Mitch Winfield 

Summary

                                                         

Position:

Programme Leader for PGCE Secondary Drama

School: Cardiff School of Education
E-mail: mwinfield@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Telephone:   029 2041 6535
Room No:    B112

                                                                                 




Research Interests:
• The Arts in Education
• Creative Pedagogies
• Drama as a learning medium

Memberships:
• FHEA
• SCITED (Standing Committee Initial Teaching and Education in Drama)
• National Drama


 

Publications

Peer refereed journals
Winfield, M. & Llewellyn-Williams, J. (2013) ‘The Clywch Report.  Effects on the Working Conditions and Practices of Drama Teachers in Secondary Schools in south Wales’, Research Papers 6, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Howard-Jones, P.A., Winfield, M. & Crimmins, G. (2009) ‘Co-constructing an understanding of creativity in drama education that draws on neuropsychological concepts’, Educational Research Journal, 50(2), 187-201.

Books/ book chapters
Howard-Jones, P.A., Winfield, M. & Crimmins, G. (2008) ‘Co-constructing an understanding of creativity in drama education that draws on neuropsychological concepts’ in Howard-Jones, P.A. (ed.)  Education and Neuroscience: Evidence, Theory and Practical Application, London: Routledge, chapter 6.

Conference papers
Howard-Jones, P.A., Winfield, M. & Crimmins, G. (2008) ‘Co-constructing an understanding of creativity in drama education that draws on neuropsychological concepts’, presented at British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference, Institute of Education, University of London, 5-8th September 2007 




Projects

2013 – development of PISA INSET Training materials, funded by Welsh Government.  Team member. 









Profile

Mitch Winfield is a Principal Lecturer in the Cardiff School of Education.  She is the Programme Leader for the PGCE Secondary Drama programme as well as the School and Work Partnership co-ordinator, a position that spans the three departments in the School.   After five years working as a drama teacher in the Secondary and FE sectors, Mitch moved into higher education as a lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University (then UWIC).  She initially lectured on the BA (Hons) Education: Secondary Drama programme becoming Programme Director in 2000. In 2008, she worked with the Humanities Dept in the School to validate a new BA (Hons) English and Drama programme and in 2009, she introduced the Drama pathway to the PGCE Secondary Programme whilst undertaking her MA (Ed) which she completed in 2011. 
Mitch has been involved in many enterprise projects and is currently an external examiner for two universities.