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Prof Dominic Wyse
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UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
Tel: 020 7612 6416
Appointment
  • Professor in Early Childhood and Primary Education
  • IOE - Learning & Leadership
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

Dominic is Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the University College London (UCL), Institute of Education (IOE), and Head of the Department of Learning and Leadership. He is also an elected member of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Council. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS), and of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Prior to his current role at the IOE as Head of Academic Department Learning and Leadership Dominic was Faculty Director of Research, Consultancy and Knowledge Transfer, in the Faculty of Children and Learning. Before joining the IOE Dominic was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. He was also appointed as the first Director of Music-Making at Churchill College Cambridge, where he was also a Fellow and Director of Studies for Education. In the past Dominic was a Reader at Liverpool John Moores University, and a teacher with experience working in London, Bradford and Huddersfield in infant and junior phases.


Research Summary

The main focus of Dominic’s research is curriculum and pedagogy. Key areas of work are the teaching of writing, reading and creativity. Dominic has extensive experience of funded research projects which he has disseminated in numerous peer-reviewed research journal articles and books. These include major international research volumes for which he is the lead editor (e.g. The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment), and bestselling books for teachers and educators  (e.g. Teaching English, Language and Literacy - 3rd Edition). His most recent book is A Guide to Early Years and Primary Education (published by SAGE). He has been an editor, and on the editorial board, of internationally recognised research journals. He is currently an editor of the Curriculum Journal, one of the journals of the British Educational Research Association (BERA). Dominic has been consulted by major international companies in relation to the development of packages and approaches that support learning in schools. He has given evidence to House of Commons inquiries, and he has been an invited expert featuring in broadcast media including BBC Newsnight and the Radio Four Today programme, and print media including the Guardian and Times newspapers.


Teaching Summary

Dominic’s main teaching is supervision of PhDs. He also undertakes teaching for Master’s programmes in the areas of research methodology and topics related to his research interests. 

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