David Allen

David Allen is an associate professor in teaching and learning.

He worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a teacher, senior leader and deputy head teacher. David is the programme leader for the Bachelor of Education qualification at the University of Hertfordshire, and he is the professional lead for science and art. He is an active member of the Association of Science Education (ASE) Primary Committee, Primary Science Editorial Board and Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) Executive Group.

David’s current research involves exploring how drama can be used as an assessment tool within science teaching. He has written a book on this subject called Science Meets English, which guides teachers on a creative approach to linking science and English learning. He is working on as second book that will explore the life and works of a range of scientists for primary school children to research and write about.

You can read more about David Allen's expertise on their research profile.

David Allen

Current job roleAssociate Professor in Teaching and Learning
DepartmentSchool of Education
Research areas
  • primary science teaching
  • primary art teaching
  • using drama as an assessment tool in science teaching
  • drama to inspire an enquiry approach.

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