Academic Development Advisor
MA in Education; BA in English literature and language; Propedeutical in Media and Entertainment Management; DULTA certificate
|Academic Development Advisor in the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD)|
|Research Student in the School of Education|
Specialised in creative and critical education with a specific interest in poetry teaching and learning (in secondary schools).
Language and poetry has interested me all my life, and I write poems and song lyrics as a hobby. It intrigued me to see so many students who were not keen on poetry teaching and learning; this combined with a fascination with critical pedagogy, social semiotics and creativity eventually led to an idea for a PhD thesis.
My love for education extends to teaching in practice too, which has led me to work with DCAD on the academic development team. I am very excited to be a part of this team and to continue my pedagogical journey.
Other passions: Music and horsewomanship
Chapter in book
- Diehl, M.B. (2020). Moving Forward with Poetry Lessons: Exploring how poetry can stimulate creativity and criticality in English secondary schools. In The Meaning of Criticality in Education Research. Simpson, A. & Dervin, F. Palgrave Macmillan. 127-149.
- Diehl, Martina B. (2021), The Trouble with Poetry: Teachers’ perceptions on poetry teaching and learning in the secondary classroom, in Riddle, Sharon & Bhatia, Priyanka eds, Imagining Better Education Imagining Better Education. Durham, England, Durham University, School of Education, Durham, 22-34.
- Diehl, Martina (2019), Engaging the Poet: Exploring poetry through creativity and criticality in English secondary education, in Shao, Xin & Dobson, Emma eds, Imagining Better Education. Durham, England, Durham University, School of Education, Durham, England, 44-52.