- •Professor (School of Education)
Michele joined the School as Professor of Comparative and International Education in January 2013 from the University of Birmingham. Originally from Canada, she has also worked as a teacher, trainer or teacher educator in Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Scotland and the Turks and Caicos Islands, and has conducted research in a range of contexts internationally.
PhD University of Warwick
MSc University of Oxford
BEd University of Western Ontario
BA University of Western Ontario
Michele is interested in tensions between global frameworks (such as children’s rights, and notions of ‘best practice’ in teaching and learning) and local and cultural imperatives. Her research takes a comparative and international perspective on:
•democratic education and education for democracy, especially the contribution of learner-centred pedagogy;
•global citizenship education;
•teacher professional learning and identity;
•education in developing and transitional countries;
•university internationalisation and the transnational, intercultural and academic experiences of mobile students.
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