Genea Alexander

Genea Alexander

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

Primary Education

Contact Details

email: genea.alexander@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542561

Genea Alexander has worked in education as both a primary teacher and Senior Lecturer for many years.  Genea's initial experience of the University of Worcester was as a postgraduate student, where she studied and successfully completed the MA Education. As an experienced primary teacher, with subject specialisms in primary music and languages, she subsequently secured a sessional lecturing post at the university. For many years, Genea continued to work as a sessional lecturer and primary teacher simultaneously, until she made the move into higher education on a permanent basis as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education. 

As part of a dedicated team, Genea has enjoyed teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate education courses and was Course Leader for the Primary PGCE course until 2017.  

Genea's research and teaching interests include pedagogy and professional practice, the arts and primary languages education and she is co-author of several publications. 

Genea is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a committee member of the National Primary Teacher Education Council (NaPTEC).

Qualifications

  • MA Education
  • BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS
  • PG Cert. in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Teaching and Research

Teaching Interests

  • Primary languages
  • Pedagogy and professional practice
  • Primary music

Research Interests

  • Learning and teaching
  • Arts and languages education
  • Creativity in education

Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Committee member of NaPTEC

Publications

Carroll, J. and Alexander, G.N. (forthcoming) The Teachers’ Standards in Primary Schools: Understanding and Evidencing Effective Practice. 2nd edn. London: SAGE Publications

Alexander, G. and Sutton, J. (2019) The Teacher’s Palette: ‘Creative and Holistic Learning Spaces’, in Ogier, S. (ed.) A Broad and Balanced Curriculum in Primary Schools London: Learning Matters/SAGE Publications

Alexander, G. and Sutton, J. (2018) ‘Thinking Outside the Box:  How can you maximize the potential of the learning and teaching environment?’, in Carden, C. (ed.) Primary Teaching: An exploration of learning and teaching in primary schools today. London: Learning Matters/SAGE Publications

Carroll, J. and Alexander, G. N. (2016) The Teachers’ Standards in Primary Schools: Understanding and Evidencing Effective Practice London: SAGE Publications

External Roles