This cluster is focussed on pedagogic research and associated critical research into learning, teaching, curriculum and policy. In the video below you can see some of the cluster members speaking about their areas of research.
Overview: How do beginning science, maths and English trainees conceptualise their pedagogy? Applying learning theory lenses to analyze planning intentions and actual practice. The project explores contrasting ways novice teachers understand teaching and organize for learning in their particular subject discipline. Findings will inform and enrich future teaching and teacher preparation.
The Reflective Practice Book (edited by Deb McGregor & Lesley Cartwright) includes chapter contributors from several cluster members including Julie Barron, Dr Linda Devlin, Mary Dunne, Dr Mahmoud Emira, Dr Angela Gault, Dot Heslop, Fay Glendenning, Gerald Griggs, Paul Gurton, Lesley Mycroft; Lorraine Thomas, Sarah Powell. View full details about the book.
McDougall J & Potamitis N - View full details (opens in new window).
Bennett P, Kendall A & McDougall, J - View full details (opens in new window).
The Manifesto for Media Education Symposium was held on the 10th June 2011 at the Royal Institute of British Architects - view full details and podcasts (opens in new window).
Cluster Coordinator: Dr Linda Devlin
Core members: Balbir Ahir; Ben Andrews; Karl Brennan; Diane Cochrane; David Cooper; Nicola Copitch; Sue Davies; Mary Dunne; Fay Glendenning; Bill Green; Paul Gurton; Robert Heath; Dot Heslop; Andy Hutchinson; Clair Jenkins; Greg Jones; Carol Marshall; Rachel Morgan-Guthrie; Rebecca Palmer; Sarah Powell; Gavin Rhoades; Mike Rickhuss; Rob Rolfe; Marc Smale; Matt Smith; Sean Starr; Diane Swift; Peter Taylor.
Associate members (whose main cluster is not School Pedagogy and Professional Learning): Andy Cramp; Julie Hughes.
PhD/EdD Members: Simon Hughes; Jackie Laverty; Christian Wilke-Zhang; Peter Westman; Pritpal Sembi.
Research interests: Technology supported learning and assessment; knowledge versus pedagogy; mathematical subject knowledge required for primary school teachers.
Research interests: Whether schools are meeting the specified needs in empowering young people (Yr 7 and Yr 8) to achieve the appropriate health/fitness levels.
Dr David Cooper
Research interests: Pre-Initial Teacher Education Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses, with particular reference to Mathematics Subject Knowledge Enhancement.
Research interests: Secondary education and targeting reading.
Dr Andy Cramp
Research interests: Learning outside the classroom; informal learning; emotion and learning; learning and work.
Research interests: Comparative study of the graduate teacher programme (GTP) route and the post-graduate certificate (PGCE) route.
Research interests: Developing the subject knowledge of initial teacher trainees in secondary mathematics; the reasons for choosing secondary mathematics teaching; using the electronic portfolio to document evidence of progress.
Research interests: The relationship between science teachers’ practice and their confidence when teaching aspects outside their own specialist area; presenting controversial or sensitive aspects of science to pupils.
Research interests: Comparative pedagogy, focusing on the bilateral exchange of trainee primary language teachers.
Research interests: The role of technology to enhance learning in schools, in particular handheld devices, videoconferencing equipment and the Interactive Whiteboard; the use of the ePortfolio to enrich the learning experience and also to enable record keeping; the impact of learning in the outdoor environment.
Research interests: Developing Thinking within the PE National Curriculum; the impact of high quality training on the development of teaching and learning Gymnastics and Trampolining; the benefit of ICT in teaching and learning in Physical Education; the Every Child Matters Agenda.
Research interests: The role of web 2.0 technologies, such as e-portfolios and blogs, and their attendant dialogic pedagogies.
Research interests: How peer coaching can support trainee teachers with regard to developing pedagogy and practice; the use of ICT to support the teaching of English in the primary school.
Research interests: Using e-portfolio as a tool for on-line forms to develop reflective interaction and thinking.
Research interests: Specific teacher behaviours and their perceived effectiveness; the identification of traits in new trainees and their subsequent performance.
Research interests: How secondary school mathematics pedagogy can be enhanced through a focus on task design and differentiation.
Research interests: The subject knowledge of serving mathematics teachers as well as that of trainees; the advantages of disadvantages of paired trainees in school placements.
Research interests: Leading curricular change through digital approaches to learning (with particular reference to computer games and learning); literacy skills; digital game based learning environments.
Research interests: Innovative use of technology to support teaching and learning.
Research interests: Personalisation of the Learning Journey.
Research interests: STEM; School improvement; Leadership and management.
Research interests: Science teacher education; subject knowledge development of trainee teachers; pupils understanding of physical science concepts; children’s learning of science (and their alternative conceptions); accelerated learning programmes; applied science courses and the use of ICT in teaching science.