Dr Susan Chapman

PhD Cymru, TAR, MA (Huddersfield), Dip Ed (Sheffield), Tystysgrif Uwchraddedig (UCE)

Dr Susan Chapman

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School of Education

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Before joining the School of Education, Susan taught English in mid Wales and in Bradford.  She currently teaches on the PGCE English course and on undergraduate modules specialising in language and literacy.


Susan’s research interests include ITE mentoring; ITE pedagogy; English language and literature teaching.    She is also a member of a network of ITE English lecturers in Wales and south west England, working on aspects of English teaching and English ITE such as diversifying the curriculum and creativity in English. The group has presented at NATE and UKLA conferences. She also collaborates with colleagues on aspects of curriculum and pedagogy in Wales including projects on children's perception of cynefin and on developing currere in Wales.


She oversees the cross-curriculum literacy provision for the PGCE course.


Chapman, S, Ellis, R, Beauchamp, G, Sheriff, L, Stacey, D, Waters-Davies, J, Lewis, A, Jones, C, Griffiths, M, Chapman, S, Wallis, R, Sheen, E, Crick, T, Lewis, H, French, G & Atherton, S 2023, '‘My picture is not in Wales’: Pupils’ perceptions of cynefin (Belonging) in primary school curriculum development in Wales', Education 3-13, vol. 51, no. 8, pp. 1214-1228. 10.1080/03004279.2023.2229861
Watson, A, Kelly, L, Foley, J, Kneen, J, Chapman, S, Smith, L & Thomas, H 2022, 'Teacher agency in the selection of literary texts', English in Education, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 340-356. 10.1080/04250494.2022.2085550
Kneen, J, Chapman, S, Foley, J, Kelly, L, Smith, L, Thomas, H & Watson, A 2022, 'Teaching Key Stage 3 literature: The challenges of accountability, gender and diversity', Literacy, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 371-385. 10.1111/lit.12288
Smith, L, Thomas, H, Chapman, S, Foley, J, Kelly, L, Kneen, J & Watson, A 2022, 'The Dance and the Tune: A Storied Exploration of the Teaching of Stories', Changing English, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 40-52. 10.1080/1358684X.2021.1957669
Evans, R, Lloyd-Williams, S, Chapman, S & Davies, P 2021, 'On lives, on learning: Online: A study of the lived experiences of stakeholders in the education sector in mid-Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic.'.
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