Dr Sacha Mason
Academic Coordinator for Professional Studies
School of Social Sciences

Academic Coordinator for Professional Studies

Sacha Mason is the programme leader for the Professional Studies Foundation Degree programme and the associated progression routes. She joined Bishop Grosseteste University in 2008 following a successful career in further education and in the primary school sector. Sacha is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and her current research and publication interests focus on sex and relationship education and academic literacies.

Teaching

Sacha teaches on and coordinates the Foundation Degree in Professional Studies programme and the BA (Hons) Professional Studies progression routes. Her teaching interests include research, early years education and personal, social and emotional development with a particular focus on sex and relationship education. Sacha joined Bishop Grosseteste University in 2008 following 8 years working in Further Education and a teaching career in the primary school sector.

Research

Sacha’s research background is in education. She has conducted research into sex and relationship education, parental involvement in education and teaching strategies for Foundation Degrees. She has an MA from Bishop Grosseteste University and a PhD from Leicester University with a research focus on academic writing and work-based learners.

Selected Publications:

Mason, S. (2012). Teaching Strategies. In C. Taylor (Ed.) Teaching and Learning on Foundation Degrees: a guide for tutors and support staff in further and higher education. (pp. 82 – 100). London: Continuum.

Mason, S. and Woolley, R. (2011). Relationships and Sex Education 5-11: Supporting Children’s Development and Well-being. London: Continuum. [click to view article]

Mason, S. (2010). Braving it Out! An illuminative evaluation of the provision of sex and relationship education in two primary schools in England. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning. 10 (2), 157-169. [click to view article]

Woolley, R. & Mason, S. (2009). Sex and Relationships Education. In: J. Sharp, S. Ward and L. Hankin, (Eds.) Education Studies: An Issues-based Approach. 9pp. 179 – 189) Exeter: Learning Matters.