Jan Rowe

School of Education

As Head of Initial Teacher Education at Liverpool John Moores University I have responsibility for Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status at both Primary and Secondary level within the School of Education, including our innovative work with Partnership Schools on School Direct Programmes.

A former Languages Teacher and Local Authority Adviser, I gained my PGCE at the University of Liverpool, an MA in Education through the Open University and taught in a variety of Liverpool Secondary Schools.My research interests focus on furthering our understanding of effective models of Teacher Education as well as the impact of international placements on teacher knowledge and the successful implementation of Primary Languages.


Spanish; Castilian


2013, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PG Cert (Educational Research Methods)
1993, The Open University, United Kingdom, MA (Education)
1985, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, PGCE
1983, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) French

Academic appointments

Head of Initial Teacher Education, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present
Coordinator of Initial Teacher Education and School Direct, Liverpool Hope University, 2001 - 2013

Journal article

Rowe J, Driscoll P. 2014. The sustainable impact of a short comparative teaching placement abroad on primary language teachers’ professional, linguistic and cultural skills The Language Learning Journal, 42

Rowe J, Herrera M, Cawley M, Hughes B. 2012. Capacity building for Primary Languages through Initial Teacher Education: could specialist and non – specialist student teachers’ complementary skills provide a winning combination? The Language Learning Journal, 40

Rowe J, Driscoll P. 2012. Broadening the lens: an investigation of student teachers’ experience of a teaching placement abroad. Education 3-13, 40

External collaboration:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, HEA.

North West 4 ITT management group, Vice chair.

NW4 ITT management group, Vice chair.

Universities Council for the Education of Teachers, LJMU representative at strategic management group.

Universities Council for the Education of Teachers, LJMU representative at Strategic Management group.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, HEA.