Denise Dewar

Teaching Fellow Physical Education


I have worked as a secondary school PE teacher since 2006 as well as holding posts as 'Principal teacher of Curriculum for Excellence' (2009-2010) and 'Subject champion of Health and Wellbeing' (Scottish Borders, 2010-2012).  I have been seconded as a Teaching fellow in Physical Education at Moray House since August 2016.

I have professional interests in developing critical thinking skills through PE, inclusion of pupils with additional support needs in PE and professional development through self study research.

I am working towards a M(Sc) Research.

Undergraduate teaching

-  Education studies 1a and 1b

-  Professional Practice and Enquiry (Acting course organiser)

- Physical Education Curriculum and Pedagogy 2

- Understanding Physical Culture

- Placement 2

- Professional development and Leadership 1 and 2

- Education studies 4

Postgraduate teaching

- Teaching Basketball within the broad general education.

-- Teaching Hockey within the broad general education.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?



AIESEP World Congress Edinburgh University- June 2018- Part of the organising commitee for volunteers and logistics

Papers delivered

SERA Conference- University of the West of Scotland- Nov 2017- Developing Critical Thinking Skills in PE

AIESEP World congress pre-conference Seminar- Moray House school of Education- June 2018- Practitioner enquiry symposium (Poster presentation-Developing thinking in PE through self study)

SERA Conference- University of Glasgow- Nov 2018-  Using Self study to enhance professional learning