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Dr Melissa Mantle

Deputy Director

M.Mantle@chi.ac.uk | +44 (0) 1243 816380

Melissa is currently the deputy director for the Institute of Sport (IOS). The IOS has over 1100 students with over 90 academic, research and technical staff teaching across undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. The IOS has developed a portfolio of highly respected degree and internationally recognised research. I chair the undergraduate coordinators group and have previously coordinated the undergraduate Physical Education programmes, including the QTS provision and coordinated the Post Graduate Physical Education QTS programme. Melissa is a subject link tutor for the QTS programmes and has worked as part of a team to ensure good to high Ofsted rated performances. Melissa enjoys teaching Physical Education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Outside of work, Melissa spends time playing Badminton and Stoolball.

Professional

  • Fellowship, Higher Education Authority
  • Association of Physical Education (member)

Publications

Taylor, G. and Mantle, M. (2019) ‘Primary Teachers’ perceptions of school swimming’ . Official Journal of the Association for Physical Education – Autumn 2019 – Vol 14 No 3 – Physical Education Matters, pp: 58 - 60.

Tofte, N. and Mantle, M. (2019). ‘Talented’ pupils in Music and Physical Education. Official Journal of the Association for Physical Education – Spring 2019 – Vol 14 No 1 – Physical Education Matters, pp: 76 - 80.

Mantle, M. (2019). The Benefits of Oral Reflection: The use of oral reflective action learning sets and discussion groups with post graduate student teachers. International Journal of Secondary Education. Vol. 7, No 1, 2019, pp. 11 – 16.

Piwowar, K. and Mantle, M. (2018). Strategies to include EAL students in Physical Education.  Official Journal of the Association for Physical Education – Spring 2018 – Vol 13 No 1 – Physical Education Matters, pp: 57-60.

Mantle, M. (2018). How different reflective learning activities introduced into a postgraduate teacher training programme in England promote reflection and increase the capacity to learn. Research in Education. May 2018, pp.1 – 14.

Mantle, M. (2016). Reflective Learning in Teacher preparation – the movement away from HE-based learning Official Journal of the Association for Physical Education – Autumn 2016 – Vol 11 No 3 – Physical Education Matters, pp. 72 – 73.

Mantle, M. (2001). Striking and Fielding Games. Official Journal of the Association for Physical Education – Summer 2001 – Vol 1 No 2 – Physical education matters.

Mantle, M. (2010). The Impact and effectiveness of reflective learning strategies on student teachers’ ability to reflect. Official Journal of the Association for Physical Education – Summer 2010 – Vol 5 No 2 – Physical Education Matters, pp. 26 – 29.

Mantle, M. (2010). An Investigation of student teachers’ ability to reflect. Crest Research Publication (Guild HE), pp. 145 - 150.

Mantle, M.  (2010). An exploration of the maturation of PGCE student teacher’s ability to reflect, using a range of reflective strategies to identify possible stages of development. Research in Education No 83 May 2010.

Research

Melissa’s main area of interest is school based pedagogy and reflective learning practices in post graduate teacher education. Melissa has investigated the effectiveness of reflective learning strategies in post graduate teachers. Melissa also has an interest in striking and fielding and net games.

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