Staff Profile:Daniela Standen

Mrs Daniela Standen
Job Title:

School Director of Teaching and Learning

Active Projects:
I became School Director of Teaching and Learning for the International Study and Language Institute in August 2019. In this leadership role I am responsible for the quality assurance of the School's credit bearing programmes. I am also responsible for the development of ISLI's credit bearing provision to support global competencies and the development of global graduate attributes and I oversee the current provision. I convene Modern Britain 2

I am also involved in the development of the integrated foundation-year, during the Director of Foundation-Year Studies' maternity leave.

My special interests are inclusive pedagogies, I coordinate the Inclusive Language Teaching Special Interest Group; and assessment. Prior to becoming SDTL, I was the IWLP Assessment Coordinator and I have led projects to enhance the alignment between teaching and assessment and encourage the use of item analysis tools for multiple choice tests.

I am an External Examiner for the 'University Wide Language Programme' at Newcastle University.


I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and between 2014 and 2019 I was a Teaching and Learning coordinator on the Institution-Wide Language Programme with responsibility for assessment and the strategic development and management of the Italian provision. Between 2013 and 2018 I was the School's Disability Rep, and in 2018-2019 I was an Academic Secondee on the Electronic Management of Assessment Project.

I bring a variety of skills acquired in a diverse career history spanning IT and HR, where I was Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development.

My education is also rather eclectic: I am a graduate of the University of Birmingham (B.Soc.Sc. International Studies and Politics); the University of Sunderland (PGC HR Management); and the University of Reading (PGC Academic Practice), I am a qualified Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (CELTA).

I A Few Personal Comments:
I enjoy reading, travelling and cooking and my passion I Ballet.

Areas of Interest:

Language Assessment and Inclusive Teaching & Learning pedagogies

Professional affiliations:
Advance HE, Senior Fellow;

UNILANG Accredited Examiner;

Association of University Language Centres, member;

UK Association for Language Testing and Assessment, member

External Roles:
External Examiner Newcastle University

Research groups / Centres:

Conference Presentations:
Developing HE Teacher's assessment literacy to enhance the quality of language assessment: a case study. Chiara Cirillo and Daniela Standen.

Professional Competencies in Language Learning and Teaching July 2018 - University of Nottingham

Developing quality foreign language assessment in an HE context: reality, challenges, ambition. Chiara Cirillo and Daniela Standen

UK ALTA (Association for Language Testing and Assessment) November 2017 - University of Huddersfield

Transitioning into the world of work: encouraging students to learn deeply and broadly to enhance independence and transferable skills Daniela Standen and Ugo Marsili

UK LINGUA - Multilingual Language Learning and Teaching Colloquium April 2017 - The University of Durham

Encouraging students to learn deeply and broadly: tools to enhance independence and transferrable skills in an IWLP Italian beginner module Daniela Standen and Ugo Marsili

AULC - (Association of University Language Centres) January 2017 - Queen's University Belfast

Flipped learning in the language classroom Daniela Standen

UK LINGUA - Multilingual Language Learning and Teaching Colloquium April 2016 - The University of Durham

On line Publications:
Flipped Learning Network
Applying Flipped Learning to and Italian Stage 3 module: Creating a Deep Learning Environment

Tuttitalia (Association for Language Learning):
An appraisal of 'Flipped Learning' in the Italian classroom

Daniela Standen

Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 5163

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