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Dr Michael Ievers
Ph.D., M.Eng.(Aero.), PQH, PGCE, AHEA, FRSA

Programme Co-ordinator (B.Ed. Post-Primary)
Teacher Education
Building: Orchard Building
Room: 219
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 90 384 474


Background & Qualifications

       Appointed as an Associate Assessor with the Education & Training Inspectorate (2017)
       Appointed as External Examiner for Teacher Education (Technology & Design) at Sheffield Hallam University (2014)
       Appointment to the Steering Group of the Northern Ireland Science Park's education committee, 'Generation Innovation', to promote entrepreneurship in schools (2013)
       Appointed as Programme Co-ordinator (Post-Primary) (2012)
       Advisor of Studies for Teacher Education (Post-Primary) (2011-2013)
       Membership of the Board of Governors for Strathearn School (2009-2013)
       Awarded Associate status of the Higher Education Academy (2009)
       Member of Committee for the International Conferences of e-Learning at Cape Town 2008 and Toronto 2009
       CCEA representative at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in London on the Accreditation Panel for the 'A' Level Specifications (2007)
       Completion of Ph.D. and Professional Qualification for Headship (PQHNI) in 2004
       Scrutineer for 'A' Level Technology (CCEA) (2003 - 2008)
       Assistant Chief Examiner for 'A' Level Technology (CCEA) (1996 - 2002)
       Appointed Head of Department in 1994
       Appointed as a teacher of Physics and Technology at Strathearn G.S.(1988)
       Completion of PGCE, 1988 (QUB)
       Appointed as a Stress Engineer at Shorts Plc. (1986 - 1987)
       Sponsored by Shorts Plc. to complete a M.Eng.(Aero.) at Queen's University (1981 - 1986), to include two years of industrial training.


BEd Courses / M-Level Courses / Other Teaching :
             Mechanical & Pneumatic Systems
             Electrical & Electronic Systems
             Graphical Communication Systems
             Computer Based Systems
             Advanced Electronics
             Research Dissertation.

Scholarship and Research

Recent Publications/Conference Papers
             Ievers.M, Burns.S,Leitch.R (2016) "The Haves and the Have-Nots: Lessons learned from provision of funding for Full Service Extended Schools" presented at the Atiner International Research Conference (2016) in Athens
             Burns.S, Ievers.M (2015) "Examination of a Model of Full Service Extended School (FSES) Provision in an Area of High Deprivation" presented at the European Conference of Educational Research (2015) in Budapest
             Leitch.R, Hughes.J, Ievers.M, Burns.S, McManus.C, Cownie.E, Jordan.J (2015) "ILiAD: Understanding differential educational achievement within and between areas of multiple deprivation in Northern Ireland: a case study approach" commissioned by OFMDFM, Stormont
             Ievers, M.,Wylie, K.,Gray, C.,Cummins, B.,Ni Aingleis, B.(2012) "The role of the University Tutor in School-Based Work in Primary Schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland" European Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 36, No. 2, 183-199
             Ievers, M.,Wylie, K.,Gray, C.,Cummins, B.,Ni Aingleis, B.(2012) "Collaborative Models of Partnership for Teaching Practice in Irish Primary Schools." In: J.Madalinska, H.Niemi, S.Chong (eds.) Research Policy and Practice in Teacher Education in Europe (pp.241-262) and presented by M. Ievers at the Conference for Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) in Warsaw, 2012.
Research Interests
             Reviewer for the European Journal of Teacher Education
             Reviewer for the journal, School Leadership and Management
             Reviewer for the International Conference of e-Learning.


       Programme Co-ordinator (B.Ed. Post-Primary)

External Interests / Community Service

       Director of Bangor Drama Club Limited
       Finance and Project Manager for major renovation of an historic town-centre building as a modern theatre
       Author of the one-act play, 'Sharkey' (publ., which was performed on the Irish Festival circuit in 2014/15 finishing as runner-up in the Northern Ireland finals and awarded 3rd place in the United Kingdom in the national play-writing competition, "The Geoffrey Whitworth Award"
       Chairman of Bangor Drama Club (2013-2015)
       Contributor to "Bangor in the Eighties", compiled by Terence Bowman (publ. Cottage Publications & Ballyhay Books)