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Mrs Jane Smithson

Teaching Fellow

Education University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Mrs Jane Smithson

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I am currently Director of Initial Teacher Education and have experience of working across a range of Initial Teacher Education, undergraduate and post-graduate in England and currently in Scotland. My masters focused on literacy learning and literacy difficulties and qualified me to be a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, a specialised reading programme for the very lowest achieving children. My dissertation focused on the level of expertise required to teach low attaining pupils and the positive benefits of an ‘expert’ in literacy learning to enhance teaching and learning across a school. Since completing my masters, my research interests have focused on student teacher professional learning, storytelling, teachers as readers and writers and corpus linguistics.

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