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Biography

Dave Trotman is Professor of Education Policy and Co-Leader of the  Education and Multi-Professional Practice Subject Area I/C PG Programmes. Prior to entering Higher Education he has worked in Secondary and Primary Schools as a teacher, Head of Department and Deputy Head, as a Local Authority Advisory Teacher and as seconded member of the Policy Analysis Unit at the University of Warwick School of Education. His research interests are eclectic and interdisciplinary involving a range of internationally published work in the fields of creativity and imagination in education, education policy, profession and educational evaluation. He is Programme Leader for the Newman Professional Doctorate (EdD) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Profile

Administrative Responsibilities

Co-Leader of the Education and Multi-Professional Practice Subject Area I/C PG Programmes

EdD Programme Leader

Teaching

Doctor of Education (EdD) Programme Leader

Areas of interest include professional identity, change management and research

Research Interests

Research interests include:

  • Education Policy
  • Curriculum
  • Creativity in Education
  • Educational Evaluation
  • Alternative Provision

Other Activities

Membership of Professional Organisations

  • British Educational Research Association (BERA)
  • British Education Studies Association (BESA)
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Imaginative Education Research Group (IERG)
  • International Professional Development Association (IPDA)
  • National Association of Pastoral Care in Education (NAPCE)
  • Philosophy for Educational Renewal (PER)
  • Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

Editorial Boards

  • Pastoral Care in Education 2015-
  • Social Change Review (Co-editor) 2012 –
  • The Media Education Research Journal 2011-
  • The Arts in Society (Associate editor) 2012

Conference Boards

  • International Scientific Committee of the 8th International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Education, Lucian Blaga University Sibiu, Romania (2017)

Research supervision

PhD Director of Studies (2017-) Keith Bishop  – school practices and their effects on foster parents and placement environments

PhD 2nd supervisor (completed, 2010) Gillian McGillivray – Practitioner to Professional: De- and reconstructions of professional identities in the Early Years workforce

EdD 2nd supervisor (completed, 2016) Stephen Griffin – Learning to learn: The construction and appropriation of metacognitive learning theory and new learning approaches in English Schools

EdD Director of Studies – Denise Amory-Reid  (2017 -) Family Support Workers and Housing Mentors – paraprofessional interfaces.

Laura Saunders (2017-) Education and the Natural Environment.

Jacky Taylor (2017-)

Edited Books

Trotman, D and Tucker, S. (2018) (Eds) Youth: Global perspectives, challenges and issues of the 21st Century, New York NY: Nova Science.

Trotman, D., Lees, H.E. and Willoughby, R. (2017) Education Studies: The Key Concepts, Abingdon: Routledge.

Book Chapters

Trotman, D. and Tucker S. (2018) ‘Multi Agency Working and Pastoral Care in Behavioural Management: Discourse, policy and practice’ in J. Deakin, E. Taylor  and A. Kupchik (eds) The Palgrave International Handbook of School Discipline, Surveillance and Social Control, London: PalgraveMacmillan.

Trotman D. and Tucker, S. (2018) ‘Performance Capital and the Betrayal of Youth’ in D. Trotman and S. Tucker (2018) (Eds.) Youth: Global perspectives, challenges and issues of the 21st Century, New York NY: Nova Science.

Trotman, D, and Tucker S. (2018) Human Rights and Human Wrongs: Responses to the Challenges and Issues for Young People in the 21st Century in D. Trotman and S. Tucker (2018) (Eds.) Youth: Global perspectives, challenges and issues of the 21st Century, New York NY: Nova Science.

Tucker, S and Trotman, D. (2018) Vulnerability and Risk – Complexity, Meanings and Challenges in  in D. Trotman and S. Tucker (2018) (Eds.) Youth: Global perspectives, challenges and issues of the 21st Century, New York NY: Nova Science.

Trotman, D. (2013) ‘Wow! What if? So what? Education and the imagination of wonder: Fascination, possibilities and opportunities missed’ in K. Egan, A. Cant and G. Judson Wonder-Full Education: The centrality of wonder in teaching and learning across the curriculum, London: Routledge. pp. 22-39.

McDougall, J. and Trotman, D. (2011) ‘Real Audience Pedagogy’: Creative learning and digital space, in J. Sefton-Green, P. Thomson, K. Jones and L. Bresler, The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning, London: Routledge. pp. 273-282.

Trotman, D. (2011) (‘La creatività e le sue condizioni di possibilità nell’istruzione’) ‘Creativity, Education and the Conditions of Possibility’ in P.Sorzio (Apprendimento e istituzioni educative. Storia, contesti, soggetti) Learning and Educational Institutions. History, contexts and subjectivities, Rome: Carocci. pp.141-158.

