Anita Collins

Anita Collins,   Programme Manager, Learning and Teaching/Learning and Teaching (SEND)
Email: a.f.collins@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 243 9426

Anita Collins

Areas of expertise

Teaching practice and pedagogy, teacher training and development, SEND, autistic spectrum condition, literacy and language education, EAL, further education and training.

My role 

I lead on programme development, teaching and learning quality assurance and enhancement, student support and recruitment of students to the part-time Learning and Teaching Foundation and BA top-up degrees, including the Learning and Teaching Foundation (SEND) and BA top-up (SEND) pathways.

I also deliver teaching modules on Theories of Learning, Developing Teaching Skills, Playful Learning, Inclusion and SEND and Autism and I lead a Work-Based Learning module for our SEND pathway students. I am an academic personal tutor and supervise final year dissertation students.

My background is in English Language, Literacy and Literature teaching, as well as SEND teaching and support and Teacher Education; I worked in the Further Education sector for 20 years as a Lecturer in English, an Advanced Practitioner and a Teacher Trainer.

My main areas of interest are SEND research and practice, particularly in relation to Autistic Spectrum Condition, and in developing appropriate teaching and support strategies to meet the diverse needs of learners, including EAL. I have carried out doctoral-level research into young men’s identities and dispositions towards writing.

Qualifications

  • Cert.Ed (FE) 
  • M.Ed (TESOL) 
  • Dip TESOL 
  • BA (Hons) English Literature 

Professional Memberships

  • NAS – National Autistic Society NASEN
  • National Association for Special Educational Needs