Matt is a Primary Teacher Educator and the Pathway Leader for Primary English. He leads on English modules for both undergraduate and postgraduate primary teaching courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at the University of Wolverhampton.
A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Matt is currently writing his doctoral thesis on the epistemological and pedagogical trajectories of PGCE trainees within the field of Primary English. Matt’s research interests have previously focused on personalising the learning journey for children and trainees.
Prior to becoming a Senior Lecturer, Matt worked as a primary teacher, English specialist and Assistant Headteacher. He is keen for children to take ownership of their learning and to work with teachers to develop a facilitative, learner-centric method that favours exploration and social construction of learning over more traditional, didactic teaching styles.
Matt is in his sixth year of HE, having arrived here after being a primary school teacher, Co-ordinator for Literacy and the Creative Arts, Key Stage Co-ordinator, and Assistant Headteacher. In each of these roles he gained further experience of teaching, learning, assessment, management, and leadership. He completed his M.Ed. whilst an AHT, and is currently completing my doctoral studies in Learning and Learning Contexts at the University of Birmingham, focusing on the epistemological trajectories of PGCE trainees as predicated by their espoused pedagogies.