Dr Paul Cammack, PhD

  • Senior Lecturer and Professional Partnership Tutor
  • Institute of Education
  • Learning, Education & Development Research Centre, Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN)
  • Education
Dr Paul Cammack, PhD

Qualifications and memberships

1982     BA (Hons) Geography 2ii, University of Liverpool

1983     PgCE Geography, Liverpool Institute of HE

2007     MA (distinction) Sustainable Environments, Lancaster University

2012     PhD Geography, Lancaster University

2014     Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Academic and research interests

Primary Geography

Mentoring students and school-based partnerships

Research methods for classroom-based research

Universal values in Turkish schools Provision for SEN children in Indian Schools

Inspection and School Improvement (Erasmus+ collaboration with Open University, Cyprus and school inspectors from Basque Country, Romania, Lithuania, Portugal, and Sud-Tyrol, Italy)

Current Research Students:

  • Joy Mounter - Living Educational Theory - creation and enhancement of educational influences
  • Karen Mills - Schhol-based Initial Teacher Training
  • Hugh Moore - Historical empathy
  • Richard Hatton - encouraging self-discipline and long-term learning goals in adolescents
  • Charlotte Hardacre - Developing a Theory of Authentic Family Learning
  • Julie Percival - social identity of practitioners in early childhood centres

Publications

Cammack, P.J. (2017) Judging the Quality of Teachers’ Practice: local and European perspectives on the evaluation of teaching Conference paper presented at BERA Annual Conference, University of Sussex, 5-7 September, 2017

Elton-Chalcraft, S and Cammack P.J. (2017) Christian Values in practice: similarities and differences in four Indian states Conference paper presented at BERA Annual Conference, University of Sussex, 5-7 September, 2017

Cammack, P.J. (2017) Judging the Quality of Teachers’ Practice: Basque and European Perspectives on the Evaluation of School Leaders Conference paper presented at ECER Annual Conference 8th TEAN conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 22-24 August 2017

Cammack P.J. and Elton-Chalcraft, S (2017) Reflecting on Values: Christian Values and ‘institutional body language in Indian schools – implications for the British teacher educator Conference paper presented at ECER Annual Conference 8th TEAN conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 22-24 August 2017

Cammack, P.J. (2017) Judging the Quality of Teachers’ Practice: local and European perspectives on the evaluation of teaching Conference paper presented at UDA Ikastaroak Summer Course, San Sebastian, Spain, 5th-7th July 2017

Henthorn, J. and Cammack, P.J. (2017) Blogging and Tweeting in the Classroom: exploring how effective use of new media can help teaching and learning in Primary Schools Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal 9(2), pp3-13

Cammack, P.J. (2017) Judging the Quality of Teaching: local and European perspectives on the evaluation of teaching Conference paper presented at 8th TEAN conference at the Aston Conference, Birmingham 11th-12th May 2017

Hulme-Duvall, G. and Cammack, P.J. (2017) “No such bird as a ‘Sea Gull’!” Using Kolb’s ‘Experiential Learning Theory’ to involve children in the planning and provision of personalised learning using a Forest School approach in a Primary School Conference paper presented at 8th TEAN conference at the Aston Conference, Birmingham 11th-12th May 2017

Henthorn, J. and Cammack, P.J. (2017) “Hashtag #Teaching-and-Learning”: encouraging the effective use of ‘new’ media as teaching and learning tools in Primary Schools Conference paper presented at 8th TEAN conference at the Aston Conference, Birmingham 11th-12th May 2017

Elton-Chalcraft, S and Cammack P.J. (2017) Reflecting on Values and ‘institutional body language’ in Indian schools – implications for the teacher educator Conference paper presented at 8th TEAN conference at the Aston Conference, Birmingham 11th-12th May 2017

Cammack, P.J. (2016) Judging the Quality of Teaching: local and European perspectives on the evaluation of teaching Research Institute for Professional Learning in Education (RIPLE) Seminar, University of Cumbria, Lancaster and Carlisle, 16 Nov 2016

