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Dr Richard Greenwood
BSc GradCertEd MEd MPhil PhD FHEA

Senior Lecturer
Teacher Education (Primary) Geography
Building: Central Building
Room: CSR 35
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 90 384 318

email: r.greenwood@stran.ac.uk

Background & Qualifications

       BSc Geography, Southampton 1981
       Graduate Certificate in Education, Stranmillis College 1982
       Teacher in three Belfast primary schools 1982-1990
       MEd Queen's University, Belfast 1988
       MPhil Queen's University, Belfast 1998
       PhD Queen's University, Belfast 2012
       Senior Lecturer Stranmillis University College 1990-present
       Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching

      
BEd Courses / M-Level Courses / Other Teaching :
             BEd Curriculum Studies WAU Geography Years 1 and 2
             BEd Year 3 'Local Studies'
             BEd Year 3 Leadership in Learning and Teaching- WAU
             PGCE Early Years Curriculum Geography
             BEd Year 3 Research Methods
             MEd Research Methods
             MA Early Years module on Outdoor Learning
             BEd Year 1 ICT in the Primary School
             BEd Years 1 and 2 Area of Specialism Geog/Hist
             BEd Year 1 Professional Studies and Placement


Scholarship and Research

      
Recent Publications/Conference Papers
             Greenwood, R (2017) A Woodland 'What If...?' Primary Geography 94, 22-24
             Greenwood, R (2017) Playful Learning in Natural Outdoor Environments. In G Walsh, D McMillan and V McGuinness (Eds.) Playful Learning and Teaching. London: Sage 116-132
             Greenwood, R, Richardson, N and Gracie, A (2017) Primary Humanities - a perspective from Northern Ireland. Education 3-13 Special Edition 45 (3) 309-319
             Greenwood, R (2017) Teaching student teachers about development issues - Is it possible to avoid stereotype and prejudice? In: Catling, S. (Ed.) Reflections on Primary Geography. Sheffield: Register of Research in Primary Geography
             Dolan, A, Waldron, F, Pike, S and Greenwood, R (2015) Learning to teach primary geography in the context of school placement: lessons from an all-Ireland study. European Journal of Teacher Education 39 (1) 20-35
             Dolan, A, Waldron, F, Pike, S and Greenwood, R (2014) Student teachers' reflections on prior experiences of learning geography. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education 23 (4) 314-330
             Greenwood, R (2013) Subject-based and cross-curricular approaches within the revised primary curriculum in Northern Ireland: teachers' concerns and preferred approaches. Education 3-13, 41 (4) 443-458
             Greenwood, R (2013) My Place: Belfast. Teaching Geography 38 (3) 122-123
             Greenwood, R (2013) Curriculum Lessons? Primary Geography 82 16-18
             Greenwood, R (2012) Cross-curricularity and the implementation of the revised Northern Ireland Primary Curriculum- a focus on 'World Around Us. Unpublished PhD, QUB
             Catling, S, Greenwood, R, Martin, F and Owens, P (2010) Formative experiences of primary geography educators. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education 19 (4) 341-350.
             Waldron, F, Pike, S, Greenwood, R, Murphy, C, O'Connor, G Dolan, A and Kerr, K (2009) Becoming a Teacher: Primary Student Teachers as Learners and Teachers of History, Geography and Science- An All-Ireland Study. A Report for SCoTENS
             Greenwood, R (2007) Geography Teaching in Northern Ireland Primary Schools- a survey of content and cross-curricularity. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education 16 (4) 380-98
             Greenwood, R (2006) Questions about Cross-Curricularity Primary Geographer 60, Summer 2006 pp 4-6
             Waldron, F., Pike, S., Varley, J., Murphy, C. & Greenwood, R. (2007) Student Teachers` prior experiences of history, geography and science: Initial findings of an all-Ireland survey, Irish Educational Studies,16:2, 177-194
             Greenwood, R & Orford, J (2008) Temporal patterns and processes of retreat of drumlin coastal cliffs - Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland Geomorphology 94, 153-169
             Greenwood, R & Orford, J (2007) Factors Controlling the Retreat of Drumlin Coastal Cliffs in a Low Energy Marine Environment- Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. Journal of Coastal Research 23, 2 pp285-297
             MPhil thesis QUB 1998 Patterns and processes of erosion on drumlin shorelines and islands, Strangford Lough
            
