Mr Benjamin Knight

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  • Qualifications:BA(Ed) Music and Primary Education; MA in Education
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Education. Director of Project Zulu
  • Department:ACE - Education and Childhood
  • Telephone:+4411732 84176
  • Email:Benjamin3.Knight@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I was a primary school teacher for eleven years and now teach primary and early years education and early childhood development at UWE, covering a range of topics from pedagogy to cognitive and neurological development. 

My principal research interests are teacher professional development and agency, autonomy and intuition in professional practice. Current research interests include doctoral research using Complexity Thinking to analyse primary classroom learning and teaching, as well as working with students and colleagues to evaluate professional development arising informal overseas teaching and CPD experiences.

I am the founder and Director of a UWE charitable initiative called Project Zulu which runs several projects to develop educational aspiration and opportunities in South African township schools. These include pedagogy and teacher education, computing, engineering, health and Special Needs education, sports coaching and various student teaching programmes. I co-ordinate research across these activities along with local partners and university colleagues.

I have held governorships at several local schools and was a founding Director of Cathedral Primary School in Bristol. Until 2018 I was a trustee of St George's Bristol.

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