Daniel Whittaker

Daniel Whittaker


Primary Education

Contact Details

email: d.whittaker@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855441

Before becoming a lecturer at the School of Education, Dan taught for 14 years in primary schools across Birmingham. Dan’s experience of teaching and leading computing (and ICT) is both vast and current. Due to this, he offers a knowledge of computing pedagogy and using computing across the primary curriculum that is as practical as it is cutting-edge.

Dan’s other passion is creating positive classroom climates and growing productive, respectful pupil-teacher relationships. His knowledge and enthusiasm for these underpin the ready to use, research-informed techniques he offers in his professional writing and to the students he supports. Dan combines these interests with his commitment for social justice in his doctoral research examining the discursive roots and effects of ‘no excuses’ schooling in the UK.

Dan also has a wealth of experience in developing international dimensions in the primary curriculum. As a result of writing and securing many Comenius/Erasmus+ grants, Dan has delivered CPD and developed curriculum and pedagogy projects in schools across Europe. Dan led his school to win the ‘HSBC International School of the Year Award’ while he was the international curriculum leader.

Teaching and Research

Teaching interests

  • Computing
  • Computing and ICT across the curriculum
  • Classroom and behaviour management
  • International dimensions in the primary curriculum

Research interests

  • Developing positive classroom climates and pupil-teacher relationships
  • Examining the discursive roots and effects of ‘no excuses’ schooling in the UK


PGCE Key Stage 2 and 3 Science – Newman College of Higher Education (2006)

BSc (Hons) Biology and Geography – Keele University (2004)