Nadia Talukder

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Nadia is a senior lecturer in professional studies and partnerships.  She teaches on the primary ITE undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including research modules and postgraduate Masters mdoules.  Prior to joining Newman University, Nadia spent 19 years working in primary schools across Birmingham and London.  Nadia completed a PGCE in Primary with French specialism at Newman and her time spent in primary education included responsibility for mentoring and coaching in the teaching of Foreign Languages.  In addition to this role, Nadia has also lead workshops at the Primary Languages Show and has worked with regional support groups with a focus on how to build capacity and plan for sustainability in schools with the teaching and learning of foreign languages. Following on from this, she worked with the Hodge Hill Primary Consortium of Schools in Birmingham where she took on responsibility for introducing French into the Key Stage 1 curriculum across 6 schools.  Having worked in leadership and management for several years, she also had responsibility as Lead Maths practitioner as well as mentoring ECTs and RQTs in schools across Birmingham.  Nadia’s experience has now enabled her to provide specialist guidance and advice when working with students on teaching placement.  She is currently undertaking an MA in Education here at Newman.



Research Interests

Nadia is interested in the principles and theories relating to coaching and mentoring and has a  keen interest in research relating to the impact of mentoring and the different outcomes of formal versus informal mentoring.  Additionally, she has explored the perceptions of primary teachers on the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the primary curriculum.  For her final dissertation Nadia has conducted research on how a Catholic university prepares non-Catholic students for any dissonance they may experience with the prospect of undertaking teacher training placements in faith settings.


Nadia teaches on the BA Education Undergraduate programme as well as the PGCE Masters modules.  Her areas of interest are centred around research, professional enquiry as well as pedagogy across the primary age phase.