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Ian left secondary modern school at the age of 16 and, after completing an indentured apprenticeship as an HGV engineer, worked extensively in the road haulage industry culminating in the role of Fleet Engineer for an international road haulage company. After completing his pre-service training, Ian taught a range of motor vehicle and engineering courses for nine years. He then moved to teacher education and the Advanced Practitioner role in the same further education college for another five years before joining the University of Huddersfield in 2009. Ian successfully completed his doctorate in July 2014.
Teaching cultures and practices; professional identities; alternative and emancipatory pedagogies.
Rushton, I. and Walker, M. (2014) ‘Identifying learning needs’. In: Learning, Teaching and Development: Strategies for Action. London, UK: Sage. . ISBN 9781446282113
Pearce, C., Patterson, R. and Rushton, I. (2014) ‘Re: Silences--: The Sensing of Sound’ Qualitative Inquiry , 20 (5), pp. 690-698. ISSN 1077-8004
Rushton, I (2012) ‘The Trainee now standing: notions of individual otherness in a performative place.’. In: International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ESSEI) Conference, 2-5 July 2012., University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus , pp. 1-6
Rushton, I. and Suter, M. (2012) Reflective Practice for Teaching in Lifelong Learning . Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780335244010
Rushton, I (2011) ‘How shall we know them? Trainee teachers perceptions of their learners abilities’ Teaching in lifelong learning: a journal to inform and improve practice , 3 (1), pp. 16-28. ISSN 2040-0993
Rushton, I (2010) ‘Mentoring in the Lifelong Learning Sector: a critical heuristic account’ Teaching in lifelong learning: a journal to inform and improve practice , 2 (2), pp. 15-23. ISSN 2040-0993
Rushton, I (2010) ‘Managing Meat One: perceptions and anxieties of trainee teachers as they enter the Learning and Skills Sector for the first time’ Teaching in lifelong learning: a journal to inform and improve practice , 2 (1), pp. 15-22. ISSN 2040-0993
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Centre Manager for In-Service Initial Teacher Education (Lifelong Learning)
Admissions Tutor for In-Service Programmes for the Education and Training Consortium
Designated Academic Liaison Officer for four ETC Partner Institutions
Teaching and assessment on:
Year 2 In-Service Certificate in Education, PGCE and PGDipE (Lifelong Learning) programmes.
MA Lifelong Learning.
BA Year 1 module “Improving Teaching and Learning” (and Module Leader).
BA Year 2 module “Major Study”.