Kate Wall is a Senior Lecturer in Education. She moved to Durham University in May 2011 after 10 years at the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University.
Kate's experience is characterized by collaboration between teaching and research communities. Kate's research interests therefore revolve around the enquiry question, how do participatory methods support authentic conversations about metacognition between teachers and students and what do they tell us about the learning process? She is particularly interested in methodologies for gathering pupils' views on curriculum and learning, with a focus on:
- visual methodologies for gathering the learners' perspective of teaching and learning;
- learners' views on how they learn and their thinking about learning (Metacognition);
- learning to learn: its meaning and its application in schools for all learners;
- practitioner enquiry through action research as a method for supporting teacher learning about the teaching and learning process in their classrooms;
- ways in which teachers can be supported in generating talk about learning with learners;
- how ICT can facilitate talk about learning;
- learners' reflections on ability grouping strategies;
- learners' experiences during the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies; and
- the experiences of learners identified as having special educational needs in the primary school.