Job: Senior Lecturer in Education
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences
Address: Hawthorn Building, De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH.
T: +44 (0) 116 207 8832
Sam Bamkin is Lecturer in Education with interests in learning, language and culture from practical and comparative perspectives. He leads modules in Radical Educations, Comparative education and Intercultural Business Communication, in addition to undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation supervision. This allows for in depth interdisciplinary enquiry in partnership with students and flexibility for innovative teaching based on cutting edge pedagogy. He has also this year founded a new module on Global Comparative Education, focusing on East Asian perspectives and Global issues.
In addition to pedagogical and curriculum innovation, Sam continues research moral education in Japan and elsewhere, language education and higher education pedagogy. He is also active in promoting the societal and personal good of intellectual engaging with non-Western thought.
In previous academic roles, Sam led on language development, offered workshops on language or experiment design to over 25 programmes of study, taught writing to scientists and worked with students to develop academic practices, particularly developing critical thought. He has held lectureships in the interdisciplinary areas of Language Development and Education.
Cyber Security Centre Centre for Intercultural Research in Communication and Learning
Japanese education; Moral education; Comparative Education (East Asia, UK); Radical educations; innovative teaching and learning; language and cognition; epistemology; critical theory; Japanese and East Asian perspectives.
Communication in intercultural contexts draws on experience and theory in business contexts to consider approaches to professional and business communication in a rapidly internationalising and intercultural world.
Radical Educations challenges our tradition thinking on how education is designed and practiced. Using interdisciplinary perspectives, we consider the problems with the current system and consider possible solutions to address challenges - particularly critical pedagogy and democratic classrooms in mainstream schooling.
Global Comparative Education looks beyond UK borders by examining education policy and practice elsewhere. This module is global in the sense that it reaches beyond Europe, particularly toward Japan, Taiwan and East Asia; areas of the world where participating students have family or friends in compulsory education; and engages with issues of global education not normally considered in the comparative tradition (sustainability, economic development, postcolonial self-determination, etc)
Dissertation supervision is a particular joy. The best dissertation supervisions work as a partnership, allowing strong interdisciplinary currents to emerge to match individual student’s interests or areas of research.
CertHE, BA (First Class), LLM, MA, FRSA, SFHEA
Sam currently holds degrees in computing, theatre, law, legal practice, linguistics and education; and he enjoyed working in legal practice and forensics before establishing his current academic practice.
Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (2008 - )Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) (2011 - ) Higher Education Academy (2012 - )
Asia Studies Development Programme Alumni Assoc (2014 - )Churchill Fellowship (2015 - )
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