Interview with Andrea McGowan, about her talk..

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At the Festival, Andrea McGowan will present on: How students learn in the context of writing. I asked her some questions…

Who are you / what do you do?

I am Andrea McGowan. I’ve been working with the education team at FCH for 12 years where I teach English for training teachers. I am currently Academic Subject Leader for Teacher Education, working with a team across Early Years, Primary and Secondary provision.

What are you going to tell us about at the Festival of Learning?

Just one of the ways in which we use simple but inspiring resources to initiate rich discussion with students and to model the process of teaching and learning through creative writing.

Which other Lightning Presentation or Paper from the programme are you most looking forward to?

Using visual art in teaching and learning.

I studied a module called ‘Victorian Visual Cultures’ at Cardiff University in 2004. It reignited a life-long love of art and a new appreciation of the power of pictures. This is my choice for selfish enjoyment purposes and I’m really looking forward to it.

If people only remember one thing from your talk/session/paper – a single sentence – what should that be?

Extraordinary outcomes can come from ordinary things.

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