David Hunt

David Hunt smiling at camera

Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education : Computer Science

Secondary and Post Compulsory Education

Contact Details

email: d.hunt@worc.ac.uk

David Hunt Computer Science SL David is the PGCE secondary subject lead for computer science. He spent 22 years in a range of teaching and management roles in UK and international secondary schools before moving into higher education. He established the computer science PGCE in 2013 and is the higher education partner for the West Midlands computing at schools (CAS) hub.

He introduced the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) programme to develop trainees' technological skills in the classroom and he innovates technical solutions within the PGCE programme. His research interests include computing and technology-based pedagogies, as well as the development of physical computing for education and he regularly contributes to magazine articles.

His Master's dissertation explored the impact of the TEL programme using an appreciative inquiry methodology. He is the teaching lead for the Prince Henry's SCITT, a STEM ambassador and a fellow of the HEA.

Twitter - @PGCE_Computing

Skype - david.hunt.worcester



  • The Worcester Leading Teaching Award, UW (2016)
  • PGCLTHE University of Worcester (2015)
  • BEd Technology University of Greenwich (1991)

 Learn Upon Training completed

  • Safer Recruitment
  • Introduction to the Prevent Duty as it affects Higher Education
  • Safeguarding Essentials

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

David works mainly with secondary trainee teachers who will teach computer science up to sixth form level. He has developed a very successful enhancement activity programme, which encourages trainees of all subject disciplines to embed new technologies within their teaching. This has led to much innovative and inspirational classroom practice, which is often cascaded throughout partnership schools. He also engages with primary trainees and is interested in cross phase subject pedagogies.

He is an experienced Professional Studies tutor engaging with the wider context of a teachers responsibilities. David is an active member of the University's Technology Enhanced Learning working group and regularly leads Share & Inspire sessions to colleagues in Higher Education.

Research Interests

  • The pedagogies of computer science
  • Technology enhanced learning
  • ePortfolio development
  • Curriculum development
  • Early career teacher experience
  • International Education
  • The Internet of Things

Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of the HEA
  • ITTE member (the association for information technology in teacher education) ALT West Midlands Association for learning technologies
  • CAS computing at school member


Hunt, D (2018) Share & Inspire: Anyone for TEA? Technology Enhanced Assessment. University of Worcester, Worcester, 23 May 2018.

Whitehouse, K., Cashmore, Y., Hunt, D, Looker, B, (2017) Share & Inspire: Classroom Civility. University of Worcester, Worcester, 17 October 2017.

Hunt, D, Looker, B, (2017) Share & Inspire: Learning Beyond the Classroom. University of Worcester, Worcester, 23 March 2017.

Hunt, D. (2017) PGCE Secondary Education University of Worcester GPS Adventure. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z7J__6tIRU

Hunt, D. (2017) PGCertHE Presentation: Inspirational Teaching Learning Beyond the Classroom. University of Worcester, 23 March 2017.

Hunt, D. (2017) PGCertHE Presentation: My Action Research Project. University of Worcester, 18 January 2017.

Hunt, D. (2017) PGCE Secondary Education University of Worcester Assignment 1. Available at: https://youtu.be/DJqWk8RdD6c

Hunt, D. (2016) Bourneville LLQT Conference 2016: Technology Enhanced Learning. Bourneville College, Longbridge, 18 November 2016.

Dhillon, J. and Whitehouse, K. and Hunt, D. and Sisk, J. and Winson, A. (2016) Developing Innovative TEL Practice in Teacher Education. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, 13th-15th September 2016, Leeds, England.

Hunt, D. (2016) UW Learning and Teaching Conference 2016: An Investigation into the impact of interactive whiteboard training on trainee teachers lesson delivery and pupils learning and engagement in the classroom. University of Worcester, Worcester 16 June 2016.

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge The Victorian Internet, PCPRO magazine, 251 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge Key Logger Analysis, PCPRO magazine, 250 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge Alphametics, PCPRO magazine, 249 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge The Wine Merchant, PCPRO magazine, 248 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge Game of Life, PCPRO magazine, 247 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge Data Compression, PCPRO magazine, 246 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) The Unsung Heroes of Programming, PCPRO magazine, 246 p. 45

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge Check Digit, PCPRO magazine, 245 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge Cryptography, PCPRO magazine, 244 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge Lottery Simulator, PCPRO magazine, 243 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2014) Coding Challenge Palindromes, PCPRO magazine, 242 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2014) So, you want to teach computer science?, PCPRO magazine, 237 pp. 66-67

External Roles

  • External examiner at The University of Portsmouth (2014 2018) Consultant for Cambridge International Examinations