caroline lewis

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Miss Caroline Lewis BA, MA, PGCE


Tel: +44 (0) 1792 482037

Programme Director for the Education Studies (BA) programme

I have taught in higher education for a number of years across a wide range of subject areas within the social sciences as well as health sciences and post 16 teacher training.

I have supervised student research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and have also developed GCE coursework programmes as part of my work with a number of national examining bodies and provided training in relation to these coursework programmes.

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the British Education Studies Association (BESA)

Modules taught include:

  • 21st Century Learning: Theories & Contexts
  • Essential Skills for Education
  • The Philosophy of Education
  • Assessment & Evaluation in Education
  • Community Engagement
  • Radical Educations
  • Education Dissertation

My research interests lie in the field of student engagement and participation within higher education and the improvement of the student experience. My MA dissertation focused on a case study evaluation of the role of a community engagement project in providing employability skills for undergraduate students and I am currently working towards developing this into a PhD study. 

I have presented papers on the role of engagement work in enhancing the quality of the student experience at various conferences and I am actively involved in organizing projects and opportunities for students within this area.

My expertise focuses on educational philosophy and the various contexts within which individuals and groups learn in particular those areas which relate to lifelong learning and adult education.

I have an interest in alternative visions of education and the role of community engagement as a vehicle for providing employability and transferable skills to students and have supported a number of student research projects on these areas.

External examiner for BA (Hons) Education Studies, Middlesex University

2011 British Education Studies Association (Manchester Metropolitan) ‘Young Reading Dragons: A case study in cross-curricular collaboration and community engagement.’ Research Paper presented

2012 British Education Studies Association (University of Hull) ‘Community engagement and enhancing the student experience: a critical evaluation.’ Research Paper presented

BESA 2013 Conference (Swansea Met): ‘Student community engagement and the undergraduate experience. A case study analysis of the development of employability skills and graduate attributes’ Research Paper Presented.