Staff Profiles


Mr Andrew Harris

Senior Lecturer

School: Early Years and Primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE)

Campus: Canterbury Main Campus

Tel: 01227 922717

Profile summary

Andrew Harris served as a teacher and governor in primary schools in Derbyshire and Gloucestershire. He then worked as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Mathematics Education at the University of Cumbria where he co-led the Modular/Part-time Primary PGCE pathway and led the Key Stage 2 Mathematics provision. He has completed a Masters degree in Educational Studies, focusing on mathematics education.

He now works as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University where he contributes to the work of the primary mathematics team, teaching on a range of Masters, postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. Andrew Harris has also served on a number of university and faculty committees, particularly in relation to disability access, learning and teaching, assessment and quality enhancement.

Research and knowledge exchange

His current research and teacher development interests in mathematics education include the application of variation theory in primary mathematics, the selection, design and sequencing of mathematical examples in teaching, children's mathematical misconceptions and children's problem solving and reasoning skills. He is also interested in teachers' mathematical subject knowledge and has led CPD sessions for serving teachers.

External activities

Andrew Harris is a member of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics and has presented research findings at BSRLM conferences. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has also served as an external examiner for higher education institutions.

Publications and research outputs

Taylor, H. and Harris, A. (eds.) (2014) Learning and Teaching Mathematics 0-8. London: Sage

Harris A. (2006) ‘Observing Subject Knowledge in Action: Characteristics of Lesson Observation Feedback given to Trainees’ in Hewitt, D. (ed.) Proceedings of British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics. 26 (2) pp. 31-36

O’Sullivan, L., Harris, A., Sangster, M., Wild, J., Donaldson, G. and Bottle, G. (2005) Reflective Reader: Primary Mathematics, Exeter: Learning Matters

Harris, A. (2005) ‘Resources’, in Bottle, G. et al. (ed.) Teaching Mathematics in the Primary School, London: Continuum

Harris, A. (2000-2001) Primary mathematics: Self-study distance-learning materials  for Primary Modular PGCE and Primary Part-time PGCE students, University College of St. Martin


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