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Dr Pete Wright
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
  • Lecturer
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education
UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

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 is currently one of two Assistant Editors for the London Review of Education (LRE) journal and a member of the International Committee of Mathematics, Education & Society (MES). He recently served as an Executive Member (Online Communications Officer) for the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM).

In the past, Pete has been elected as a divisional secretary for the National Union of Teachers and a board member of Amnesty International UK.

Research Summary

Pete's research interests include issues of equity and social justice in mathematics teaching, critical mathematics education, philosophies of mathematics education, visible and invisible pedagogy, 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/

Pete has been working on a collaborative research project with two teacher researchers (Tiago and Alba) at Stoke Newington School since November 2017. Further details of the 'Visible Maths Pedagogy' research project can be found at: https://visiblemathspedagogy.wordpress.com/

Pete is also currently working on the EEF-funded 'Student Grouping Study' (investigating the effects of setting and mixed attainment grouping) led by Professor Jeremy Hodgen and Dr Becky Taylor.

Teaching Summary

Pete is currently a tutor for the PGCE Secondary Mathematics programme at UCL Institute of Education. He also teaches on the MA in Mathematics Education programme, Mathematical Education for Physical and Mathematical Sciences (undergraduate) module, as well as supervising EdD and PhD students.

He has previously been the Subject Lead for the PGCE Secondary Mathematics programme, the Subject Lead for the Teach First Secondary Mathematics programme, a tutor on the PCE Physics with Mathematics programme, and a tutor on the PGCE Mathematics (SCITT) programme.

Pete has been an External Examiner for the PGCE Mathematics programmes at the University of Greenwich and the University of Exeter, and for the PGDE Secondary Partnership Induction Model (STEM subjects) at the University of Dundee.

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