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Andrea Faustino

Andrëa Faustino BA (Hons), PGCert, MA, PRINCE2®

Course Leader

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

Biography

Andrëa is a course leader within the Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies with a particular interest in student employability skills, PDP, CPD and in blended teaching and learning. She was involved in an HEA ‘working with e-champions to enhance flexible learning’ project. Andrëa is responsible for the non-standard provision within the School, which includes the FdA Business, BA (Hons) Business (Professional Development) Top-up and MSc Management courses, that are delivered by blended learning.

As an e-learning 'champion' within the School, delivering courses via blended learning, Andrëa strives to ensure that the most appropriate VLE tools are used to help students achieve unit learning outcomes and personal development goals. Andrëa is passionate about ensuring the student experience is of a high professional standard and not compromised whilst students are not on campus.

Andrëa's qualifications include an MA in business studies, a postgraduate certificate in learner support and administration in HE, and a BA (Hons) in politics with sociology. Andrëa is also a certified PRINCE2® practitioner.

Courses

Further information

Industry experience

Andrëa has worked in the public and private sectors with a keen interest in social enterprise.

Recent publications

McLellan, R., Patrick, S., Dinsmore, C., Faustino, A., Almpanis T. and Basuki, W., 2011. 'Working with E-Champions to Enhance Flexible Learning'. Solent Dialoque, vol 1, pp. 33-39.

Almpanis T., Patrick, S., McLellan, R., Dinsmore, C., Faustino, A. and Basuki, W., 2010. 'Proposing a Framework for Blended and Flexible Course Design'. In: Kinshuk et al., eds. 'Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age': 7th International Conference, CELDA2010, Timisoara, Romania,October 15 - 17, 2010. Organised by IADIS International Association for the Development of the Information Society. Conference Proceedings, pp. 263 – 267.

Research interests

Andrëa’s pedagogic research interests are employability skills development within the curriculum and enhancing the blended teaching and learning experience of the non-traditional learner.