Current and recent teacher education and continuing professional development (CPD)
Both Torben and David have extensive experience of both initial and in-service teacher education, having run PGCE courses and a wide range of CPD activities, including courses and events at conferences both in the UK and abroad.
We are both in the slightly unusual position of having careers that started in the Sciences and moved into D&T education, which has left us with particular interests in the relationships and links between the STEM subjects.
Both CPD and ITE work can be arranged to suit individual needs. Please contact us for more information.
David has an academic background in chemistry and a professional teaching career that involved both science and design & technology. He has particular expertise in curriculum development, pedagogy that develops designerly thinking and creativity and teacher professional development. Currently he divides his time between academic writing, acting as an external examiner for initial teacher education courses and further degrees and providing professional development for design & technology teachers in both primary and secondary schools. Recently he has provided professional development courses for Osiris, RTA, the D&T Association and written for the D&T Association Subject Leader File.
Torben has an academic background in Physics and Computing and a professional teaching career that encompassed these areas as well as general science and design and technology. He has particular expertise in electronics and control technologies as well as digital manufacturing technologies generally.
Torben runs courses for various National providers, such as the National STEM Centre and RTA, as well as more locally for LAs and the NW STEM Learning Centre. He also continues to contribute to Initial Teacher Education courses – in particular in the areas of Electronics, Control and Computing, including Programming.