Dr Sue Webster

Dr Sue Webster

Lecturer in Post Compulsory Education (PCET)

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Lecturer with PGCE/Cert Ed inc DET
Teaching on postgraduate and undergraduate programmes

Developing CPD work in FE PGCE/Cert Ed within the FE partnership and within University
Undertaking and promoting research in Teacher Education and for Teacher Educators 


2018 - Doctorate in Education - Ed D - University of Plymouth. Professional Pathways for Teacher Educators in Further Education practice: a framework to support professional learning.

2008 – Schumacher College, Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EA. Course run by Schumacher College in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Futures, UoP. Roots of Learning (non-certificated)  

2004 - 2008 University of Plymouth, Faculty of Education, Isaac Foot Building, Plymouth, Devon  Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed) including

Nico de Bruin Award University of Plymouth, Plymouth 2009

1999 - 2000 University of Plymouth, Faculty of Arts and Education, Charles Cross, Plymouth, Devon  Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE - PCET)

1994 - 1999 University of Plymouth, Faculty of Art and Design, Exeter Campus, Earl Richards Road North, Exeter, Devon  BA (Hons) Fine Art – 2:1 including

Natalie Sitar Fine Art Prize for outstanding achievement University of Plymouth, Exeter 1999

1984 - 1987
Plymouth HA, School of Nursing, Woodside, Plymouth (now Peninsula School, Plymouth) Registered General Nurse (RGN)

Professional membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Society for Education and Training
QTLS (Qualified Teacher in the Lifelong Learning Sector) 

Roles on external bodies

External Examiner



Teaching interests

Teacher Education and Training (generic Post-compulsory Education and Training)

Subject areas are broad in scope, but particularly include Creative Arts, Education and Health.



Research interests

Professional learning for Teacher Educators in LLS.



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Exley S (2013) 'Preparing a Pathway of Professional Development for Teacher Educators in the Lifelong Learning Sector' Teacher Education Network Journal July, (2) Open access
Exley S (2010) 'Dealing with change: Teacher Educators in the Lifelong Learning Sector' Teaching in Lifelong Learning 2, (2) 24-34 Publisher Site
Webster S & Webster S (2016) 'Grandfather’s Axe: Embracing Change While Maintaining Values in Curriculum Development' in Summers D; Cutting R Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education Embedding Sustainability into Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum London Springer 181-196
Other Publications
Webster S (2018) Professional Pathways for Teacher Educators in Further Education practice: a framework to support professional learning.


Other academic activities

Against The Grain Exhibition 1996 – group exhibition in Liskeard.

Domestic Considerations 2001 – solo exhibition at Viewpoint Gallery.

DPR1 2002 – made title textile piece, DPR: Talking Hands, for the conference.

DPR2 2003 – 2 pieces: Cranes - installation of peace cranes, for those killed in the invasion of Iraq, and Rumplestiltskin – will you spin straw into gold?

DPR4 2005 – 22 regular hexagons: an installation hanging in an exhibition space at a conference on Discourse Power and (sustaining) Resistance held in Plymouth, March 2005.

DPR5 2006 - Patchwork Project: 2005-6 – development of the 2005 Hexagon project, Manchester Metropolitan University, April 2006

‘Helping our students understand their role as teachers - an holistic approach’ Centre for Sustainable Futures, Kirkby Lodge, UoP 4.2.09

DPR9 2010 - Some of us don't have a book inside us we have a quilt: Teacher Educators and experience, learning workshop, University of Greenwich, March 2010

DPR10 2011 - Professional development for teacher educators: a single route or range of strategies? – University of Plymouth, April 2011

DPR14 2014 - Professional Pathways for Teacher Educators April 2014