Professor Yvonne Bain
I have an interest in teacher education and professional learning; on-line learning and the use of ICT for enhancing learning and teaching across all areas. I completed my PhD (Education) as a part-time student in June 2011, thesis title: Learning Through Online Discussion - Case Studies of Higher Education Students' Experiences.
I was appointed as a Professor (Personal Chair) in August 2019, and previously as a Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) (Alternative Routes & New Initiatives Strategic Coordinator) with responsibilities for developing new pathways for teacher education in the School of Education.
Other roles have included: Lecturer in Education at the University of Dundee (2017-2018) including Acting Programme Director for TQFE; and various roles in my earlier employment at the University of Aberdeen: TQFE Programme Director (2011-2017); Depute Head of School (Strategic Planning) (2012-2016); PGDE(S) Programme Director (2005-2007); and PGDE(P) Depute Programme Director (2003 - 2005). I have many years of experience in teacher education and professional development within teacher education.
Prior to that, I have a background in Secondary teaching having been a Principal Teacher of Computing Studies and previously a teacher of Physics and Computing in Secondary Schools.
Development of new intitiatives in the School of Education.
(Interim) Head of Department of Postgraduate Taught and Professional Learning.
My current research and scholarly activity is around the professional learning of teacher educators (through the work of InFoTED - see the publications for more information) and the use of online technology to support professional learning.
Previous work has explored the development of alternative routes for Initial Teacher Education such as the Distance Learning Initial Teacher Education (DLITE); the professional learning impact of the Teaching Qualification for Further Education (TQFE); and joint supervision experiences for PhD supervisors and students.
My current research interests are around the use of online learning, and supporting professional development of teacher educators and teachers as a collaborative partnership approach (through the work of InFoTED).
Member of InFoTED Council. See https://info-ted.eu/
Member of the GTCS working group on the Professional Registration of Further Education College Lecturers in Scotland.
Current teaching, learning and assessment:
- Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) courses (UG and PGT)
- PGDE Secondary Programme: Professional Studies
- PhD supervision
- New developments -
- iPGDE Master's level courses
Previously have taught on:
- MEd supervision of Masters projects relating to ICT for learning and teaching
- Masters level: Coaching and Mentoring in schools
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Learning and design principles for teacher educators' professional developmentTeacher Educators and their Professional Development. Vanderlinde, R., Smith, K., Murray, J., Lunenberg, M. (eds.). 1 edition. Taylor and Francis, pp. 51-64, 14 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Researching the professional learning needs of teacher educators: Results from international researchTeacher Educators and their Professional Development. 1 edition. Taylor and Francis, pp. 28-42, 15 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Experiences of distance doctoral supervision in cross-cultural teamsTeaching in Higher EducationContributions to Journals: Articles
Scotland: its schools and teachersInternational Handbook on Teacher Education World Wide.. Karras, K., Wolhuter, C. (eds.). 2 edition. H.M. Studies and Publishing., pp. 565-588, 24 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Scotland: it's schools and teachersInternational Handbook of Teacher Education Worldwide. Karras, K. G., Wolhuter, C. C. (eds.). H.M. Studies and Publishing., pp. 565-587, 23 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
The professional development of higher education-based teacher educators: needs and realitiesProfessional Development in Education, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 848-861Contributions to Journals: Articles
Transforming practice, transforming practitioners: reflections on the TQFE in ScotlandResearch in Post-Compulsory Education , vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 83-101Contributions to Journals: Articles
The Professional Development of Teacher Educators in Scotland: researcherly dispositions and tensionsScottish Educational Review, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 54-72Contributions to Journals: Articles
The professional learning needs and priorities of higher-education-based teacher educators in England, Ireland and ScotlandJournal of Education for Teaching, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 133-148Contributions to Journals: Articles
Changing the landscape of school/university partnership in Northern ScotlandProfessional Development in Education, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 537-555Contributions to Journals: Articles