17th March 2015, 11:55am
Lincoln welcomes expert on teaching of science in schools
Professor Ian Abrahams A science education expert whose research has helped to shape national policy will lead the School of Education at the University of Lincoln, UK.  

Ian Abrahams has been appointed Head of the School of Education and Professor of Science Education at Lincoln.

A specialist in science education whose work has informed national policy, Professor Abrahams has been involved in the evaluation of national science education initiatives and the role of practical work in school science.  

“I am committed to high quality teacher training across all disciplines,” said Professor Abrahams. “Joining the University of Lincoln to lead the School of Education offers me the opportunity to influence the development of the next generation of teaching professionals. We want to develop outstanding teachers who have an impact on pupils’ learning and attainment as soon as they enter the classroom.”

Lincoln’s School of Education is delivering a new PGCE Education (Secondary) and an MA in Education. Other courses include a professional doctorate ( EdD) Educational Research and Development, MPhil/PhD Educational Research and Development and the MSc Social Research.

The University is currently working with the Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance (LTSA) and the St George’s Academy Partnership as part of the Government-backed School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme that involves schools across Lincolnshire.

“I am particularly keen to work with local schools not only to maximise the effectiveness of teaching and learning on our PGCE, but also to increase the number of  science and mathematics teachers in the region,”  Professor Abrahams added.

Visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/education/  for more on the courses available in the School of Education and how to apply.  
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