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Ms Hannah Gurr

Biography

Hannah Gurr

I graduated from the University of Bristol in 1999 with a BA in History of Art. After this, I began a master’s degree in Deaf Studies, part of which covered the linguistics of Sign Language; thereafter, I worked at the University's Centre for Deaf Studies. From 2001 to 2005 I taught English in Germany, after which I spent a year at the British School in Lugo, Italy. 2006–2008 I worked at OISE Bristol. After another couple of years away (Vienna, Brighton) I returned to Bristol, having completed the Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA) in June 2011. I started at CELFS teaching on the 10-Week pre-sessional course in June 2013 and in September 2015 became a permanent member of staff at the same time as beginning a master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MSc TESOL). I am currently working on my dissertation which is on the use of a Feedback Focus Form (FFF) to facilitate dialogic feedback with the students in my Academic Writing group.

Interests:

I'm very keen on Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) e.g. SMART Technologies, VLEs such as Blackboard, iPhone apps, as well as online polling systems such as Socrative. It seems clear that blended and m-learning will figure greatly in the future of education. In the last few years I have been particularly inspired by the idea of 'flipped' lessons as well as formative assessment and the work of Dylan Wiliam.