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Dr Janet Hamilton Broad

Dr Janet Hamilton Broad BA Hons, PGCE, MEd

Dr Janet Hamilton Broad
BA Hons, PGCE, MEd

Senior Lecturer

Department of Secondary, LLTE and PE & Sport

Faculty of Education & Health

Dr Janet Hamilton Broad is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Secondary Education, Lifelong Learning Teacher Education and Physical Education & Sport at the University of Greenwich.

Janet is a teacher educator for the Further Education (FE) sector, working with new teachers across many colleges. She has extensive experience in the sector and prior to this role Janet taught and managed courses in FE mainly as a vocational teacher. She has been a teacher educator for over sixteen years and works across a range of Initial Teacher Education programmes.

Her teaching interests include teacher professional development and the education & training sector.
  • Senior Lecturer for the FE sector
  • Researcher, collaboration with Stockholm University, Sweden: the nature of vocational knowledge
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • External examiner teacher education programmes, Buckingham New University
  • External examiner foundation degree, City and Islington College
  • Reviewer Journal of Vocational education and training

Janet's research interests focus largely on the FE sector and on vocational education and training. In particular, her research interests are the professional development needs of teachers both at the initial stages of their development and in their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Broad, J. (2015). So Many Worlds, So Much To Do: Identifying barriers to engagement with continued professional development for teachers in the further education and training sector. London Review of Education, 13(1), pp. 17-30.

Broad, J. (2014). Using Actor-Network Theory to explore the interrelationship between vocational teachers' continued development of occupational expertise and improved pedagogic practice through professional associations and student competitions. Professional Matters: Materialities and Virtualities of Professional Learning. University of Stirling, ProPEL [Online].

Broad, J. (2012). What Teachers Want: An exploration of the types of CPD that teacher's value. CPD Matters (5), pp. 21-22.

Broad, J. (2016). Vocational knowledge in motion: rethinking vocational knowledge through vocational teachers' professional development. Journal of Vocational Education & Training, pp. 1-18.

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Broad, J. (2016). Rethinking vocational knowledge: Implications for the professional development of FE teachers. In: TELL conference. London: Westminster University.

Broad, J. (2015). So many worlds: Examining vocational teachers' CPD and challenges to engagement. In: LLAKES Research Seminar: The development of teachers for vocational education and training: Teachers Educators' perspectives. UCL Institute of Education.

Broad, J. (2015). Rethinking professional vocational knowledge: How teachers in Further Education in England acquire, mobilise and transport vocational knowledge from occupation to classrooms. In: Journal of Vocational Education and Training 11TH International Conference (JVET). Oxford. 

Broad, J. (2014). It makes me a better teacher: A network analysis of the link between teachers' development of occupational expertise and their improved pedagogic practice. In: BERA Annual Conference. Institute of Education (IOE), London.

Broad, J. (2013). The professional development needs of vocational teachers: Implications for initial teacher education programmes. In: UCET annual conference. The space between: Opportunities to explore new pathways in the context of policy changes. Burton-on-Trent.

Broad, J. (2012). What drives continued professional development in Further Education? An actor-network theory approach. In: BERA annual conference 2012. Manchester.

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