Leigh Worrall is the PGCE Curriclum Tutor for English and English with Drama and / or Media in the Faculty for Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS).
She joined The Open University in July 2021 as Curriculum Tutor for English as part of the extending range of subjects being offered by the OU part time and salaried routes into teaching.
Before becoming English Curriculum Tutor she worked for 15 years as an English teacher taking on a range of roles from Subject Leader for English to Head of Sixth Form over that time.
Her interests lie in developing student-centered pedagogies, building learner resilience and examining pedagogical approaches to online or remote learning. This role has triggered a keen interest in examining the role of the mentor in ITE and how to raise the profile of that role within the context of the reformed approaches to ITE provision in Wales.
Having grown up and lived overseas both in South Africa and Brazil, she has a keen personal interest in examining approaches to teaching and learning, curriculum development and reform and ITE from an international perspective.
Resilience with regard to learners, teachers and pedagogy
Adapting pedagogy for online / remote teaching
Mentoring for ITE
International approaches to teacher education, pedagogy and curriculum development
Curriculum for Wales reform
Philosophy for Children
English, Media and Drama teaching and Learning
Adaptive pedagogy - resilience
Teaching and Learning for the Curriculum for Wales
Assessing pupil progress