Biography

Since 2012 I have been a lecturer for the BA (Hons) Working with Children and Families programme. I am also cohort lead for Level 4, a personal tutor, and a dissertation supervisor.

The subjects which I deliver are:

Level 3 - Working with People

Level 4 - Young People in Focus

Level 5 - Children and Young People with Complex Needs; Challenges to Childhood; Equality, Diversity and Inclusive Practice.

Level 6 - Multiagency Working in Safeguarding and Child Protection; Independent study - dissertation.

Qualifications and memberships

BSc First Class Honours Degree in Child and Family Studies

PgCE Post Compulsory - Grade 1

PgC in Academic Practice

HEA Fellow Status

Academic and research interests

My main research interests are regarding learning, teaching and assessment in Higher Education. In particular, how alternative assessment methods to written essays can help students demonstrate key life and employability skills, such as authentic assessment. I also have a keen interest in how students use their feedback and the use of peer feedback in supporting and devloping individual student understanding and knowledge in the subject matter.

I intend to embark on my PhD journey in October 2017 and aim to further my research interests with collating evidence to explain why students chose not to use the feedback they are provided and what can be done to encourage student participation and application of feedback advice.

I am also very interested in research regarding the increasing numbers of widening participation students entering HEI's and how LTA practices need to be evaluated in order to effectively nurture these students through their time as undergrad students.

Publications

I have two research studies which are yet to be written for publication. The first is regarding the use of authentic assessment and how this can help close the gap regarding educational inequality. The second is based on Level 4 student perspectives of giving and receiving peer feedback.

Conferences:

O’Brien, R. and Harvey, T. (2017) ‘Closing the GAP: Addressing Educational Inequality through Authentic Assessment.’ 6th International AHE Conference, 28th June 2017, Manchester

Harvey, T. (2017) ‘Building Peer Support: Developing Student Employability.’ 6th International AHE Conference, 28th June 2017, Manchester

Harvey, T. (2017) ‘Building Peer Support: Developing Student Employability.’ Learning and Teaching Fest 2017, 20th June 2017, University of Cumbria, Carlisle.

O’Brien, R. and Harvey, T. (2017) ‘Closing the GAP: Addressing Educational Inequality through Authentic Assessment.’ Learning and Teaching Fest 2017, 20th June 2017, University of Cumbria, Carlisle.

Harvey, T. (2017)Building Peer Support: Developing Peer Feedback Opportunities with Level 4 Students’. Applied Psychology & WCF Staff-Student Conference. 28th April 2017, University of Cumbria, Carlisle.

Harvey, T. (2017) Authentic Assessment: Developing Student Employability’. Applied Psychology & WCF Staff-Student Conference. 28th April 2017, University of Cumbria, Carlisle.

Harvey, T. (2017) ‘Authentic Assessment: Developing Student Employability.’ Winter RIPLE 2017, 11th January 2017, University of Cumbria, Cumbria.

Harvey, T. (2016) ‘Preparation for the real world.’ Learning and Teaching Fest 2016, 7th June 2016, University of Cumbria, Cumbria.