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Marcus Bhargava

Head of School


I lead the School of Education with strategic responsibility for all areas of the School's work including our courses, research and partnerships with schools, educational settings, government and industry. I support my colleagues to provide education that transforms the lives of our students and their learners.

I am a member of Kingston and St George's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education Management Group and Kingston University's Senior Leadership Group. I also serve on Kingston University's Education Committee. 

I am a proud former London secondary comprehensive school teacher of history, politics and citizenship. In citizenship education, I led one of the first subject departments in the country, helping to shape policy and practice in this important subject and gaining significant national and international attention in the process. In higher education I have been a lecturer in citizenship at UCL Institute of Education and London Metropolitan University as well as leading teacher education at London Metropolitan University and Goldsmiths, University of London.

Areas of specialism

  • Citizenship in Education
  • History in and of Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Curriculum Planning and Assessment
  • Policy and Practice in Education


  • MA, History of Education (with Distinction), Institute of Education, University of London (2011)
  • PgCert, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (with Distinction), London Metropolitan University (2009)
  • PGCE History (with QTS), Institute of Education, University of London (1999)
  • BA (Hons) History, University College London (1997)
  • Certification, Teaching and Learning in Citizenship Education, DfES and Institute of Education (2006)
  • Facilitator Diploma, UK Secretariat for the European Pedagogical ICT Licence (2012)
  • Apple Teacher (2019)

Professional membership

Member of the Association for Citizenship Teaching

Professional Affiliate of the Chartered College of Teaching

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of British Educational Research Association


My own research and scholarship interests are in three areas. I'm a historian of education and my research is currently focussed on the role of the Schools Council and its impact on the development of pedagogy, teacher professionalism and the curriculum in England between 1964 and 1984. In the area of citizenship education, my recent scholarly work has focussed on the potential impact of 'Teacher Education 3.0' on citizenship teaching. I have significant expertise in the area of medium-term planning and assessment and published a book 'Effective Medium-Term Planning for Teachers' with Lee Jerome in 2015 based upon our research into how highly competent teachers plan impactful learning across a period of time.

My Orcid ID is and details of my publications can be found at my Academia page.


Number of items: 3.


Bhargava, Marcus J. (2018) 20 years on : in celebration of the citizenship teacher educator. Teaching Citizenship, 47, pp. 23-27. ISSN (print) 1474-9335 (In Press)


Jerome, Lee and Bhargava, Marcus (2015) Effective medium-term planning for teachers. Los Angeles, U.S. : Sage. 216p. ISBN 9781446273715

Book Section

Bhargava, Marcus (2015) Assessing citizenship. In: Gearon, Liam, (ed.) Learning to teach citizenship in the secondary school : a companion to school experience. 3rd ed. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 120-135. (Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series) ISBN 9780415826471

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