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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 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.
Head of School
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 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8111-6771 and details of my publications can be found at my Academia page.
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
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.