Professor Pat Drake
EdD (University of Sussex), MA (University of London), Post-grad Diploma in Statistics (London School of Economics and Political Science), Post-graduate Certificate in Education (University of London), BA Mathematics (University of Essex)
Dean, College of Education
Pat came to join Victoria University as Dean of Education in March 2012 and is now Dean of the College of Education. She had previously served a term as Head of Department at the University of Sussex School of Education in England and she brings understanding and responding to the teacher training, partnership, and research needs of education sector stakeholders. A teacher of secondary school mathematics originally, Pat remains faithful to her belief and interest in work-place learning. She is also an active researcher in mathematics education and in doctoral education.
Pat is a member of the Editorial Board of Research in Mathematics Education, and she also works to help less experienced researchers develop their work for publication. She regularly reviews for other journals and for research council funders.
Pat is looking forward to her service with Victoria University during which she aims to nurture a climate in which education is seen as key to the demands of a changing world. She is enthusiastic about practitioner research and insider inquiry as a means of developing professional practice. Pat brings experience of working alongside strategic policy makers in both teacher and mathematics education in England and Wales.
Drake, P., Wake, G., Noyes, A. (in press 2012) School mathematics examinations and the challenge of assessing functionality: What does being human have to do with it?'. Research in Mathematics Education 14, 3
Drake, P., Behrenbruch, M., Felstead, K. & Beveridge, L. (2011) The view from over here is different: relations between doctoral study and professional practice. Work Based Learning e- Journal, 2, 1, 193– 211
Noyes, A., Wake, G. & Drake, P. (2011) Widening and Increasing post-16 Mathematics Participation: Pathways, pedagogies and politics. International Journal of Science and Mathematical Education, 9 (2), 483 – 501.
Drake, P. (2010) Grasping at methodological understanding: a cautionary tale from insider research. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 33 (1), 85 – 99.
Drake, P. with Heath, L. (2010) Practitioner Research at Doctoral Level: developing coherent research methodologies. London: Routledge.
2011 Respondent, National Curriculum Review, National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics.
2011 Implications of doctoral work as a practitioner researcher, London Metropolitan University New Directions for Professional, Practice- based & Work-based Masters and Doctorates Workshop.
2011 Evaluating Mathematics Pathways, Joint Mathematics Council, Royal Society, London.
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