Jamie is an Associate Professor and Academic Lead: Academic Development & Recognition at Anglia Learning and Teaching. Jamie leads on initiatives and opportunities across the university which support academic development and recognition.
Jamie leads on designing, developing, and implementing academic development and recognition initiatives and opportunities across the university, which support educational strategic objectives. This is aimed to enhance teaching excellence, academic practice, and the student experience to drive transformative education and positive change and impact. Jamie works in partnership, through collegial and collaborative engagement, with colleagues and teams across faculties and professional service areas, and external connections and the wider sector, to support a diverse range of staff at all stages of their academic development and career.
Jamie acts as the Accredited Programme Lead for our Anglia Professional Recognition Scheme for Teaching and Supporting Learning, which supports Continued Professional Development (CPD) and Advance HE professional recognition and supports internal and external awards and recognition which aim to share, recognise, and celebrate practice. Jamie’s other areas of interest are supporting and fostering active learning and engagement, and promoting wellbeing within teaching and learning.
Jamie was previously an Academic Developer in Anglia Learning & Teaching, supporting colleagues to develop teaching and learning practice, through CPD, pedagogical support, enhancement, and consultancy. Before joining ARU, Jamie taught on and managed Further and Higher Education courses, specialising in Psychology and Teacher Education. This included undergraduate degrees, professional teacher training qualifications, including PGCE Post-Compulsory Education, Access to Higher Education pathways and 16-19 study programmes. Jamie holds Senior Fellowship (SFHEA) with Advance HE and Fellowship (FSEDA) with SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association). Jamie is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) at ARU and exploring the impact of Physically Active Learning (PAL) within Higher Education on learning, and on health and wellbeing.
Heywood, J and Saunders, R., 2023. Jamie Heywood on Creative Reflections. L&T Chatshow Podcast. [podcast] Available at: https://anchor.fm/landtchatshow
Heywood, J. and Anglia Learning & Teaching, 2022. The Teaching at ARU Podcast. [podcast] Available at: https://anchor.fm/anglialearningandteaching
Heywood, J., 2022. Escape rooms: discovering clues, solving puzzles and working as a team. In Betts, T. and Oprandi, P. (Eds.). 100 ideas for active learning. ALN and University of Sussex Library. https://doi.org/10.20919/OPXR1032/76
Editorial Committee Member, 2022: Betts, T. and Oprandi, P. (Eds.). 100 ideas for active learning. Active Learning Network and University of Sussex Library. https://doi.org/10.20919/OPXR1032/76
Hollis, J., Allen, P.M. and Heywood, J., 2022. Learning retinoscopy: A journey through problem space. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. [e-journal] 2(5), pp.940-947. https://doi.org/10.1111/opo.13007
Heywood, J., 2021. The Reality of FE TEL Post-Covid-19:Thoughts from the bike by an FE Teacher Educator. Future FE Pedagogies. [online] pp.32-34. Also available at FE News and Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Blog
Heywood, J., 2021. Flipgrid How To Series. Available at: https://flip.com/mixtapes/+aru
Heywood, J., 2021. What can we learn from video sharing platforms for learning and teaching? Anglia Ruskin University. [blog] 22 April.
Heywood, J., 2021. FE Practitioners Views on Strategies to Support Digital Pedagogy Development. Bedford College Group Research Network. [blog] 5 March.
Heywood, J., 2020. How can action research in teacher training help you become a reflective practitioner? British Educational Research Association (BERA). [blog] 22 September.
Heywood, J., 2020. Ten Tips for Teaching Online. Bedford College Group Research Network. [blog] 2 July.
Heywood, J., and Platt, R., 2023. Promoting Wellbeing within Learning & Teaching through Active Learning. 6th International Active Learning Conference (Active Learning Network). 20 July 2023.
Heywood, J., Boxall, P., Garnham, W. and Oprandi, P., 2023. Outdoor Learning in HE: Introducing a new Community of Practice. Global Festival of Active Learning (Active Learning Network). 25 April 2023.
Heywood, J., 2022. Using Creative Reflection Methods to Foster Active Learning. 5th International Active Learning Conference (Active Learning Network). 20 July 2022.
Heywood, J., 2022. Promoting Wellbeing and Happiness in Online Teaching & Learning: 5 Quick Tips. Digitally Enhanced Education Webinar series. (University of Kent) 27 April 2022.
Heywood, J., Oprandi, P. and Starkey, S-A., 2022. Walking, Thinking and Reflecting Adventure. Global Festival of Active Learning (Active Learning Network). 25-29 April 2022.
Heywood, J. and Collenette, N., 2022. Harnessing Social Media for Active Learning. Global Festival of Active Learning (Active Learning Network). 25-29 April 2022.
Heywood, J., 2022. Practical Teaching Ideas for Hybrid Teaching & Learning. Workshop for Harper Adams University. 7 April 2022.
Heywood, J., 2022. Creating a Buzz! 10 Ideas on how to Enhance Interaction and Student Engagement in your Teaching. Active Learning to Engage Students and Enhance Learning - A Seminar Funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Munster Technological University). 14 January 2022.
Heywood, J., 2022. Practical Teaching Ideas for Hybrid Teaching & Learning. Hybrid Teaching and Learning in HE: a futuristic model or a realistic model for the future? (University of Nottingham). 13 January 2022.
Heywood, J., 2021. Creating a Buzz! 10 Ideas to Enhance Interaction in your Online Teaching. 4th International Active Learning Conference (Active Learning Network). 20-21 July 2021.
Heywood, J. (2021) Using Escape Rooms for Active Learning. Global Festival of Active Learning (Active Learning Network), 19-23 April 2021.