National Teaching Fellow 2006
Jenny is an Associate Professor at Bournemouth University (Centre for Excellence in Media Practice – in research on learning); and works also part time as an independent consultant, running workshops and projects. She has worked in higher education and professional development for 20 years and, particularly in the last ten years has run large numbers of workshops in the UK and abroad. Most of the workshops relate to subject matter of her books, so that the content is well researched and based on substantial academic thinking, though she is happy to fit requirements and contexts. In terms of timing and length of workshops, there is complete flexibility. Jenny tends to use substantial handouts and they are designed to support short or long courses. Jenny has a National Teaching Fellowship (2006/7).
Jenny has many publications including 8 books which are all published by Routledge and Routledge Falmer, London. They include Reflection in Learning and Professional Development (1999a); Learning Journals, a handbook for students, Academics and Professional Development (1999b) and second edition: Learning Journals: a handbook for reflective practice and professional development, (2006 - with much new material); Improving the Impact of Short Courses and Workshops (2001); a Module and Programme Development Handbook, 2002); A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning (2004) and Critical Thinking, an exploration in theory and practice’ (2008). The latest book, Achieving Success through Academic Assertiveness: real life strategies for today’s students (2009), This is a book that is written directly for students (eg undergraduates, professional development, PDP etc) has just been published. Also there is a new booklet (40 pages) on Making Groups Work (applications of academic assertiveness principles to group work) and this is published by Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Education – ESCalate.
Jenny says: “My personal philosophy has been to question and rethink further on all processes of teaching and ‘
‘accepted wisdom’ on learning.”
Centre for Excellence in Media Practice; Independant Consultant