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Dr Thomas Ralph

Dr Thomas Ralph

Lecturer in Secondary Mathematics

 4762

 +44 (0) 1392 724762

 Baring Court BC213

 

Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

I joined Exeter in September 2009 as a Teacher Education Research Fellow. Prior to this I spent 11 years teaching in various schools in London and Dorset. I also briefly worked as a consultant at SMILE Maths developing educational software. Most recently I was a head of department in a school which specialised in Maths.

I am currently the subject leader for the PGCE in Secondary Maths across the HEI led course and School Direct. I supervise students on the Independent Study Masters Module as well as being a dissertation supervisor. I also teach the statistics element of the Scientific Methodologies module which is part of the MSc in Educational Research. 

I recently completed my PhD which focused on resistant students in school and how they made use of space to make school the kind of place they wanted to be..

Qualifications

PhD Education, University of Exeter. 2016

MSc Educational Research, University of Exeter; Distinction. 2010

MEd Education, University of Exeter; Distinction. 2008

PGCE Secondary Mathematics, Kings College. 1998

BSc & ARCS Mathematics. Imperial College. 1997

Career

2014 - present, Lecturer in Education, University of Exeter.

2009 - 2014. Teacher Education Research Fellow, University of Exeter.

2006-2009. Head of Maths. Rossmore Community College.

1998-2006 Teacher of Maths in various schools in London and Dorset.

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Research

Research interests

I am currently completing my PhD which focusses on disaffected pupils attending a sponsored academy which is in the process of being rebuilt. It focuses on pupil identity and how they act to affect the type of place that the school is.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Ralph T, Levinson M (2019). Conflicting Communication About the Ownership and Meaning of Places in a School in South West England. In Collins P, Igreja V, Danaher P (Eds.) The Nexus among Place, Conflict and Communication in a Globalising World, Springer, 79-98.  Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Koutsouris G, Norwich B, Fujita T, Ralph T, Adlam A, Milton F (2017). Piloting a dispersed and inter-professional Lesson Study using technology to link team members at a distance. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 26(5), 587-599. Abstract.  Full text.
Norwich B, Koutsouris G, Fujita T, Ralph T, Adlam A, Milton F (2016). Exploring knowledge bridging and translation in Lesson Study using an inter-professional team. International Journal of Lesson and Learning Studies, 5, 180-195. Abstract.  Full text.

Chapters

Ralph T, Levinson M (2019). Conflicting Communication About the Ownership and Meaning of Places in a School in South West England. In Collins P, Igreja V, Danaher P (Eds.) The Nexus among Place, Conflict and Communication in a Globalising World, Springer, 79-98.  Abstract.

Publications by year


2019

Ralph T, Levinson M (2019). Conflicting Communication About the Ownership and Meaning of Places in a School in South West England. In Collins P, Igreja V, Danaher P (Eds.) The Nexus among Place, Conflict and Communication in a Globalising World, Springer, 79-98.  Abstract.

2017

Koutsouris G, Norwich B, Fujita T, Ralph T, Adlam A, Milton F (2017). Piloting a dispersed and inter-professional Lesson Study using technology to link team members at a distance. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 26(5), 587-599. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Norwich B, Koutsouris G, Fujita T, Ralph T, Adlam A, Milton F (2016). Exploring knowledge bridging and translation in Lesson Study using an inter-professional team. International Journal of Lesson and Learning Studies, 5, 180-195. Abstract.  Full text.

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External Engagement and Impact

External Examiner Positions

External Examiner, PGCE Secondary Mathematics, Reading University. 2017 to date


Research-based contributions to practitioner and academic conferences

Presentation at ECER, Bolzano, September 2018

Presentation at ECER, Copenhagen, August 2017

Presentation at ECER, Dublin, August 2016

Presentation at ECER, Budapest, September 2015

Presentation at ECER, Cadiz, September 2012

Supervision / Group

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