National Teaching Fellowship 2018
12 September 2018
A leading Cardiff University academic who has worked extensively in the field of education has been selected for a prestigious, national award in recognition of her work focused on learning and teaching.
Emmajane Milton, a reader and co-director of the Masters in Educational Practice (MEP), who is based in the School of Social Sciences, has secured a National Teaching Fellowship from The Higher Education Academy.
Emmajane, whose research interests are focused around professional learning and educative mentoring, has held a wide range of senior leadership roles within academia, policy development and the statutory school sector. Having made a successful transition into academia she has exhibited sustained and effective leadership of a significant education portfolio. She was instrumental in developing and leading the Masters in Educational Practice (MEP) - a Welsh Government funded masters programme for Newly Qualified Teachers across Wales.
Her fellow co-director, Dr Caroline Daly of University College London, Institute of Education, said: “Emmajane is an outstanding role model - encouraging colleagues to maintain an unswerving focus on student learning and well-being.”
Fran Jordan a current primary school senior leader and recent graduate from the MEP programme said: “Few people have a hand in shaping the future of education, yet remain committed to helping people on an individual level - this epitomises Emmajane.”
Emmajane has also led learning and teaching developments for Cardiff University's academic staff, supporting the learning and development of colleagues, who in turn inspire, educate and nurture student learners.
Emmajane said: “I am absolutely delighted to receive this award. High quality learning and teaching is hard but so important. It really can have a transformative effect.
“I couldn’t have achieved this without all my MEP colleagues and the fantastic and committed students we have worked with across Wales. Most importantly my family have ultimately made this possible through their unstinting encouragement and support.
“I am very much looking forward to taking on more exciting and challenging learning and teaching opportunities and continuing to work with students and colleagues to enhance student learning experiences further.”
Emmajane will collect her award at the UK Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony on 7 November.