Amanda Bell is a Lecturer in Education on the Secondary PGCE (Geography). Prior to joining the team she was a Head of Geography in a Norfolk Secondary School. She has also been Coordinator of Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning and of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Amanda has been an 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 Royal Geographical Society.
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:
Key Research Interests and Expertise
Amanda’s research interests include exploring methods of assimilating current field research in to Geography lessons. She is interested in the use of new technology to bring geography to the classroom. She is also interested on attitudes to and methods of teaching of climate change internationally.
Amanda is interested in 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.
Lecturer on the Secondary PGCE (Geography) in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.
Bachelor of Science, University of East Anglia
Award Date: 1 Jan 2006