Staff Profile:Dr Trevor Davies

Name:
Dr Trevor Davies
Job Title:
Sessional - Doctoral Supervisor
Responsibilities:

Main responsibilities at the Institute of Education:

  • Director: International Centre for Studies in Education and Training (ICSET) (including co-ordination of exchange programmes and visiting academics and scholars)
  • Programme Director: MA Developing Education for Sustainable Global Futures (Kazkahstan and St John's Marlborough)
  • Subject Leader GTP Secondary Design and Technology programme
  • Member of Institute Postgraduate Research Committee
  • Member of Blended Learning Committee
  • Member of UCET International Committee

Teaching

  • Ph D supervisor
  • MA Developing Education for Sustainable Global Futures
  • GTP Secondary Design and Technology
  • GTP Secondary Science programme
  • PGCE and BA (Ed) Primary Design and Technology courses
Areas of Interest:

Expertise and research interest [able to supervise at PhD and Masters level]:

  • Global Learning
  • (Global) Citizenship education
  • Creativity in education
  • Educational change and reform
  • International education
  • Learning in design and technology education
  • Relationships between science and design and technology education
  • ICT in education

Current and Recent PhD Students, with topics/titles of their research:

  • Sarah Smart:
    Young people's experiences and evaluations of economic inequality
  • Suresh Gamlath:
    Motivation; Education; Simulation: what are teachers rally trying to achieve with business simulations in college education
  • Fatema Al-Amouri:
    The Effect of Multiple Intelligences Theory (MIT) Strategies on Achievement and Attitude toward Chemistry among students (10 th) Grade Students in Public Schools
  • Sulaiman Almutairy:
    The Impact of Mobile Learning in Developing Skills of Collaborative Learning of Higher Education Students in Saudi Arabian Universities
  • Mohammad Reshidi:
    Requirements for successful integration of ICT in teaching and learning of Mathematics in Saudi Arabia

Current and Recent Research Projects:

A comparative study investigating initial teacher training for Global Education (GE) in secondary schools in England and Poland- a pilot study.  Funded - IoE small grants award June 2011

Out of the Box - Active Citizenship - a collaborative study between ICSET, IoE; Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, Expedition inside Culture, Romania and Waste into Wonder, Swindon.  Funded through Grundtvig project, EU - September 2011-August 2013

Research groups / Centres:

Values in Practice

Publications:
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Recent publications/conference presentations/professional achievements:

Davies, T, Macfadyen, T. and Dorczak, R. (2011) A comparative study investigating initial teacher training for Global Education (GE) in secondary schools in England and Poland- a pilot study.  Paper presented at the British Education Research Association, conference 2011, Institute of Education, London.

Davies, T. (2010) Evaluation in pedagogical supervision. in G. Mazurkiewicz (ed), Autonomy, The place of the school as a community of practice for creative action. Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego (Jagiellonian University Publishing House).

Sandström Kjellin. M., Stier, J.,Einarson, T. Davies, T. and Asunta, T. (2010) Pupils' voices about citizenship education: comparative case studies in Finland, Sweden and England. European Journal of Teacher Education 33 ( 2), 201-218. (Provided IoE entry to the FoSS research output this year (2011)).

Davies, T. (2010) Title: Overcoming social and cultural fragmentation in rural Transylvania: a case study based on the multicultural socialisation of mixed age pupils through a science and technology day. Paper presented at the British Education Research Association 2010, University of Warwick.

Sandström Kjellin, M., Stier, J.,Einarson, T. Davies, T. and Asunta, T. (2010) Pupils' voices about citizenship education: comparative case studies in Finland, Sweden and England. Paper presented at the 6th International Citizenship Education Conference, St. Andrews University, Scotland.

Davies T. (2006) Creative teaching and learning in Europe: promoting a new paradigm. The Curriculum Journal. 17 (1), 37 - 57.

Davies, T. (2005). Using teacher-led research as a development tool to challenge pre-conceived notions about the teaching of gifted and talented students; accessing higher order teaching skills through the use of language in the classroom, 'Reflexive School': the International Journal of the Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking Association 2 (1) 56-62.

Davies, T. C. (2005). Creativity: The road to enlightenment in European education. In (Eds) Nolan, V. & Darby, G. Reinventing Education., 167-180. London: Synectics Education Initiative.

Davies T.C. & Gilbert, J.K. (2005) Promoting creativity while forging links between science education and design and technology education in Gilbert, J.K.(Ed) Constructing Worlds through Science Education: the selected works of John K. Gilbert.,128-143. Abingdon, UK & New York, USA: Routledge.

Davies, T & Gilbert, J. (2003). Modelling: promoting creativity whilst forging links between science education and design and technology education. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education. 3 (1) 67 - 82.

Enterprise activity; external roles and consultancy:

  • Set up new MA Degree - 'Developing Education for Sustainable Global Futures'.
  • Consultant to Comenius Regio project, 2009 - 2011
  • Consultant to Jagellonian University, Kracow, Reforming Polish Inspection.
  • Facilitating new enterprise opportunities with Bolashak agency, Kazakhstan 2011- current. New courses non-credit bearing courses currently planned.
  • Partner in successful bid to EU for Grundtvig project to explore active citizenship for adult learners across Europe. Other partners include Associatia Expeditia in Cultura, Romania, Jagiellonian university Poland and waste to Wonder Network operations, Swindon.
  • Convener of training course for Chinese Head teachers and administrators from Xinjiang (Sep 2009-2012)
  • Aug 2011 - Bid submitted with lead partner 'Research voor Beleid, Holland' to the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture.
  • Learning from second chance education: making use of good practice in second chance education to prevent early school leaving
  • Oct 2011 - Bid submitted with lead partner 'Research voor Beleid, Holland' to the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture. Tender: EAC/07/2011
  • Study of the Feasibility of a Long-Term School Education Staff Mobility Action. Tender EAC/10/2011
Dr Trevor Davies

Contact Details

Email:
t.c.davies@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 4903

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