Mr Nick Givens
Equality & Diversity Co-ordinator, College of Social Sciences and International Studies.
+44 (0) 1392 724869
Baring Court BC123
Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Research group links
‘Disruptive’ technologies - such as Additive Manufacturing (e.g. 3D printing), Synthetic Biology, Robotics and the Internet of Things- and their implications for the Design & Technology Curriculum.
The experiences in education of learners from minority groups at risk of marginalisation, e.g. learners from minority ethnic backgrounds who live and study in ‘predominantly white‘ regions and institutions.
The Technology & Engineering theme of the Empowering Partnerships, Enabling Engagement Project. This is part of the RCUK- funded School-University Partnerships Initiative, and aims include
• establishing strategic and sustainable partnerships between schools and the university,
• enabling interactions between university researchers, school students and school teachers;
• using contemporary research in Additive Manufacturing to enhance the school Design & Technology curriculum
• developing researchers’ understanding of school contexts and cultures to enable them to communicate, engage and interact effectively with young people throughout their career
Publications by category
Publications by year
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External Engagement and Impact
Advice to Government, Parliament, devolved and English regional administrations, other national, international, regional or local agencies; advice to non-government organisations and to private practice
Evidence of impact on policy and professional practice
Practices derived from my TTA /TDA-funded research to Improve the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Ethnic Teachers are:
- cited as exemplifying innovative practice by the Equality Challenge Unit (see www.ecu.ac.uk) and by the 2004 HEFCE Review of Good Practice in Race Equality.
- recommended by the Multiverse Project (TDA funded web-based resources for ITE, focussing on the educational achievement of pupils from diverse backgrounds. See www.multiverse.ac.uk)
External doctoral examining nationally and internationally
EdD, Newcastle University: 2006: Wardle, M. "The experiences of gay and lesbian teachers in secondary education: prejudice, acceptance, triumph"
Research-based contributions to practitioner and academic conferences
Presentation of findings of TTA /TDA-funded research to Improve the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Ethnic Teachers to PENAC Conference, Exeter, March 2005: The Citizenship Challenge: Identity and Diversity in the South West
Presentation of findings of TTA /TDA-funded research to Improve the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Ethnic Teachers to Multiverse South West Regional Workshop, March 2005: Multiverse- Exploring Diversity and Achievement.
Design & Technology Education, and in particular, Design & Technology Initial Teacher Education and Training (GSE PG School Direct Programme)
Equality and Diversity in Education, particularly in Initial Teacher Education and Training (GSE Secondary PGCE and PG School Direct programmes)
Learning for potential careers in teaching (GSE Learning for Teaching UG modules)
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