Catherine Simon

Catherine Simon

English Education Policy during Turbulent Times

Using discursive institutionalism (Scmidt, 2010; Schmidt 2002) as a methodological framework, this paper offers a conceptual analysis of English education policy  2015-2022.  On the surface, Michael Gove’s legacy (Secretary of State 2010-14) has cast a long shadow over educational reform, but closer, more nuanced  analysis indicates that education policy during…

But I don’t want to be a teacher: Work based learning in Education Studies

This paper considers the impact of placement experiences on student professional identity formation and its intersection with career identity within the university context of learning.  To this end, the paper focuses on undergraduate Education Studies students’ conceptualisation of their work-based placement experiences and perceptions of their professional identity formation.  Respondents…