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Dr Sophie Cole

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Sophie was previously Teacher of Art and Head of Year in Secondary Schools, founding Education Officer at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art before becoming Programme Leader of PGCE Secondary Art, Craft and Design at Northumbria since 2002.

Sophie has designed, developed and led Secondary General Professional Studies routes in Postgraduate Teacher Education covering national teacher priority subjects as well as practitioner research practices for teachers in training. The School Direct programme where Sophie is academic guidance tutor has a strong focus on exploring research evidence to inform professional and classroom practice as well as supporting the development of academic and research methods.

Sophie has been actively involved in establishing postgraduate routes for qualified art teachers through the MA Fine Art and Education (in partnership with the Fine Art Department 2002-2009) and MA Professional Practice both in collaboration BALTIC.

Sophie is an experienced subject focussed and chief External Examiner in UK Universities of programmes in Initial Teacher Education including Institute of Education: UCL, University of Ulster, Birmingham City University, Edge Hill University and Liverpool John Mores.

Sophie Cole

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  • Getting Creativity Back into Schools: How Teachers Can Adopt a Creative Pedagogy, Cole, S. 19 Feb 2021, Early Careers in Education, Bingley, Emerald
  • International models and student voice effecting professional programme design for personal and professional capital, Duffy, R., Cole, S. 20 Jul 2018, Advance HE: Teaching and Learning Conference 2018
  • The personal and professional capital of Master's level study for teachers, Duffy, R., Cole, S. 13 Sep 2018, British Education Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2018
  • Rationale and Reality: The Personal and Professional Capital of Masters Level Study for Teachers, Cole, S. Jun 2017
  • Creativity and Enquiry in Action: a case study of cross-curricular approaches in teacher education, Lofthouse, R., Thomas, U., Cole, S. 2011, In: Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal

  • Education (other/general) EdD December 04 2017
  • Education MEd June 30 2001
  • Education PGCE June 30 1997
  • History of Art BA (Hons) September 01 1993
  • Principal Fellowship of the HEA PFHEA 2022

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