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Dr Neil Herrington

Principal Lecturer

Cass School of Education and Communities

I teach on postgraduate teacher education programmes working with a range of school partners to train science teachers. I research and supervise in the areas of place based education, learning outside of the classroom and sustainability education. 

    Qualifications

    1985 BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science from Nottingham University
    1987 PGCE (pass with distinction) from Nottingham University
    1990 Advanced Diploma in Educational Management from the Open University
    1992 MA in Educational Management from the Open University
    2001 BSc (Hons) Psychology from the Open University
    2006 Postgraduate Diploma in Teacher Education for Nottingham University
    2014 EdD from UEL


    1999-2001 Head of Science Hainault Forest High School/ Staff Development Co-coordinator/Member of Senior Management Team
    1995-2002 Associate Lecturer (Open University) on Educational Management Masters course
    1999-2007 Editor of the Sage Journal Management in Education.
    2010-2011 Director Jewish Teacher Training Partnership (part time secondment)

    Member of Natural England's Strategic Research Group for Learning in the Natural Environment

    Editor Journal of Education in Museums

    Management Board Member of the London Regional Centre for Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development

    Chair of Trustees of EcoActive


    Overview




    The main focus of my research at the moment is around the legacies associated with megaevents such as the Olympics. I am also working in the area of education for sustainable development


    Collaborators

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    Research

    Perceptions of Legacy: an educational perspective

    Herrington, N (2015) in Viehoff, V and Poynter, G (eds) Megaevent Cities; urban legacies of global sports events. Ashgate.

    Herrington, N. and Doyle, L. (1996) Curriculum Continuity between Primary and Secondary School. London, TTA.

    Herrington, N. (2004) Plenary Sessions in Science in Supporting ITT Providers: The Effective Use of Plenaries, Training and Development Agency for Schools

    Herrington, N. (2004) Reprisal from the Air, Cities of Science. 2004

    Herrington, N. (2004) "Talking to Heads of Year: Roles and Ambiguities." Management in Education 18(4)

    Herrington, N. (2004) The Use of the Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum to Examine the Nature of Science, www.citized.info/pdf/newsletters/June_04_13.pdf

    Herrington, N. (2004) Workshop on Science in the Holocaust. Education Forum

    Herrington, N. and Salmons, P. (2004). Perverted Science: The Role of Science in the Holocaust. ASE National Conference, Reading University

    Herrington, N. (2005). "Talking to Heads of Year: Roles and Ambiguities."Management in Education18(4).

    Herrington, N. (2006). "BA Support for Trainee Teachers."Science Teacher Education(46): 6.

    Herrington, N. (2006). "Engagement, Ethics and Education."Science Teacher Education(46): 7.

    Herrington, N. (2006). " Globalisation's Impact on Teacher Education Programmes: The Role of Anxiety." Management in Education 20(2).

    Herrington, N. (1997) Reflections on the Best Practice Research Scholarship, Robinson College Cambridge.

    Herrington, N. (2006). "Open Space Conferences: a new way of working."Management in Education20(5) 13-14.

    Herrington N (2006) Teachers and Research: Upstream Engagement Escalate Initial Teacher Training Conference Lancaster

    Herrington N (2006) “Using Educational Research Networks: their use in improving professional practice” Association of Tutors of Science Education Annual Conference University of Wales Newport

    Herrington, N. and Brennan, C (2006). “Professionals, Partnerships and Academia” UEL Learning and Teaching Conference

    Herrington N (2006) “Upstream Engagement: Interaction in Policy Development” BERA Annual Conference University of Warwick

    Herrington N and Mitchell H (2006) “The Impact of the Standards for QTS on the Perceptions of Professionalism Held by Mentors of Trainee Teachers Development” BERA Annual Conference University of Warwick

    Herrington N (2006) “Psychodynamics, Anxiety and the Development of Teacher Education Policy ” BERA Annual Conference University of Warwick

    Herrington N (2006) “Connecting Research and Practice: A scientific approach” Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management Conference Nicosia Cyprus

    Herrington N, Brennan, C and Wright K (2006) “Quality and Diversity: a simple story of East End Folk” UCET Annual Conference Daventry.

