Staff profile

Dave Cunningham


Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

Dave Cunningham at an Open Day

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

My role in Teacher Education gives me the opportunity to work with students wishing to pursue teaching careers in primary schools and also to work alongside staff who are new to university teaching.

I am also a CELT associate and provide support for the DELTA:Pathfinder scheme.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach a range of modules on both undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education programmes. I also visit student teachers on placements.

I also contribute to the PGCertHE working with staff colleagues.

Research interests

I find most aspects of learning and teaching interesting, although I have become particularly interested in assessment and its role in the learning process. I am a strong advocate of authenticity in learning and in recent years I have explored versions of problem-based learning and professionally relevant assessments with my colleagues in teacher education.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Qualifications

Recent conferences

2018 Learning and Teaching conference, Buxton - Authenticity in Problem-Based Learning and Assessment

2017 Learning and Teaching conference. Buxton - Use of the full mark range in assessment. (Presented with Ivana Ebel)

Experience in industry

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