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James Archer

About James Archer

James is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education. He has a interest in the STEM subjects at primary level. James is the course leader for the Ba Primary Education Accelerated (2 Year) degree.

James has a wide experience in supporting trainee primary teachers. Presently he is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education. Prior to this he was employed as the manager for primary science Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and Scholarship and Research Coordinator (SRC) for the McMillan Faculty of Education at Bradford College. James started his career in ITE at Canterbury Christ Church University where he was a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education for four years.

James has a passion for child-centred science enquiry. Before entering his career in Initial Teacher Education He taught in both primary and secondary schools in England and South Africa. In these settings he held various responsibilities for the leading and coordination of science. James has also been a primary Science Advisor in primary science supporting a cluster of schools.

Current Teaching

James Teaches on the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Primary Education (5-11) with recommendation for QTS
  • BA (Hons) Primary Education (Early Years 3-7) with recommendation for QTS
  • BA (Hons) Primary Education (Accelerated Degree)

Research Interests

James is published around the area of primary science and D&T. He is currently working on a co-authored title for Routledge looking at developing curiosity in primary science. He has also been asked to be a co-editor for a series of books looking at the new primary curriculum for Bloomsbury. This project will see James collaborating with individuals that work in the major ITE providers including national and international leaders in the field of primary education. More recently James has been invited to contribute to an edited collection working with subject experts in primary D&T

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