Staff Profile:Professor Elizabeth McCrum

Name:
Professor Elizabeth McCrum
Job Title:
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education & Student Experience)
Responsibilities:

 

Update 9 May 2017: DR McCrum was promoted to Professor

University Responsibilities:

  • Faculty of Science Board for Teaching and Learning (Chair).
  • University Board for Teaching and Learning.
  • University Board for Teaching and Learning Sub-Committee on Delivery and Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (Co-Chair).
  • Standing Committee on Academic Engagement and Fitness to Study.
  • Standing Committee on Examination Results.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
  • Curriculum framework Steering Group (Chair).
  • FLAIR Management Group (Chair).
  • Joint University UCU Committee.
  • Staffing Committee.

Institute of Education Responsibilities:

  • Academic Practice Programme Programme Director.

Teaching:

  • Academic Practice Programme.
  • EdD.
  • PhD Supervision.
Areas of Interest:

Expertise and Research Interest:

  • Pedagogy in Higher Education.
  • Research and teaching in HE.
  • History education.
  • Teacher knowledge and beliefs.
  • Historiography.
  • Postmodernism.
  • 14-19 Education.
  • Widening participation and access

Masters, PhD and EdD Level Supervision offered in the following areas:

  • Pedagogy in HE.
  • The initial teacher education of secondary teachers.
  • History education.
  • Teacher knowledge and beliefs.
  • Teachers' lives and careers.
  • Mentorship.
  • Historiography.
  • Historical research in education.
  • Postmodernism.

Current and Recent PhD Students, with Topics/Titles of their research:

  • Emre Debreli: The impact of teacher training programs on pre-service teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning English.
  • Rachel Roberts: Critical Conversations - Capturing the Impact of Evaluative Language in Mentor Meetings in Initial Teacher Training.
  • Jana Checkley: An investigation into design lecturer perceptions on professional development.
  • Marlon Moncrieffe: Immigrant parents and their English born children: to what extent can their unheard stories assist in developing a broader and more coherent narrative of MMSD in our nation, England, so as to enhance opportunities in our primary school teaching and learning of English History?
  • Tim Clark: What impact do life histories and postgraduate training experiences have on individual researchers' methodological assumption?

Current and Recent Research Projects:

  • Research and Enquiry in the Undergraduate Curriculum.
  • History teachers' thinking about the nature and purpose of their subject.
  • The experience of non-traditional students in higher education.
  • Ethnic-minority teachers and ITT.
  • History as methodology in educational research.
Research groups / Centres:

Equity, Inclusion and Improvement Research Group.

Publications:

Conference Presentations:

  1. E. (2013) History Teachers' Thinking about the Nature of Their Subject, Teaching and Teacher Education, 35, 73-80.
  2. McCrum, E. (2013) Diverging from the Dominant Discourse: Some Implications of Conflicting Subject Understandings in the Education of Teachers, Teacher Development, Vol. 17, No.4, 465-477.
  3. Fuller, C., McCrum, E., and Macfadyen, T. (2014) Teachers' Knowledge and Experiences of Information Advice and Guidance: Some implications for the Current Policy Context in England. Education Inquiry, 5 (2) (In Press).
  4. McCrum, E. (2012, September). History as methodology in educational research. Paper Presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, University of Manchester, Manchester.
  5. McCrum, E., Fuller, C., & Macfadyen, T. (2012, September). Teachers and pupils knowledge and experiences of IAG: some implications for the current policy context. Paper Presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, University of Manchester, Manchester.
  6. John, J., McCrum E. (2012, September). 'No Greater Calling.' The discourse of persuasion in unsuccessful ethnic minority applications to initial teacher training. Paper Presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, University of Manchester, Manchester.
  7. McCrum, E. (2011, September). Diverging from the dominant discourse: some implications of conflicting subject understandings in the education of teachers. Paper Presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, University of London Institute of Education, London.
  8. Francis-Brophy, E., Macfadyen, T., McCrum, E., & Fuller, C. (2011, September). The Experiences of non-traditional higher education students in a traditional university setting, Paper Presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, University of London Institute of Education, London.
  9. McCrum, E. (2011, July). Teaching history in Postmodern times: History teachers' thinking about the nature and purposes of their subject. Paper presented at the History Teacher Education Network Conference, University of Roehampton, London.
  10. Francis-Brophy, E., Macfadyen, T., Fuller, C., & McCrum, E. (2011) The experiences of non-traditional higher education students in a traditional university setting. Progress South Central.
  11. Francis-Brophy, E., & McCrum, E. (2010) Evaluation of online mentoring project supporting young people who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET in Reading and Wokingham.
  12. Fuller, C., Macfadyen, T., & McCrum, E. (2009), An Investigation into IAG Provision for Year 11s, Progress South Central.
  13. Fuller, C., Macfadyen, T., & McCrum, E. (2009), An Investigation into IAG Provision for Year 11s in Reading, Reading Local Authority.
  14. Fuller, C., & McCrum, E. (2009, September), Class, Gender and Work Experience Placements. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, Manchester University, Manchester.
  15. McCrum, E., Macfadyen, T., Fuller, C., & Kempe, A. (2009, September), BERA, Vocational Education and Training: some perspectives from year 11 pupils. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, Manchester University, Manchester.

Any Further Information:

Professional Achievements:

  • 2014 University Teaching Fellowship.
  • 2014 Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
  • 2008, 2010 and 2015 University of Reading Team award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning.
  • 2009 School Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning.

Enterprise Activity, External Roles and Consultancy:

  • Consultancy to secondary schools on history teaching.
  • Staff training in secondary schools on mentorship and coaching.
  • School governor.

Contact Details

Email:
e.m.mccrum@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 6140

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