Tina Richardson

Job title and responsibilities

I am a Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Staffordshire University.

I am the Course Leader for the Certificate in Education and PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) provision delivered by our partner colleges and for the on campus full time subject specialist (English and Mathematics) PGCE PCET.

I am also the Course Leader for the PgCert Higher and Professional Education (PgCHPE) (off campus) and also teach on the Postgraduate Certificate in International Education (PGCiE).

About me

I have almost 30 years teaching experience in schools, further and higher education.

Qualifications

  • Education Doctorate due to be completed in 2017 – Researching metacognitive reading strategies in adult Functional Skills classes
  • MSc Computing
  • Coaching and Mentoring (M level 30 credits)
  • Certificates in Training the Trainers (Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL at Level 5)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • City and Guilds 7307 Further and Adult Education (Stages 1 and 2)
  • City and Guilds 9281 initial Certificates in Teaching Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL
  • BA (Hons) English and History

Expertise

I have extensive expertise of working in the secondary and post compulsory sector as well as experience of teaching in Greece and China. I am also an external examiner for PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) courses.

Enterprise and commercial activities

I have led and been a team member on securing UK and international partnerships in education.

Research interests

My research interests include how reading skills are taught in Functional Skills (English) classes in Post Compulsory Education and Training.

Selected publications

Machin, L.,  Hindmarch, D., Murray, S., Richardson, T. and Hall, F. (due out 2016) A Concise Guide to the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Northwich: Critical Publishing.

Machin, L., Hindmarch, D., Murray, S. and Richardson, T. (2015) A Complete Guide to level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (F.E. and Skills Sector), 2nd Edition, Northwich: Critical Publishing.

Machin, L., Hindmarch, D., Murray, S. and Richardson, T. (2014) A Complete Guide to level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (F.E. and Skills Sector), Northwich: Critical Publishing.

Machin, L., Hindmarch, D., Murray, S. and Richardson, T. (2013) A Complete Guide to level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (F.E. and Skills Sector), Northwich: Critical Publishing.

Gay, S. and Richardson, T. (2013) Using e-Books and e-Readers for Adult Learning
With a Focus on Adult Literacy
, Leicester: NIACE.

Current teaching

PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET), Postgraduate Certificate in International Education (PGCiE) and Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education (PgCHPE).

Contact

Tina Richardson
School of Education (Lifelong and International Learning)
Faculty of Business, Education and Law
Staffordshire University
Brindley Building
Leek Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 2DF
UK
t: +44 (0)1782 294331
e: t.a.richardson@staffs.ac.uk