Sara’s teaching interests centre around issues of development with a particular focus on gender, education and participation. She also contributes to methods modules, especially in relation to participatory action research and more recently visual techniques. Sara has recently developed an international field work module for the Sociology programme to enable students to carry out research within Europe or further afield.
Sara module leads a number of modules in sociology including:-
4007SOCIO World Development
6012SOCIO Staff Guided Research Project
International Field Work in Sociology
She also teaches on the Studying Society module and acts as a personal tutor to Level 4 students in Sociology.
In addition to this Sara contributes to the Masters of Research in Critical Social Science and modules within the BSc Geography programme relating to conservation, sustainable development and the environment. Her modules employ a wide range of assessment including the use of wikis, presentations and reflective field work diaries. Sara co-published a paper on the use of field diaries as a means of promoting ‘deep learning’ in the Journal of Geography in Higher Education.