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Dr Ann-Marie Houghton
Director of REAP
Associated research centres and groups: Centre for Disability Research CeDR, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation, Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education, Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, Researching Equity Access and Participation (REAP)
Originally trained in the primary sector I have a long standing interest in encouraging learners of all ages to take an active role in their own learning and describe my approach to teaching and learning as collaborative and interactive. I have taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and developed modules relating to areas of research including Aimhigher, social exclusion, race and disability and education. In addition, I have taught adult learners within a community context and have contributed to Lancaster Univeristy's Higher Education Academy accredited Certificate of Academic Practice (CAP).
Academic Year 2009-10
I am teaching on one of the PiNE undergraduate programme modules Advanced Seminars in the Psychology of Education: Child wellbeing in School (308b)
I am contributing to the Educational Research MA in Education Programme
I am contributing to the Centre for Enhancement in Learning and Teaching (CELT) Postrgaduate CAP Curriculum Design module
I have PhD students who are working on the following topics:
All courses provide an opportunity to disseminate and generate discussion about past and current research projects undertaken by the REAP group.
I completed Lancaster's Certificate in Academic Practice in 2006 and was nominated for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, 2010. The CAP programmeprovided a valuable forum for reflecting on my practice and has proved useful in my role in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science's Courses committee which is responsible for reviewing new course proposals and for offering advice to colleagues in Blackburn College who are responsible for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education Studies.
My research interests are closely linked to the work of REAP and my university role as Development Officer for Widening Participation in the Vice Chancellor's Office.
Major themes at present include:
I am on the advisory editorial board for the:
Potential Doctoral Proposals
On areas associated with my research interests but in particular in the next few years on widening participation and the academic and learning experiences of disabled learners, or Black and Minority Ethnic students, from a multi-agency perspective the policy agenda of Schools that will encompass family and intergenerational learning from the perspective of the Extended Schools or Faith Schools agenda and finally the transitions issues into education and the workplace, especially for disabled graduates.
Institutional Development Interests
My university widening participation work links closely with research and teaching interests. I am involved in working with colleagues in the School of Lifelong Learning and Widening Participation and others throughout the university on widening participation issues associated with the student lifecycle thus including projects connected with pre-entry experiences that are funded via Lancaster University's Access Agreement as well as post arrival teaching, learning and student access to guidance and student services.
I am a member of the university's Equal Opportunities Committee, Disability Network, Harassment Network and a senior member of Cartmel College.
Eprints Publications Repository and Bibliographic Database
Ann-Marie Houghton has 3 selected publication records listed on this webpage. Use links to access abstracts and full text where available. View all records to sort by date, type and title. For all ePrints records go to http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk
Houghton, Ann-Marie (2005) Who Needs Outreach to Widen Participation? The Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 7 (3). pp. 5-15. ISSN 1466-6529
Houghton, A. M. (1999) Confidence, communication and citizenship: enterprising community learning. In: Social Change and Active Citizenship in the Learning Society. European Society for Research in the Education of Adults (ESREA). UNSPECIFIED.
Other Interests and Hobbies
I am a reader at St Peter's Cathedral, Lancaster and catechist with particular interest in family learning. I host a Christian Meditation group that meets on the first and third Monday of the month and is linked to World Community of Christian Meditation.
As a wheel chair user I have a personal interest in raising awareness of the environmental barriers that inhibit people with any sort of disability from participating in all aspects of society.
Associated Keywords: Access, Action research, Adult basic education, Adult learning, Age, Blindness, Capacity building, Change, Children, Citizenship, Class and gender relations, Community development, Compulsory education, Disability, Education, E-learning, Equal opportunities, Equity, ESOL, Ethnicity, European, Evaluation, Family, Focus groups and interviewing, Gender, Higher education HE, Higher education policy, Learner voices, Parent-school relations, Participatory research, Partnership, Public policy, Qualitative research methods, Race, Religion, Research ethics, Research methods, Social justice, Social policy, Sociology, Special education needs, Teaching and assessment, Teaching and learning, Widening participation
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