Chris Shelton is Head of the Primary Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) at the University of Chichester and jointly co-ordinates the undergraduate and postgraduate ICT and Computing modules.
Chris teaches on BA, PGCE and MA programmes on modules related to ICT, Computing and Professional Studies and has been an External Examiner for a number of undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education programmes. Chris is the Membership Secretary for ITTE, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of NAACE and BERA. He was a member of the DfE National Curriculum Expert Group for Computing. Previously, he worked in primary schools across Key Stages One and Two and was a school ICT Co-ordinator. Chris regularly runs in-service training events for primary school teachers at the University of Chichester and in local schools.
Chris has a range of research interests relating to technology, computing and digital literacy in schools and universities. His PhD focussed on teacher’s thinking about technology in Higher Education and his recent work has explored the pedagogy of teaching computing and teacher beliefs and knowledge about technology.
Chris was UK project director for the CIRT (Consortium for Intercultural Reflective Teachers) project – an EU funded project (€200,000) in collaboration with Pennsylvania State University in the USA and Jönköping University in Sweden. The project aimed to encourage international collaboration through a five year programme of staff and student exchanges between the three partner universities (2008-2012).
He was awarded a £5,000 grant from the Teaching Agency as part of the Leading Partners Programme: ICT. This was used to explore and develop links with partnership schools to improve teacher training in ICT (2012).