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Carrie Winstanley

Professor of Pedagogy

  • 228 Grove House, Froebel


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Personal profile


I currently work predominantly with undergraduate education students across a range of courses. These include modules tackling social psychology in education, pedagogy and classroom practice, special and inclusive education for children with different educational needs (particularly high ability and learning difficulties). I teach a module on education outside the classroom, with a focus on museum and gallery education and co-teach about children and the media. I also work with postgraduate students, mainly through supervision and guest lectures on different modules.

I have various other roles in the School of Education, such as Learning and Teaching lead, Library Representative and Disciplinary Officer.

Work with children and families: I have a decade of experience of teaching in schools, including experience in the maintained, independent and international sectors. I continue to run family workshops in museums and galleries, as well as children's activities.


Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2014)

HEA National Teaching Fellow  (2008) 

PhD (London, 2004)

MA (Surrey, 1997) 

National Froebel Foundation Certificate (1996) 

MPhil (Cantab, 1990)

BEd Hons (CNAA, 1989) 

Research interests

I am particularly interested in:

  • ethics of provision for 'able children'
  • critical evaluation of classroom practice for 'highly able children'
  • museum and gallery education 
  • teaching philosophy in schools
  • distinctive schools
  • learning and teaching in both schools and in Higher Education

Professional affiliations

National Teaching Fellow (Higher Education Academy) 

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Executive Council Member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain

Philosophy of Education Society (USA)

British Education Research Association

European Council for High Ability

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

Consultancy work

I am able to deliver In-Service sessions for teachers on a variety of subjects, with an appropriate mix of useful practical ideas and strong theoretical grounding. I particularly enjoy visiting schools where the needs of able pupils (with and without additional learning needs) are being addressed.

I have led teams undertaking evaluations of museum work and reviewing professional development for teachers of the able. I have acted as a consultant on various government education projects (particularly around the needs of able children from disadvantged backgrounds or with learning difficulties). I regularly work with Local Authorities concerning providing challenge for pupils in schools.

External positions

External Examiner, Oxford Brookes University

1 Sep 201431 Aug 2017

Maternity Leave

20 Feb 201120 Feb 2012

External Examiner, Middlesex University

1 Sep 200631 Aug 2010

Lecturer / Examiner, Kingston University

1 Sep 200031 Aug 2004


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