Jayne Morgan BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA, HE Fellow
Tel: 01792 482018
I lecture on both the Initial Teacher Training BA (QTS) and the PGCE programmes.
I graduated from the University of London with a degree in psychology and a fascination for how children think and learn. After completing my PGCE at Trinity College, Carmarthen, I began my career in Powys. Since then, I have taught in Wales, England, Saudi Arabia and Oman. I have taught the entire primary age range and I have held several posts of responsibility.
I obtained an MA in Education from the University of Leicester, and the focus of my dissertation was curriculum development.
More recently, I worked on an education reform project in Qatar as an English Advisor. I then became the Head Teacher of a large 4-14 international school in Doha. I eventually left the school to join another education reform project in Abu Dhabi where I was a Senior Management Advisor and then a Lead Trainer. This work was extremely interesting because it involved working with educators from all over the world and implementing many strategies that were at the forefront of educational thinking.
On returning to Wales, I joined the University of South Wales where I worked until I joined UWTSD.
I am still fascinated by how children learn, and love being in classrooms. I am keen to discover more about the link between language and thinking, and lately, I have begun to think about the impact new technology has on that interface. I have always enjoyed using stories as a stimulus for learning, so this is an area I am always eager to be involved in. As a Welsh speaker and someone who has observed English and Arabic taught simultaneously, bilingual education is also a subject close to my heart.
- United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA)
My focus is Primary Languages, Literacy and Communication. (ECAD4008, ECAD5008, ECAD6008)
I lead the BA1 module, Where am I teaching? (ECAD4009)
I also contribute to a number of other modules.
I am currently working towards my PhD, the focus if which is pedagogical strategies that help improve children’s oracy skills.
My principal expertise is in how children develop language and literacy skills and how teachers can facilitate this development. However, my extensive overseas experience has given me a great knowledge of educational development programmes and international education.
I worked as a consultant for an organization in Muscat, Oman. I spent 4 months advising and setting up a new international primary school.