Dr Ade Magaji Faculty of Education & Health

Dr Adewale Magaji BAgric., QTS, MA, EdD

Dr Ade Magaji

Dr Adewale Magaji
BAgric., QTS, MA, EdD

Senior Lecturer in Science Education

Department of Secondary, LLTE and PE & Sport

Faculty of Education and Health

Dr Ade Magaji is a Senior Lecturer of Science Education in the Department of Secondary Education, LLTE and PE & Sport at the University of Greenwich.

Ade worked for a number of years in various secondary schools in London and Kent as a Science teacher and also held other management responsibilities for teaching and learning. This included working as a Science Lead Professional, promoting the National Strategy agenda aimed at improving pupils' attainment in science and working in collaboration with the borough's science consultant to support colleagues in their delivery of the science curriculum.

Ade's current position as science subject leader designs and develops the curriculum to support teaching and learning on the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programme. He also has involvement in student recruitment and selection; supporting students on placements in schools; working with subject mentors in schools; personal tutoring and working with other science organizations to provide expertise for trainee teachers in relevant subject areas. 

He is actively involved in working with partner schools responsible for supporting our trainee teachers, as well as liaising with other schools for similar opportunities. Ade had international experience of teaching in secondary school and Further Education (FE) settings, providing a good overview of working in the educational sector in the UK and overseas. 

Ade was awarded a Charter (CSCiTeach) mark status for his excellent contribution to teaching, learning and promoting science education, maintaining his eligibility as associate member of the Association for Science Education with annual evidence of Continued Professional Development.

Posts held previously:

  • 2013-14, Science Teacher, Corelli College
    Writing and developing schemes of work and teaching science subjects across all key stages. Supporting pupils' progress, tutoring, and supporting other colleagues
  • 2014, Visiting Lecturer, University of Greenwich
    Planning teaching and learning resources for the PGCE science programme. Organising workshops and seminar in areas such as assessment for learning, Special Educational Needs & Disability, behaviour management, differentiation and lesson planning
  • 2008-13, Science Teacher, The Business Academy Bexley
    Posts included KS3 Science Coordinator, Science Lead Professional, and Aspirant Leadership.
    Teaching science across all key stages, writing and developing schemes of work, supporting the National Strategy programme. Managing, mentoring and training staff in the department. Involved with external organisations to strengthen science provision and links to business.
  • 2006-08, Science Teacher, Brampton Manor School
    Ade was involved in teaching and developing learning resources; mentoring trainee teachers
  • 2005-06, Science Teacher, Temple School
  • 2003-05, Involved in working in the Sterile services unit, NHS
  • 1998-2001, International Teaching Posts/Personal tutoring/Lecturing
    Teaching science and preparing pupils for various examinations. Teaching in a FE setting.
  • Senior Lecturer in Science Education and a Chartered Science Teacher, Department of Secondary Education, LLTE and PE & Sport
  • Science subject leader on the PGCE programme
  • Designing and developing the curriculum to support teaching and learning 
  • Student recruitment and selection
  • Supporting and visiting students on placements, working with subject mentors in school
  • Faculty Health and Safety Committee Member, Faculty of Education and Health, University of Greenwich
  • Department's Health and Safety Liaison Officer
  • Chartered member for the Association for Science Education (CSCiTeach); Update and submit annual Continued Professional Development record
  • Member of National College for Teaching and Leadership, UK

Ade's research interests include assessment for learning, science education development and empowering students to take ownership of learning.

Magaji, A. (2015). Enhancing Engagement and Attainment of Students in a Learner-Centered Key Stage 3 Science Classroom (Classroom discourse with both student-led questions and feedback). EdD. University of Greenwich.

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