Louise Hawxwell

Name: Louise Hawxwell
Department: Children, Education and Communities
Current position: Senior Lecturer in Primary Science/ Professional Practice Lead Primary Education with QTS Part-time Programme
Email: hawxwell@edgehill.ac.uk
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education

Biography

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Primary Education ITT
  • Class teacher
  • Science subject lead
  • RE subject lead
  • Numbers Count teacher
  • Senior Lecturer in Primary Science (EHU)

 

Qualifications

  • BSc Primary Education with Natural Sciences (QTS) (Edge Hill, 2000)
  • MA in Primary Science Education (Edge Hill, 2010)
  • PGCert in Teaching in Higher Education (Edge Hill, 2015)

Research

Working towards PhD at University of Edinburgh

Interests

  • Outdoor learning
  • Impact of early experiences on the development of beliefs, values and practices of teachers
  • Self-study in teacher education

Research Groups

  • Learning Outside the Classroom network
  • Research Apprenticeship – outdoor learning in primary education

Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise

March 2016 – Outdoor Education and Environmental Education Research seminar / residential, West Linton; University of Edinburgh ‘Perceptions of outdoor learning’ – Initial findings of Research Apprenticeship study

May 2016 – PhD Summer School, Munich; oral / poster presentation – presented initial ideas for PhD study

July 2016 – Faculty of Education ACRE conference; Edge Hill University ‘You don’t need a kayak to learn outdoors’ – oral presentation of joint Research Apprenticeship study

April 2017 – Cutting Edge Conference, Edge Hill University ‘Transforming Outdoor Learning in ITT’ (draft methodology for PhD) – poster presentation

May 2017 – Researching With and For Children, University of Edinburgh ‘“You only need a potato peeler and tarpaulin”: Perceptions of outdoor learning in Y1 ITT trainees’ – poster presentation (won 2nd Prize)

July 2017 – Early Career Researcher Conference, Edge Hill University ‘Transforming Outdoor Learning in ITT – methodology’ – poster presentation;

July 2017 – Early Career Researcher Conference, Edge Hill University ‘You don’t need a kayak to learn outdoors’ – poster presentation of joint Research Apprenticeship study

July 2017 – Faculty of Education ACRE conference; Edge Hill University ‘“You only need a potato peeler and tarpaulin”: Perceptions of outdoor learning in Y1 ITT trainees’ 1st stage of trainee perceptions of outdoor learning study – poster presentation (won 1st Prize – commended for creativity and accessibility)

Interests

  • Teaching and learning in primary science
  • Outdoor learning
  • Gifted and talented education
  • Experiential and hands on learning experiences
  • Impact and influence of early/childhood experiences