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Dr Adam Unwin
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
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  • Senior Lecturer
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education

Adam is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Education, University College London. His main work has been in London as a youth worker, teacher and teacher educator. He is currently programme leader for the Master of Teaching (MTeach) a course specifically for practising teachers. Adam works on the Doctorate in Education (EdD) as a module leader, tutor and supervisor. Research interests include new teacher learning, the role of technology in education, work related learning and global development education. Adam co-authored with John Yandell ‘Rethinking Education: Whose Knowledge is it anyway?’ (2016) ‘This book challenges common assumptions and the commodification of education. Within a global context it presents a progressive, egalitarian alternative’.


Adam has worked on various education projects in the UK and overseas. His postgraduate work includes an MSc in Development Studies and a Doctorate in Education. He has been an active trade unionist throughout his career.  

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Teaching Summary

Teaching includes:

Master of Teaching (MTeach) Modules and supervision

Doctor of Education (EdD) Modules and supervision

PGCE Business and Economics sessions

MA Education (Keynote lectures)

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