Jamie Heywood

Academic Developer

Location: Cambridge

Jamie is an Academic Developer at Anglia Learning & Teaching, focussing on promoting active, inclusive, and collaborative teaching and learning, and supporting educational development across the University.

jamie.heywood@aru.ac.uk

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Background

Jamie’s work focuses on supporting educational development through an innovative, collegial, and student-focused approach to promote high-quality teaching and learning. As an Academic Developer, Jamie designs and leads on educational and professional development activities which promote active, inclusive, and collaborative teaching and learning to ultimately enhance the student experience. This can be through creating workshops, initiatives, resources, and projects, and working in partnership with faculties, offering evidence-informed pedagogic support and consultancy, which aim to foster positive change, share good practice, and encourage and empower colleagues. Jamie is the Course Leader for our Advance HE accredited Learning & Teaching in Practice course, which is an introduction into teaching and learning, and co-leads our internal Active Learning Network alongside being on the committee for the National Active Learning Network.

Jamie joined ARU from the Bedford College Group, where he was a Course Manager and Lecturer, leading the quality and day to day operations of a teacher education & training provision, with a portfolio of seven courses. This was alongside teaching responsibilities where he worked with a wide range of diverse students from across the community to support them to complete their teacher training. He has taught on a range of courses within FE and HE, specialising in teacher education and psychology, including foundation and bachelor’s degree programmes, professional teacher training qualifications, including PGCE Post-Compulsory Education, Access to Higher Education pathways and 16-19 study programmes. This has been in varied contexts including face to face, blended, hybrid, and fully online alongside acting as a personal tutor, mentor, placement coordinator and conducting teaching observations.

Jamie holds Senior Fellowship (SFHEA) with Advance HE and Associate Fellowship (AFSEDA) with SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association).

Teaching

Current
  • Learning & Teaching in Practice (Advance HE Accredited) Course Leader
  • Level 3 Award in Education & Training (City & Guilds, 6502-31) (Bedford College Group)
Previous
  • PGCE/Cert Ed (Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education Certificate) (University of Bedfordshire)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (City & Guilds, 6502-51)
  • Level 5 Certificate in Mentoring in Education (FBTPD017-2) (University of Bedfordshire)
  • BA (Hons) Psychology & Criminal Behaviour (Top Up) (University of Bedfordshire)
  • Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (University of Bedfordshire)
  • Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (University of Bedfordshire)
  • Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (Teacher Education Pathway, Laser Learning Awards)
  • Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (Psychology Pathway, Laser Learning Awards)
  • 16-19 Study Programmes including Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (Pearson BTEC)

Qualifications

  • MA Education - University of Northampton
  • PGCE (Post-Compulsory Education) - University of Bedfordshire
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology – Coventry University

Short Qualifications

  • Assessing Vocational Achievement (TAQA) (Previously known as A1 Award) (Bedford College Group, City & Guilds, Level 3 Certificate, 2019)
  •  Award in Education & Training (Barnfield College, Ascentis, Level 3 Award, 2014)
  • British Sign Language (Alpha Academy, Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate, 2020)
  • First Aid at Work (Bostock Health Care, 2019)
  • Leading the Internal Quality Assurance (TAQA) (Previously known as V1 Award) (Bedford College Group, City & Guilds, Level 4 Certificate, 2016)
  • Mental Health First Aid (Mental Health First Aid England, 2014) and Refresher (2021)
  • Mentoring in Education (University of Bedfordshire, Level 5 Certificate, 2020)
  • Online Professional Development Course for External Examiners (Advance HE, 2020)
  • Tutoring, Support and Guidance in the Lifelong Learning Sector (University of Bedfordshire, Level 5 Certificate, 2015)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Associate Fellow of SEDA (AFSEDA) (Staff and Educational Development Association) (Currently working towards Fellowship)
  • Co-Lead of the ARU Active Learning Network
  • Committee Member of the National Active Learning Network
  • Flipgrid Certified Level 3: #GridGuide
  • Google Certified Educator (Level 1 and Level 2)
  • Member of ALT (Association for Learning Technology)
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)
  • Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) 2021 – 2022
  • Senior Fellow of Advance HE (SFHEA)
  • (Former) Fellow of the Society for Education & Training (FSET) with Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills Status (QTLS)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Associate Lecturer – Bedford College Group
  • Conference Organising/Submission Reviewing: Global Festival of Active Learning 2021, ARU Engage Conference 2021, Active Learning Conference 2021, ARU DigiFest 2021, Global Festival of Active Learning 2022, Active Learning Conference 2022
  • Consultant for Laser Learning Awards (Introducing Cyberpsychology into an Access to Higher Education Psychology Pathway curriculum (2018)
  • External Academic Representative, Validation Event for four PGCE programmes – NCG (2022)
  • External Examiner, PGCE Further Education & Skills - University of Greenwich
  • Faculty Liaison for the Faculty of HEMS (Health, Education, Medicine, and Social Care)
  • Health & Wellbeing Champion
  • Mentor for APRS Applications (Advance HE Fellowship)
  • Mentor for the Mentoring at ARU Scheme
  • Reviewer and Panel Member for the APRS (Anglia Professional Recognition Scheme) which leads to Advance HE Fellowship
  • Reviewer for UK Ed Chat (UKEdChat.com) (2019)

