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Staff Profile

Dr Ken Gibson
BEd, BA, PGDipMMA, MSc, EdD, FHEA, MIET

Director of Student and Learning Services
Technology and Design
Building: Stran House
Room:
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 90 384 401

email: k.gibson@stran.ac.uk

Background & Qualifications

       BEd Queen's University Belfast
       BA Open University
       Postgraduate Diploma in Microelectronics and Microcomputer Applications University of Ulster at Coleraine
       MSc in Microelectronics and Microcomputer Applications University of Ulster at Coleraine
       EdD Queen's University, Belfast
       Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
       Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Teaching

      
BEd Courses / M-Level Courses / Other Teaching :
             A range of courses across the post-primary programme for Technology and Design.

Scholarship and Research

      
Recent Publications/Conference Papers
             Gibson, K. (2007), Technology and Design at Key Stage 3: perceptions of challenge. Design and Technology: An International Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, March 2007.
             Eaton, P., Gibson, K. (2007) Time Out: The Value of Visits to Other Schools in the Continuing Professional Development of Teachers, Proceedings of ATEE 2007, Wolverhampton, England.
             Gibson, Kenneth (2007) Technology and Design, at Key Stage 3, within the Northern Ireland curriculum: teachers' perceptions. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, Springer Publication, Netherlands, Online FirstTM, DOI (10.1007/s10798-007-9039-z)
             Gibson, Ken (2008) Technology and technological knowledge: a challenge for school curricula. Teachers and Teaching, Volume 14, Issue 1 February 2008 , pages 3 - 15, (also available online - DOI: 10.1080/13540600701837582)
             Purdy, N. & Gibson, K. (2008) Alternative Placements in Initial Teacher Education: An Evaluation Teaching and Teacher Education, 24, 2076-2086.
             Gibson, Kenneth (2009) Technology and Design, at Key Stage 3, within the Northern Ireland curriculum: teachers perceptions. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, Springer Publication, Netherlands, Volume 19, Pages 37 - 54.
             Eaton,P., Curry,A., Gibson,K., Ievers,M., Nelson,J., Purdy,N. (2009) It's good to talk! The benefits of peer learning in developing professional practice, Paper presented at ATEE Conference, Palma (August 2009)
             Bell, I., Gibson, K., (In Press) Mathematical knowledge of technology and design student teachers: diagnosis and remediation. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, Vol. 40, Issue 8
             Gibson, K. and Bell, I. (2011) 'When Technology and Design Education is Inhibited by Mathematics' Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 16:3, pp. 28-39
             Gibson, K. (2011) 'Student teachers of technology and design into industry: a Northern Ireland case study' International Journal of Technology and Design Education 23:2 2, pp 289-311
             Gibson, K. (2012) 'Student Teachers of Technology and Design: Can short periods of STEM-related industrial placement change student perceptions of engineering and technology?' Design and Technology Education: An International Journal 17:1
             Gibson, K. and Purdy, N. (2012) 'Reflect-Select-Defend: a model for student teacher reflection', Critical and Reflective Practice in Education, vol. 3, 14-30

Responsibilities

       Head of Student Support
       Co-ordinator for Year 4 (Post-primary) School Based Work
       Subject Leader for Technology and Design
       University College Examinations Officer

External Interests / Community Service

       External Examiner for BA(QTS)and PGCE Design and Technology - University of Greenwich, 2005 - 2009
       External Examiner for PGCE Design and Technology - University of the West of England (Bristol), 2014 - Current
       Board of Governor member (Post-primary School) 2006 - 2008
       Board of Governor member (Primary School) 2005 - 2009
       Board of Governor member (Post-primary School) [DENI Representative] 2011 - Current
       Board of Governor member - Vice Chair (Primary School) 2010 - Current