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Charles Anderson

UoE Honorary staff

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes


Charles Anderson is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the Institute for Education, Community & Society at Moray House School of Education. He has worked as a teacher in an assessment centre and also taught in a primary school before joining the University of Edinburgh, first an educational researcher and then a member of the lecturing staff. His teaching responsibilities include: first year lecturing and tutoring, teaching research methods at Masters and doctoral level. He is also the academic co-ordinator of the EdD, professional doctorate programme.

Current Research Interests

His research interests centre on learning and teaching in higher education, with particular current foci in:

  • learning and teaching in undergraduate history
  • Masters level supervision
  • the evaluation of HE innovations/initiatives
  • the disciplinary dimensions of undergraduate teaching and learning
  • talk and discourse in educational settings

Recent publications include writings on the disciplinary dimensions of HE learning and teaching, undergraduate history learning and teaching and Masters level study and supervision. Most of his research is framed within a socio-cultural perspective on learning and teaching and a focus that characterises much of it is a concern with texts and discourse.

Research projects

  1. Telling Stories

    Project: University Awarded Project Funding

  2. Teacher Preparation for Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

    Project: Research Collaboration with external organisation

  3. How are we training our mainstream teachers to meet the needs of EAL learners

    Project: Research Collaboration with external organisation

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