Victoria Grinyer

 

Name: Victoria Grinyer
Department: Professional Learning
Current position: Lecturer Post Graduate Professional Learning
Email: Grinyerv@edgehill.ac.uk
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education

Biography:

Teaching:

  • Lecturer in Postgraduate Professional Development, Edge Hill University 2016 to date
  • Associate Tutor, Edge Hill University 2010-2016
  • Key Stage 1 Teacher/Member of SLT, Deepdale Infant School, Preston 2000-2006
  • Year1 Teacher, Millbrook Primary School, Oxford 1998-2000

History:

Vicki has been working with the Specialist Primary Mathematics Practice Programme (previously Maths Specialist Teacher programme) at Edge Hill University since 2010.  She has taught on all the modules across the programme and she is currently the module leader for the MA modules at the final stage of the Specialist Mathematics Practice programme.  This role involves supporting students to design, undertake and critically (and ethically) evaluate their own final MA project to enable them to demonstrate improvements and excellence in their own (and others) mathematics practice. She began her career as a primary school teacher and has taught in two schools.

Qualifications:

  • EdD Professional Doctorate in Education (University of Central Lancashire) 2016 – Ongoing
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Distinction) (Edge Hill University) 2013
  • MA Education (Edge Hill University) 2006
  • PGCE Primary Education (Oxford Brooks University) 1998
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Central Lancashire) 1997

Interests & Achievements:

Interests:

Vicki is currently undertaking an EdD in Applied Education Research Practice through which her intention is to explore ways of supporting teachers to build, support and sustain effective communities of learners, particularly in relation to building on line learning communities.  Her thesis title is ‘Supporting primary school teachers engaging with post graduate professional development: An exploration of the affordances of e-learning to build, support and sustain an effective community of learners’.  Vicki hopes her research findings will contribute to the professional education of teachers and impact on the teaching of mathematics in primary schools and ultimately, the learning of pupils.

 

Achievements:

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (2013)

Research:

Research interests:

Vicki’s research interest for her EdD is exploring ways of supporting teachers to build, support and sustain effective communities of learners, particularly in relation to building online learning communities. Vicki is also interested in small scale classroom research projects in relation to primary mathematics, in particular the impact this research has upon teaching and learning within the classroom. She is interested in Early Years pedagogy in mathematics, especially the importance of a play-based curriculum and using role play to create meaningful contexts so that children can encounter problems to solve, laying a foundation for mathematical thinking.

Published work:

Professional Publications

  • Bayman, J. & Grinyer, V. (2012) Working Collaboratively with Colleagues through a Lesson Study Approach to Improve Progression through Division. National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) Primary Magazine Issue 45
  • Moat, O. & Grinyer, V. (2012) Using Fraction Strips and Cubes to Support the Teaching and Learning of Fractions: A Critical Evaluation. National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) Primary Magazine Issue 44
  • Nicholson, C. & Grinyer. V. (2012) Using Manipulatives and Arrow Cards to Support and Enhance the Understanding of Division. The Mathematical Association
  • Paris, L. & Grinyer, V. (2013) Using Arrow cards and Base 10 Equipment to Improve Pupils’ Understanding of Place Value. The Mathematical Association

Chapters in books

  • Grinyer, V. & Bailey, S. (2012) Thinking Beyond the Classroom: Making Mathematics Real and Purposeful. In McAteer. M. (2012) (ed) ‘Transforming Primary Mathematics Teaching and Learning’. Maidenhead: Open University Press pp 91-107

Knowledge transfer and enterprise:

Presenting at conferences

  • Presented at the York ‘Values and Virtues’ Conference (July 2013) ‘How the evaluation process can support curriculum design and the VLE experience within a Blended Learning Programme’

Projects

  • Vicki is currently the co-investigator for a research project evaluating training in mathematics intervention in the mastery context in primary schools