Sharne Watkins 

Summary


Position:  Deputy Head of Department for Teacher Education and Training 
School:  Cardiff School of Education 
E-mail:  sjwatkins@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Telephone:   029 2041 6695
Room No:   C023
 
Memberships: 
• Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
• Member of United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA)
• Member of Universities Council for Education of Teachers Cymru – Primary working group

Research Interests:
• Language and literacy in primary education
• ICT in education

Publications

Coleman, P., Thomas P., Watkins, S. and Jezerski, G. (2004). Study skills and support: towards an institutional framework to support widening access. In, Jordan, S. (ed.) Learning and Teaching Projects 2000-4. Supporting Research and Development in Learning and Teaching. Cardiff: Cardiff Met Press (ISBN 1-90202724-96-8

Gadd, J., Meadows, S., Watkins, S. and Richards, N. in conjunction with the Sports Council for Wales (2009) Megan and the Baby Dragon. Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Gov.

Gadd, J., Meadows, S., Watkins, S. and Richards, N. in conjunction with the Sports Council for Wales (2009) The Beach Party. Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Gov.

Gadd, J., Meadows, S., Watkins, S. and Richards, N. in conjunction with the Sports Council for Wales (2009) Planet Play. Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Gov.

Projects


Project Co-ordinator (2008-2010): Cardiff Met E-assignment Project (Cardiff Met Academic Development Fund) Team member (2003): Cardiff Met Graduate: Towards a School Support framework (LTSU Call 6)  

Profile


Sharne Watkins joined Cardiff Metropolitan University in 1998 following an enjoyable primary school teaching career in South Wales.  Initial responsibilities included the teaching, direction and development of Language and Literacy in Initial Teacher Education and Training (ITET) programmes including the BA (Hons) Primary programme and the PGCE Primary programme. Particular areas of interest and expertise are in the teaching of early reading skills, children’s literature and ICT enhanced learning. 

Sharne went on to become Year Tutor for Year One and, later, Year Three of the BA Primary Programme before taking on the role of Learning, Teaching and Assessment Coordinator for the School.  Currently, she is Deputy Head of the Department of Teacher Education and Training and is a member of the Project Committee for the South East Wales Centre for Teacher Education and Training. 

Sharne is a Fellow of the HEA, has gained a Cardiff MetTeaching Fellowship and is currently external examiner at the University of Plymouth and member of the United Kingdom Literacy Association.  She is also responsible for Child Protection and the Protection of Vulnerable Adults across the School.  

External Links


External Examiner - BEd Primary and PGCE (Primary) Core English at University of Plymouth