22nd September 2003




Education expert Professor Trevor Kerry kicks off the University of Lincoln’s public lecture series tomorrow evening (Tuesday) with a talk on teaching excellence.


Professor Kerry will give a lecture entitled ‘The Master Teacher - Dodo or Dynamo?’ in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at Brayford Pool at 6pm.


The lecture follows the theme of Professor Kerry’s latest book for teachers, ‘Becoming a Master Teacher’, which he has co-authored with Mandy Wilding, head of Corby Glen Primary School near Grantham.


The lecture will look at facets of the teacher’s role and consider how someone aspiring to do the job exceptionally well, as a ‘master teacher’, might perform these functions.


Good practice, latest research and the political context of teaching will also be covered.


Professor Kerry retired from his teaching and research post at the University of Lincoln last year but is still a visiting professor at the university’s International Institute for Education Leadership.


He is Senior Vice President of the College of Teachers and editor of the college journal ‘Education Today’. He is also a Freeman of the Guild of Educators.


The lecture is free of charge and open to all. Wine and a light buffet will be served after the lecture at about 7pm.


The series of lectures will continue throughout the year and will feature talks on subjects ranging from entrepreneurship and the war in Iraq to isotopes and forensic science.


For more information or to book places at the first lecture in the series contact Faith Cobaine on Lincoln 886626 or email fcobaine@lincoln.ac.uk stating the number of places you require.



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