Department of Education

Nicola Warren-Lee

Lead Tutor for Geography PGCE

Nicola is a Geography PGCE Curriculum Tutor and also supervises on the MSc in Learning and Teaching.

After completing her PGCE, she went into geography teaching in state secondary schools – the last nine years of which were based at Lord Williams’s School in Thame.

During this time she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Education at the Department of Education, a Masters in Education with The Open University and has recently completed a Doctorate in Education, also with The OU. During her time teaching geography, Nicola was also a subject tutor for The OU supporting student teachers across England in a wide variety of secondary schools. She held the position of geography mentor for Oxford University PGCE interns, whilst at Lord Williams’s School, and went on to become a curriculum tutor at the Department of Education in 2005.

Other roles have included tutoring on the Reading University PGCE and working as a Brilliant Club tutor.

She is interested in curriculum development and geography pedagogy with current research interests in self-video in learning to teach, student teacher mentoring and the role of tacit knowledge in learning to teach.

Nicola’s doctoral thesis is available here

  • Subjects Taught

    MSc in Learning and Teaching

    PGCE (Geography)


  • Journal articles

    • PUTTICK, S, WARREN-LEE, N “Geography mentors’ written lesson observation feedback during Initial Teacher Education”, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education.

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