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Mr David Morris

Senior Lecturer

Currently on the Ed D Programme at thesis stage.

    David Morris has taught in inner city primary schools for eight years. During that time he was an ICT co-ordinator for six years and was a Senior Manager in a Beacon school. David has had managerial responsibility as Head of Key Stage 3 ICT and has devised and developed Key Stage 4 Programmes of study including an accredited e-commerce module of study in a Business and Enterprise Specialist School. As an ICT specialist teacher, David has taught computing to children in every year group from Nursery through to Year 11. Since joining UEL David has been involved in consultancy work for the recently defunct, yet world-wide respected, British Educational Technology Agency (Becta) and has undertaken case study research for the Teacher Development Agency (TDA) and the Teacher Educational Advancement Network (TEAN).


    David is studying for a Doctorate in Education. His current research focus is distributed leadership and the role of students as leaders.


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    Morris, D. (2015) ‘Children’s Voice’, in Hansen, A. [Ed.] Primary Professional Studies – Transforming QTS. pp. 130—147 [2nd edn.] Exeter: Learning Matters.

    Morris, D., Uppal, G. and Ayres, D. (2014) Creativity: Learning and Teaching with ICT in English and Mathematics, in Leask, M., Burden, K. and Younie, S. [Eds.] Learning to Teach using ICT in the Primary School. pp. 39-53 [2nd edn.] Abingdon: Routledge.[No text in field]

    Morris, D. & Burns, M. (2013) Teaching and Learning with ICT: Overcoming the Challenges of Being a 21st Century Teacher, in Leask, M. & Pachler, N. [Eds.] Learning to Teach ICT in the Secondary School. [3rd edn.] Abingdon: Routledge

    Morris, D. and Trushell, J. (2009) To Have and Have Not: Implications for Teacher-trainees on First School Placements in a Diverse Range of ICT Resource Settings, in Ang, L., Trushell, J. and Walker, P. (eds.) Learning and Teaching in a Metropolis: Interdisciplinary Tales Form an Olympic City. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi. pp. 49-66.

    Morris, D. (2010) E-confidence or incompetence: Are teachers ready to teach in the 21st century? World Journal on Educational Technology. 2 (2). pp. 142 – 145.

    Morris, D. (2010) Are Teachers Technophobes? Investigating professional competency in the use of ICT to support teaching and learning, in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Innovation and Creativity in Education. 2 (2). pp. 4010-4015.

    Elton-Chalcraft, S., Hansen, A., Jackson, A. (Cumbria), McCreery, E. (MMU), Morris, D. (UEL) Primary Education: Working with Partnerships for the “New Era”. UCET Annual Conference (2010). Hinckley, Leicestershire. 11th - 12th November.

    Morris, D. (2010) Are Teachers Technophobes? Investigating professional competency in the use of ICT to support teaching and learning. World Conference on Educational Sciences [WCES] Annual Conference (2010). Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey. 4th – 8th February.

    Morris, D. and Trushell, J. (2007) ICT and Gender in the Classroom: Can Boys Multi-task? BERA Annual Conference (2008). Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 3rd - 6th September.

    Morris, D. and Trushell, J. (2006) An Analysis of the Development of Teacher Trainee’s ICT Capability on the Primary PGCE Programme. UEL Learning and Teaching Conference (2006). University of East London, Docklands, 26th June.

    Morris, D. (2014) ‘Computer programming, ICT and gender in the classroom: a
    male-dominated domain or a female preserve?’ Research in Teacher Education, Vol 4(1), 4–9. Available at:

    Morris, D. (2014) 'Can You Hear Me? Are Pupils Voting With Their Feet or Being Valued as Customers?' In M. Thomas [Ed.], A Child's World – contemporary issues in education. pp. 226—245. Aberystwyth: CAA, Aberystwyth University.



    David’s main interests are ICT in education and student voice.



    PGM400 – Critical Incidents in Teaching – M Level (Module Leader).

    PG3100 – Developing Subject Knowledge in ICT (Subject Leader).

    PGM300 – Managing Professional Change and Development – M Level.
    External Examiner, Secondary PGCE (ICT), Anglia Ruskin University.

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