Selected recent publications

Hollis, J., Allen, P.M. and Heywood, J., 2022. Learning retinoscopy: A journey through problem space. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, [e-journal]. https://doi.org/10.1111/opo.13007

Heywood, J., 2021. The Reality of FE TEL Post-Covid-19:Thoughts from the bike by an FE Teacher Educator. Future FE Pedagogies, [online] pp.32-34. Also available at FE News and Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Blog

Heywood, J., 2021. What can we learn from video sharing platforms for learning and teaching? Anglia Ruskin University, [blog] 22 April.

Heywood, J., 2021. FE Practitioners Views on Strategies to Support Digital Pedagogy Development. Bedford College Group Research Network, [blog] 5 March.

Heywood, J., 2020. How can action research in teacher training help you become a reflective practitioner? British Educational Research Association (BERA), [blog] 22 September.

Heywood, J., 2020. Ten Tips for Teaching Online. Bedford College Group Research Network, [blog] 2 July.

Recent presentations and conferences

Heywood, J., 2022. Active Learning through Flipping the Classroom. Ten Months of Active Learning Themes (TMALT) workshop as part of the ARU Active Learning Network (Anglia Ruskin University). 28 April 2022.

Heywood, J., 2022. Promoting Wellbeing and Happiness in Online Teaching & Learning: 5 Quick Tips. Digitally Enhanced Education Webinar series. (University of Kent). 27 April 2022.

Heywood, J., Oprandi, P and Starkey, S-A., 2022. Walking, Thinking and Reflecting Adventure. Global Festival of Active Learning (Active Learning Network). 25-29 April 2022.

Heywood, J. & Collenette, N., 2022. Harnessing Social Media for Active Learning. Global Festival of Active Learning (Active Learning Network). 25-29 April 2022.

Heywood, J., 2022. Practical Teaching Ideas for Hybrid Teaching & Learning. Workshop for Harper Adams University. 7 April 2022.

Heywood, J., 2022. Creating a Buzz! 10 Ideas on how to Enhance Interaction and Student Engagement in your Teaching. Active Learning to Engage Students and Enhance Learning - A Seminar Funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Munster Technological University). 14 January 2022.

Heywood, J., 2022. Practical Teaching Ideas for Hybrid Teaching & Learning. Hybrid Teaching and Learning in HE: a futuristic model or a realistic model for the future? (University of Nottingham). 13 January 2022.

Heywood, J. & Collenette, N., 2021. Active Learning through Social Media. Ten Months of Active Learning Themes (TMALT) workshop as part of the ARU Active Learning Network (Anglia Ruskin University). 16 December 2021.

Heywood, J., 2021. Third party tools: what are they and how can we use them to enhance teaching, learning and assessment? DigiFest (Anglia Ruskin University). 8 September 2021.

Heywood, J., 2021. Creating a Buzz! 10 Ideas to Enhance Interaction in your Online Teaching. Active Learning Conference (Active Learning Network). 20-21 July 2021.

Heywood, J., 2021. Can you escape? A practical workshop on using escape rooms for active, inclusive, and collaborative learning. Engage Conference (Anglia Ruskin University). 22 June 2021.

Heywood, J., 2021. Flipgrid: What is it and how can I use it for teaching and learning? Engage Conference (Anglia Ruskin University). 22 June 2021.

Heywood, J., 2021. Using Escape Rooms for Active Learning. Global Festival of Active Learning (Active Learning Network), 19-23 April 2021.