Heike Griffiths

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Heike Griffiths MA, PGCE/FE, BA, FHEA, TEFLCert

Lecturer

E-mail: Heike.Grififths@uwtsd.ac.uk



Preparation, delivery and assessment of a number of modules relating to education and inclusion, and English language support for international students

Member of the Ethics Committee

Member of the AMIP panel

I enjoy delivering a variety of modules in UWTSD, and using my skills and experience gained from teaching in many different environments, such as Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, colleges, Community Education classes, informal settings as well as project work with young adults with learning disabilities.

This progressive project developped support initiatives to enable disadvantaged young people to develop their skills, knowledge and independence, and providing advocacy and signposting to these individuals in order to remove barriers to participation in their life choices.

I feel passionate about inclusion, social and climate justice. In recent years I have taken on voluntary roles in the community to advance the use of public spaces and promote community growing.

I am fluent in English and German.

  • Recently, I have become very involved in the delivery of the Graduate Attributes modules, which focus on soft, transferable skills for the 21st Century.
  • Usually, I teach a variety of modules focussed on education and inclusion, such as Global Perspectives in Education, Overcoming Barriers in Specific Learning Difficulties, and Numbers Count, which focusses on the social dimensions of Numeracy.
  • I supervise dissertations and Independent Project work
  • UNHRC Rights of the Child
  • ESOL classes in Wales, improving content and context for maximising potential for inclusion
  • Immigration from a feminist perspective
  • Discrimination of non-native English speakers in the UK
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Education and the Community
  • Person-Centred Practice
  • Design, development and delivery of accredited personal development, IT and life skills training programmes, with a particular focus on mentoring and independent living skills.
  • Supporting the personal development of disadvantaged young people and people they know
  • Developing models of good practice for person-centred thinking in schools and colleges
  • Placement coordination, with a focus on person centred placement planning and development of good practice, minimising risks and maximising ethical considerations.
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Learning Skills for both native English speakers and International students
  • Sustainable Community Development
  • Non-violent Direct Action
  • Director of Incredible Edible Carmarthenshire CIC
  • Equality and Diversity Champion of the above company
  • Wellbeing in Action trainer for XR Cymru
  • Presenting at regional and national Real Opportunities project promotion meetings, and general project promotion, e.g writing articles for the newsletter and press releases
  • Attending training & research steering group meetings for Learning Disabilities Wales, providing feedback and analysis, and along providing project strategy advice to Cardiff University
  • Speaker in two regional conferences regarding Entry Level qualifications, with influence on national training providers