Mrs CATRIONA MACDONALD

Mrs CATRIONA MACDONALD
Moray House College of Education, Diploma of Primary Education (1979); Northern College Aberdeen, Post Graduate Diploma of Special Educational needs (2000) ; University of Aberdeen, Chartered Teacher Module 1, Self Evaluation (2004); General Teaching Council, Accreditation Route: Professional Award of Chartered Teacher (2006): Master of Education Aberdeen (2012)

Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

Overview
Mrs CATRIONA MACDONALD
Mrs CATRIONA MACDONALD

Contact Details

Telephone
work +44 (0)1224 274534
Fax
fax +44 (0)1224 274945
Email
Address
The University of Aberdeen Room 734
MacRobert Building
King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 5UA
Telephone +44 (0)1224 274534

Biography

 Career History

Programme Director, MA in Education (2013-)

Programme Director, Bachelor of Education (Hons)  (2010 - )

Teaching Fellow, University of Aberdeen, School of Education (2008-   ) 

 Teacher Learning Support Aberdeenshire, Mackie Academy, Primary/Secondary Float (1993-July 2008)  

 Behavioural Support Teacher, Johnshaven Primary School, Grampian Region (1993)

 Supply Teacher, Grampian Region Primary Schools (1992-1993)

 Supply Teacher, Caithness Primary Schools (1985-1988)

 Primary Class Teacher, Castletown Primary School, Caithness (1979- 1984)

 Conference presentations

 

  • Presentation Scottish Learning Festival: Numeracy Where is the Learning? 21st September 2011
  •  Assessment Conference University of Cumbria Carlisle: Old Wine in a New Bottle?: Assessment of Numeracy 6th July 2011
  • EIS/U of Aberdeen Conference: Health and Well-Being across Learning, Can we teach Happiness Workshop? 15th May 2010
  • Workshop: Literacy across Learning, The language of Mathematics, 23rd January 2010, EIS/University of Aberdeen Joint Conference
  • Workshop: CFE/ Numeracy at Learning Festival, 16th May, 2009 University of Aberdeen
  • EAL workshop for New Teachers, 31st January 2009, University of Aberdeen  
  • Creating an Inclusive Classroom Workshop, 13th September 2008, EIS CPD Fair, Exhibition Centre Aberdeen
  •  Tracking Pupil Learning Gains Workshop, 7th June  2008, Chartered Teacher Conference Edinburgh
  •  Creating an Inclusive Classroom workshop, EIS/University of Aberdeen CPD fair, 26th April 2008  
  •  Partnerships, Poster presentation, 28th  April 2008, STEC Conference, Glasgow
  •  A Critical Incident, a Turning Point to Better Provision?, 3rd November 2007,  Chartered Teacher Conference, University of Aberdeen
  • Collaborative Practice Workshop, Chartered Teacher Conference, June 2007, Edinburgh
Research

Research Interests

  

Mathematics and Numeracy:

 Having trained as an assessor and pupil tutor through Strathclyde University CPD programme (2005) in South Aberdeenshire, the 'Maths Recovery' diagnostic assessment and teaching frameworks has been a continued area of professional interest. This includes

  • Working alongside students to extend their understanding of pupil's developmental stages of mathematical thinking  
  • Researching the use of video as a tool to develop teacher/pupil understanding

Current Research

Numeracy: Work based project focus:     Using Video assessment to identify numerical strategies: How does this impact on student teacher's perception of their own knowledge and understanding?

Member of Innovation and Teachnology Research Group, University of Aberdeen

Collaborations

Aberdeen City: Curriculum for Excellence Numeracy group Member

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

B.Ed 1

Tutor : ED1028, Learning How to Learn

Tutor ED1054: What makes us Human?

B.Ed 3

Tutor ED3005: Primary Mathematics Curriculum

B.Ed 4

Tutor ED4016/ED4052: Professional Studies, Primary Mathematics Curriculum

Tutor ED4017: Learning and Teaching, The School and Community 

PGDE

Tutor ED4018/ED4511: Primary Mathematics Curriculum  

PGDE Part Time distance learners

Tutor ED4650 Primary Mathematics Curriculum

 

 

Further Info

External Responsibilities

  

Aberdeen University/EIS CPD Partnership: Member of Steering Group    

Review of Teacher Education in Scotland: Member of Reference Group

Admin Responsibilities

Course Coordinator ED1028, Learning  How to Learn.

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