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Sue Horder

Associate Dean, Faculty of Social & Life Sciences; Senior Lecturer: Education

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Sue Horder

Room: K22


+44 (0) 1978 293366


Sue’s teaching career began in Further Education teaching ICT, Business Studies and Essential Skills.  During this time Sue also worked with Airbus (in partnership with the FE college) in setting up a Learning Resource Centre on the Airbus site in Broughton.  The Learning Resource Centre offered a range of on-line and classroom taught courses from soft skills, leadership skills, ICT and modern foreign languages to support the European consortium of which Airbus is a partner. 

In 2004 Sue won the national title of Learning Centre Manager of the Year at the annual World of Learning Conference (WOLCE) event.

Sue moved to a Higher Education role in 2006 at NEWI in Wrexham (now Glynd┼Ár University) teaching initially on the PGCE/Cert Ed programme and now teaches on a range of education programmes within the Education department.

Sue is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

What do you like to do in your spare time? - In my spare time I like spending time with my family and I sing in an Acappella group based in Warrington. 

MA Education
BA (Hons) Post-compulsory Education and Training
PgCPD in Higher Education
Certificate in Education

PGCE/Cert Ed Post-compulsory
MA Education
BA(Hons) Education Studies

Gossman, P and Horder, S. (2015). ‘Effective teacher? Student self-evaluation of development and progress on a teacher education programme’. Journal of Further and Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2014.984595

Gossman, P., Horder, S., and Luker, J. (2014). HE in FE: An MA Education module. Educational Developments. 15.1

Horder, S. and Gossman, P. (2010), ‘Supporting research through peer discussion’. In Haslett, S. (ed.) Linking Research and Teaching in Wales (pp.21-23). York, UK: HEA.

Cook, P. S, Griffiths, D, Griffiths, K. and Horder, S. (2008), Developing better teachers: Innovative practice within a standards based framework. Innovations and Development in Initial Teacher Education. Escalate.

Sue’s research interests are around the notion of ‘Effective Teachers’ and how teacher education programmes can support their development. 

Sue is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate related to this area of research.