Deb Niven MA
Senior Lecturer English in Education
I am an academic adviser and lecturer on the Secondary English PGCE programme. My research interests include oracy teaching, peer-to-peer collaborative learning and the use dialogic approaches in the study of literary texts.
I have 18 years of classroom experience in Secondary English education and have worked in varied school contexts in both Rotherham and Sheffield. I continue to teach English part-time alongside my work for the Sheffield Institute of Education and work in a local Secondary school, teaching English Language and Literature to students across the 11-18 age range.
Sheffield Institute of Education
College of Social Sciences and Arts
- PGCE Secondary Phase
- PGCE Secondary English
- Developing and Reflecting on Professional Practice
- Developing and Reflecting on Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy in English
Current research interests include language gap ideology and the role of vocabulary in the Secondary English curriculum.