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Mrs Andrea Pratt

Mrs Andrea Pratt


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.


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


Journal Articles

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

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

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

Pratt A, McLain M. 2013. Show How Know How D&T Practice, 3 >Link

McLain MN, Pratt A. 2012. How to pass your PGCE essay first time Whitton N, Davies LT, Green R, Mitchell A. D&T Practice, :26-29

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

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

Engagement & Impact


Award title: 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, Awarding body: Vice Chancellor Awards, Social & Economic Engagement (SEEC) 2017

Award title: Teaching Excellence Award - Learning Teaching and Assessment Committee., Awarding body: LJMU

Award title: Excellence Award Recognition of Distinction in Teaching, Awarding body: LJMU

Conference organisation:

Conference name: PGCE Professional studies Conferences, Position: Conference organiser

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Transforming Practice in a secondary school setting through a collaborative learning model., Conference title: 7th Annual TEAN Conference, Place/location of conference: Birmingham, Presentation type: Oral presentation

External collaboration:

Institution: Liverpool John Moores University, Collaborator: Liverpool One educational resources

Institution: Equality and Human Rights Commission, Collaborator: Liverpool John Moores University working with EHRC to produce resources for reasonable adjustments


Fellowship title: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Organisation: Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies:

NSEAD, National Society for Education in Art & Design (NSEAD),

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: PG Cert Learning to teach in Higher Education

Title of qualification gained: Masters in Advanced educational practice