Staff Profiles: Ben Screech

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Staff Profile: Ben Screech
Lecturer in Primary English

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Ben Screech

Lecturer in Primary English

Education and Learning

I am passionate about supporting ITE students to reach their potential as innovative teachers in English.

Biography

Before joining the University of Gloucestershire, I taught in various primary schools in my home city of Bristol. I have also been an SEND teacher, and a youth worker for a south-west based charity promoting community inclusion for young people with disabilities. In addition to my current teaching role at UoG, I am also in the process of completing my PhD which focuses on representations of marginalised young people in contemporary children’s and YA literature.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) English University of the West of England 2008
MA English University of the West of England 2009
PGCE Primary Education University of the West of England 2010
PhD Reading Otherness in British Fiction for Young People, 2001 - 2012 University of the West of England

Awards

2015 Santander Travel Award

Teaching and research

Teaching

BE4005 (1st Year English)

BE5005 (2nd Year English)

Core Strength / Subject Specialism (English)

Post-Graduate ‘School Direct’ route – Professional Studies

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

?My PhD thesis is entitled: ‘Reading Otherness in British Fiction for Young People, 2001-2012’. It is an inter-disciplinary study, merging literary analysis of contemporary children’s literature with a qualitative ‘reader-response’ study of young readers’ reactions and responses to the theme of ‘otherness’ in the thesis’s primary texts.

External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews

Children’s and Young-Adult Literature

Pedagogical uses of children’s books

Qualitative Research Methods in Education

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