Marie Stephenson

Marie Stephenson is a senior lecturer teaching on Education BA at the School of Social Sciences and Professions.

Marie Stephenson

Marie Stephenson

Marie is a Higher Education Academy Fellow and a member of the Foundation Year Network (FYN). She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, a Cambridge Certificate RSA Certificate for Teaching English and a BA honours degree in European Studies. At London Metropolitan University she has worked on the International Foundation Programme and Junior Year Abroad and is currently a Senior Lecturer on Education BA and Education BA including foundation year. Prior to this she has taught English, Communication and Business Skills at a variety of institutions in the UK and Spain. Marie has also been involved in pre-sessional courses, teacher training and educational materials development.

Marie currently co-leads a first-year Becoming an Educationist module which provides a sound foundation for students’ Education BA in a creative, reflective and critical way. She also teaches on a second-year research module in which students develop a pilot study in preparation for their final year dissertation. In addition to the Education BA, Marie teaches on a number of foundation year modules and has over 25 years’ experience teaching on foundation year, international and access programmes, as well as English for Academic Purposes, English as a Second Language and English for Specific Purposes. She is interested in holistic, inclusive and creative approaches to teaching and learning.

Marie has published under the surnames Stephenson and Turner:

  • McKee, S. and Stephenson, M. (2022) ‘Interventions for Change – an inclusive curriculum design for social justice’ in Investigations in University Teaching and Learning’ Vol.13, Summer 2022
Under Marie Turner:
  • Peters, H. and Turner, M. (2005) ‘Finally I learnt how to put myself in this different education system’ A case study of international students studying at university in the UK in, Barnard R., Franken M. and May S. (eds.) (2005) LED 2003 1st International Conference on Language, Education & Diversity, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Lowes, R., Peters, H. and Turner, M. (2004) The International Student’s Guide – Studying in English at University, London: Sage
  • Turner, M. (2004) Cultural Differences in Academic Writing - international students' perceptions of 'good' academic writing, in English in Higher Education in WDHE conference proceedings, 2004, Sheffield Hallam
  • Turner, M. (2004) Written comments on student writing - how can we ensure that our feedback is effective? in Investigations in University Teaching and Learning, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Summer 2004
  • Turner, M. (2003) Review of a chapter on student writing and plagiarism in Investigations in University Teaching and Learning, Vol. 1, No 1, Spring 2003

Marie has presented at various conferences:

  • Foundation Year Network Conference: Creating a way out of the deficit module (2019)
  • An Inclusive Approach to Student Development (2018)
  • Reflections on moving from generic to subject-specific foundation year pathways (2017)
  • London Metropolitan Learning and Teaching Conference: Creative collaborations: a Community of Practice (2019)
  • An inclusive approach to student development: insights from our foundation programme (2018)
  • Preparing students for success: from generic foundations to subject-specific pathways (2017)
  • London Metropolitan University CreAte COP: An alternative assessment approach - 'Digital Me' (2019)

Marie Stephenson
Senior Lecturer in Education