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Peter Dudley

Position/Status

University Lecturer

E-mail Address

pjd45@cam.ac.uk

Phone

+ 44 (0)1223 767572

Qualifications

  • PhD Cambridge
  • MEd Cambridge
  • Dip RSA, Redbridge
  • PGCE Goldsmiths, London
  • BA (Hons) Bangor

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • Fellow: Hughes Hall
  • Member: Trinity Hall
  • Honorary visiting Professor: University of Leicester
  • President: World Association of Lesson Studies, Singapore

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Profile

Pete taught in Primary and Secondary schools in East London and Western Thrace - Greece, before joining the education service in Essex where he was responsible for assessment, school standards and curriculum. As Deputy Director of Education in the London Borough of Redbridge he helped establish the Redbridge Schools Network and then worked on ‘networked learning’ with the National College for School Leadership. He went on to lead the Primary National Strategy for 5 years introducing the ‘Leading Improvement’ programme, collaborative classroom enquiry and the WhatWorksWell database of school based action research. He led education and wider children’s services in Central Bedfordshire before joining the London Borough of Camden as Director of Education in 2013 where he helped establish an improvement focused, schools led, not for profit company: Camden Learning.

Pete joined the Faculty of Education as a lecturer in 2017 co-ordinating the Education Leadership and School Improvement Masters route. He still works in Camden two days a week.

Academic Area/Links

  • Education Leadership, Change, Evaluation and Policy – Faculty of Education
  • Cambridge Educational Dialogue in Research – Faculty of Education
  • Psychology, Education and Learning Studies – Faculty of Education
  • Oracy Cambridge – Hughes Hall
  • The Bridge – Hughes Hall

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Research Topics

  • Education Leadership, Change, Evaluation and Policy – Faculty of Education
  • Cambridge Educational Dialogue in Research – Faculty of Education
  • Psychology, Education and Learning Studies – Faculty of Education
  • Oracy Cambridge – Hughes Hall
  • The Bridge – Hughes Hall

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Teaching

  • Education and School Improvement Masters Route Coordinator
  • Research in Practice team member
  • EdD contributor

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Principal and Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Norwich, B., Dudley, P., Ylonen, A. (2014) Using Lesson Study to Assess Pupils’ Learning Difficulties, International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies, Emerald, 3,2 2014, pp 192-207.

Dudley, P. (2013) Teacher Learning in Lesson Study: What interaction level discourse analysis revealed about how teachers utilised imagination, tacit knowledge of teaching and fresh evidence of pupils learning, to develop practice knowledge and so enhance their pupils’ learning,Teaching and Teacher Education, 34 (2013) 107-121.

Dudley, P. (2012) Lesson Study in England: from school networks to national policy International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies, Vol.1 Issue1, January (2012), Emerald 

Books

Dudley, P. (Ed.) (2015) Lesson Study: professional learning for our time, London, Routledge Research in Education Series; paperback version published 2016.

Dudley, P. (2014) Lesson Study: a handbook for teachers and school leaders. Lesson Study UK www.lessonstudy.co.uk  (First published 2003 by NCSL.)

Dudley, P. (2013) A guide to effective CPD, Oxford Owl, OUP. http://assets.oxfordowl.co.uk/2014/11/07/16/11/03/715/bp_cpd_guide.pdf

Chapters in books

Dudley, P. and Duffy, B. (2016) Research and Teaching, in A guide to Early Years and Primary Teaching, (Rogers, S. & Wyse, D. Eds.) London, Sage.

Dudley, P. (2013) Lesson Study: its rationale, underlying principles and reasons for its use by teachers of children with moderate learning difficulties in Lesson Study and pupils with moderate learning difficulties, Norwich, B. & Jones, J. (Eds.), London, Continuum

Dudley, P. and Swaffield, S. (2008) Understanding and Using Assessment data in Unlocking Assessment, Swaffield, S. (Ed.) Routledge, London