Dr Anna Reid
Dr Anna Reid is a visiting lecturer at Newcastle University, where she currently leads three core postgraduate modules in Education; Research in Practice, Critical Thinking about Research Methodology, and Practices of Enquiry. Anna’s doctorate, entitled ‘Teachers Developing Understanding of Enquiry-Based Learning’, explores the interactions of teachers’ dialogical selves when faced with implementing an enquiry based curriculum and formative assessment framework for enquiry skills in a secondary school in the North-East of England. Her findings, relating to concepts of ‘contractual’ and ‘internal’ teacher agency, provide a helpful framework for further exploring the relationships between policy and practice, as well as teachers and students in schools.
In addition to her lecturing post, Anna is still a practising teacher. Since qualifying to teach French and German in 2001, Anna has enjoyed meeting the challenges of a number of roles, including positions of senior leadership, in the primary and secondary sector.