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I lead the School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work with strategic responsibility for all areas of the School's work including our courses, research and partnerships, government and industry. I support my colleagues to provide professional education that transforms the lives of our students and those they work with.
I am a member of Kingston and St George's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education Leadership Group and Kingston University's Senior Leadership Group.
I am a 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.
Head of School
My own research and scholarship interests are in the following areas:
Design thinking in education, specifically how design thinking might be used to support radical transformation in learning conceptualisation and realisation
Curriculum and learning design
History of education
I am a member of the International Advisory Board for the journal Education, Citizenship and Social Justice (Sage Publishing).
My Orcid ID is https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8111-6771 and a full list of my publications can be found at my Academia page: https://kingston.academia.edu/MarcusBhargava
Bhargava, Marcus and Jerome, Lee (2020) Training teachers for and through citizenship : learning from citizenship experiences. Societies, 10(2), p. 36. ISSN (online) 2075-4698
Bhargava, Marcus J. (2018) 20 years on : in celebration of the citizenship teacher educator. Teaching Citizenship, 47, pp. 23-27. ISSN (print) 1474-9335
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
Jerome, Lee and Bhargava, Marcus (2012) Power, politics and pedagogy : community organising and citizenship education. In: Creating Communities : Local, National and Global : Fourteenth Conference of the Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe Academic Network; 24-26 May 2012, York, U.K..
Bhargava, Marcus and Smith, Rebecca (2010) Language, culture and identity: using rights as a theme for cross-curricular collaboration between citizenship and modern languages teachers. In: Lifelong Learning and Active Citizenship : Twelfth Conference of the Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe Academic Network; 20-22 May 2010, Barcelona, Spain.
Bhargava, Marcus, Brook, Victoria and Jerome, Lee (2009) Establishing a rights respecting initial teacher education course. In: Human Rights and Citizenship Education : Eleventh Conference of the Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe Academic Network; 21-23 May 2009, Malmo, Sweden.
Marcus Bhargava offers some fresh thinking about citizenship within the new curriculum.
Marcus Bhargava (Head of School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work, Kingston University) and Carmel Clancy (Head of the School of Health and Education, Middlesex University) discussed the following issues: The current state play in their respective institutions, in relation to collaboration across the professions. The role of professional identities in hindering and / or promoting collaboration. The potential for institutions to learn from policy developments across the different professions. Possible areas for future development.