Dr Victoria Warren
Director of Initial Teacher Education (ITE); Head of Program (Secondary)
Victoria is Director of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and Head of Program (Secondary) at Tabor. She also lectures in the fields of Curriculum, Pedagogy and English. In her lectures Victoria highlights the importance of positive learning environments, teaching for engagement and differentiation. An important part of her coordinator role is to support Secondary students as they journey through their studies. Victoria’s Doctoral study involved research that explored the links between teacher identity, pedagogy and curriculum with a view to identifying innovative and engaging practice. She is passionate about equitable teaching – ‘all students deserve interesting and effective learning opportunities and environments’.
Before Tabor Victoria taught in England (with a focus on Senior secondary GCSE) and Australia (Year 12 IB).
- Curriculum Studies
- Beginning Teaching Pedagogy Theory and Practice
- Teaching in Diverse Settings
- Literature, History and Culture
Doctorate (2021): Pedagogical Possibilities: Conceptualisations of Professional Identity by Early-Career Secondary English Literature Teachers
This thesis explored the concept of professional identity and associated pedagogies of English literature teachers to identify paradigms for powerful pedagogical approaches in English literature classrooms. Using a qualitative approach, and relationships to literature as a starting point, Focus Groups and individual interviews were used to critically explore the interrelationship between identity and pedagogy, including enactment of curriculum, for four early career English literature teachers. The research found that empowering pedagogies and consolidation of professional identity were possible for English literature teachers and their students when dynamics of learning environments and considered student centred pedagogical approaches were integrated. The implications of the research are useful for English teachers and Teacher Education, particularly in the areas of professional identity, pedagogy and curriculum.
Ben, F., Price, T., Morrison, C., Warren, V., Gollan, W., Dunbar, R., Davies, F. & Sorrell, M. (2016). Overall student satisfaction at Tabor School of Education: an examination of key factors based on the AUSSE SEQ. In Proceedings of ICEPSS 2016: 18th International Conference on Education, Policy and Social Sciences. Osaka, Japan, 10-11 October 2016.
Warren, V. (2012). Engaging young adult males with literature: a sustainable approach. In proceedings of ATEA, 2012 National Conference.
- Doctorate of Education
- Master of Education (Research)
- Postgraduate Certificate of Education (Secondary)
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
- Director of Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
- Head of Program (Secondary)
- Senior Lecturer
- Loves reading (from Victorian novels to epic fantasy and everything in between)
- Quite knowledgeable about alternative 80’s music
- Interested in History (especially medieval)
- Always interested in literature and film, and spending time with her family
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