After a ten year career as a Primary Teacher, teaching all age ranges in 4 Oxfordshire Primary Schools, I began a new career as a Teacher Trainer when I moved to Oxford Brookes University in January 2004. Initially I taught Mathematics for all the ITT programmes, supplemented by Professional Studies, but in subsequent years I have started to teach History and Research methods to both undergraduates and PGCE students. Recently I became course leader for the revalidated BA (Primary Education) programme, and I am very much looking forward to new challenges as course leader.
Teaching and supervision
- Introduction to Mathematics in the Primary Curriculum
- Mathematics and ICT in the Primary Curriculum
- Mathematics and ICT in the Primary Curriculum – Extending understanding
- PGCE – Mathematics and ICT
- PGCE – History
- BA Year 2 History
- Research Methods
|Hamish Chalmers||Translanguaging in linguistically super-diverse classrooms: the roles of students, teachers and parents and the effects on observable educational outcomes||2019|
My research interests reflect my academic background, namely Primary History and the Humanities, and also the History and Philosophy of Primary Education, Educational Research methods and Schools as organisations. I completed a doctorate at Warwick University, researching the efficacy of cross-curricular approaches to Primary History through a series of detailed case-studies.
- BA (PE) Course Leader
- BA + PGCE History
- BA Mathematics
- Primary Humanities Education
- History and Development of Primary Curriculum
- History and Philosophy of Education
Percival J, 'Investigating Narrative Forms of History Pedagogy in Primary Teacher Education in England'
History Education Research Journal 15 (1) (2017) pp.160-172
ISSN: 1472-9474Abstract Open Access on RADAR
Percival J, 'The Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Conservative Educational Policy'
FORUM 59 (2) (2017) pp.273-280
ISSN: 0963-8253Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Percival J, 'The Relevance of George Orwell: Reflections on the Teaching and Learning of History in a Knowledge Based Curriculum'
History Education Research Journal 13 (2) (2016) pp.16-22
ISSN: 1472-9474Published here
- Supporting Male trainees – and survey of their experiences and needs. Presented at Knowledge transfer seminar
- Trainees’ Perception of Primary Teaching as a Profession (Ed.D Module – unpublished)