Elton-Chalcraft, S and Cammack P.J. (2016) Accessing teachers’ views, from five Indian States, about their school’s Christian foundation: Cultivating understanding of an Indian context Conference paper presented at British Educational Research Association (BERA), 14th September 2016, at Leeds University

Elton-Chalcraft, S and Cammack P.J. (2016) Teachers’ views, from five Indian states, about their own faith and their school’s Christian foundation: Cultivating understanding of an Indian context Conference paper presented at 7th TEAN conference at the Aston Conference, Birmingham 5th-6th May 2016

Elton-Chalcraft, S., Cammack, P.J. and Harrison, L. (2016) Segregation, integration, inclusion and effective provision: a case study of perspectives from special educational needs children, parents and teachers in Bangalore, India International Journal of Special Educational Needs, 30(1) pp 2-9

Elton-Chalcraft, S., Cammack, P.J. and Harrison, L. (2015) Inclusive practice, cultural contexts and perceptions of disability in a Christian foundation special needs school in Bangalore, India. Conference paper presented at ECER 2015, "Education and Transition - Contributions from Educational Research", Budapest, Hungary, 8-11 September 2015

Elton-Chalcraft, S., Cammack, P.J. and Harrison, L. (2015) Inclusive practice, cultural contexts and perceptions of disability in a Christian foundation special needs school in Bangalore, India. Conference paper presented at British Educational Research Association (BERA), 15th-17th September 2015, at Queen's University Belfast

Elton-Chalcraft, S., Cammack, P.J. and Harrison, L. (2015) Inclusion and perceptions of disability – case study of teaching and learning in Bangalore, India Conference paper presented at 6th TEAN conference at the Aston Conference, Birmingham on 13th-14th May 2015

Cammack, P.J. (2015) Values Education in Turkish Schools Conference paper presented at RIPLE Annual Conference at University of Cumbria on 3rd June 2015

Hurley, A. and Cammack, P.J. (2014) “Get a backbone … Come on!” The place of emotional intelligence in pre-placement preparation and support for trainee teachers Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal 6(2), pp13-24

Cammack, P.J. and Convery, I (2012) Gardens: places for nature and human-nature interaction in Convery, I, Corsane G, and Davis P Making sense of place: Multidisciplinary perspectives, Boydell Press: Suffolk

Cammack, P.J. Convery, I and Prince, S (2011) Gardens and Birdwatching: Recreation, environmental management and human-nature interaction in an everyday location Area 43(3), pp 314-319

Recent external roles

External Examiner for University College Birmingham - MA/PG Cert Learning and Teaching (Primary/Secondary/Early Years), MA/PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Vocational Subjects, PGCE (Primary 3-7 and Primary 5-11) - 2017 onwards

External Examiner for Birmingham City University - Teach First PGCE Primary and Early Years - 2017 onwards

Member of Scientific Committee for Erasmus+ Project - Evaluation of School Leaders and Teachers' Practice (EOSLATP) - 2015-2017

External Examiner for University of Hull - Undergraduate Teacher Training Programme (2013-2017)

External Examiner for Leeds Metropolitan University - Teach First and School Direct PGCE Teacher Training Programmes (2013-2017)

Peer reviewer for journals, including: Practitioner Research in Higher Education, Teacher Education Advancement Network, Societies, Leisure Studies, ECER Conference and BERA conference papers

April 2012: Workshop Presenter at European Platform Conference, Utrecht - Active Learning strategies in Geography

February 2012: Workshop Presenter at COBIS International Conference, Prague - Reading text for understanding

May 2011: International Study Visit - Ondokus Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey -bilateral research project 'Values in Primary Education'

April 2011: Workshop Presenter at European Platform Conference, Utrecht - Language and Learning in the bi-lingual geography classroom

October 2010: International Study Visit - Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey - multinational study visit 'Inspection of teaching and lesson observation forms'