Emma is an educator specialising in media education and cultural, media and communication studies. She is a senior lecturer at the University of the West of England (UWE) – she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules in creative cultural research, media enterprise and environments and communications campaigns for the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education.
Emma has also delivered a specialist series of lectures and workshops on Informal Learning and Digital Media for the Creativity, Learning and ICT module of the BA in Education Studies course at Bath Spa University.
Emma also specialises in teaching research methods. She has worked as a visiting Lecturer in participatory research and evaluation methods on the Graduate Certificate in Community Arts & Media Professional Practice at the UWE. She has also tutored masters students undertaking a post-graduate certificate in teaching and learning with The Learning Institute.
Emma has worked extensively across all educational phases to facilitate learning with and about media, particularly with cohorts of young people. For example, Emma has worked – with sixth form students at St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School in Bristol co-developing educational video resources to support key learning skills and competencies - with students at The Meriton Young Parents Education Centre in Bristol supporting them to devise and create video and photography content, a process designed to build skills, knowledge and confidence – with young people in custody and others at risk of offending on a project called ‘Urbanwise’, supporting them to use media as a platform to tell their stories, thus challenging perceptions, developing skills and raising aspirations – with young filmmakers at Knowle West Media Centre co-developing a facebook application that supports young people to critically reflect on their internet use.
Below is a media documentary made by young people in group ‘Sophisticated Sounds’ for whom Emma was a creative project mentor.