Philippa Baker is:
- Course lead for BSc (Hons) Secondary science education,
- Module lead for Contemporary physics for secondary school teachers,
- Module lead for Further physics,
- Teaches core science on the PGCE Secondary Science course, Physics on the subject knowledge and enhancement (SKE) course and physics on the undergraduate course for Secondary Science Education,
- Subject Tutor on the PGCE,
- Mentor on undergraduate, SKE and PGCE courses,
- NTU representative within Nottinghamshire’s Science Learning Partnership.
Interests include; inspiring physics in the classroom, developing CPD, innovative practice, practical science, motivating pupils in Science, STEM and using technology within Science.
Philippa worked for 17 years as a science teacher in a highly successful secondary school within Nottinghamshire.
Science roles included; head of science, head of physics, head of KS3 Science.
Whole school roles included; e-learning co-ordinator, equal opportunities coordinator, work experience coordinator.
Philippa started at NTU in 2008 teaching on the 36 week SKE course. Since then she has taught on a range of courses supporting the training of secondary school teachers in Science.
Philippa's research interests include:
- Secondary science teaching,
- SECURE project – Science education curriculum research – seventh framework programme,
- Blended learning,
- Chemistry for all (longitudinal research project with Royal Society of Chemistry – providing CPD),
- CPD for Physics teachers.
Philippa works in partnership with George Spencer alliance and the IOP to deliver TSST Physics CPD training.
Chemistry for all research project – supporting community projects with Ignite and delivering CPD to Chemistry teachers from partner schools.
Sponsors and collaborators
Royal Society of Chemistry – ‘Chemistry for all’ research project.
- Annual eLearning Showcase 2012-13
- College of Arts and Science 2nd Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013
- Annual Education Conference 2012
- Science Education Conference, Leicester University, 2012
- IoP Conference, London, 2015 and 2017
- Science consortium meeting 2015
Badger Post 16 Science: How Science Works: Physics. Baker P and Ireson G, 2010, Stevenage, Badger Publications LTD.