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Lerverne Barber

Deputy Head of Institute of Sport & Exercise Science

Institute of Sport & Exercise Science

Contact Details

email: l.barber@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 855573

Lerverne is Deputy Head and Principal Lecturer with responsibility for Learning, Teaching and Student Experience (including Recruitment, Retention and Achievement), within the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science (ISES).  She is a member of the Senior Management Team in ISES and has been part of the Physical Education (PE) teaching team for more than ten years, having been PE Course Leader from 2008 - 2011.  Lerverne has a wealth of experience in her subject area, having been a Secondary PE teacher, PE adviser and OfSTED Inspector.   She has also worked as an independent PE Consultant leading projects and delivering training for organisations such as the Youth Sport Trust, the Qualification and Curriculum Authority and the Department for Education.  Lerverne’s main teaching interests include gymnastics, dance and learning and teaching in PE. Lerverne is Chair of the ISES Student Learning Environment committee; a member of the University of Worcester Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee and also the Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement Committee. In 2011 she became a University of Worcester Teaching Fellow for excellence in learning and teaching and in 2015 she achieved the award of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy for her leadership of learning and teaching (SFHEA).

Qualifications:

  • MSc in Educational management and Leadership
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • BEd (Hons) Physical education (Human Movement Studies)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • University of Worcester Teaching Fellow
Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Professional Interests:

  • Secondary and Primary Physical Education
  • Student Selection and Achievement
  • Sharing and dissemination of good practice in terms learning and teaching across ISES, UW and nationally
  • Coordination and collaboration with StARs to enhance the student experience
  • Learning and Teaching project coordination
  • Academic Tutoring

Research Interests:

  • Learning & Teaching
  • Peer Learning
  • Initial Teacher Education Primary and Secondary PE
  • The undergraduate experience – from recruitment to achievement
  • Student potential in relation to achievement
Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Publications

Publications

Barber, L. and Breeze, N. (2015) HND degree ‘top-up’ students’ perceptions of their experience at the University of Worcester: how can future students’ experiences be improved? Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching, Issue 10, 41 – 45.

Roberts, C.-M. and Barber, L. (2015) Enhancing student learning experiences in sport psychology modules using practical activities. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching, Issue 10, 53 – 57.

Whitehouse, K., Barber, L. and Jones, V. (2015) Developing and maintaining an effective learning environment in Capel, S. and Whitehead, M. (eds) Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School, 4th edition. Abingdon, Routledge

Jones, V. and Barber, L. (2014) Applying theories of Learning to your practice in Capel, S. A. and Breckon. P. (eds) A Practical Guide to Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School. (2nd edition). Abingdon, Routledge, pp. 129-134.

Gee, M., Corke, H. and Barber, L. (2012) Islands of excellence...in conjunction with huge oceans of poor practice: An exploration of the use of contemporary technology in Physical Education teaching, Physical Education Matters, Autumn, Vol.7 No.3 pg 51.

Bowen-Jones, W., Barber, L. and Breeze. N. (2011) Evidence informed quality improvement programme (equip): student progression and achievement.  EDULEARN11 Proceedings CD (ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1), Published by International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED).

Barber, L. and Breeze, N. (2011) ‘Enhancing student achievement and progression’ http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/retention/ret_examples_22_Worcester3

Barber, L. (2010) To what extent do primary trainee teachers feel prepared to teach physical education? Physical Education Matters, Association for Physical Education, Autumn Vol.5 No.3.

Bowen-Jones, W., Barber, L. and Martin, L. (2009) Evolution of a Peer-Learning Scheme. In SEDA Paper 124 Beyond the Peer Observation of Teaching edited by D. Gosling and K. Mason O’Connor.

Conference Presentations (from 2011) ·

  • Creating a virtual Centre for Student Progression and Academic Achievement, 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, EDULEARN, July, 2015.   
  • Student Reflections about how Universities support High Level Student Achievement, University of Worcester Learning and Teaching Conference, June, 2015.   ·    
  • The Socialisation of Physical Education Student Teachers, Association of Physical Education Annual Conference, Staffordshire, June, 2015.  
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  • School Sports Premium – will it make a difference?  9th FIEP European Congress, Sofia, October, 2014.   ·
  • How do Graduates Achieve their Academic Potential?  University of Worcester Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Annual Conference, June, 2014.  
  • How do Graduates Achieve their Academic Potential? Conference Presentation at the International Association for Technology, Education and Development (IATED) 6th International Annual Conference, November, 2013.   ·      
  • Pre-registration interviews: why bother?  6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, March, 2012.   ·       
  • Recruitment and Retention - The Role of the Interview.  Higher Education Academy - What works? Student Retention and Success Conference, York, March, 2012.   ·       
  • Islands of excellence...in conjunction with huge oceans of poor practice: An exploration of the use of contemporary technology in Physical Education teaching. Association for Physical Education Annual Conference, Oxford, July, 2012.   ·       
  • An Evaluation of the Undergraduate Recruitment Process. 5th Higher Education Institutional Research Conference, University of Liverpool, July, 2012.   ·       
  • Evidence informed quality improvement programme (equip): student progression and achievement. EDULEARN 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, July, 2011.   ·       
  • Student Progression and Achievement. Supporting Student Learning, 10th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Worcester, June, 2011.    
External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Examiner for the University of Brighton