Margaret Meredith

I went into primary teaching having spent a number of years as a youth worker. My teaching experience includes KS1 and KS2 as a general classroom practitioner in the UK; teaching Welsh as a second language to KS2 children; and working in a British primary school in Madrid, where I was class teacher, ICT coordinator and enthusiastic in promoting cross-curricular uses of ICT to support learning. I am also very interested in children’s second language acquisition and philosophy for children. I came to York St John in 2006.

Further Information

Teaching

I teach the primary computing; primary languages and contemporary issues modules. I also hope to teach philosophy for children in the future.

Research

Social Enterprise Project

Between 2012-2015 I coordinated an international Erasmus Mundus project about the social economy. This resulted in a handbook for higher education in three languages and an international conference held at York St John in September 2015.

See project website and handbook

See conference video

This, and the process of intercultural working and dialogue, are forming the backbone of my PhD studies. I have recently presented papers and posters at a number of conferences, such as Society for Research into Higher Education and European Educational Research Association.

Publications

Cleary, K. and Meredith, M (2006) What is the role of the tutor in stimulating useful communication on a VLE? A case study of use on a PGCE course (The Higher Education Academy; Subject Centre for Education – Escalate Conference Proceedings, 2006)

Quiroz Niño, C. and Meredith, M (2013) Understanding dialogism in practice for intercultural and interdisciplinary research team work. (Congreso X111 Ibercom: Comunicacion, Cultura e Esferas de Poder. University of Santiago de Compostela. Conference proceedings 2013)

Smith, M. and Meredith, M. (2007) ‘Blended Learning – Fear, Flexibility and Further Education’ in C. Angeli, C. Valanides and A. Niculescu (eds), Science and Technology Literacy in the 21st Century (Vol 1), (University of Cyprus, Nicosia, 2007).

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