, understanding of, and practice in, science inquiry skills.
- Sarah Frodsham : Examining how to formatively assess creativity in primary science.
- Tracey Martin-Millward : Principles into practice – Forest schools in the UK.
- Vicky Taway : Impact of a teaching intervention to develop creativity with 14 – 16 year olds in Thailand.