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Mr Richard Cowley
UCL Institute of Education
University College London
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
Appointment
  • Lecturer
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

I graduated in mathematics from The University of Manchester in 1985 and qualified to teach at Goldsmiths’ College in 1986. I taught in London state schools for eighteen years including eleven years as a Head of Mathematics. As a classroom teacher, I started a part time MSc in Mathematics Education at London South Bank University (LSBU) and completed it as a head of mathematics in 1994. I moved into Higher Education in 2005 to be Course Director of PGCE Mathematics at LSBU. I have been a lecturer and member of the mathematics education group at the Institute of Education since 2009. I am at present (September 2018) in the final stages of my PhD at UCL.



Research Summary

My interest lies in the problematic nature of communicating experience, knowledge and understanding of mathematics teaching and learning. I approach this using a discourse analytic approach with a focus on how teachers make sense of specialist and generalist terminology with respect to their practices in contexts of high-stakes accountability.


Appointments
11-APR-2017 External Examiner for PGCE Mathematics School of Education The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
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