             Conference Presentations
             What if...? Upper Primary pupils' reactions to the hypothetical destruction of local woodland.Paper presented to the Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference, Oxfordshire, February 2017
             Pupil involvement in planning topics using KWL grids: Teacher, student teacher and pupil opinions.Paper presented to the Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference, Oxfordshire, March 2016
             Using images in primary geography activities. Workshop led at the Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference, Oxfordshire 27 Feb - 1st Mar 2015
             Presentation on 'Learning outside the classroom: an example of outdoor work with Year 1 BEd students and KS2 pupils'. Paper presented to the Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference, Oxfordshire, March 2014
             Teaching student teachers about development issues - is it possible to avoid stereotype and prejudice? Presentation to the IASSEE Conference, St Patrick's College, Dublin, June 2013
             The Northern Ireland Primary Curriculum and Mr Gove's Proposals: Presentation to the Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference, Oxfordshire, March 2013
             What kind of curriculum is the Northern Ireland Curriculum?: Presentation to the IASSEE Research Symposium, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, September 2012
             Teacher attitudes to the revised Northern Ireland Primary Curriculum: Presentation to the Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference, Oxfordshire, February 2012
             Thinking Skills in Primary Geography, History and Science Topics: `infused` or explicit? Presentation to the IASSEE Conference, St Patrick`s College, Dublin, February 2011
             Thinking Skills in Primary Geography Topics: `infused` or explicit? Presentation to the Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference, Oxfordshire, February 2011
             Pupil Planning as an aspect of Curriculum Revision. Presentation to the Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference, Oxfordshire, February 2010
             Teacher attitudes towards curriculum revision in Northern Ireland- the example of pupil involvement in planning. Presentation to the IASSEE Conference, St Patrick`s College, Dublin, June 2009
             Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Topic-based Approach through the Assessment of Pupil Writing. Presentation to the Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference, Oxfordshire, February 2009
             Preservice teachers and confidence about teaching primary geography. Presentation to the IASSEE Conference, QUB, June 2008
             Formative experiences and memories of geography educators. Presentation to the IASSEE Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, June 2007
             Formative experiences and memories of geography educators. Presentation to the Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference, Oxfordshire, February 2007
             Cross-curricularity in Northern Ireland primary schools Presentation to the IASSEE Conference in Marino College, Dublin, June 2006
             Cross-curricularity? Topic-based and subject-based approaches within primary geography Presentation to the Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference, Oxfordshire, February 2006
             Is the interactive whiteboard an effective tool? (Based on research by L Ellison) Presentation to the IASSEE Conference in Stranmillis University College, June 2005
             IASSEE research into student experiences of and attitudes towards geography, history and science (With S Pike) Presentation to the IES Conference, Cork, February 2005 Presentation to the Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference, Oxfordshire, Feb 2006
             Student Attitudes to Geography and Geography Education- a Literature Review Presentation to the IASSEE Conference in St. Patrick`s Drumcondra, June 2004
             DIY ICT: Encouraging students to design on-screen worksheets for use with primary pupils- examples from Geography and History. Presentation to the IASSEE Conference in St. Mary`s University College, June 2003.
      
Research Interests
             Member of IASSEE- Irish Association for Social, Scientific and Environmental Education
             Research on attitudes of Teacher Education students to the school subjects of History, Geography and Science
             Implementation of the NI Curriculum- 'connected learning', teachers' attitudes
             Significant Life Experiences/ Formative memories
             Assessment for Learning: pupil planning
             Learning Outside the Classroom
             Humanities in Northern Ireland.

Responsibilities

       Coordinator Year 1 module 'ICT in the Primary Classroom'
       Coordinator Curriculum Studies 'World Around Us' 2
       Coordinator for Year 1 PSP
       Coordinator for MA in Outdoor Learning.

External Interests / Community Service

       Research Committee member of the Irish Association of Social, Scientific and Environmental Education (IASSEE)
       Treasurer and committee member of the Belfast Branch of the Geographical Association