Senior Lecturer - Education and Initial Teacher Education

Tel: +44 (0)1204 903214
Email: C.Spencer@bolton.ac.uk

Overview

Chris has significant experience in teacher education, professional formation, staff development and programme design. He has held posts for internationally-respected and leading further and higher education academic institutions in the UK.

He researched and created two qualifications related to work experience coordination and management that were adopted by City and Guild of London Institute, edited and published “WorkEx News” and organised three “WorkEx” conferences, held in Birmingham, UK. His involvement in consultancy has included advising public and private sector education, training and learning organisations across the UK, participation in  “Maceta – labour integration, environmental and adult education: building up the european citizen” project: a European Community-funded, five-nation (UK, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Italy), “Eurotuteur - Quality Assurance In European Work Experience Management” project: a European Community-funded, four-nation (UK, Spain, France & Germany) working group and has led to him leading a staff development workshop for senior lecturers in Seville, Spain.

Academic Qualifications

Doctoral study, University of Bolton, (current)
PGCE, Post-Compulsory Education, UCLAN
Masters Degree, Education, Lancaster
B. A. Honours,  Peace Studies (Social Sciences), Bradford

Academic Interests and Roles

Teaching

Chris's teaching roles includes tutor, lecturer and research supervisor for learners undertaking Initial Teacher Education, Bachelors and Masters degrees. He is the pathway leader for the BA (Honours) Education and Learning

Chris’s various academic interests include professional formation, teaching and learning, curriculum design, development and evaluation, competence-based assessment, observation of work-based performance, feedback, guidance and support, e-learning, blended learning, consultancyResearch Interests:  self-study in teaching and learning, pedagogy for teacher education, reflexive learning, comparative education, learner-centred learning.

Memberships, Scholarly Activities and Publications

A former Fellow of the Institute for Learning, UK, Chris is a Member of the Self-study of Teacher Education Practices Special Interest Group of the Canadian, the Association for Teacher Education (CATE), a Member of the Research and Development Centre: Professional Development of Teacher Educators for the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE), the Special Interest Group (Reflection) for the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) and is Associate Primary School Governor.

Papers

TEACHER EDUCATOR, GO MEASURE THYSELF: SELF-REFLECTION AND JUDGEMENT OF THE TEACHERS OF TEACHERS  -  Paper presented at the European Teacher Education Network Conference: “Experiential Learning”, Copenhagen, 16-19 April 2015

TEACHER EDUCATOR, GO EDUCATE THYSELF: WHO TEACHES THE TEACHERS OF TEACHERS? (2008) - Paper presented at the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference: “Teacher of the 21st Century: Quality Education for Quality Teaching”, Riga, 3-4 May 2008

Mentoring in FE (2006)