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Andrea Pratt

Andrea Pratt

Telephone: 0151 231 4609

Biography

Andrea Pratt is a senior lecturer in initial teacher education at the University following a career working as a teacher of Art and Design in the FE sector for 15 years where she became interested in teacher education. She joined LJMU in 2009 to work in the now School of Education. Andrea’s current interests are professional learning contexts in teacher education and also supporting Masters Courses for teacher practitioners where she is currently the programme leader for the Masters in Education Practice. Andrea considers herself an early researcher and emerging publications demonstrate interests in collaboration and partnership with recent publications around the areas of engaging teaching, collaborative partnership and working on a national programme in partnership with the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Andrea was awarded a teaching excellence award for her work with the learning, teaching and assessment committee at LJMU in 2013 and in 2014 was awarded the individual award, the LJMU Vice-Chancellors award for teaching excellence for her work to enhance the student experience with distinction. Andrea’s further interests are contemporary issues in art, craft and design education preparing trainee teachers to provide meaningful opportunities to define and model an engaging curriculum and is an associate member of the National Society for Education in Art and Design.

Degrees

2013, Liverpol John Moores University, United Kingdom, Masters in Advanced educational practice
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Design and Communication Media

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in initial teacher education, Liverpool John Moores University, 2009 - present

Postgraduate training

PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2009 - 2011
Postgraduate Certificate in Education, United Kingdom, University of Central Lancashire, ? - present

Publications

Journal article

Pratt A, Wilberforce C. 2019. Subject knowledge or pedagogical knowledge to teach? Perceptions of student teachers on effective preparation to teach primary science Jackson A. Teacher Education Advancement Network, 11 :57-67 Publisher Url

Pratt A, Tynan R. 2019. The journey from reflection on practice to research informed practice: the contribution of MA practitioner research Jackson A. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal, Volune 11 :35-46 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Pratt A, Duncalf D, Lloyd D, Jones P. 2019. Research informed teaching reaching beyond initial teacher education, examples of success in the North West of England: Empowering teachers to reach for success Teacher Education Advancement Network, 11 :106-116 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Morley D, Maher A, Walsh B, Dinning TM, Lloyd D, Pratt A. 2017. Making reasonable adjustments for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities: pre-service teachers' perceptions of an online support research British Journal of Special Education, 44 :203-219 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Pratt A, Duncalf D, Lloyd D, Horsfall P. 2017. ISSN 2054-5266 Teacher Education Advancement Network, 9 :113-123 Public Url

Pratt A. 2017. Teacher perspectives of cultivating learning through practitioner enquiry to transform practice Teacher Education Advancement Network, 9 :113-123

Hennessy C, Adams G, Mahon E, Nixon S, Pratt A, Williams L. 2014. Discovering inspiring teaching: immersive models of staff development Quality Assurance in Education, 22 :240-254 DOI Publisher Url

Pratt A, McLain MN, Bell D. 2014. Show How know how part two D&T Practice, :32-34 Author Url Publisher Url

Pratt A, McLain M. 2013. Show How Know How D&T Practice, 3 Author Url Publisher Url

Pratt A, Lloyd D. 2012. The new Ofsted Framework - implications for teaching and learning Teaching Business and Economics, 16 :28-29 Author Url Publisher Url

McLain MN, Pratt A. How to pass your PGCE essay first time Whitton N, Davies LT, Green R, Mitchell A. D&T Practice, :26-29 Publisher Url

Engagement & Impact

External collaboration:

Equality and Human Rights Commission, Liverpool John Moores University working with EHRC to produce resources for reasonable adjustments. 2104

Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool One educational resources.

Award:

Liaison tutor of the year (Secondary), LJMU. 2019

Runners up for the Vice Chancellor Awards, Social & Economic Engagement (SEEC) 2017 as part of the Teacher Education team for the project 'Difficult Conversations' Prevent strategy, Vice Chancellor Awards, Social & Economic Engagement (SEEC) 2017. 2017

Amazing postgraduate teacher of the year, Liverpool Students Union. 2016

Excellence Award Recognition of Distinction in Teaching, LJMU. 2014

Teaching Excellence Award - Learning Teaching and Assessment Committee., LJMU. 2013

Conference presentation:

The journey from the reflective practitioner to research informed practice: an evaluation of the contribution of MA practitioner research, Celebrating the inspiration of the professional teacher educator, Conference Aston, Birmingham, Oral presentation. 2019

The journey from the reflective practitioner to research informed practice: an evaluation of the contribution of MA practitioner research, 10th TEAN Conference, Birmingham, Oral presentation. 2019

The redesign of a secondary Postgraduate Diploma in Education Student views on the core module, Celebrating the inspiration of the professional teacher educator, Conference Aston, Birminham, Oral presentation. 2019

Transforming Practice in a secondary school setting through a collaborative learning model., 7th Annual TEAN Conference, Birmingham, Oral presentation. 2016

Conference organisation:

LJMU Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Secondary Schools Conference School of Education, Conference organiser. 2018

LJMU Child and Adolescent Mental Health Schools Conference School of Education 2018, Conference organiser for secondary education. 2018

PGCE Professional studies Conferences, Conference organiser. 2010

Membership of professional bodies:

NSEAD, National Society for Education in Art & Design (NSEAD), http://www.nsead.org/home/index.aspx. 2015

Teaching qualification:

Masters in Advanced educational practice. 2013

PG Cert Learning to teach in Higher Education. 2012

Fellowships:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy. 2012