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Mr David Armstrong
BD (Hons), MA, PG Dip, PGCE

Senior Lecturer
Teacher Education Post Primary
Building: Central Building
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 90 384 284


Background & Qualifications

       Bachelor of Divinity - QUB 1989
       PGCE - QUB 1990
       PG Dip - UU 1996
       MA - Philosophy and Ethics, UU 1997
       1990-1991 Teacher of RS, Controlled Grammar School, Northern Ireland
       1991 - 2005 - Head of RS, Controlled Grammar School, Northern Ireland
       2000 - 2002 Head of RS, International School, South India


BEd Courses / M-Level Courses / Other Teaching :
             BEd - Religious Studies (teaching Old and New Testaments, Church History, Philosophy and Ethics)
             School-based work student supervision
             Student Adviser

Scholarship and Research

Recent Publications/Conference Papers
             1998 - Farmington Fellowship, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, 'Second Century Christian heresies'
             'Religious Education and the law in Northern Ireland's Controlled schools', Irish Educational Studies, Vol. 28, No. 3, September 2009
             'Thinking about Faith Schools: An Evangelical Protestant Perspective' Le Cheile: A Catholic Schools Ethos Journal, Issue 15 May 2011
             Chapter 2 'Religious Education in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland' in Barnes L P (ed.) (2012) Debates in Religious Education, Routledge: Abingdon
             'Schooling, the Protestant churches and the state in Northern Ireland: a tension resolved', Journal of Beliefs and Values, December 2016
Research Interests
             faith-based education
             religious education
             indoctrination and autonomy
             educational policy developments