Amanda Bell is a Lecturer in Education on the Secondary PGCE (Geography). She has been in role since 2015. Amanda Is the Geography PGCE Lead Tutor and Co-Course Director for the Secondary Years PGCE(M). Prior to joining the team she was a Head of Geography in a Norfolk Secondary School. Whilst teaching she has also been Coordinator of Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning and of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Amanda has undertaken the role of assessment associate; marking GCSE exam papers and acted as a trip advisor for Discover the World. In addition Amanda has written resources for the Royal Geographical Society, gaining the ‘From the Field’ Goldsmiths Award.
Membership of professional bodies:
Fellow of the HEA.
Professional Affiliate of the Chartered Collage of Teaching.
Member of the Geographical Association.
Amanda has created a series of lessons and resources for the Royal Geographical Society on field research in to ‘Exploitation and management of coral reef ecosystems, Menjangan Island, Bali, Indonesia’, which can be accessed through the link below:
Bell, A. (2020) Lesson study as an effective process to develop evidence-informed teaching practice of trainee and early career geography teachers, Impact 9:2, Available at: https://impact.chartered.college/article/lesson-study-process-develop-evidence-informed-teaching-geography-teachers/
Key Research Interests
Amanda’s research interests include exploring methods of assimilating current field research in to Geography lessons; the use of new technology to bring geography to the classroom; and attitudes to and methods of teaching of sustainability and climate change internationally; and the impacts of changes to government educational policy on fieldwork in Geography.
In addition, her time teaching in secondary school has given her an interests in challenging the most able in geographical and environmental education and in the incorporation of anthropology to Geography.
Most recently Amanda has been engaged in researching and embedding Lesson Study into Initial Teacher Training and the identifying ways in which Lesson Study can be used to build effective habits of reflection on Subject Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Early Career Geography Teachers. Additional scholarship and research interests include mentoring of Geography trainees and Early Career Teachers.
Lecturer on the Secondary PGCE (Geography) in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.
Co-Course Director of the Secondary Years PGCE(M)
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Bachelor of Science, University of East Anglia
Award Date: 1 Jan 2006
Master of Arts