Staff profile

Dave Cunningham


Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

Subject

Teacher Training

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department

Institute of Education

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

d.cunningham@derby.ac.uk

About

I teach on the Initial Teacher Education programmes helping to prepare the next generation of primary school teachers

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on a number of modules across the ITE programmes. I also visit student teachers on placement in partnership schools.

Research interests

I find most aspects of learning and teaching interesting, although I have become particularly interested in all forms of assessment. I am a strong advocate of authenticity in learning and have been developing versions of problem-based learning and professionally relevant assessments with my colleagues in teacher education.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Experience in industry

Before joining the University of Derby I worked as a Local Authority consultant having spent may years as a primary school teacher.