Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education: Science
Secondary and Post Compulsory Education
tel: 01905 855570
Janinne joined the university in 2015 and is the PGCE co-subject lead for Science. Janinne is particularly interested in evidence-based practice in Science Education and in supporting and encouraging aspiring teachers.
Janinne spent her career in Secondary education working in a range of teaching and management roles in secondary schools in the West Midlands before moving into Higher Education.
In her work with the Ogden Trust, Janinne supports the development of Science (with an emphasis on Physics) in Primary and Secondary schools across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Janinne advises the Ogden Trust about Enrichment and is currently developing strategies to engage underrepresented groups in Physics education.
- MA Education (working towards)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education- University of Worcester (2017)
- PGCE in Secondary Science University of Worcester (2005)
- BSc Hons in Biology with Psychology University of Staffordshire (2002)
Learn Upon Training completed
- Safer Recruitment
- Introduction to the Prevent Duty as it affects Higher Education
- Safeguarding Essentials
Teaching & Research
Subject Tutor for the PGCE Secondary Science course, taking an active interest in the progress of all her students, during their training and beyond as they begin their career.
- How Science Capital affects student’s science aspirations
- Teacher specialisms
- Engaging under-represented groups in Physics
Koller, J., Looker, B and Delorenzo, J (2021) A Bitter Pill to Swallow: Is Tablet Technology the Answer to a Catch-up Curriculum? Science Teacher Education, 89. pp. 15-20.
Does The Use Of Video Recording Lead To An Improvement In Trainee Teachers’ Confidence? Ben Looker and Janinne Delorenzo - University of Worcester Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, June 2017, Worcester
Fifty Shades of Science: Experiments to Capture The Imagination of Pupils. Ben Looker and Janinne Delorenzo – Association of Science Education Annual Conference, January 2017, Reading
Fifty Shades of Science Revisited: Even More Experiments to Capture The Imagination of Pupils. Ben Looker and Janinne Delorenzo – Association of Science Education Annual Conference, January 2018, Liverpool