Janice Watson

Janice Watson


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Personal profile


Dr Jan Watson is a Lecturer in Education and Professional Development at the University of East Anglia. In addition to co-directing the Secondary PGCE(M) programme, she teaches on the BA in Education course and supervises Doctoral and Masters level research students. She has over 25 years of teaching experience in secondary education and has held a wide range of senior management responsibilities in schools. Before moving into full-time higher education, she was a Local Authority adviser for Gifted and Talented Education.


Key Research Interests

Current research interests are focused on creative approaches to assessment in higher education, the development of creative thinking skills through art, visual literacy, working in creative learning environments, global citizenship education and identity studies.

Teaching Interests

Jan is a committed educator with a passion for lifelong learning; she supports the idea of lecturers being involved in their own professional development as teachers by continually reflecting on their pedagogy and practice. She advocates an inclusive, holistic and, where possible, personalised approach to teaching and learning and is keen to provide students with a wide range of educational experiences and opportunities. Jan strongly believes that students should be encouraged to develop their academic study skills as an integral part of the HE learning process; she also considers it important for them to be introduced to self and peer assessment strategies which help inform and direct their learning and providing opportunities and practice. She believes that students, who feel supported, valued and engaged, are more likely to fulfil their potential.

Teaching responsibilities 2014-15

SY PGCE(M) Professional Development semianr group - (PD Coordinator)

BA in Education modules:

Year 1: Academic Development in Education (co-tutor)

Year 2:What is Teaching? (module convenor)

Year 2: Outdoor Learning - (contributor)

Year 3: Creativity and Learning - (module convenor)

BA in PE:

Year 1: Academic Skills in PE - (module convenor)


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):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education