    Herrington, N. (2007).Hitler’s Scientists. ASE National Conference, Birmingham University.

    Herrington, N. and Doyle, L. (1998) "Bridging the Gap: A Case Study of Curriculum Continuity at Key Stage 2/3 Transfer." Management in Education 12(6): 11-12.

    Herrington, N (2007) “Engaging with Research: Towards Connected Communities”Education in Science225 8-9

     “Recent Research: Out of School Science Education”Education in Science230 28-30

    Herrington, N and S. Chapman (2008).

    Herrington, N (2009) An Olympic ITE Curriculum: how to become part of the legacy in Jackson A (2009)Innovations and Development in Initial Teacher Education: a selection of papers presented at the 4th Escalate Initial Teacher Education Conference University of Cumbria 212-220

    Herrington N, Czerniawski G and Wright K (2009) Embedding Global Citizenship into Secondary Initial Teacher

    Training through the use of Virtual Schools: some lessons in theproceedings of the second UK Teacher Education Network for Education Sustainable Development/Global Citizenship

    Herrington, N Brennon, C and Wright K (2010) “Teacher Training in an Urban Setting: A Story from East London” in Ang L, Trushell J and Walker PLearning and Teaching in a MetropolisRedopi Amsterdam-New York

    Herrington, N (2011) Perceptions of Legacy: educational stakeholders views on the likely impact of the London 2012 Olympics. Games and the City Conference University of Greenwich June 2011

    Herrington, N (2011) Using Q to Explore Perceptions of the Impact of London 2012 on Regeneration. International Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity University of Birmingham September 2011

    Herrington, N (2011) Sports, Social Capital and Public Space in Savery, J and Gilbert K (eds)Sustainability and SportCommon Ground, Illinois

    Herrington, N. (2012) Perceptions of the likely impact of the London 2012 Olympics. Paper presented at the 5th International Sport Business Symposium

    Herrington, N. and Doyle, L. (1998) "Learning Progression Across the Primary/Secondary Divide." All in Success: Centre for the Study of Comprehensive Schools 9(2): 10-12

    Herrington, N. (2012) 'A ring around the park – developing a network of environmental and community groups around the Olympic Park', in Fadeeeva, Z., Payyappallimana, U., Petry, R. and Dirksen, A. (eds.) Innovation in Local and Global Learning Systems for Sustainability: Towards more sustainable consumption and production systems and sustainable livelihoods – learning contributions of the regional centres of expertise on education for sustainable development.Yokohama, Japan: UNU-IAS.

    Herrington, N. (1994) Primary/Secondary Transition Poster. Towards the learning Institution: Achieving Real Improvement, UMIST Manchester.

    Herrington, N. (2001) SEO: Report on the Society for Education Officers’ Conference. Education Journal. 56: 17

    Herrington, N. (2003) "A Year into PGCE...Concerned but Fighting!" Science Teacher Education 35: 2

    Formula for Success: Conference Report

    Herrington, N (2004) Science Teacher Education(40). 10-11.

    Herrington, N. (2004) Perverted Science: The Role of Science in the Holocaust. Creativity Beyond Compliance, Bedford: DMU

    Publications


    Funding

    Educational Management
    Teacher Development
    Environmental education
    Olympic Education
    Place Based Learning
    Urban regeneration


    Interests

    Portfolio




    Chair of Trustees of EcoActive an environmental educational charity

    Member of the London Regional Centre for Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development

    Member of UEL’s Volunteering Development Group

    Member of Natural England's Strategic Research Group for Learning in the Natural Environment

    Editor of the Journal of Education in Museums

    Former Convener of the Science Education Research Special Interest Group of BERA

    Former Editor of the Sage Journal 'Management in Education'

    Teaching