Dr Nick Pratt
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Education (IMP)
Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)
Programme Leader for the PG Cert Post-16 Mathematics Education programme and Core Tutor on the Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) and MA Education programmes, both in the Institute of Education.
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2004: PhD (University of Plymouth) - Thesis entitled 'Interactive teaching in the National Numeracy Strategy: tensions in a supportive framework'
1989: PGCE (Primary Science - University of Exeter)
1988: BA (Hons) Engineering Science (University of Oxford)
Professional Doctorates (SIG) - http://www.professionaldoctorates.org/
EdD Leaders National Network (Co-director) - http://sites.google.com/site/eddnatnet/home
British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM)
Society of Research in Higher Education (SRHE)
Professional Learning (Professional Doctorate in Education - programme leader)
Staff serving as external examiners
Currently: External Examiner for MA Education at Kings College London
My PhD thesis explored the difficulties facing both teachers and children in attempting to teach in an interactive, whole class, style as advocated by the National Numeracy Strategy. The work involved a consideration of the nature and limitations of the discourse inherent in such interaction.
Currently I'm interested in the use of sociocultural perspectives to make sense of educational interaction.
Current projects include:
- Understanding teachers' assessment in primary school mathematics as socio-professional 'work'.
- Exploring the development of professional knowledge through the EdD programme.
- Teachers and students co-constructing pedagogy in secondary mathematics classes.
- Mathematics Education
- PhD in Education
- Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)
- Professional Theory and Practice
Key publications are highlightedJournals