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Helen Hope

Department Head for Sport, Management & Outdoor Education and Principal Lecturer in Physical Education

Institute of Sport & Exercise Science

Contact Details

email: h.hope@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 54 2230

Helen Hope is a Principal Lecturer in Physical Education. Before joining the University in 2005 she had taught in secondary schools for ten years and was Head of a PE department for five years. She has previously led the PGCE PE teacher training programme for three years before moving into teaching on the Undergraduate Modular Scheme (UMS) course. Helen prides herself in demonstrating excellence in teaching and learning and this was shown when the ‘Teaching Games in the Primary School’ module won the Students' Recognition Award for promoting Learning in 2010/2011. Helen has a keen interest in blended learning and includes a variety of approaches to her lectures including podcasting, narrated Powerpoints, Prezi and kinaesthetic learning approaches.

Qualifications:

  • BaEd in Sports Science and Education Studies, Chester College of Higher Education (1995)
  • PGCE Physical Education and Special Educational Needs, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education (1996)
  • PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Worcester (2009)
  • MA in Education Academic Course Leadership qualification, University of Worcester (2008)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests:

Helen teaches on a variety of 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate modules. Her interests include the philosophy of Physical Education, threshold concepts and transformational learning, Alternative approaches to learning and teaching. Authentic assessments, flipped learning and a clear focus on interactive and transformational learning means that Helen’s lectures are never dull.

As Head of Department she leads on Retention. Peer Supported Review of Teaching and Academic Integrity.

Research Interests:

Helen is interested in using innovative learning, teaching, assessment and feedback techniques in order to enhance the student experience. Recent conferences have focused on how authentic experiences enhance student learning.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)       

Association of Physical Education (AfPE)

Publications

Publications

Hope, H., Williams, K., & Eagles. J. (2017) ‘Authentic Learning Through Assessment’. UW Learning and Teaching Conference. University of Worcester. 15th & 16th June 2017.

Guinan, J., & Hope, H. (2017) ‘Supporting Student Transition into Top-up Programmes’. UW Learning and Teaching Conference. University of Worcester. 15th & 16th June 2017.

Corke, H., Smith, S., & Breeze, N. (2014) ‘Flipping’ Academic Reading’. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching. [online] (9).

Corke, H., & Smith, S. (2013) ‘Flipping Academic Reading’. HEA Annual Conference. Warwick University. 5th June 2013.

Corke, H., & Smith, S. (2013) ‘Flipping Academic Reading’. UW Learning and Teaching Conference. University of Worcester. June 2013.

Corke, H. (2012) 12 moves evaluation project report. Dancefest. Worcester.

Corke, H. & Faull, A. (2012) The use of learning technologies to support large group teaching. [Online] Learning and Teaching conference. University of Worcester. 19th June. Available from: http://prezi.com/jol_kagzeifu/teaching-and-learning-conference/ [Accessed: 7th November 2012].

Corke, H. (2012) 12 moves evaluation report findings. [Online] Arts and Health Symposium. Malvern Hospital. 25th April. Available from: http://prezi.com/sowvvvw76poh/12-moves-project-helen-corke-participation/ [Accessed: 7th November 2012].

Corke, H. (2011) Research into the qualities and competences of teachers. [Online] UCET National Conference. 3rd – 5th November 2011. Available from: http://prezi.com/hxbzpfqsagpr/research-into-the-qualities-and-competences-of-teachers/  [Accessed: 7th November 2012]