Dr Ade Magaji EdD, MA(Ed), BSc, QTS, SFHEA, FHEA, FCCT, CSciTeach

Associate Professor of Education, Science Education, Pedagogy & Assessments

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Dr Ade Magaji

Associate Professor of Education, Science Education, Pedagogy & Assessments


Dr Ade Magaji is an Associate Professor of Education, Science Education, Pedagogy & Assessments. He is a Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and a Chartered Science Teacher (CSCiTeach). He has been in post since 2014.

Ade worked for several years in various secondary schools in London and Kent as a Science teacher with management responsibilities before joining the university. 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 has had international experience of teaching in secondary schools and FE setting, which has given him a good overview of working in the educational sector in the UK and overseas.

Posts held previously:
  • 2013-2014   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.
  • 2013 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, SEND, Behaviour management, Differentiation and lesson planning.
  • 2008-2013 Science teacher, The Business Academy
    Posts included KS3 Science Coordinator, Science Lead Professional, and Aspirant Leadership.
    Duties included teaching science across all key stages, writing and developing schemes of work, managing staff in the science department, supporting the National Strategy programme and training colleagues on delivery.
    Other roles included mentoring trainee teachers and teach first
  • 2006-2008 Science teacher, Brampton Manor School, London.
    Involved in teaching, developing learning resources and mentoring trainee teachers.
  • 2005-2006 Science teacher, Temple school, Medway.
  • 2003-2005 Involved in working in the Sterile services unit, NHS.
  • 1998-2001 International teaching posts including secondary and FE
    Teaching science and preparing pupils for various examinations, and teaching in the FE setting. Personal tutoring.

Responsibilities within the university

Ade's current position as the science course leader includes designing and developing the curriculum to support teaching and learning on the science PGCE course, organising workshops, student recruitment and selection, supporting and visiting students on placements in schools, working with subject mentors, personal tutoring, and working with other science organisations to provide expertise for trainee teachers in relevant subject areas. He is actively involved in working with and contacting partner schools responsible for supporting our trainee teachers as well as liaising with other schools for similar opportunities.

Ade leads the subject knowledge enhancement distance course supporting students with their subject knowledge before starting the PGCE course. He is also an Internal examiner for PhD viva.

Ade is a Health and Safety Liaison Officer in the Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences ensuring that all safety issues are adhered to.

Recognition

  • Associate member of the Association for Science Education (ASE)
    International Committee ASE- presiding over issues on science education
  • Awarded a Chartered Science Teacher Status (CSciTeach) by the ASE for contributions to teaching and learning and promoting science education.
  • Awarded a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, FCCT, the highest and most prestigious award of the college. A mark of expertise and excellence in promoting the integration of research and classroom practices as well as supporting and training teachers.
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Editor - The Association for Science Education International Journal

Research / Scholarly interests

Ade's research interests include Assessment for learning; science education development; teacher development and student-led learning.

Key funded projects

Collaboratively worked on the projects: ‘Transforming Practice Research Studies’ developing outstanding teachers 2016/17 and 2017/18 funded by Multi Academy Trust Schools

Recent publications

Article

Magaji, Adewale and , (2022), Evaluating science trainee teachers’ assessment pedagogy in promoting cognitive learning experience among students. The Chartered College of Teaching. In: , , , . The Chartered College of Teaching, IMPACT (16) ISSN: 2514-6955 (Print), 2514-6963 (Online) (doi: https://my.chartered.college/impact_article/evaluating-science-trainee-teachers-assessment-pedagogy-in-promoting-cognitive-learning-experience-among-students/).

Smith, L. D. , Coombes, S, Magaji, A., Wragg, J. , Hornsby, R. (2022), We need to talk about… differentiation. In: , , , . , ASE International Journal, 16 . pp. 48-52 (doi: ).

Wragg, J. , Coombes, S., Smith, L. D., Magaji, A. , Hornsby, R. (2022), How can mastery learning promote inclusion in the science classroom?. ASE. In: , , , . ASE, ASE International Journal, 16 . pp. 42-47 (doi: ).

Magaji, Adewale , Ade-Ojo, Gordon, Bijlhout, Diola (2022), The impact of after school science club on the learning progress and attainment of students. Faculty of Education, Eskisehir Osmangazi University - Gate Association for Teaching and Education (GATE) -. In: , , , . Faculty of Education, Eskisehir Osmangazi University - Gate Association for Teaching and Education (GATE) -, International Journal of Instruction, 15: 2021062412 (3) . pp. 171-190 ISSN: 1694-609X (Print), 1308-1470 (Online) (doi: https://www.e-iji.net/dosyalar/iji_2022_3_10.pdf).

Busia, Akosua , Magaji, Adewale, Linton-Hemmings, Lorna (2022), Climate education in secondary school and the pedagogical implications. The Association for Science Education (ASE). In: , , , . The Association for Science Education (ASE), ASE International Journal, 14 . pp. 51-57 (doi: https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/ase-international-journal/issue-14/climate-education-in-secondary-school-and-pedagogical) NB Item availability restricted.

Magaji, Ade and , (2022), Editorial: Climate education and sustainability. The Association of Science Education (ASE). In: , , , . The Association of Science Education (ASE), UK ASE International Journal, 14 . pp. 4-5 (doi: https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/ase-international-journal/issue-14/editorial-open-access).

Magaji, Adewale and , (2021), Promoting problem-solving skills among secondary science students through problem based learning. International Journal of Instruction. In: , , , . International Journal of Instruction, International Journal of Instruction, 14 (4) . pp. 549-566 ISSN: 1694-609X (Print), 1308-1470 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.29333/iji.2021.14432a).

