Matt MacClain

Teacher Education and Professional Learning

Head of Secondary Programmes

Matt is a teacher educator at Liverpool John Moores University. He moved into Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in September 2009, where he currently leads and teaches on the secondary postgraduate programme. Previously he taught design and technology for over a decade in secondary schools in Greater Merseyside, and is particularly interested in electronics and control technology. During this time he became an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) and a Lead Practitioner for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. Matt is also an active member of the Design and Technology Association’s Secondary Working Group. Recently Matt has been involved with the redrafting of the National Curriculum (2014), advising on non-statutory guidance for the DFE’s D&T Expert Group for the new programmes of study and on the future of GCSE Design and Technology. In 2011 he commenced his PhD, and is researching the values of Teachers of Design and Technology; adopting a philosophical perspective influenced by Pragmatism and Cultural Historical Activity Theory. He is interested in teaching and learning, and sociotechnological human activity.

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