Clara Kassem

School of Education

Clara has worked as a Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood Studies at LJMU since 2011.

Clara teaches across a range of modules on the Education Studies suite of programmes. She is the Foundation Year Coordinator for Education and Early Childhood Studies.

Clara’s research interests include: 'disability' in popular culture; children and the media; communication, language and literacy.

Previous Professional Roles:
Assessment Officer for Education and Early Childhood Studies (2011-2013)
Disability Coordinator (DISCo) for the School of Education (2017-2019)
Link Tutor for QTVI Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Learners with a Visual Impairment (MQTVI) (Collaborative Programme with St Vincent's, Liverpool) (2018-2021)

Degrees

Lancaster University, United Kingdom, MA Language Studies
University of Leeds, United Kingdom, PGDip Disability Studies
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
University of Salford, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2011 - present
Sessional Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2011

Journal article

Kassem C. 2023. Qualitative content analysis: methods, practice and software, second edition Qualitative content analysis: methods, practice and software, second edition , Udo Kuckartz and Stefan Rädiker, 2023, London, Sage, £36.99 (pbk), 236 pp, ISBN 978-1-5296-0913-4 International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 46 :552-553 DOI Publisher Url

Editorial/letter to the editor

Thyssen G, Kassem C. 2019. Introduction (Dis/Ability on Screen) SPARK, :4-12 Publisher Url

Kassem C, Thyssen G. 2018. Introduction (Film freaks: Denaturalising common views on dis/ability and education through iconic films) SPARK, :5-7

Poster

Kassem C. 2014. Engaging Students in Curriculum Content: Co-Creating Workshop Content on a Module LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference

Conference publication

Kassem C. “Athlete…disabled, differently abled, a cheat, an inspiration, or a role model”: A Corpus-based Study of the British Newspaper Coverage of Oscar Pistorius’ Concurrent Participation in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Disability Sport: Changing lives, changing perceptions?

Murphy L, Kassem D, Kassem C. The Bastardisation of the Free School: From Left Liberalism to Right Wing Tory Policies 12th Annual International Conference on Education

Conference presentation:

Kassem, C., Taylor, E., Singh, S. McDonald, J. And Blenkinsopp, J. (2022) ‘Laying Solid Foundations’: A Review of the Foundation Year, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference, Oral presentation. 2022

Thyssen, G., Kassem, C., Dalton, E., Davies, G. and Eker, N. (2019) “Dis/Ability on Screen": Curriculum Enhancement Internship, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2019

Thyssen, G., Kassem, C., Delaney, J., Mitchell, K. and Thacker, E. (2018) Film Freaks: Denaturalising Common Views on Dis/Ability and Education through Iconic Films, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference, Oral presentation. 2018

Award:

Individual Teaching Excellence Award, Liverpool John Moores University. 2019

Fellowships:

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy. 2014

Teaching qualification:

PG CERT Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 2014

Other Professional Activity:

LJMU APSS QR Policy Support Fund 2021 - 'Laying Solid Foundations': A Review of the Foundation Year with Liz Taylor (£3,000).

LJMU Curriculum Enhancement Student Internship 2017/2018 - 'Film Freaks: Denaturalising Common Views on Dis/Ability and Education Through Iconic Films' with Geert Thyssen (£3,000).

LJMU Curriculum Enhancement Student Internship 2018/2019 'Dis/Ability on Screen: Film Freaks, or an Exploration of Diversity and Education On Display' - School of Education and Liverpool Screen School Collaboration with Geert Thyssen, John Maxwell and Eleanor Yule (£3,000).

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