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Jean Hatton is a Senior Lecturer in youth and community work. She has been teaching full-time at the University of Huddersfield in 2004.
Jean began her career as a Youth and Community Worker in 1982 within the voluntary sector in Tower Hamlets. It was whilst working in the East End that she began to specialise in using outdoor education as a tool in personal development. This continues to be an area of personal, and sometimes professional, interest.
Jean has been involved in Youth and Community Work training and education since 1990 when she began working in Kirklees as a trainer and outdoor pursuits instructor. She has undertaken a wide range of roles in many different settings within the context of informal education, including developing a mentoring project and acting as an evaluation worker in a primary health care setting.
Jean is responsible for the management of the Fieldwork elements of all the Youth and Community Work programmes at the University.
Mullen, J. and Hatton, J. (2012) ‘Scaffolding and supporting virtual communities ’. In: 9th ALDinHE Conference Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) Conference:learning Development in a Digital Age., 2nd-4th April 2012, Leeds University, UK
Hatton, J., Williams, F. and Chapman, A. (2011) ‘Queering Inside Out: Professionals Reflections on Practice’. In: BERA SIG, 6-8 September 2011, Manchester Metropolitan University
Mullen, J., Hatton, J. and Frankland, S. (2011) ‘Transformative Learning:the start of the journey?’. In: 6th European Conference on the First Year Experience , 19th-20th June 2011, Manchester University
Mullen, J., Hatton, J. and Frankland, S. (2011) ‘Constructive Dialogue with Students’. In: 8th Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) Conference: Engaging students- Engaging learning, 18th-20th April 2011, Queen's University Belfast
Boyd , L. and Hatton, J. (2010) ‘Facing Reality: students insights into challenges for young people practitioners’. In: Training Agency Group: Youth and Community Work Annual Conference 2010, June 2010, University of Durham
Hatton, J. and Mullen, J. (2009) ‘Levelling the playing field’. In: Training Agencies Group, June 2009, Sheffield , pp. 1-7
Mullen, J. and Hatton, J. (2009) ‘Listen to me! the voices of some students with dyslexia’. In: Degrees of Independence: Providing inclusive learning in Higher Education, 16th - 17th April 2009, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK
Mullen, J. and Hatton, J. (2009) ‘Perplexing Identities’. In: 6th Annual Learning and Development in Higher Education Network, 6th - 7th March 2009, Bournemouth University
Active member of Kirklees IYSSS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Advisory Group
Active member, Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Youth Work Unit
Active member of Training Agencies Group
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Lead partner in Grundvig partnership facilitating meetings and conferences in Sweden, Lithuania and Czech republic
Jeans major focus is on the teaching of field work skills both within the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Youth and Community work courses. Linked to this she leads on the development of links with the Youth and Community work profession locally and regionally so that our students can be sure of excellent placement opportunities.
Jean is also module leader for Perspectives in Learning and Development: a Foundation level module focusing on the challenge of understanding how young people learn and develop and the relevant links to a range of Professional policy and practice developments.
Jean is currently the Admissions tutor for the Undergraduate Youth and Community work programme.