Friday, December 26, 2008

James Atherton

James Atherton

James Atherton, UK, Further, Tertiary, Adult

Semi-retired teacher educator and educational developer, in further education and the university sector, moderately well-educated (degrees in European Studies, Religious Studies, and Education, Ph.D in Education), but totally untrained for anything--including teaching.

Several years teaching humanities in FE, then twenty years' experience teaching social workers in further and higher education before transferring to teacher education. Now returning to work part-time at Oxford Brookes University as an educational developer.

Author of and, leading to National Teaching Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (2004).

Recent Reflection
Reflections and commentary on teaching and learning issues, from practice to theory and back again. Sympathetically sceptical about e-learning and over-use of technology.

Theme: teaching, learning, curriculum, pedagogy, andragogy, academic standards, education for professions, values, policy, students