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Elaine Wotherspoon

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20152018
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Personal profile

Overview

Elaine’s teaching background is in teaching Secondary and Primary Physical Education across local authorities in Scotland. Elaine also spent a significant time in the United States of America, working in a variety of fields including the professional sports industry, secondary education, higher education and middle school education.

Overview

Elaine is the programme leader for the PGDE Secondary and the PG Cert Primary Physical Education programmes within the School of Education. Elaine is responsible for the PE Inputs on the PGDE Primary and B.A courses within the School. Elaine also lectures on wider issues and Health and Wellbeing within these courses. Her major input is with the PGDE Secondary course where she oversees the Physical Education students. Elaine currently serves as the External Examiner for the PGCE Secondary Physical Education programme at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Current research activities

Elaine recently finished her M.Ed. degree at the University of Glasgow where her research revolved around the role of Physical Education in increasing academic performance and the most effective method of Initial Teacher Education. 

While at the University of Chicago, Elaine was part of a research project that was attempting to discover the key components of an effective Physical Education programme. 

Elaine is currently undertaking her PhD studies where she is investigating the levels of perceived preparedness in recent graduates of Initial Teacher Education.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy

External positions

External Examiner, Cardiff Metropolitan University

1 Sep 2016 → …

Keywords

  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • Physical Education
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Teacher Preparedness

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