Sarah Davies is a Senior Lecturer in Nottingham Institute of Education. She is course leader for the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education within the Institute and leads the Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Module. Sarah also leads the design and technology subject strand within the Secondary Initial Teacher Education course. She also teaches on the MA Education within the Institute.
Before moving into Higher Education, Sarah taught in local secondary schools for ten years before moving to NTU. She was an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) for Nottinghamshire local authority, which involved work across a number of schools, supporting new and experienced teachers with professional development and training issues.
Sarah is currently studying for her professional doctorate with the University of Nottingham, the focus of which is D&T teachers in the context of change. Alongside this, she has undertaken research into the use of technology-enhanced learning in schools and HE, including the innovative use of social media to support collaborative learning.
Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist in Nottingham Institute of Education and further information may be obtained from the NTU Doctoral School.
Sponsors and collaborators
Current and recent funding has included:
- Kitronik. S Davies, A Hardy and K Truman, European Regional Development Fund through Working With You innovation project (2014), £5,000
- East Midlands Digital Design and Technology (DDT) Support Centre Contract. S Davies, J Tinney and A Cooper, Design and Technology Association (2009 - 2012), £9,000
Sarah was awarded the Teacher Training Design and Technology Award by the Design and Technology Association in 2017.
Sarah was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Inspirational Teaching Award in 2016.
DAVIES, S. and HAIL, Y., 2015. Education for sustainable development within textile technology: a case study of two schools. In: M. CHATONEY, ed., Plurality and Complementarity of Approaches in Design and Technology Education (PATT 29 Conference), Aix-Marseille Université, Marseilles, France, 7-10 April 2015. Marseilles, France: Presses Universitaires de Provence, pp. 106-111. ISBN 9782853999946
- Teacher education
- Student teacher observation
- Teacher professional development tools
- Design and technology secondary education
- Curriculum development in Design education