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Dr Pete Wright
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
Appointment
  • Lecturer in Mathematics Education
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

Pete is currently a tutor on the following programmes at the Institute of Education: PGCE Secondary Mathematics, PGCE Physics with Mathematics, MA in Mathematics Education. He is also External Examiner on the PGCE Mathematics programmes at the University of Greenwich and the University of Exeter; Book Reviews Editor for LRE (London Review of Education); Online Communications Officer for BSRLM (British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics); and a member of the International Committee of MES (Mathematics, Education & Society).


Before joining the Institute of Education as Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Pete taught for 12 years in comprehensive schools in London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Brighton, including 3 years as a Head of Mathematics. He also taught for 3 years in a rural school in Kenya with Voluntary Services Overseas. Other posts in education include 5 years as Mathematics Consultant, then Software Development Manager, for SMILE Mathematics, and 2 years as a local authority Secondary Mathematics Consultant.


Pete's research interests include issues of equity and social justice in mathematics teaching, critical mathematics education, philosophies of mathematics education, curriculum change, and participatory action research.

Pete completed a Doctorate in Education at the University of Sussex in April 2015. Further details of the 'Teaching maths for social justice' research project can be found at: http://maths-socialjustice.weebly.com/

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