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Miss Margarita Steinberg

Post:Course Co-Ordinator (Engineering and Informatics (Professional Services))
Location:CHICHESTER 1 C1 002

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877600
International:+44 1273 877600
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I studied languages (German and Italian) at the University of Sussex in 1994-6, followed by a two-year sabbatical.

I completed my undergraduate studies at the Open University, earning a composite BA degree in German / Italian / Music and Computing.

I started teaching Argentine Tango in 2013, and earnt a teaching qualification in 2016.

I got involved with the Active Learning Network on campus in 2017. ALN promotes active approaches to learning.

In June 2018, I presented a workshop on “Experiential Learning of the Embodied Kind” at the 2nd Active Learning Conference. The workshop introduced participants to an innovate learning format, based on an approach I had developed for teaching improvisation for Argentine Tango:


My chapter 'A Tango for Learning' describing this approach in detail was included in 'Disrupting traditional pedagogy: Active Learning in Practice', published by University of Sussex Press in June 2019.

This is an open-source publication, available here:[Ch04]!/4[ch04]/2[_16034-0010_Ch04]/2/1:0


In January 2020, I joined the campus-wide team of Dignity and Respect Champions.


Research Interests

I am interested in Psychology, Education, Active Learning, Embodied Cognition, Leadership, Business and Organisational Development.



BA in German and Italian, University of Sussex (Year 1 + 2)

Composite BA in German, Italian, Music and Computing, The Open University

NCFE Level 3 Award in Education and Training

NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory

PG Cert in Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching, Middlesex University


Community and Business

I founded ByHeart in 2013, which initially focused on providing tuition in Argentine Tango, and changed direction in 2018 to focus on providing Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching to individuals and organisations.