|Lecturer in Physical Education||
C dot Avieson at uea dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 1432
Craig Avieson is a Lecturer within the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, predominantly teaching Physical Education, alongside his role as Deputy Course Director and overseeing undergraduate placements on the BA Physical Education degree programme. He also teaches on the Secondary PGCE course and on the MA in Advanced Educational Practice (Physical Education Pedagogy module). He joined the School in 2011 and prior to working at UEA, was employed as an assistant headteacher in a London school. Previous roles and responsibilities include: secondary teacher of PE, head of year, head of PE, curriculum and CPD coordinator, school governor, PGCE, SCITT and GTP school mentor.
University Campus Suffolk (Lowestoft) – Revalidation of the: FdA Supporting Inclusive learning and Practice; and the BA (Hons) Inclusive Practice and Integrated Working. February, 2013.
Cherry Trees (Special) School, Bow, London – Leadership strategies for engaging with pupil voice amongst disaffected boys with BESD (behaviour, emotional and social difficulties). June, 2012.
Osmani Primary school, Whitechapel, London – Development of pupil voice and school councils within an inner London primary school (100% EAL). May, 2012.
University of Cumbria (London Campus) – Strategies for GTP students to engage with children’s rights and pupil voice within inner London schools. December, 2011.
University of Cumbria (London Campus) – Teaching PE in the primary school: a guide for GTP students. November, 2011.
Craig’s research interests lie in the area of children's rights, voice, adult-child power relations and provision for children with English as an Additional Language. After recently completing his Doctorate in Education, Craig is actively involved with research focused on the influence of school leadership on children’s rights, pupil voice, active citizenship and school councils. He is also a member of the Physical Education Pedagogy Research group with a particular interest in PE pedagogy, children’s voice within PE and action research.
Craig contributes towards a range of modules and is currently the module leader for:
Year one: ‘Anatomy and Physiology’
Year two: ‘Professional skills’ and ‘Aquatic and athletic activities’
Year three: ‘Coach in Action’ and ‘Aesthetic Activities’
Craig contributes to the delivery of the PGCE Physical Education (Secondary). This includes Professional Development (PD) sessions on transition from primary to secondary school and curriculum sessions on: Outdoor and Adventurous Activities, gymnastics (skills and pedagogy), athletics, swimming, PE pedagogy, Teaching A Level PE, Inclusion, EAL children, alongside observing and supporting PGCE students during placements A and B.
Craig’s contribution towards this module focuses on inclusion and developing pupil voice within primary and secondary school settings. He looks at specific strategies and barriers which exist within the school and Physical Education context.
Craig is involved with supervising undergraduate dissertation students on the BA (Physical Education) degree, alongside post-graduate students on the MA (Advanced Educational Practice) and is currently a second supervisor for a student completing the Doctorate in Education (EdD).
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