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Alexander Sinclair

Senior Lecturer - Primary

Biography

Alex worked in a variety of schools for thirteen years before becoming Senior Lecturer and Science Lead at St Mary’s. He teaches across all undergraduate and postgraduate primary science teaching modules and on the PGCE Masters course.

He recently completed his doctoral studies. The title of his thesis was ‘developing an ecological approach to science teacher education’ which focussed on the type of science curriculum necessary for improving planetary well-being.

He has a keen interest in the nature and history of science and how studying famous and contemporary scientists can be used to help children gain a deeper understanding of the process of science. As a consequence of this he has co-authored the publication of ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’ which provides resources and a framework to do this. https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/sotsog

He writes regularly for the Primary Science journal and presents at national primary science conferences. He is also a PSQM (primary science quality mark) hub leader, a Lead Facilitator for STEM Learning and a member of the ASE (Association for Science Education) Futures national committee.