Emma Snowden is currently Deputy Head of Educational Studies and chairs the department Learning and Teaching Committee. Emma lectures on the MA Education, Culture, Language and Identity programme and is also involved in Initial Teacher Education. She continues to be actively involved in the Teachers Centre, a centre she launched in September 2011 providing professional learning opportunities for teachers.
Emma researches issues of motivation, identity and curriculum development in relation to teacher education. Using action research as a methodological approach for her own research and to underpin the professional learning she facilitates, Emma is interested in teachers’ professional learning experiences.
Emma has considerable experience leading projects and implementing new initiatives. Utilising skills as a researcher and educator Emma is able to identify and develop areas of strength to realise success in both the secondary school and higher education context.
MA Education. London Southbank University (2007)
PGCE with commendation. Manchester Metropolitan University (2000)
BSc Hons Environmental Science. University of Wales, Bangor (1999)
Prior to joining the department in 2006 Emma taught science in South East London secondary schools. At present she teaches on the PGCE Secondary Science course supervises MA Education, Culture, Language and Identity dissertation students and leads an MA module entitled Leadership and Mentoring.
Emma is a member of the Association for Science Education and is a UCET CPD committee member. She also represents the Education Department at Goldsmiths Programme Scrutiny committee where new course proposals and programmes are considered.
Prince, Tiffany; Snowden, Emma and Matthews, Brian. 2010. Utilising Peer Coaching as a Tool to Improve Student-Teacher Confidence and Support the Development of Classroom Practice. Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal (LICEJ), 1(1), pp. 49-51.
Matthews, Brian; Prince, Tiffany and Snowden, Emma. 2009. Peer coaching: To what extent can it support the development of professional attributes required to be a teacher? London International Conference on Education and published in conference proceedings., pp. 123-129.
Snowden, Emma. 2009. Enjoy and Achieve: finding opportunities to action the Every Child Matters framework to provide opportunities for children and adults to work collaboratively on an outdoor learning project. FORUM, 51(2), pp. 233-240.
Snowden, Emma and Matthews, Brian. 2007. Making science lessons engaging more popular and equitable through emotional literacy. Science Education Review, 6(3), pp. 1-16.
Snowden, Emma. 2007. Learning through a school garden. Up the garden path.. Masters thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London