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Dr Val Hall

Dr Val Hall

Role: Head of Lifelong Learning Partnerships

Dr Valerie Hall joined the University of Wolverhampton in September 2015 to take up the post of Head of Lifelong Learning Partnerships and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Valerie’s practice and research explores the perceptions that individuals have about their personal and social identities.

Valerie has a long-standing interest in the development of student voice and the spaces within which dialogue occurs between students and teachers.  She has explored the frameworks and layers within and around communities of practice and has a focus on ecological learning systems and the potential for these to be utilized further in student-teacher interactions.

Student Voice: It’s not all about the satisfaction rates on the back of a...

This decade has witnessed huge changes across education, and a shift towards consumerist language and a marketised approach. Dr Valerie Hall says that if we want to enable student agency, we need to consider the implications of seeing student voice only as something to be ‘measured’ and benchmarked.