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Mr Mike Martin

Mr Mike Martin

Telephone: 0151 231 5287

Biography

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 have 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 is currently completing 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.

Degrees

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

Academic appointments

External Examiner, University of Manchester, 2015 - present

Publications

Journal article

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

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

Conference publication

McLain MN, McLain MH, Martin MC, Tsai J. 2016. Traditional tails and imaginary contexts in primary design and technology: a case study de Vries M. Pupils' Attitutdes Towards Technology (PATT): Technology Education for 21st Century skills

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 >Link

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 >Link

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

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

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

Chapters

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

Thesis/Dissertation

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

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Masters of Education, Open University

Other Professional Activity:

External Examiner at the University of Manchester