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Dr Maggie Webster

SL in Religious Education

Secondary, Further Education & Training

Department: Secondary, Further Education & Training

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Biography

I have been a Senior Lecturer in Education and Religion at Edge Hill University since 2005. Before then I had a successful career as a primary teacher in London, a Museuem Educator at The British Library and a Literacy Consultant for St Helen’s Education Action Zone. I have beena Programme Lead for Primary ITE and a Year Lead for the Part Time programme. 

I have published three books related to the Enlish primary curriculum that are still in print.  They are Teaching Primary Religious Eductaion (Pearson Ltd. 2010); Creative activities and Ideas for English as an Additional Language pupils (Pearson Ltd. 2011) and Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects (Open University Press. 2015)

My PhD which is about Witch and faith identies within social media. My Thesis is called Becoming Witch: Creating and Confirming Faith Traditions within Social Networking Spaces. As part of my PhD journey I have contributed a selection of papers and my ideas to conferences in

  • Brno (2013)
  • Salzberg (2014)
  • Kent (2014)
  • Lampeter (2013 – 2017)
  • Budapest (2015)
  • Belfast (2015)
  • Brighton (2017)
  • Chester (2019)

My research interests span the following areas:

  • Paganisms
  • Witches and the Occult
  • Contemporary Witchcraft 
  • Popular culture and religion
  • Alternative spiritualities
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Religious Identities
  • Sexualities displayed online
  • Netnography and online ethics 

I currently teach on the following courses: