BSc (Hons), PGCE, Ma (Ed), PCert in Teaching and learning in Higher Education, EdD
Deborah is currently a senior lecturer in primary science education at the University of Chichester.
She teaches Core Science to undergraduate students on the BA (Hons) Primary Education and Teaching degree as well as to students on the PGCE Schools Direct, Education and Foundation courses. As well as teaching science, Deborah also teaches Outdoor Learning and science specialist modules.
She has previously worked as a Primary School Teacher and was a Leader of Learning for a period of time.
She is keen on how the outdoor learning environment is used as a teaching and learning tool and has an OCN (Level 3) qualification in Beach Schools. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is Programme Coordinator of the Primary PGCE course.
Deborah has designed and delivered a range of undergraduate courses in Science, Leading Science and Research Methodology.
She is currently Module Leader for a number of courses including Year 1, 3 and PGCE Core Science, Outdoor Learning and Leading Science. She has delivered a number of Professional Development Meetings in a school on assessment in science and Enquiry Based Learning approaches.
She has also run science conferences.
Deborah completed an EdD at Southampton University.
The research was a collaborative action research project aimed at investigating how questions were used in primary science lessons.
She has written a number of chapters for teachers on planning and the importance of enquiry.
Research and scholarly output:
Wilkinson, D. (2022) Nurturing Primary Science. Kingsham Press.
Wilkinson, D. (2022) Why do teachers need to have high levels of Professional behaviour? in Stone, G. Professionalism in Primary Teaching; Sage Learning Matters.
Wilkinson, D. and Stallard, W. (2021) Science in the National Curriculum in in Peacock, G, Sharp, J., Johnsey, R., Wright, W., and Sewell, K. Primary science: Knowledge and Understanding (9th Edition). Sage Learning Matters
Wilkinson, D. and Stallard, W. (2021) Creative Curriculum Approaches in Sharp, J., Peacock, G., Johnsey, R., Simon, S., Smith, Pr. Cross, A., and Harris, H. Primary Science: Teaching Theory and Practice (9th Edition). Sage Learning Matters
Wilkinson, D. and Stallard, W. (2020) Mastery in Primary Science. Sage Learning Matters.
Wilkinson, D. and Stone, G. (2019) Getting to grips with grammar alongside some super science. Primary Science, Number, pp12-15
Wilkinson, D. and Earle, L. (2019) Planning in Carden, C. Primary Teaching; Learning and teaching in the primary school today. Sage Publications.
Wilkinson, D. and Cooper, L. (2019) Enquiry in Carden, C. Primary Teaching; Learning and teaching in the primary school today. Sage Publications.
Wilkinson, D. and Kinoulty, M. (2019) Two for the price of one. ASE International, Number 5, pp9-12.
Wilkinson, D. and Kinoulty, M. (2018) Two for the price of one. Primary science Review, Number 152, pp5-7
Wilkinson, D. (2018) Planning Geography in the National Curriculum in Sewell, K. Planning the Primary National Curriculum. Sage Learning Matters
Wilkinson, D and Green H (2017) Science in Caldwel, H. and Cullingford-Agnew, S. Technology for SEND in primary schools. A guide for best practice. Sage Learning Matters
Wilkinson, D and Stallard, W. (2017) Materials – what’s the matter? Primary Science, Number 150, pp5-7