Martin Pickett

Name: Martin Pickett
Department: Secondary and Further Education
Current position: PGCE Mathematics Course Leader/Secondary and Further Education
Email: martin.pickett@edgehill.ac.uk 
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education

Biography

Teaching:

  • PGCE Mathematics Course Leader, 2011 -to date
  • Responsibility for Cross –Curricular Mathematics, Huyton Arts and Sports Centre for Leaning, 2010-2011
  • Key Stage 3 Manager for Mathematics, Induction Tutor and Head of Mathematics, Knowsley Hey School, 1993 -2010
  • Mathematics Teacher and Head of Year, Glenburn High School, 1986-1993

Martin was the leader of the Promethean Project (an initiative to develop the use of technology for initial teacher training) and for the Centre of Mathematics Excellence (co-ordinating best practice across a groups of schools in the north west). He is currently the HIgher Education representative for NCETM Maths HUB (North West 2).

Qualifications:

  • MA (Education) Edge Hill University 2017
  • PGCert Teaching in Higher Education (Edge Hill University) 2013
  • B.Ed (Hons) Mathematics (The University of Leeds) 1986

Interests & Achievements:

Interests:

Martin is the Higher Education representative for MathsHub North West Two (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics).

Achievements:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2013)

Research:

Martin was the initial lead researcher for the Faculty of Education’s study into mathematics anxiety and the use of technology. The focus for his research for his PGCert in Teaching in Higher Education was on how trainee teachers used technology in the classroom to improve their practice. His Masters dissertation focus was ‘Improving the Subject Competence of Secondary School Mathematics Teachers – Pedagogy or Knowledge’. His most recent research study is investigating the effectiveness of mixed attainment teaching in mathematics.

External collaboration/partnership activity

Martin is the Higher Education representative for MathsHub North West Two (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) and works with Heads of Mathematics to develop intervention strategies at Key Stage 4 as well as the promotion of Financial Mathematics.

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