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James Archer


About James Archer

James is the Course Director for the Ba Primary Education Accelerated (2 Year) degree. He is currently working on writing validations for further innovative programmes in the Carnegie School of Education

James is passionate about Primary Education. He is the Co-Editor for a Bloomsbury's Mastering Primary Teaching text book series

James has a wide experience in supporting trainee primary teachers and has worked in three Higher Education Institutions. Prior to his current role 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 which he supported a cluster of schools to develop their provision in this important curriculum area.

Current Teaching

James Teaches on the following courses:

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

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 is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Ministry in which he intends to look at the role of play based approaches in children's spiritual formation.

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