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Dr David Spendlove - personal details

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Role: Senior Lecturer: Head of ITE

Tel: 0161 275-4716




Having taught in secondary education for 13 years in a wide range of schools, prior to entering Higher Education I was head of department and a member of my school's senior management team with responsibility for whole school issues including monitoring, assessment and recording. Since moving into Higher Education in 2000 my work has involved development of both policy and practice in a variety of areas including design and technology education, teacher development and creative education. Currently I co-edit Design and Technology Education: An International Journal. In 2013 I recieved an 'Outstanding Contribution award' from the  D&TA for my work related to Teacher Education, research and publishing

   Head of ITE;
    Previously Deputy Director of ITE, Programme Director – Secondary PGCE;
    Senior lecturer;
    Outstanding Contribution to D&TA Award (2013);
    International invited research keynotes (UK, Australia, Norway, Singapore) ;
    External examining Exeter University, Cambridge University, Waikato (NZ);
    Co-editor DATA international research conference publication 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010;
    Ofsted Additional Inspector (ITE);
    Previously consultant to government agencies;
    Author of evaluations, research reports, editorials, books, ‘Thinkpieces’, academic papers, etc;
    Research presented UK (BERA), Australia (TERC), India (epiSTEME), Israel, NZ (PATT),USA (AERA), Canada (T&LC), Hong Kong, Finland (ECER);


Media work includes BBC radio, writing for the Times Educational Supplement, Teachers TV.