Staff profile

James Frost

Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education BEd, PGCE and EYTS

James Frost




College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education BEd, PGCE and EYTS


Teaching responsibilities

Professional interests

My professional interests focus upon the development of both primary and secondary teachers with respect to Mathematics Education. I have adopted and continue to advocate constructivist approaches to the teaching and learning of mathematics. As such, I have a keen interest in the use of discovery and game based strategies in the classroom.

Research interests

I am interested in the use of ICT tools and their application in mathematical learning spaces, especially the role that multiple virtual representations play in enhancing understanding in mathematics. My doctoral research focuses on the collaborative nature of Learning Study as an approach in designing ICT tools for the mathematics classroom.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)



International experience

In 1993 I volunteered through the organization V.S.O to work as a teacher educator on the island of St Lucia in the Caribbean. After a two year tennure I was appointed as a permanent member of staff on the island's only tertiary level institution and continued my employment until 2008, during which time I ascended to Head of Department for Mathematics Education. I was fortunate enough to work with and alongside a considerable number of colleagues from different island states under the umbrella organisation of University of West Indies.