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Mr Graham Robertson

Senior Lecturer

Education & Communities, Education & Communities, Cass School of Education and Communities

Senior lecturer and module leader; programme leader for BA (Hons) Special Education

    I have had wide experience in education teaching children, teenagers and adults since 1987. I taught in primary schools, (1987-1996), and have been a Headteacher of a Primary School, (1996-2001). I taught in secondary education, (2001 - 2013) - in a secondary modern, a Key Stage 4 PRU, (2001-2003), and managed a Learning Support Unit in a large Inner London beacon comprehensive school, (2003 – 2013). I have been an accredited External Adviser for headteacher performance & a teacher Threshold Assessor. I have been a Local Authority Lead for the National Programme for Specialist Leaders in Behaviour & Attendance I have been a Visiting Tutor at Goldsmiths, University of London in the Department of Educational Studies and joined UEL as a senior lecturer in September 2013, and Programme Leader since 2014. I have written & taught on a number of modules for both ‘on-campus’ and ‘eLearning’ students on the BA Special Education; & contribute lectures in other undergraduate and MA programmes.

    BA (Hons); MA; PGCE; ACP; Advanced Dip in Educational Management.


    My Research Interests

    Engaged upon a PhD entitled, 'A Foucauldian Approach to Schooling'.

    Most Recent Research

    Adult perceptions of speaking freely and frankly in educational contexts.


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    Robertson, G. (2020) Research in Progress – Modalities of Parrhesia. UEL Crossing Conceptual Boundaries.

    Robertson, G. (2018) Issues in Teaching & Learning: Student Retention in Higher Education. Research in Teacher Education. Vol. 8. No.1. Nov. 2018.

    Robertson, G. Alternative approaches to education: Tolstoy’s thinking on teaching and learning and its relevance for today. Research in teacher Education. Vol.6. No 1. May 2016



    Special education; alternative approaches to schooling and curriculum; Barriers to effective learning; Behaviour management and communication skills; therapeutic teaching and learning; horticulture as a vehicle for engagement and learning; Foucault & Leo Tolstoy’s writing on education



    I teach across a number of modules on the BA and MA programmes.