Mr Tim Scott

Research project: The Write Habitus: Primary Pupils' Use of Decentring Thought Processes in Creative Writing.

Abstract

My research explores the possibility of teaching learners the un- or preconscious ways of thinking typically used by expert writers. Underlying this is a concern with the effects of performativity and propositional knowledge on learner agency, creativity and wellbeing. 

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: The Write Habitus: Primary Pupils' Use of Decentring Thought Processes in Creative Writing.
  • Research supervisor: Dr Christos Dimitriadis

Biography

I currently work as a part-time Lecturer in Primary Education at London Met University. Prior to this, I worked in primary education in London for twenty-four years in a variety of roles, including teaching, senior leadership, consultancy and Local Authority positions. Since my involvement in QCA's ‘Creativity in the Curriculum' project in 2004, I have been extremely interested in creative processes. As a habitual writer, I am fascinated by the relationship between these two areas of study. 

Areas of research interest

  • Education Studies
  • Creativity
  • Creative Writing
  • Curriculum
  • Metacognition & Thinking Skills
  • Performative Accountability
  • Learner Agency
  • Constructivism
  • Bricolage
  • Ideology and Discourse

Qualifications

  • MA in Effective Learning and Teaching, Institute of Education, UCL
  • MA in English Studies, Queen Mary College, University of London
  • PGCE, Middlesex University
  • BA Hons English, Queen Mary College, University of London

Publications

E. Hargreaves and T. Scott (forthcoming). Look No Further: Inquiring into Learning-Needs as Professional Development. In E. Hargreaves and L. Rolls, ed., Unlocking Research: rethinking professional development and learning (Routledge).

Scott, T. (2018) What H Prays For, Waltham Forest International Poetry Competition

https://pctothepowerof2.wordpress.com/scott/

Scott, T. (2018) Permutations of H's Head, Waltham Forest International Poetry Competition

https://pctothepowerof2.wordpress.com/scott-2/

Scott, T. (2016) Looking for a teaching job? Here's how to avoid a dysfunctional school, The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/nov/02/looking-for-teaching-job-avoid-dysfunctional-school

Scott, T. (2016) Secret Teacher: becoming an academy destroyed my school, The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/sep/24/secret-teacher-becoming-academy-destroyed-school

Scott, T. (2001) National Schools Film Week, Times Educational Supplement

https://www.tes.com/news/national-schools-film-week

Scott, T. (2001) Give it your best shot, Times Educational Supplement 

https://www.tes.com/news/give-it-your-best-shot

Scott, T. (1999) Stairway to heaven, Times Educational Supplement 

https://www.tes.com/news/stairway-heavensubject-weekenglish