Magaji, A. , Cabral, A., Lambirth, A., McDonald, R. , Brett, A. , Philpott, C. (2021), Sectors together for professional development: a university team in an action research collaboration with school teachers and senior leaders.. Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich. In: , , , . Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich, Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 14 (2) . pp. 1-10 ISSN: 2044-0081 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v14i2.1186).

Magaji, Adewale and , (2021), Promoting student-led questions in the secondary science classroom: An analysis of the types of questions created by students. Chartered College of Teaching. In: , , , . Chartered College of Teaching, IMPACT Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching (12) (doi: https://impact.chartered.college/article/promoting-student-led-questions-in-secondary-science-classroom-analysis-questions-by-students/).

Magaji, Adewale and , (2021), Reflecting on lessons from engaging with remote teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic in schools in England: a commentary on potentials for improvement. Slocum Studio. In: , , , . Slocum Studio, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Comparative Studies, 7 (1-3) . pp. 65-75 ISSN: 2059-4976 (Print), 2059-4984 (Online) (doi: https://www.ijmcs-journal.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ADEWALE-MAGAJI_f.pdf).

Magaji, Adewale and , Neesam, Marc (2020), Editorial Association for Science Education International Journal. ASE International. In: , , , . ASE International, UK (11) (doi: https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/ase-international-journal/issue-11/editorial-open-access).

Lambirth, A. , Cabral, A., McDonald, R., Philpott, C. , Brett, A. , Magaji, A. (2019), Teacher-led professional development through a model of action research, collaboration and facilitation. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Professional Development in Education, 47 (5) . pp. 815-833 ISSN: 1941-5257 (Print), 1941-5265 (Online) (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2019.1685565).

Magaji, A. , Ade-Ojo, G., Betteney, M. (2018), Towards a pedagogy of science teaching: An exploration of the impact of students-led questioning and feedback on the attainment of Key Stage 3 Science students in a UK school. Taylor and Francis. In: , , , . Taylor and Francis, International Journal of Science Education, 40 (9) . pp. 1076-1093 ISSN: 0950-0693 (Print), 1464-5289 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2018.1473658).

Magaji, A. and , Ade-Ojo, G. (2017), Evaluating the potentials of Bloom’s Taxonomy as a tool for developing year 8 (Key Stage 3) science students’ questioning skills in a UK secondary school. The Literacy Research Development Centre, University of Greenwich / Institute for Work based Learning UK, Middlesex University. In: , , , . The Literacy Research Development Centre, University of Greenwich / Institute for Work based Learning UK, Middlesex University, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Comparative Studies, 4: 2 (1-3) . pp. 24-49 ISSN: 2059-4976 (Print), 2059-4984 (Online) (doi: http://www.ijmcs-journal.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/MAGAJI-A.-ADE-OJO-G.O..pdf).

Book section

Best, Michelle , Magaji, Adewale, Smith, Lorraine (2021), Outdoor learning. Routledge. In: , , , Inspiring Primary Learners: Insights and Inspiration across the curriculum. Routledge, Oxford, UK (1st) . ISBN: 9780367110659 (doi: ).

Magaji, Adewale , Smith, Lorraine, Best, Michelle (2021), Children as inventors. Routledge. In: , , , Inspiring Primary Learners: Insights and Inspiration across the curriculum. Routledge, Oxford, UK (1st) . ISBN: 9780367110659 (doi: ).

Conference item

Magaji, A. and , (2022), Trainee teachers’ classroom assessment practices: towards a pedagogy of learning.. In: Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference: Contemporary assessment practice in the new age of higher education., 22 Jun - 24 Jun 2022, Manchester, UK , . , (doi: ).

Magaji, Ade and , (2021), Promoting learning in the science classroom using an innovative model of learning discourse. In: ASE International conference, 12 Jan 2022, UK - online , . , (doi: https://aseannualconference2022shu.sched.com/event/kuH6/promoting-learning-in-the-science-classroom-using-an-innovative-model-of-learning-discourse).

Magaji, A. , Cabral, A., Lambirth, A., McDonald, R. , Brett, A. , Philpott, C. (2021), Working together with teachers and senior leaders in a teacher-led professional development through a model of action research, collaboration, and facilitation. University of Greenwich. In: SHIFT 2021, 13 Jan 2021, , Radically reimagining Higher Education for a new era: working together for a just and sustainable future. University of Greenwich, (doi: ).

Magaji, Adewale and , (2019), Engaging trainee teachers in assessment for learning: creating a pedagogy of learning. In: Engaging trainee teachers in assessment for learning: creating a pedagogy of learning., 16 Sep 2019 and 14 Jan 2020, University of Greenwich, London , . , (doi: ).

Magaji, Adewale and , Ade-Ojo, Gordon (2018), Social pedagogy in a UK secondary science classroom: developing and promoting scientific inquiry skills among students. In: “Competing Interests and Conflicting Pressures in Higher Education: How Can We Balance the Competing Demands of Stakeholders of University Education?”, 05- 06 Jul 2018, University of Greenwich, London , . , (doi: http://wef-international.org/conferences).

Conference proceedings

Hart, Glenys , Magaji, Ade, Fleming, Margaret, Serret, Natasha (2021), Reflections on the ASE Conference. Association for Science Education. In: , , , ASE International Journal. Association for Science Education, UK (12) . pp. 6-8 (doi: ).

Thesis