Dr Jonathan Heywood

Dr Jonathan HeywoodAssociate Professor of Education

BSc Hons (Coventry)
PGCE (Warwick)
MEd (Birmingham)

EdD (Leicester)

SFHEA

Tel: 0116 252 3673

Email: jh407@le.ac.uk

 

Jon joined the School of Education in 2010, covering as Deputy Director of the Science Learning Centre East Midlands before taking up his current post in 2011. He previously taught Science in a variety of settings across the West Midlands including Grammar, Comprehensive and Hospital Special schools and with a range of subject, pastoral and senior leadership responsibilities. He gained the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2007.

Jon's interest in Science and Science Education is maintained through activity as a Chartered Biologist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (CBiol FRSB), a Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach) and a Fellow of the Linnean Society (FLS). He is an Editorial Associate for the Association for Science Education’s School Science Review and is a member of the editorial board for Science Teacher Education. He currently coordinates the Midlands Consortium for Science Initial Teacher Education Tutors in Higher Education.

Responsibilities in the School of Education include:

  • Plagiarism officer
  • Department Radiation Protection Officer

 

Research

Teaching

Jon teaches on the PGCE Secondary Professional Studies and Science courses, and contributes to Masters and Doctoral programmes.

He also teaches on the 'Introduction to Physics in Education' skills elective module in the BSc Physics course.

Selected Publications

Simpson, C., Heywood, J., Tas, M. & Bull, S. (2012) Implementing Pedagogical Content Knowledge Through Partnership. Science Teacher Education 65: 26-37

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