Churchill Fellowship

Arlene was awarded an Education Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2013-2014. She travelled to New Zealand and Australia to research critical literacy education, in policy and practice. During her Fellowship, Arlene acted as an ambassador for UK education and conducted a number of fruitful research engagements. As well as drawing on the expertise of academics, teachers, policy makers and government officials in Australia and New Zealand, Arlene also gave presentations on UK approaches to curriculum and assessment design to various audiences in Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington and Otago. Some highlights of her research engagements are recorded in the blog posts below.
Her Fellowship report, ‘Reading between the lines: improving the UK’s critical literacy education’ is available here.

NSW Board of Studies

Monday 17th March 2014 // 0 Comments

Jill Heinrich, Chief Policy officer organised a meeting for me with a team of curriculum, implementation and policy experts at the Board of Studies in Sydney. The Board has been committed to critical [...]

Scotch College, Melbourne

Tuesday 4th March 2014 // 0 Comments

My visit to Scotch College was hosted by Dr Peter Coutis, Director of Research, Learning and Teaching. I had three meetings: the first with Peter Hillman, Head of Library and Information Services; [...]

Priority Policy Team

Tuesday 25th February 2014 // 0 Comments

I met Sean Tyrell, manager of the Priority Policy team and his colleagues Phaedra Eayrs, Georgia Shiells and Amy Hughes at the Victoria Department of Education and Early Childhood Development [...]
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