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Scholarly biography

Jason graduated from Imperial College with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Applied Mathematics / Mathematical Physics (1992) and then went on to complete his MSc in Astonomy in 1994.  After gaining his Post Graducate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in primary education, he began a career as a primary school teacher.  While leading in Information & Communication Technology (ICT), he was shortlisted for the Times Educational Supplement (TES) schools award for teaching in ICT in 2013.  After 18 years as a primary school teacher, he joined the University of Brighton as a Lecturer in Education in 2017, and is now currently working towards his Masters in Education.

 

Approach to teaching

Jason's approach to teaching science is informed by social constructivist theory.  He uses a range of pedagogical techniques to build upon and challenge their existing knowledge.  Using practical enquiry, discussion and reflection he is able to support and develop students' science subject matter knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and curriculum knowledge.  His approach has lead to a nomination by students for an Excellence in Teaching award.  He currently contributes and teaches on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the School of Education, currently:

    EP611 Contempory Curriculum Studies & Professional development
    EP612 Individual Professional Enquiry
    PGCE EP620-EP720 Professional Knowledge 5-11
    PGCE EP622-EP722 Professional Enquiry
    ES402 Teaching Primary Science
    ES514 Effective & Creative Teaching of Primary Science
    EV403 Education Studies: How Children Learn
    EV754 Professional Knowledge in Education Primary 5?11

Research interests

Jason is a Lecturer in Primary Education and specialises in primary science.  At present he is using his Master's study to research the possibility of using online scaffolds and digital simulations to support students' with their science subject knowledge.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Sussex

Award Date: 27 Jan 1994

Bachelor, Imperial College London

Award Date: 1 Aug 1992

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