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Dr Mabel Encinas

Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Mabel Encinas

T: 01473  338587


PhD in Education and Psychology, Institute of Education, University of London (2014).

MA in Educational Research, Department of Educational Research, Centre of Research and Advance Studies, Mexico (2004)

Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Humanistic Centre of Gestalt Psychotherapy, Mexico (1996)

BA (Hons) Psychology and Education, Special Education Normal  Teacher s College-, Mexico (1994)

Professional Membership

Co-Convenor of the Socio-cultural and Cultural-historical Activity Theory Special Interest Group, British Educational Research Association (BERA).

Member of the International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Teaching (IAIMTE).

Career Overview

Dr Mabel Encinas has a long standing interest in studying and supporting learning in the workplace, particularly in relation to teachers learning in classroom and school contexts, and she has participated and led projects based in action research. Her work in educational development and research has focused in: technology enhanced learning and teaching, curriculum development and emotions in the classroom.

At the Institute of Education IoE (2005 2014) she worked as research officer in a number of projects; taught in the online Masters in Research and facilitated reading seminars in the doctoral school. She also worked for the International Office and the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP). Working for the IoE, she co-authored the National Curriculum Standards for preschool, and primary and secondary schools in the subjects of Spanish, mathematics and science for the Ministry of Education in Mexico, and she led the pilot for their implementation (2010-2011).

Mabel has participated in a number of research projects both in Mexico and the UK. Among others, she led the Secondary Schools for the 21st Century Project in the subject of Spanish (mother tongue) while working for the National Pedagogic University in Mexico (1995-1997 and 2000-2004), she was Curriculum Sub-Director for the Education of Internal Migrant Workers Children (1998-1999), and she was a consultant for the National Institute of Adult Education in Mexico in the area of Language and Communication (2004-2007). Mabel also writes poetry, she has made incursions in performance art, she has organised two Latin American Cultural Weeks in London and is an active member of the poetry and literary community in London.


Early years and primary education, Mathematics as well as technology enhanced learning and teaching, and social and emotional development in the same range of age (0-11), Teacher’s learning in the workplace
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Teaching and Learning

Mabel joined University of Suffolk as an occasional lecturer on the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MALT) in January 2014 and gained a full-time position in September 2014. In MALT programme, she is the module leader for the modules Leading Care and Education for Vulnerable Two-Year olds (LCEVTY).and Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching (TELT). She also teaches and supervised dissertation students as part of the Early Childhood Studies BA programme.