Dr Ruth Heilbronn

    • PhD
    • Lecturer in Education
  • Department:
  • Summary:
    • Philosophy of Education, teacher education, languages in education. Practice-based learning - What is practical knowledge and how do teachers acquire it? What is scholarly teaching and how can 'learning communities' help to support practitioners to develop their professional capacities? Mentoring. Using reflective journals and development portfolio.
  • Teaching:
    • • MA in Effective Learning
      • PGCE MFL
  • Research:
  • Postgraduate Research:
    • Reflective Practice: R.Clarke - Reflective practice in an on-line world: evaluating models of practice amongst pre-service teachers.
      FL teaching and learning, R.K. Al Karaki, The Problems of Teaching English as a foreign language in Jordan's Universities: impacts and solutions
  • Professional Activities:
    • • Editorial Board, ittmfl.org.uk
      • Member Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain
      • Member Association for Language Learning
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • School based mentoring: opportunities and constraints for teacher knowledge and understanding, at 'Preparing Teachers for a changing context', international conference convened by the Institute of Education, University of London, and Beijing Normal University, 3-6 May 2006.

      The construction of teacher knowledge, at Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, University of Cambridge, UK. 2-5 August 2005

      Standards Based Assessment in Teacher Education, invited symposium at 10th biennial conference of European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), University of Padua, Italy, August 26-30th 2003
  • Languages Spoken:
    • French (advanced)
      Spanish (intermediate)
  • Languages Written:
    • French (advanced) Spanish (intermediate)
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  • Heilbronn, R. and Turner T. 'Values Education and Moral Judgement' In S. Capel, M. Leask and T. Turner (eds), Learning to Teach in the Secondary School, 5th Edition. London: Routledge.
  • Heilbronn, R. (2008) Teacher Education and the Development of Practical Judgement. London: Continuum.
  • Heilbronn, R. (2007) 'Planning' In N. Pachler and A. Redondo, A Practical Guide to Teaching Modern Foreign Languages in the Secondary School. London: Routledge.
  • Heilbronn, R (2005) 'The Construction of Teacher Knowledge', International Journal of the Humanities 3(1), 129-136.
  • Heilbronn, R. (2004) 'The national strategy for KS3 and its application to modern foreign language teaching', Language Learning Journal 30(1), 42-49.
  • Heilbronn, R. (2004) 'Using research and evidence' In S. Capel, R. Heilbronn, M. Leask and T. Turner (eds), Starting to Teach in the Secondary School (2nd edition). London: Routledge.
  • Heilbronn, R., Jones, C., Bubb, S. and Totterdell, M. (2002) 'School Based Induction Tutors a Challenging Role', School Leadership and Management 22, 371-388.
  • Bubb, S., Heilbronn, R., Totterdell, M., Jones, C. and Bailey, M. (2002) Improving Induction. London: Routledge Falmer.
  • Heilbronn, R. and Jones. C. (eds) (1998) New Teachers in an Urban Comprehensive. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books.
  • Heilbronn, R. and Jones. C. (1998) 'New Teachers in an Urban Comprehensive' In A. Hudson, D. Lambert (eds), Exploring Futures in Initial Teacher Education. London: Cassell/Institute of Education.