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Mr Daniel J. Ayres

Senior Lecturer

Teacher Education Research Group (TERG), UEL

Primary teacher educator working on School Direct and PGCE programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  Teaching English, computing, professional studies.  Researching teacher training and development.  

    After completing his PGCE at UEL Daniel taught pupils from ages 5 to 11 at schools in the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham and Redbridge.  He has been subject coordinator for information and communications technology (ICT) and science.  Between 2002 and 2006 he worked with the Training and Development Agency (TDA) on the initial diversity consultation for supporting newly qualified teachers (NQTs), and sat on the steering committee of Multiverse.  Daniel worked as an assistant and deputy head teacher, helping to drive school-wide curriculum and assessment developments, before joining UEL as a senior lecturer in 2009.  He has also worked as a local authority governor since 2006, for several schools in Havering and Essex.
    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
    Lead Examiner, Primary PGCE, University of Wolverhampton
    External Examiner (Practice), Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln


    Daniel is currently studying for a Professional Doctor of Education, focusing on professional development in initial teacher education and training.

    Morris, D., Uppal, G. and Ayres, D. (2015) ‘Being Creative with Technology: Using ICT to enhance the teaching of literacy and numeracy’, in Leask, M., Burden, K. and Younie, S. [Eds.] Learning to Teach using ICT in the Primary School. [2nd edn.] Abingdon: Routledge.|

    Ayres, D. (2014) ‘The Role of Practical Experience: toward an ITE Signature Pedagogy’, in Research in Teacher Education, 4(1), pp. 10-16.|

    Ayres, D. (2013) Review of The Adventurous School, by Reed, J et al. Management in Education, 27(1), pp. 43-44.|

    Ayres, D., Tyrrell, C. and Poon, K. (2013) ‘Mobile technology: a study on the impact on the role of the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) tutor’, in Research in Teacher Education, 3 (1), pp. 27-32.|

    Ayres, D. (ed.) (2012) The Primary PGCE Professional Studies Reader. London: Sage|

    Ayres, D. (2010) ‘Induction Wikis: The Learning of Future Trainee Teachers’, in Freedman, T. (ed) The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book. ICT in Education|

    Review of ICT in the Primary School: From Pedagogy to Practice, by Beauchamp, G. Pearson Education (Dec. 2009)|


    British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Developing Practitioner Researchers: Pre-service Teachers' Engagement in Action Research. (Sept 2014)
    Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN), What use is research? Developing a teacher-researcher competency framework. (May 2014)
    Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN), From Reflective Practice to Systematic Enquiry: Turning pre-service teachers into practitioner researchers. (May 2014)
    Cass Research Conference, What use is research? Drawing on trainee & teacher perspectives to develop a teacher-researcher competency framework. (May 2014)
    Cass Research & Knowledge Exchange, To what extent can tablet computers improve a Professional Tutor’s effectiveness and trainee’s placement experience? (May 2012)
    Doctorate of Education Programme, Using collaborative technologies to support research activities. (July 2011)
    Wellington College Festival of Education, Discussion on Behaviour and Learning. (June 2011)


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    Managing Professional Change and Development (Module Leader)
    Critical Incidents in Teaching
    Learning, Teaching and Effective Pedagogy Across the Curriculum - Computing & ICT
    Developing Understanding and Skills in English
    School-Based Learning and Every Child Matters
    Primary PGCE
    School Direct
    Fellow - Higher Education Academy
    Member - British Educational Research Association (BERA)
    Member - Teacher Education and Development BERA Special Interest Group
    External Examiner - School for Education Futures, Wolverhampton University
    External Advisor - Birmingham City University
    Member - National College of Teaching and Leadership