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Dr Nick Pratt
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Education (IMP)
Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Senior Lecturer in Education with a specialism in mathematics education and social theory.
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)
EdD Leaders National Network (Director)
Society of Research in Higher Education (SRHE)
I work on the following programmes:
- Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)
- MA Education
- BEd (Maths Education)
Current projects include:
- Understanding teachers' assessment in primary school mathematics as professional 'work'.
- Exploring the development of professional knowledge through the EdD programme – see: www.srhe.ac.uk/downloads/reports-2016/Pratt-Shaughnessy-Research-Report.pdf
More generally my interest is in the ways in which accountability affects interactions and relationships between learners and educators and how this results in changes to how learning takes place.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
Caroline McGrath (2018) as DoS: ‘Oral Story: A pedagogical tool encouraging children’s mathematical thinking.’
Clare Dowdall (2012): ‘Text Production in Bebo: a study of three children's text production in online social networking sites’.EdD
Phil Brown (2019) as DoS: ‘Student voices and student choices: narrative accounts of differentiated higher education experiences of first in family HE students’
Sasha Pleasance (2018) as DoS: ‘Illusio in lesson observation: making policy work by playing the game.’
John Hilsdon (2018) as DoS: ‘The significance of the field of practice ‘Learning Development’ in UK higher education’.
Paul Hodson (2017): ‘From the Secret Garden to the Panopticon? Changing freedoms and the growing crisis in primary school headteacher recruitment.’
Helen Goodall (2014) as DoS: ‘Professional Development And Beyond: A Participative Study Of A Self-Facilitated Learning Group’.
Grants & contracts
2017: ‘Supervision of professional doctoral students: investigating pedagogy for supporting critical voice and theorisation’: £10k funded by SRHE Research Award 2017-2018.
2005: ‘Developing a VLE to support ITT students’, £10,000 funded by TTA: Promoting E-Learning Communities In ITT & Induction project.
2004: Video Inspired Dialogue (VID): Distributing and exchanging knowledge across an e-learning community’, £25,000 funded by TTA: Supporting e-learning communities in ITT project.
2010: Learning as participation in the development and enactment of professional knowledge; £10k funded by Plymouth University, 2010–2012.
Key publications are highlightedJournals