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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
Role
Head of Department
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. Dominic will be President of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) from 2019 to 2021. 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. Dominic has significant experience in music that began with his undergraduate studies at The Royal Academy of Music. 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 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. Dominic's recent major contribution is published in his book How Writing Works: From the Invention of the Alphabet to the Rise of Social Media (Cambridge University Press). Other publications include major international research volumes for which he is the lead editor e.g. The The SAGE Handbook of Educational Research and The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment), and bestselling books for students, teachers and educators e.g. Teaching English, Language and Literacy – 4th Edition (due 2018. Routledge); and The Good Writing Guide for Education Students 4th Edition (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). 

Teaching Summary

Dominic’s main teaching is supervision of PhDs. He is not taking new doctoral students at the present time due to being up to capacity.


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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