Senior Lecturer Teacher Education
Institute of Education
tel: 01905 542151
PGCE Secondary Geography
MSc Science Media Production
GTA Global teachers Award
SSAT GLP Lead Practitioner
Elena gained her BSc Geography at Brunel University, which she followed with postgraduate teacher education at Goldsmiths College, London. She later gained an MSc in Science Media Production from Imperial College, whilst working in Secondary science education in South East London. She became a Fellow and Chartered Geographer of the Royal Geographical Society in 2014 and was awarded the Think Global ‘Educator of the Year Award’ in 2016.
Elena began her career in higher education after 15 years in Secondary Education, where she worked in roles including Teacher of Science, Teacher of Geography, Eco-Schools Co-ordinator, Global Learning Programme Expert Centre Co-ordinator, Charities Co-ordinator and Associate Assistant Head Teacher, with responsibilities for SMSC and managing Business and ICT.
Elena teaches both geography and science education across the primary and secondary centres on undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She is currently working on two L&T projects on ‘Embedding the SDGS in ITE’ and ‘Education at the Hereford Water Works’, as well as supporting a Flood Education Initiative in conjunction with Lancaster University, HWF&R, the Environment Agency and the Met Office.
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
PITE 1004 Science
PITE 1007 Geography
PITE 3001Professional Studies
PITE 3003 PRISS
PGCE Primary Science
PGCE Primary Geography
POED 1001 Science outdoors
PGCE Secondary GeographyResearch Interests
Education for Sustainable Development
Global Learning/Development Education
Learning outside the classroom
- Professional Bodies
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
Geographical Association member
Paper ‘Eco-Schools the Golden Thread for ESDGC for TEESNET. Sept 2016.
‘The Global Goals’ in the Think Primary magazine, with Ben Ballin. Winter 2016.
'Getting to Grips with Sustainable Development Goals' in the Geographical Association's Primary Geography journal, Focus on Geography without limits. Number 92, Spring 2017
OXFAM blog: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/blogs/2017/06/the-glp-and-me, June 2017
Europe and Africa talking: young people on the global stage, workshop.
Geographical Association Conference, Manchester University April 2016
Eco-Schools the Golden thread for ESDGC presentation. TEESNET annual conference. Sept 2016.
Global Learning through a Science Lens workshop. GLP regional conference, Aston University, Oct 2016.
Global Learning and the Sustainable Development Goals SSAT conference, Birmingham Convention Centre, Nov 2016
Teaching Global Science workshop. ASE conference, Reading University, Jan 2017
Eco-Schools and Sustainability Global Teaching Conference, Liverpool World Centre, March 2017
- External Responsibilities
Education Volunteer for Beacons Development Education Centre (DEC)
Eco-Schools Mentor for Worcester County Council
Teachers in Development Education (TIDE~global learning) Trustee