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Dr Beverley Hayward

  • Overview

    Overview

    Biography

    Committed to inclusion and lifelong learning, with nearly twenty years’ experience of teaching, coordinating and managing in HE, I recently, completed a PhD that is multi-disciplinary, exploring the subjectivities of support workers in a post-structuralist context of lifelong learning. I favour mixed methods that draw upon quantitative approaches to explore widening participation and inclusion, specifically those students with SpLDs, mental health issues and from disadvantaged backgrounds. I often expose my own vulnerabilities of being dyslexic and from a working-class background, in my teaching practice,  with the expectation of putting my students at ease. The intension is to encourage those that have a learning difference or disability not to give up on their education, but to continue in a collective community of learning. In that community of support and encouragement a democratic pedagogical experience can be fostered to initiate a dialogue to help each other through challenging times. Only recently have I had the confidence to speak out about my own literacy difficulties, but in sharing my experiences, I feel I have fostered a more authentic approach to teaching. In finding my own voice and telling my story, I hoped to facilitate a horizontal approach to enable adult learners to feel comfortable to speak their truths and be successful in their/our lifelong learning journeys.  

    Qualifications

    Web profiles

    Professional activities

    Hayward, B.M., 2019. The Salty Kiss of Cixous on my Psyche, Lamplight Magazine, Issue 1, May 2019, p. 17. http://anyflip.com/nrhb/taut/basic

    Hayward, B. M., 2018. An exploration into the subject positionings of the Learning Support Assistant in PC education, as they practise their art and craft In: Proceedings of the 47th Annual SCUTREA Conference, p.317-325. http://www.scutrea.ac.uk/2018/https://drive.google.com/file/d/136b0PiP8jQholEcifq9JBCpDRk13iZmO/view

    Professional memberships

    • Associate Dyslexia Guild 

    • Associate Art History 

    • Senior Fellow for the Higher Education Academy

    Honours and awards

  • Research

    Research

    Research interests

    • Creativity and the ecriture feminine as an approach to facilitate transformation
    • The artist as educator in the context of a feminist aesthetic
    • Education and the (dis)abled student in HE

    Research Centres and Institutes

    Post doctoral staff

    • Kerry Harman
    • Sue Dunn
    • Jan Etienne
  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching

    Teaching

    Teaching modules

    • Observation and the Everyday (SSPA074S4)
    • Independent Research Module (SSPA085D7)
  • Publications

    Publications

    Conference Item