Friday, December 26, 2008
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 http://www.learningandteaching.info/ and http://www.doceo.co.uk/, leading to National Teaching Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (2004).
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