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Dr Mike Martin

School of Education

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Mike has been involved in Design and Technology education for 25 years as teacher, co-ordinator, education officer and now teacher educator. He has worked in 3 other ITE institutions developing and delivering primary and secondary courses and is probably best known for his work on values in design and technology. He has continued to write papers and presents regularly at national and international conferences. Since joining LJMU in 2004, he has been PGCE Route Leader for Design and Technology, co-ordinated the PGCE course, been responsible for an undergraduate KS2/3 design and technology course and is now heavily involved in teaching research methods.

Mike has now completed his doctoral research which explores the subject knowledge development of pre-service teachers of Design and Technology in secondary schools. This makes use of a phenomenological approach, reflecting his interest in both philosophy and psychology.


University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, BEng(Hons), Mechanical Engineering
Open University, United Kingdom, MEd, Education


Brunel University, PGCE


Martin M. 2023. Extracurricular Perspectives: Valuing Technology beyond the Classroom The Bloomsbury Handbook of Technology Education :401-409 Bloomsbury Academic. London 9781350238442 DOI Publisher Url

Martin M. 2022. Role of making in D&T Hardy A. Debates in Design and Technology Education Taylor & Francis 9781000789393 DOI Publisher Url

Martin MC, Owen-Jackson G. 2013. Is Design and Technology about making or knowing? Owen-Jackson G. Debates in Design and Technology Education Routledge 9781134085194

Conference publication

McLain MN, McLain MH, Tsai J, Martin MC, Bell D, Wooff D. 2017. Traditional tales and imaginary contexts in primary design and technology: a case study Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 22 :26-40 Publisher Url Public Url

Wooff D, Bell D, McLain MN, Martin M. 2015. Pupils’ perceptions of design and technology education in England and Wales: emergent findings Chatoney M. Plurality and Complementarity of Approaches in Design and Technology Education, Pupils Attitudes Towards Technology :457-465 Author Url

McLain MN, Bell D, Smith J, Martin M. 2013. Reviewing the Impact of the National Strategies Design and Technology Framework for Key Stage Three Bekirogullari Z. International Conference of Education and Educational Psychology :10-10 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Martin MC. 2012. From facts to fractals: exploring theoretical perspectives on (subject) knowledge for design and technology Benson C. PATT 25 & CRIPT 8: Perspectives on Learning in Design & Technology Education, PATT 25 & CRIPT 8: Perspectives on Learning in Design & Technology Education

Martin MC. Values in design and technology education: Past, present and future PATT26

Martin MC. Student Teachers perspectives on Technology Teaching and Learning Technology Conference

Martin MC. Five eras of making and designing Williams J. PATT 27: Technology education for the future

Journal article

McLain MN, Bell D, Smith J, Martin M. 2014. Reviewing the Impact of the National Strategies Design and Technology Framework for Key Stage Three The European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences EJSBS, 2 :1353-1430 DOI Publisher Url Public Url


Martin MC. A phenomenological study of pre-service teachers' subject knowledge in secondary design and technology Jones C. Public Url


Masters of Education, Open University. 2005