Dr Robert Morgan BA (Hons), PGCE, MA, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer

Dr Robert Morgan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Greenwich.

Robert is a qualified primary school teacher and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Since joining the university in 2007, he has been teaching students to become qualified primary teachers within the Higher Education route for Initial Teacher Education (ITE).

He is currently the Educational & Professional Studies coordinator and lead for Religious Education in the School of Education. He is a senior lecturer on the undergraduate BA Hons degree and Post Graduate Certification in Education (PGCE) routes.

Robert's doctoral thesis explored the relationship between trainee primary teachers and Teaching Assistants through the concept of the 'localized familiarization' programme. 

Robert is the chair of Royal Borough Greenwich's SACRE Agreed Syllabus Conference, vice-chair of Royal Borough Greenwich's SACRE and vice-chair of NASACRE.

Posts held previously:

  • 2004-07: Teacher, St Augustine of Canterbury CE Primary School, Belvedere, Bexley
  • 2000-04: Teacher, St Peter's CE Primary, Walworth, Southwark
  • 1994-2000: Teacher, George Street Primary and Pentwyn Primary, Torfaen

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Primary Education
  • Lecturer on the BA Hons and PGCE courses
  • Course coordinator for Educational & Professional Studies
  • Department research coordinator for colleagues
  • Attends various ITE committees
  • Personal tutor
  • School Experience coordinator

Recognition

  • 2015, External Examiner for University of Wolverhampton
  • 2014, Vice Chair of Governing body at Alderwood Primary School, Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • 2013, Committee member of SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education), Royal Borough of Greenwich2009, Committee member NaPTEC (National Primary Teacher Education Council), Oxford and London

Research / Scholarly interests

Robert's thesis year for a Doctorate in Education, explores the deployment of teaching assistants by trainee teachers during their school experience.

Recent publications

Article

Gibson, Poppy and , Morgan, Robert (2022), Five strategies for promoting resilience and self-care in the classroom. In: , , , . , Psychreg (doi: https://www.psychreg.org/strategies-promoting-resilience-self-care-classroom/).

Gibson, Poppy and , Morgan, Robert (2022), Job interviews – dealing with rejection. The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). In: , , , . The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), Teacher Magazine ISSN: 2208-6463 (Print), 2208-6463 (Online) (doi: https://www.teachermagazine.com/sea_en/articles/job-interviews-dealing-with-rejection) NB Item availability restricted.

Morgan, Robert and , (2020), Primary First Editorial. National Association of Primary Education. In: , , , . National Association of Primary Education, Primary First (29) . pp. 3 (doi: https://issuu.com/synergyprint/docs/primary_first_issue_29).

Gibson, Poppy Frances , Perera, Sharon, Morgan, Robert, Kerr, Bonnie (2019), Creating conditions for student success on a two-year accelerated degree. University of Greenwich. In: , , , . University of Greenwich, Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 12 (1) ISSN: 2044-0081 (Print), 2044-0081 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v12i1.944).

Gibson, Poppy Frances , Perera, Sharon, Morgan, Robert, Kerr, Bonnie (2019), Embedding academic skills at level 4, 5 & 6: creating conditions for student success on a 2-year accelerated degree. Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich. In: , , , Effective Learning Relationships for Genuine Engagement and Freedom to Learn. Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich, London Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 12: Gibson (1) ISSN: 2044-0081 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v12i1.944).

Book section

Morgan, Robert and , (2022), Myth busting in the contemporary primary classroom. Learning Matters - Sage. In: , , In: Susan Ogier (ed.), A broad and balanced curriculum in primary schools: educating the whole child. Learning Matters - Sage, London (Second Edition) . pp. 296-307 . ISBN: 9781529761047 ; 9781529761054 (doi: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/a-broad-and-balanced-curriculum-in-primary-schools/book276647#description) NB Item availability restricted.

Morgan, Robert and , (2021), Religious Education – a creative freedom to teach innovatively. Routledge. In: , , In: Roger McDonald, Poppy Gibson (eds.), Inspiring Primary Learners: Insights and Inspiration Across the Curriculum. Routledge, Abingdon (1st) . pp. 186-202 . ISBN: 9780367110659 (doi: ).

Morgan, Robert and , (2019), A broad and balanced curriculum in primary schools. Learning Matters. In: , , In: Susan Ogier (ed.), A broad and balanced curriculum in primary schools. Learning Matters, London (1st) . pp. 256-267 . ISBN: 9781526469427 (doi: ).

Conference item

Morgan, Robert and , (2019), Wasted formative assessment. In: University of Greenwich SHIFT Conference 2019, 04 Jan 2019, London, UK , Wasted formative assessment. , (doi: ).

Morgan, Robert and , (2016), Presentation to NaPTEC annual conference 2016. University of Greenwich. In: National Primary Teacher Education Council (NaPTEC) Annual Conference, 23rd-24th September 2016, St Hugh's College, Oxford , . University of Greenwich, (doi: ).

Thesis