Jennifer is Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education, Design and Technology specialist, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching and Communication Champion
Jennifer qualified as an Interior Designer and worked in industry for ten years before moving into education. She completed a PGCE in Design and Technology Education at Sheffield Hallam and has taught in secondary schools.
Her work within the Centre for Design and Technology Education at Hallam began in 2000 as a Teaching Fellow for the Technology Enhancement Programme specifically responsible for the curriculum development of design and technology. This culminated in the publication of nine curriculum teacher guidance units. Jennifer has been course leader for the 3 year BSc secondary design and technology education course and now teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate routes across secondary education.
Specialist areas of interest
General Professional Studies
Student transition through phases
Technology Enhanced Learning
History of design education
Social Sciences and Arts
- Art and Design Research Centre
- Culture and Creativity Research Institute
TDA-funded Undergraduate Design and Technology Education Recruitment Project.
Technology Enhancement Programme Millennium Schools Project Learning Skills Council and Sheffield LEA Inequality Challenge for South Yorkshire Schools (ICSYS).
Home office Design Against Crime Project
DEIN. J, GROVER, P, MITCHELL, A, LEWIS, T. (2001 - 2003). Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) Millennium Schools Project Teacher Guidance Units
Member of the Design and Technology Association
Jennifer is currently external examiner for the PGCE programme at Wolverhampton University. Her outreach activities have included 'Looking after Children' events, ITT taster courses, exhibition and conference organisation and inservice teacher training courses.