Mr James Bettany
Lecturer in Primary Computing and ICT
Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
- Educational technology
- Primary computing
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My current role of Lecturer in Primary Education with a focus on computing and science reflects an ongoing interest in STEM subjects that dates back to undergraduate study in engineering.
My teaching has two main focusses. ICT and computing in primary schools, and primary science. Both of these fields have varied aspects, from examining the curriculum and developing content knowledge, to process knowledge of the subject and the pedagogic aspects of teaching that relate to them.
My MSc thesis centred around promoting engagement with issues surrounding sustainability and environmental stewardship through storytelling.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Bettany, J, Smallshaw, R and Barney, D. (forthcoming) 'Technology in Education' in Campbell-Barr, V. (ed) Why do teachers need to know about child development?, London: Bloomsbury.
Bettany, J (2019) 'Computing' in Pope, D. (Ed) Understanding Subject Knowledge for Primary Teaching, London: Learning Matters. pp. 30-47.
Bettany, J., Cutting, R. and Kelly, O. (2017) Understanding places and people through history and geography outside the classroom in Waite, S. (ed) Children Learning Outside the Classroom (2nd edn). London, Sage, pp. 172-182.
I have a reasonable level of fluency in both Spanish and German and an interest in language and languages in general. I am also interested in the links between culture, knowledge and language.