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Dr Theo Bryer
617a
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
Tel: 07986 355135
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Appointment
  • Lecturer
  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

I am currently Programme Leader for the MA in English Education and tutor on the English with Drama PGCE at UCL IOE.

I joined the IOE part-time to teach on the English with Drama PGCE, around ten years ago, while still teaching in school and having taught Drama (mostly) for over twenty years in schools and colleges in Birmingham and London. 

I was also involved in Theatre in Education, youth theatre and projects involving young people who were newly arrived in South London schools. We received Arts Council funding for some of these projects and experimented with media production alongside improvisational drama. These activities informed my on-going research interests.


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Research Summary

I completed my MA in Media, Culture and Communication at the Institute of Education in 2011, with a dissertation about primary school children learning through filmmaking (see Bryer 2013).

I was awarded my PhD in October 2020. It was entitled What are the affordances of role in learning through transmedia forms of pedagogy. 

My thesis is the culmination of ten years of research with school-based and IOE colleagues and our student teachers involving drama and mobile technologies, documented in my publications.


Teaching Summary

I have been Programme Leader for the MA English Education since 2019.
I am also module leader for the Report and Dissertation and for Creativity: from theory to practice in English, Media, Drama - modules on the MA English Education.
I teach some sessions on the Contemporary Issues in English Education and Shakespeare in Education modules and supervise Reports and Dissertations.

I am tutor for the English with Drama PGCE group.

In the past I taught on all the modules for the Masters of Teaching and Learning and supervised Reports and Dissertations for the Media MA. 

Appointments
04-SEP-2009 Lecturer Institute of Education UCL, United Kingdom
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