Tony Pickford

Senior Lecturer

After sixteen years as a primary class teacher in Tameside, Manchester, I moved into teacher education at Chester to teach on the undergraduate and PGCE programmes.

Overview

 

At the moment, I co-ordinate non-core subjects in the primary ITT programmes and am subject leader for the Global Dimensions specialism on the B.Ed programme.

I now teach a range of subjects, including ICT, History and Geography Education. At various times, I have been ICT and research co-ordinator in the Faculty.

My research interests include online learning, technology in education, global learning, visual literacy and primary geography. I am the author or co-author of over 30 articles, book chapters, books and teaching resources, mainly on primary geography. 

I have produced a series of contrasting locality packs with colleagues in Cheshire County Council and edited a book about integrating the global dimension into primary school subjects and themes - 'Get Global' is published by Trentham Books and was written by a team of primary subject specialists in the Faculty of Education & Children's Services and local teachers. I am particularly proud of my ‘Children’s History of Chester’ that was recently published and also my contribution to a book on Safety Education published in Poland.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Register of Research In Primary Geography. I am an active member of the Geographical Association , including membership of the judging panel for the GA Awards, and also a member of Think Global/Development Education Association. I am an active participant in the Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability Network (TEESNet) and a regular blogger on educational technology issues.  I am currently engaged in funded co-operative projects with Cheshire West and Chester Council on diversity issues and intercultural perspectives.

Teaching

 

I now teach a range of subjects, including ICT, History and Geography Education. At various times, I have been ICT and research co-ordinator in the School of Education.

Teaching Resource (Book, Photographs & CDROM)

Pickford B & Pickford T (2006) Appleby and its fair: A contrasting locality photo pack for Key Stage Two Chester: Cheshire County Council

Software

Research Machines (2006) Easilearn: The Island Abingdon: Research Machines

Books

Pickford T (2006) Learning ICT in the Humanities David Fulton

Bennett R, Hamill A & Pickford T (2007) Progression in Primary ICT David Fulton

Teaching Resource (Book, Photographs & CDROM)

Pickford T (2007) Krakow: Around the Dragon's Den - A contrasting locality pack for Key Stage Two Chester: Cheshire County Council

Research

 

My research interests include action research, online learning, global learning, visual literacy and primary geography. I am the author or co-author of over 30 articles, book chapters, books and teaching resources, mainly on primary geography. 

Most recently, I have produced a series of contrasting locality packs with colleagues in Cheshire County Council and edited a book about integrating the global dimension into primary school subjects and themes - 'Get Global' is published by Trentham Books and was written by a team of primary subject specialists in the Faculty of Education & Children's Services and local teachers.

I am a member of the Higher Education Academy and the Register of Research In Primary Geography. I am an active member of the Geographical Association - in 2009, I am again a member of the judging panel for the GA Awards.

Published work

 

Teaching Resource (Book, Photographs & CDROM)

Pickford B & Pickford T (2006) Appleby and its fair: A contrasting locality photo pack for Key Stage Two Chester: Cheshire County Council

Software

Research Machines (2006) Easilearn: The Island Abingdon: Research Machines

Books

Pickford T (2006) Learning ICT in the Humanities David Fulton

Bennett R, Hamill A & Pickford T (2007) Progression in Primary ICT David Fulton

Teaching Resource (Book, Photographs & CDROM)

Pickford T (2007) Krakow: Around the Dragon's Den - A contrasting locality pack for Key Stage Two Chester: Cheshire County Council

Book

Pickford, T. (ed.) (2009) Get Global! A practical guide to integrating the global dimension into the primary curriculum. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books