Trotman, D. and Tucker, S. (2010) ‘Interpreting Risk: Factors, fears and judgement’ in G. Brotherton, H. Davies and G. McGillivray, Working with Children, Young People and Families, London: Sage, pp. 118-133.

Trotman, D. (2010) ‘Deliberate Imprecision: Critical directions in researching imaginative education’, in T. Nielsen and R. Fitzgerald Imaginative Theory, Imaginative Practice, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.129-151.

McDougall, J. and Trotman, D. (2009) ‘‘Doing Theory’ on Education’ in S. Warren, An Introduction to Education Studies: The student guide to themes and contexts, London: Continuum. pp.13-23.

Trotman, D. (2008) ‘Liberating the Wise Educator: Cultivating professional judgment in educational practice’ in A. Craft, H. Gardner and G. Claxton (Eds.), Creativity, Wisdom, and Trusteeship: Exploring the role of education, Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press. Pp.158-166.

Journal Articles

Trotman, D. (2017) ‘Dreaming and Subversion – Recreating the Curriculum’, Education Politics,  Journal of the Socialist Educational Association, June 2017, No 132. https://socedassoc.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/ep-jun-17.pdf

Tucker, S. and Trotman, D. (2016) ‘Research–based Reflections on How the Educational, Economic and Social Circumstances Faced by Some Children and Young People Lead to Significant Disadvantage and Vulnerability’, Social Change Review, 14 (1) pp 47-58.

Trotman, D. (2016) ‘Towards a Spiritual Pedagogy of Pastoral Welfare and Care’, Pastoral Care in Education, 34 (3) pp. 122-132.

Trotman, D. and Thomas, L. (2016) ‘Police Community Support Officers in Schools: Findings from an Evaluation of a Pilot Training Programme for School Liaison Officers’, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 10 (3) pp. 288-299.

Trotman, D., Tucker, S. and Martyn, M. (2015) ‘Understanding problematic pupil behaviour: perceptions of pupils and behaviour coordinators on secondary school exclusion in an English city’, Educational Research. 57 (3) pp. 237-253.

Tucker, S., Trotman, D. and Martyn, M. (2014) ‘Vulnerability: The role of schools in supporting young people exposed to challenging environments and situations’, International Journal of Educational Development. 41, pp. 301-306.

Tucker, S., Trotman, D., Rusu H. and Mara, D. (2014) ‘The road to change? A case study examining educational reform in Sibiu County, Romania’, Improving Schools, 17 (1) pp.6-17.

Trotman, D., Davies, H. and Harris D. (2013) “Nice to think I’m not on my own’: Lessons from an arts-based workshop in an urban Children’s Centre’, Education 3-13. 42 (5) pp. 554-562.

Trotman, D. Martyn, M. and Tucker, S. (2012) ‘Young People and Risk’, Pastoral Care in Education, 30 (4) pp.317-329.

Sextou, P. and Trotman, D. (2012) ‘Devised Drama, Shakespeare and Creativity: Practical Work on Othello’s Pathos’ The International Journal of Arts Education, 7, (1) pp.47-56.

Trotman, D. (2009) ‘Networking for Educational Change: Concepts, impediments and opportunities for primary school professional learning communities’, Professional Development in Education, 35 (3) pp. 341-356.

Trotman, D. (2008) ‘Imagination and the adolescent lifeworld: Possibilities and responsibilities in the national secondary review’, Thinking Skills and Creativity, 3 (2) pp. 125-133.

Dunphy, H. and Trotman, D. (2008) ‘Re-imaging the new educational professional: opportunities, challenges and consequences for Education Studies, Educationalfutures,1 (2) pp. 20-28.

Trotman, D. (2007) ‘Peer Review: Champion of innovation or bastion of convention?’ Research Intelligence, March, 2007.

Trotman, D. (2006) ‘Interpreting Imaginative Lifeworlds: Phenomenological approaches in imagination and the evaluation of educational practice’, Qualitative Research, 6 (2) pp. 245-265.

Trotman, D. (2006) ‘Evaluating the Imaginative: Situated practice and the conditions for professional judgement in imaginative education’, International Journal of Education and the Arts, 7(3) pp.1-19.

Trotman, D. (2005) ‘”Looking for Sparks”: A phenomenological study of educational practice and the imaginative lifeworld in primary schools’, Teaching Education, 16 (1) pp. 61-72.

Trotman, D. (2005) ‘Affect and Education: What future is there for imaginative education in primary schools?’ Prospero: A Journal of New Thinking in Philosophy for Education, 11, (2).

Conference Papers

Trotman D.  (2018)   ‘(Re)Conceptualising Education Studies:  Curriculum concepts and continuities’ Paper presented at the British Education Studies Association, 14th Annual Conference, University of Bolton 28-29th June, 2018.

