Ms Jane Collings
Teaching & Learning Support
I have 30 years’ experience of leading Teaching and Learning innovation across a range of sectors including in HEIs, further education, charities, schools work- based, youth and adult learning. I have managed Teaching and Learning projects, evaluated externally funded projects, designed and facilitated staff development programmes, and developed a wide range of staff and student resources.
Since 1998 I have led educational innovation projects at both Exeter and Plymouth Universities. These have included projects on employability, work experience and work based learning, widening participation, internationalisation, assessment , feedback and inclusive pedagogies.
- Project team lead for the Employability Jigsaw Project
- Project lead for Inclusive Teaching, Learning and Assessment
- Supporting the embedding of the Curriculum Enrichment Project
- Management of the Teaching and Learning website and handbook
- Educational development through data analytics and targeted intervention and support
- Coordinator for the Inclusivity Development Projects. Learning Support and Wellbeing
The first educational initiative I managed was in 1979 was for the Manpower Services Commission a pre-curser to Youth Training Scheme. This was in the context of land–based industries based at Dartington Hall.
In 1987 I became an external consultant focusing on designing, developing and delivering programmes in the context of education and work place learning with adults, youth and returners to learning and the workplace. During this time I developed and delivered management and leadership programmes in a range of education and charitable organisations and taught on teaching and learning programmes for educators in FE and work place learning.
The Dearing Report (1997) led me into working in the Higher Education. My experience of working on the ‘education and work divide’ offered Exeter and Plymouth universities a skill set that was required to implement the requirements of Dearing.
Since 1998 I have worked as external consultant at Exeter and Plymouth leading a range of projects examples of which are in the above case studies. In 2013 I took a part time post working with the Pro-Vice Chancellor Teaching & Learning and continue to work as an external consultant developing leadership and governance in Devon schools.
- Post-graduate Diploma in Learning and Development
- B.Ed. Hons. Tertiary Education
- Certificate of Education - Further Education
Qualifications relating to further education & work-based learning
- Assessors Award
- Internal Verifiers Award
- Evaluating Practice
- Youth Trainer Award
- Instructors Award
- Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy ( SFHEA)
- Member Institute for Learning ( MIfL)
- Teaching and Learning
- Inclusive pedagogies
- Inclusive Assessment
- Group work
- Participative teaching and learning
- Leadership and management
- Workplace learning skills
Collings, J. (2016) 7 Steps to Inclusive Teaching and Learning. University of Plymouth
Collings, J. (2014) 7 Steps to Fostering Critical Thinking. PU.
Kneale.P, & Collings. J.(2014) Developing and embedding inclusive assessment:issues and opportunties.PedRIO paper 7:1-24
Collings,.J. & Lau,A. (2014) 7 Steps to Inclusive Assessment . PU.
Collings, .J. & Kneale, P. ( 2012) Assessment for Learning – A Plymouth University Positioning Paper
Collings, J & Magne, P. (2012) 7 Steps to Internationalising Teaching and Learning. PU.
Collings, J. (2012) Head teacher appraisal & salary review guidance . DCC. LDP Babcock.
Collings, J. (2011) The Impact of School Federations: an analysis of Ofsted reports in Devon. DCC
Collings, J. (2010) Governance: Developing your federation. DCC. LDP Babcock.
Collings, J. (2010) The use of new technologies to develop school federations and collaborations in
Devon. DCC. LDP Babcock.
Collings, J. (2007) Finding and Keeping Effective School Governors. DES, DCC, DAG. .
Collings, J.& Edwards, M. ( 2007) Treating the whole person. Mental Heath Today.
Collings, J. (2006) Looking after your Head. Work life balance and head teachers.DCC
Collings, J., Moon,J., & Watton, P. (2001) Reflective Writing. Guidance Notes
Collings,J. & Watton, P. (2000) Learning through independent work experience: Final report
Collings,J. & Watton,P. (2002) Learning through independent work experience: JEWELS II Extending Good Practice.
Watton, P., Moon, J., & Collings,J. (2002) Independent Work Experience: An Evolving Picture. SEDA Paper 114. Birmingham
Other academic activities
Project manager of the highly successful DfEE project ( £250,000) ‘Learning from Independent Work’ at Exeter & Plymouth Universities. The outcomes included a commitment from both universities enabling students non -degree related work experience be recognised with an accreditation framework.
2000 – 2002
Project manager of the 2 year extension ‘Learning from Independent Work’ project at Exeter and Plymouth Universities. This DfEE fund ( £97,000) enabled further embedding of credit –bearing modules that accredited work experience into the academic curriculum.
I sat on the newly formed Exeter Employability Committee . My role was to advise on accreditation of work experience and work related learning .I contributed to the Employability and T&L Strategies.
I assessed, administered the Exeter University IWE modules , led staff development workshops and chaired the examination boards
I designed and was module lead for the Exeter University ‘Independent Work Experience modules’ . These were developed at 10, 20 & 30 credits in 15 programmes.