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Dr David Allan

Reader in Further Education & Training

Secondary, Further Education & Training

Department: Secondary, Further Education & Training

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David Allan is Reader in Education at Edge Hill University and Editor-in-Chief of the journal PRISM: Casting New Light on Learning, Theory and Practice. He has taught in higher education institutions both nationally and internationally and is the Edge Hill University (EHU) lead for two large Erasmus+ projects: CATALYST and ALLVET. These projects have facilitated strong global networking between EHU and a large variety of countries, such as Germany, Greece, Kazakhstan, Laos, Russia, Serbia, Spain, and Vietnam. The two bids for these projects brought in a total of £127,000 to EHU. As a result of these projects, David is currently initiating two international research studies that will explore student engagement and attitudes to inclusion and will look at collecting data from 24 separate institutions across ten countries.  

David has published his research in international, peer-reviewed journals in education and the social sciences. Areas of research include pedagogical knowledge development, Lesson Study, student voice, vocational learning, student disengagement, alternative provision, and disaffection with learning.

David has delivered training on pedagogical development in HE institutions in Germany, Romania, Ireland, Laos and Vietnam. He currently teaches on the BA (Hons) Education and MA Eucation and is the module leader for four modules within these programmes. The impact of his research can also be seen on other programmes, such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching, wherein the first module student teachers study is underpinned by David’s research into Lesson Study and pedagogical knowledge development.