Trotman, D., Tucker, S. and Enow, L. (2017) ‘Findings from an Evaluation of Alternative Provision in Four Local Authorities: A multiple-case study approach’. Paper Presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Sussex University 5th-8th September, 2017.

Trotman, D., Tucker, S. and Griffin, G. (2017) ‘Pathologisation and Consultantisation in English State Education: Policy effects in the reimagining of children, young people and profession in neoliberal times’. Paper presented at Teachers Matter – but Where, When and Why? Conference, Linnaeus University, Sweden.  17th-18th May, 2017.

Trotman, D. (2016) ‘Inside the Cabinet of Curiosity: Imagination for social science research’. Paper presented at the first Troubling Research Conference, Newman University, Orange Studios Birmingham. 7th- 8th July 2016.

Trotman, D. and Tucker, S. (2016) ‘Education Reform in Sibiu County, Romania:  Policy, Constraint and Innovation’.  Paper presented at the International Conference on Beliefs and Behaviours in Education and Culture, West University of Timisoara Teacher Training Department. 23rd -25th June 2016.

Trotman, D. and Thomas, L. (2015) ‘Policing, Schools and the Possibilities for Inter-Professional Education: Findings from an evaluation of a small-scale pilot training programme for School Liaison Officers’. Paper presented at the International Professional Development  Association Annual Conference, Aston University.  27th –28th November 2015.

Trotman, D., Tucker, S., Rusu, H. and Mara, D. (2013) ‘Portraits from Transylvania: Educational reform, pedagogies and practice in Sibiu County, Romania’. Paper presented at the International Professional Development Association Annual Conference, Aston University. 29th-30th November 2013.

Trotman, D. (2012) ‘Professionality, Wisdom and other Apparitions: Performativity and the missing soul of educational practice’. Paper presented at the conference of Professional Practice and Professional Learning (ProPEL) University of Stirling. 9th -11th May.

Trotman, D. (2011) ‘Education and the Missing Modes of School Evaluation: Opportunities and challenges in teacher-researcher practice’. Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training. Woburn House, London.  5th September, 2011.

Trotman, D., Dixon, S., Martyn, M. and Tucker, S.  (2011) ‘Young People and Risk: Potentiality, paranoia and the pedagogy of the possible’, 13th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece.  23rd -26th May 2011.

Trotman, D. and Jones, I. (2010) ‘Widening participation: Institutional research and learning through dialogue’. Conference paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Sociology and Social Work Department of Lucian Blaga University Sibiu, Romania. 15th-16th October 2010.

Trotman, D., Brotherton, G, and Dunphy, H. (2009) Education Studies and WCYPF: New directions in professional preparation? Paper presented at the British Education Studies Association Annual Conference, Staffordshire University. 2nd – 3rd July, 2009.

Trotman, D. (2008) ‘Imagination and the adolescent lifeworld: Encounters in the secondary school curriculum’. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. 3rd – 6th September.

Trotman, D. (2008) ‘Learning Communities and Culture Clubs: Some observations on inter-school collaborative networks’.  Paper presented at ‘Educational Renewal and School Development in an Era of Cultural Diversity’ Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, China. 19th-22nd May.

Trotman, D. and Dunphy, H. (2007) Re-imaging the new educational professional: Opportunities, challenges and consequences for Education Studies.  Paper presented at the 3rd British Education Studies Association Annual Conference, Bath Spa University. 6th -7th July.

Trotman, D. (2005) ‘Evaluating the Imaginative: situated practice and the conditions for professional judgment in imaginative education’.  Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Glamorgan. 15th -17th  September.

Trotman, D. (2005) ‘Evaluating the Imaginative: situated practice and the conditions for professional judgment in imaginative education’.  Paper presented at the Imaginative Education Research Group 3rd International Conference on Imagination and Education Vancouver. 13th -16th July.

Trotman, D. (2005) ‘Education Studies: towards new modalities of educational and professional practice?’  Paper presented at the First National Conference of the British Education Studies Association, University College Chester. 1st -2nd July.

Trotman, D. (2005) ‘Evaluating the Imaginative: situated practice and the conditions for professional judgment in imaginative education’.  Paper presented at the Arts Based Educational Research Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, 23rd -25th June.

Trotman, D. (2004) ‘Looking for Sparks’: a phenomenological study of educational practice and the imaginative lifeworld in primary schools’. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, UMIST 15th -18th September.

Trotman, D. (2002) ‘Performativity versus critical reflexivity? New challenges for authentic professional learning communities’. Paper presented at the Standing Committee for the Education and Training of Teachers (SCETT) Annual Conference, 4th October 2002.