Dr Beth Howell
Beth is a lecturer in Education and English. She completed her PhD Thesis in the English Department at Durham University in 2003 and joined the Education department in 2004 with ten years teaching experience of English Literature, English Language and Creative Writing in Secondary, Adult and Higher Education. Beth is the Module Convenor for the postgraduate module: Curriculum Analysis and supervises thesis work with EdD and PhD students. Her current research focuses on Creativity in English Education at both Secondary and Primary level with a particular focus on Story Telling and Cultural Literacy.
Beth is on the editorial board of the international journal English Language Teaching and is a member of the department's Research Group: Philosophical and Critical Perspectives in Education. Beth's research and teaching interests also include Gender Issues in Education and The Politics and Philosophy of the Curriculum.
Journal papers: academic
- Howell, E. (2010). Telling Stories: Enhancing Cultural Literacy in the Primary Classroom. International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education 1(3): 203-212.
- Howell, B. (2008). Literacy, subjectivity and the gender divide: 'the freedom of writing implies the freedom of the citizen' (Sartre, 1948). Gender and Education 20(5): 511-525.
- Howell, B. (2008). Some Student Teachers' Conceptions of Creativity in Secondary School English. English Language Teaching 1(2): 36-48.
- Howell, B. (2010), Story Telling and Cultural Literacy, in Shoniregun, C.A. & Galyna, A.A. eds, CICE Conference 2010 Infonomics Society, Toronto, Canada, 162-167.
- Howell, B. (2009), Conceptions of Creativity in Secondary School English, in Subhi-Yamin, T. eds, Annual Conference of the International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE). Paris, France, 160-171.
Edited works: conference proceedings
- Howell, E. (2008). Conceptions of Creativity in Secondary School English. Annual Conference of the International Centre for Innovation in Education, Paris, ICiE.