Birmingham City University Karen McGrath

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Birmingham City University Karen McGrath

Karen has extensive experience of teaching and managing GCSE and A Level programmes in FE. She has been instrumental in setting up tutorial systems in FE, applying the concepts of Personal Development Planning (PDP) to these systems. She has assisted Professor Alex Kendall in co-writing I don’t think I’ve ever had discussions about reading, a case study of FE literacy teachers’ conceptualisations of literacy.

Current Activity

Karen is responsible for the management, quality assurance and the progress of students on all PCET courses. She is Module Leader for a number of the elements across the course. Karen also liaises with partnership staff at South Birmingham College and the Brasshouse Language Centre. Before joining Birmingham City University, she taught in further education colleges.

Areas of Expertise
  • Personal development planning
  • Relflection and learning journals