Daniel Cottle

Daniel Cottle

School of Education
Lecturer in Secondary Education (Physics)
Director of Secondary Initial Teacher Education

Contact details

Address
School of Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

After reading Physics at the University of Birmingham and training to be a Science teacher at Sheffield Hallam University, Dan has taught Physics in a range of schools for 15 years. Until recently Head of Science at King Edward VI Five Ways School, Dan is a Chartered Physicist, an Ogden Trust Teacher Fellow and Teacher Network Coordinator for the Institute of Physics. He is particularly interested in evidence based practice in Physics education and in supporting and encouraging aspiring teachers.

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Qualifications

  • CPhys
  • PGCE Secondary Science Education – Sheffield Hallam University
  • MSci (Hons) Physics – University of Birmingham
  • MSc Teacher Education - University of Oxford

Biography

After reading Physics at the University of Birmingham and training to be a Science teacher at Sheffield Hallam University, Dan has taught Physics in a range of schools for 15 years. Until recently Head of Science at King Edward VI Five Ways School, Dan is a Chartered Physicist, an Ogden Trust Teacher Fellow and Teacher Network Coordinator for the Institute of Physics. He is particularly interested in evidence based practice in Physics education and in supporting and encouraging aspiring teachers.

Teaching

Research

Physics pedagogy

Science teacher education

Widening partipation in higher education

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Cottle, D 2021, 'Improving students' mathematical skills in secondary science: ideas from mathematics pedagogy', School Science Review, vol. 102, no. 381, pp. 61-64. <https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/school-science-review/issue-381/improving-students-mathematical-skills-in-secondary>

Cottle, D & Marshall, R 2016, 'Exploring electrical resistance: a novel kinesthetic model helps to resolve some misconceptions', Physics Education, vol. 51, no. 5. https://doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/51/5/054004

Commissioned report

Perry, T, Findon, M, Cordingley, P, Braim, B, Davison, I, Whitmore, T, Cottle, D, Anbreen, N & Crisp, B 2020, Teacher Education Modality Rapid Review: Modes, Affordances and Evidence on Remote and Blended Initial and Continuing Teacher Education. STEM Learning, https://www.stem.org.uk/news-and-views/news/remote-blended-education. <https://www.stem.org.uk/news-and-views/news/remote-blended-education>

Conference contribution

Cottle, D 2019, Harnessing the expertise of recently retired physics teachers to mentor beginner teachers. in GIREP-ICPE-EPEC-MPTL Conference 2019 Programme and Book of Abstracts: Teaching-learning contemporary physics, from research to practice., 01, pp. 599-600, GIREP-ICPE-EPEC-MPTL Conference 2019, Budapest, Hungary, 1/07/19.

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