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Lorna Williams

Senior Lecturer in Design and Technology

Institute of Education

Contact Details

email: lorna.williams@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 542081

Lorna is module leader for PGCE, School Direct and Undergraduate Primary Design and Technology at the University of Worcester. She also teaches on the PGCE Art, Pedagogy and Professional Practice, Subject Specialism and Research in Early Years as well as the Undergraduate Professional Research in Early Years in Primary ITT. Lorna also supports the development of Early Years on the Primary Initial Teacher Training programme at the University of Worcester.

Prior to joining the University Lorna worked in primary schools in Solihull and Worcestershire co-ordinating the Creative Arts including Design and Technology. She is passionate about developing a creative curriculum that inspires and supports all learners to achieve. Lorna has 17 years’ experience as an Early Years Foundation Stage practitioner, alongside her role as Early Years coordinator and Phase Leader in a Pre-school and Reception setting. During her time as a practitioner, Lorna supported and mentored students from University of Worcester on ITT Graduate and Undergraduate programmes and Early Childhood Degrees. Her role within the Institute of Education as a school experience tutor enables Lorna to support trainees to develop as professionals throughout their placements and into their NQT year.

Qualifications

BA Hons (QTS) Art and Design, University College Worcester 1998

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching

Primary Design and Technology
The Early Years Foundation Stage
The Creative Arts in the Primary School
Planning for cross-curricular learning

Research

Physical literacy to improve fine motor control in Early Years and KS1
Development of cross-curricular approaches to enrich learning
Planning inspirational learning environments with children
The power of parents as partners

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Publications

Publications

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities