Thursday 12 January 2012
The Institute for Teaching, Innovation and Learning (INSTIL) welcomes visiting academic Carolina Guzmán to the University of West London.
Carolina, who first arrived at the University in December 2011, will remain at the institution until March 2012 where she will carry out some research and contribute sessions on relevant programmes.
Carolina is a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Valparaíso (Chile) having obtained her doctorate (PhD) in Education at the University of Barcelona in 2010. As part of her doctorate her thesis was a qualitative study of the ways in which new teachers learn to teach and understanding teaching as a 'craft'.
Research lies at the heart of Carolina's work and she is presently building up her own publications record, including academic papers, book chapters and conference proceedings.
It is her dedication to research which led to her being awarded an important grant from the Chilean government in September 2011. The grant will be used for a research project on academic identity in Chilean universities which has enabled this academic visitor appointment within INSTIL.
Commenting on Carolina's visit, Joelle Fanghanel, Director of the University's INSTIL, said:
'I am delighted to welcome Carolina to INSTIL. Carolina has a wealth of knowledge and expertises which will be of benefit to INSTIL and the University of West London's academic community.'