Alison Evans BA with QTS, MA(Ed), FHEA
Director of the National MA Education – MA Education (Wales)
- Senior Lecturer
- Module Lead (Exploring Pedagogies) – National MA (Ed)
- Module Lead (Research) – ECAD 4010, BA(Ed) Year 1
- Module Lead (Introduction to Research) – EdD, Year 1
- Teach on PGCE courses (Primary and Secondary)
- Business specialist for Secondary PGCE
- Assessment of assignments including levels 4–7
- Supervision of MA(Ed) dissertations
During a 20 year career as a Secondary School teacher, Alison undertook many roles such as Head of Department (Business Studies), KS2/KS3 Transition Co-ordinator and Teacher Governor. During that time, Alison also enjoyed an active role as a mentor for PGCE students and as an external marker for GCSE and Advanced Level examinations and coursework.
She was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in ITE in 2014, leading the PGCE Business Studies course. Since then, Alison has enjoyed being a module lead for various PGCE modules and is currently leading a Research module for BA Primary students. Additionally, Alison led the Admissions team for PGCE courses for five years before taking up the post of Strategic Lead for Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Athrofa. This role spanned a period of significant pedagogical changes during Covid-19, and Alison facilitated many initiatives to ensure that students had the best possible experiences.
Currently, Alison leads the ‘Peer Coaching’ programme which she launched in 2020. Designed to support and empower tutors through collaborative approaches to planning lectures and designing resources, the programme is now an integral part of professional learning in ITE and it operates within a safe and non-judgemental environment. Alison has also undertaken External Examiner duties within ITE at an English university and has recently accepted another appointment at the University of Dundee.
In September 2023, Alison was pleased to accept the role of Director of the National MA in Education within UWTSD and she looks forward to the challenge. She was also involved in developing aspects of the new MA at the writing stage. Lastly, Alison has recently submitted her Doctoral thesis as part of the EdD course.
- Teaching/leading on a range of research modules (Levels 4 and 7)
- Dissertation supervision (MA Ed)
- Business education
My doctoral thesis sought to understand the experiences and perceptions of adolescent participants with regard to the opportunities and barriers faced in developing the specific skills of resilience and problem-solving within family, school and community settings using a participatory research framework.