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Dr Sharon Jones

Senior Lecturer in Education Studies
Teacher Education (Modern Languages)
Building: Central Building
Room: M338
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 90 384 342


Background & Qualifications

       MA Modern and Medieval Languages, Girton College, University of Cambridge
       PGCE in Modern Languages, University of Cambridge
       MEd The Open University
       PhD University of Ulster
       Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA 2015)


BEd Courses / M-Level Courses / Other Teaching :
             BEd Education Studies modules:
             Year 1 SES 1005, SES1014 An Introduction to Education Studies
             Year 2 SES 2006/2076 Learning and Assessment in Diverse Classrooms (Coordinator)
             Year 3 SES3069 Children with Special and Additional Needs
             Year 4 SCS3042 Contemporary Approaches to the Teaching of Primary Languages (Coordinator)
             CPD courses on Gifted and Talented and An Introduction to Working with Newcomer Pupils
             MEd module: Tackling Underachievement in Schools (Module Coordinator)

Scholarship and Research

Recent Publications/Conference Papers
             Jones, S. (2017) 'Heaney and Education', Irish Studies Review, published online 18th July
             Jones, S. (2017) 'The Givenness of Things' in British Journal of Education Studies. 65 (2)pp. 278-280 (Book Review) Published online 5 April 2017
             Jones, S. Greenwood, R. Purdy, N. McGuckian, E. (2017)Review of Current Primary Languages in Northern Ireland (Funded by NILC)
             Jones, S. (2016) The Importance of Language Learning in the Primary School, Guest Presentation at NICILT Primary Principals' Information Day at Queen's University Belfast
             Jones, S. (2015)Opportunities and challenges for newcomer pupils in Primary Education: a view from Initial Teacher Education, Guest Presentation at Stronger Together Conference, Belfast, 19 November
             Jones, S. (2015) 'Sixth Form Stretch and Challenge: Debating Matters', Paper presented at NI Edcamp, Stranmillis University College, Belfast.
             Jones, S. (2015). 'The country of the young: interpretations of youth and childhood in Irish culture', (Book review), Irish Studies Review, 23(2), 252-255.
             Jones, S. (2015) 'Newcomer pupils in Northern Ireland: a pastoral perspective.', Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, vol. 33 (3), pp. 154-160.
             Jones, S. (2015) 'Stretching gifted and talented learners in Northern Ireland post primary schools' Paper presented at The British Psychological Society Northern Ireland Branch 2015 Annual Conference, Armagh
             Jones, S. (2014) 'Heaney and Education' Paper presented at Seamus Heaney: a Conference and Commemoration, Queen's University Belfast, 10th-13th April.
             Jones, S. (2014) 'Poetry and play: reflections on childhood, creativity and learning in Seamus Heaney and Sinead Morrissey' Paper presented at the United Kingdom Literacy Association 50th International Conference, University of Sussex, July 4th-6th.
             Department of Education Northern Ireland (2012) Effective Teaching and Learning to Meet the Needs of More Able Learners - Resource File Chapter for Capacity Building Programme [Contributor].
             Jones, S. (2007) Reading, writing and restlessness: a study of Miguel de Unamuno's poetics and prose, from 1897 - 1914, in the light of his response to Christianity (Ph.D. thesis), University of Ulster.
Research Interests
             Stretch and Challenge in Teaching and Learning
             Independent Learning
             Pedagogy in MFL
             Working with Newcomer Pupils

External Interests / Community Service

       Member of Northern Ireland Languages Council
       Reviewer for Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal
       Former CCEA Moderator GCSE Spanish
       Member of the Association for Language Learning
       Debating Matters Regional Judge
       Member of New Irish Arts