Julie Jones’ experience in Education is as a primary school teacher and Advisory Teacher for Primary English with the Northamptonshire Local Authority and then a Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton teaching and leading on programmes within the area of Education, Children and Young People.
She has an Upper Second degree in Economics, a PGCE (Primary) and Masters with Distinction in Education. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Julie is Subject Leader for:
- Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching
- BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching
- BA (Hons) Education Studies
- BA(Hons) Childhood & Youth
The Subject Area also encompasses the Regional Management of the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status.
Julie’s main areas of research are:
- the professional development, motivation deployment and impact of teaching assistants, including their impact in the context of Changemaker values
- group work dynamics and assessment of students’ group work
- Jones, J. and Edwards, J. (2014) Changemaker values within the Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching and the development of a Teaching Assistant Teachmeet Event. In: Alden Rivers, B. and Smith, J. (eds.) Alden Rivers, Bethany and Smith, James Changemaker in the Curriculum: The University of Northampton: Case Studies 2013-2014. Northampton: The University of Northampton. pp. 49-54.
- Jones, J. and Smith, A. (2008) Facilitating group work: leading or empowering? Paper presented to: Fourth Biennial European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) /Northumbria Assessment Conference, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 27 – 29 August 2008. (Unpublished)
- Smith, A. and Jones, J. (2008) Student reflections on a collaborative project. Paper presented to: European Conference on Education Research (ECER 2008), Gothenburg, Sweden, 10 – 12 September 2008. (Unpublished)