Eleanor Tierney

Eleanor joined BGU as a Visiting Tutor in 2019 after twenty years of Secondary Computing classroom teaching and supporting trainee teachers. She has been Head of Department and ICT Across the Curriculum Lead, auditing, planning and delivering staff training as well as providing additional support for Gifted, Talented and More Able students. Eleanor has taught qualified teachers Internationally with particular emphasis on Assessment for Learning and Gifted, Talented and more Able students in Computing.

Eleanor is Computing Lead for PGCE Secondary Initial Teacher Education and is a member of the Foundation Course Team. Working with the ‘Telling it like it is’ (TILIIs) group, her current efforts are in decolonising, and refining, the Computing reading list, which has included an article about her endeavours. Eleanor is currently undertaking a Post Graduate Masters in Education and her particular areas of interest and research are the ‘Digital Divide and Social Justice’ in Computing and the ‘Theory, Practice gap’ looking at the impact of a greater link between theoretical knowledge and trainee teachers’ lived experiences during classroom practice.

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