Jacek Brant

    • BA MA PGCE EdD
    • Head of Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
    • Senior Lecturer in Business and Economics Education
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  • Summary:
    • Jacek Brant is Head of the Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment and senior lecturer in business education at the Institute of Education, London. He has a background of teaching in the business education field since 1986, with previous experience in the manufacturing industry. He has international experience, being involved in projects in Bahrain, Brunei, Australia, Russia, Poland, Finland, Estonia, South Korea and Bangladesh. Jacek is former Chair of the Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the British Educational Research Association. He is a former subject and programme examiner for the Manchester University PGCE and currently an examiner for courses at Hertfordshire and Warwick universities. Jacek is widely published.
  • Teaching:
    • MA in Business Education (Programme Leader)
      EdD Foundations of Professionalism (tutor)
      PhD, EdD and MRes supervisor
  • Research:
  • Postgraduate Research:
    • I am interested in teaching & learning at Secondary level; subject knowledge, creativity and formative assessment. My research students include: • Rosmawijah Jawawi: Economics Education in Brunei (completed 2009)
      • Enda Donlon: VLE supporting the competency-based assessment of student teachers
      • Jane Towers-Clark: Reform of Assessment strategies of Accounting Education (for non-accountants)
      • Caroline Cutler: Work-related learning
      • Jack Patel: problem based learning
      • Liz Wright: professional learning of teachers
      • David Mitchell: the geography curriculum
  • Professional Activities:
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
      Module Examiner at Hertfordshire University: Business Education PGCE
      External Examiner of Warwick University's Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Education and Training and the MA in Business and Enterprise Education.
      Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (member of Council and former Chair)
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • Regular Conference Speaker
      Keynote speaker in Seoul, South Korea in 2007 at the Korean Economics Education Conference
  • Personal Country Knowledge:
    • Poland
  • Languages Spoken:
    • Polish (advanced)
  • Languages Written:
    • Polish (advanced)
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  • Brant, J and Cullimore, D (2012) 'Participation, Progression and Value Added: Business and Economics for 14 - 19 year olds in England', Curriculum Journal 23:1, 79-98 .
  • Brooks, C, Brant, J, Abrahams, I and Yandell, J (In Press) 'Valuing initial teacher education at Master's level', Teacher Development Journal
  • Brant, J (2011) 'The Case for Values in Economics Education', Citizenship, Social and Economics Education Vol 10:2 & 3 , 117-128 .
  • Brant, J and Burgess, L (2009) 'Many hands make light work: how might acting as teaching assistants, help pre-service teachers develop their understanding of pupils' learning needs in London Secondary schools?', Journal of Applied Research in Education 13, 30-43.
  • Brant, J. and Wales, J. (2009) 'New skills for a new century? Challenging the orthodoxy: the role of citizenship and enterprise education in promoting effective learning', Citizenship, Social and Economics Education 8 (1), 32-41.
  • Brant, J. (2007) 'Secondary School Education in England: The Business and Economics Curriculum Examined', The Korean Journal of Economics Education 14(1), 117-141.
  • Davies, P and Brant, J (2006) Teaching School Subjects 11-19: Business, Economics and Enterprise London. London: Routledge .