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Andrea Holloway

Senior Lecturer and Acting Course Leader in Primary Education

Institute of Education

Contact Details


tel: 01905 542628

Andrea taught in a range of primary schools across Dudley and Sandwell for ten years, undertaking additional roles as Sandwell Leading Maths Teacher and Dudley Maths Coach, supporting colleagues in developing skills in teaching primary maths. She worked at the University of Birmingham delivering the maths module of the PGCE Primary course before joining the University of Worcester as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, teaching on the computing modules for the Postgraduate and Undergraduate Primary courses. Andrea is passionate about the cross-curricular use of technology, with a particular focus on making effective use of cutting edge technology in teaching and learning. Andrea also enjoys teaching on the Professional Studies Undergraduate course, using the experience she gained in school to support the delivery of pedagogy and management to Undergraduate year 2 trainees.

Andrea is also passionate about strengthening trainees' professional profiles, to support employability; she works closely with tutors and colleagues in schools and colleges to provide trainees with a wide range of opportunities for 'Additionality', such as becoming a STEM Ambassador, engaging with the University of Worcester's 'Student as Partners' program, supporting local schools by providing an 'Expert Technology Panel' (made up of year 2 trainees) etc.

Andrea is currently Acting Course Leader for the PGCE Primary course at the University of Worcester; if you have any queries relating to the course or are considering applying and would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact her.


Academic Qualifications

M.A. Education (Distinction) - University of Worcester
B.Ed. (Hons) 1st Class KS2/3 ICT with Distinction in the Practice of Teaching - Newman University Birmingham

Professional Qualifications

2013 Postgraduate Certificate: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2013 Fellow, Institute of Higher Education

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Technology Enhanced Learning

A dialogic approach to Professional Studies

Research Interests

Enhancing Student Experience
Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) – member since 2011

The Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (ITTE) - member since 2012

National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) - member since June 2013

Higher Education Academy - Fellow (member since 2013)



Contributing author

Burden, K., Leask, M. and Younie, S. (2014) Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School. Oxon: Routledge

Presenter/organiser (Conference/Workshops)

University of Worcester Teaching and Learning Conference – Student as Partners Poster (2017)
University of Worcester - One School Many Roles Conference (2017)
University of Worcester Educational Enhancement Society - Behaviour Management (2017)
University of Worcester Teaching and Learning Conference – The role of tablet technology in undergraduate teacher training to promote teaching and learning of pupils with SEND (2016)
University of Worcester Teaching and Learning Conference – Student as Partners Poster (2015)
Children and Families First Conference – Undergraduate Course Showcase (2015)

Continuous Professional Development Presentations

Forestry Commission England - Digital Technology and Outdoor Learning (2017)
University of Worcester Institute of Education Staff Development Day - Market Place Poster Presentation ‘Student Engagement Through Partnership’ (2016)

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

STEM Ambassador (2012)
CEOP Ambassador (2017)