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Nathan Walker

Lecturer

Physical Education and Teacher Education

School of Education

01752 636700 Ext:7266

nwalker@marjon.ac.uk


Nathan Walker lecturer at Plymouth Marjon University

Role Summary

Nathan graduated from Plymouth Marjon University and has returned to lecture Physical Education and Teacher Education for MTEP (School of Education).

As a leader and teacher of Physical Education for 10 years, Nathan has worked in the Middle East, Malaysia, China, and the United Kingdom. Leading Physical Education in BSO-accredited international schools and further education institutions in the UK, Nathan has taught physical education to children aged 5-18. Whilst in schools, Nathan has had the responsibility of leading 'teaching and learning' and 'coaching' programmes, as well as mentoring recently qualified teachers.

Research interests:

Meaningful Physical Education, constraints-led approaches, ecological dynamics, knowledge-rich curriculum, curriculum design, mentoring and coaching of trainee teachers and subject mentors, and teacher identity.

Follow Nathan on Twitter: @NWalkerPE - see below.


Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Pending - enrolled September 2021).

Bachelor of Education (Hons) Secondary Education and Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) - the University of St Mark and St John.


Teaching

PGCE Secondary Education - Physical Education (and all subjects)

BEd Secondary Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status


Research

Jafar, M., Walker, N. and Beckey, A. (2022). 'Making Physical Education a Knowledge Rich Subject.' Physical Education Matters, 17 (2), pp.19-21.

Walker, N. and Kinchin, G. (2018). ‘Using Sport Education to teach IGCSE Physical Education: The case of one British International School’. 13 (3), pp.35-38.

Research interests:

Meaningful Physical Education, constraints-led approaches, ecological dynamics, knowledge-rich curriculum, curriculum design, mentoring and coaching of trainee teachers and subject mentors, and teacher identity.


Expert Membership of professional bodies

Member of the Association for Physical Education (AfPE)

Member of the Chartered College of Teaching (MCCT)


Other Interests

I enjoy spending time with my family (wife and young son), being active and outdoors, coaching grassroots football, travelling and exploring, learning to cook food from different cultures, and reading and listening to podcasts.

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