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

Richard trained to teach in 1985 and taught in South London until 2004, including eleven years as a Head of Mathematics. He then led the Secondary PGCE Mathematics course at London South Bank University until 2009, including a year acting as Head of Initial Teacher Education. At UCL Institute of Education since 2009, he was subject leader for PGCE Maths (2009-2017), Teach First tutor (2017-2021), and returned to his subject leadership role in January 2021. He has had other teaching responsibilities on the School Direct Salaried Programme, Teach First PGDE, Undergraduate Mathematics Education, and MA in Mathematics Education. Richard has worked as a consultant on Lesson Study in London, mathematics teacher education in Palestine, and developing online tuition in the UK. For his PhD, he is investigating the complex consequences of holding mathematics teachers accountable for pace.

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Research Summary

PhD - pace in mathematics education.

Appointments
01-MAR-2019 Chief External Examiner PGCE School of Education Universtiy of Nottingham, United Kingdom
11-APR-2017 External Examiner PGCE Mathematics School of Education University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2014 – 31-DEC-2016 External Examiner Teach First PGCE Mathematics School of Education Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
02-MAY-2010 – 31-AUG-2014 External Examiner PGCE Mathematics Health, Social Care and Education Kingston University London, United Kingdom
01-MAY-2008 – 31-AUG-2010 External Examiner Mathematics Area Education and Sport/Education University of Brighton, United Kingdom
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