The University of Hull
The University of Hull is a public university and was founded in 1927 with currently over 23,000 students. The School of Education and Social Sciences, part of the newly created Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education is a respected teaching and research organisation. It comprises two academic areas, Initial Teacher Training and Social Sciences that work together to deliver high quality educational outcomes at many levels.
Professor Kevin Burden is a leading expert in the use of mobile technologies in the classroom and in initial teacher education. Richard Davies is a lecturer in science education and STEM education consultant. Ray Kirtley also has a science background and has co-ordinated and evaluated EU projects and training courses for many years.
Our involvement in the project
We are the co-ordinating institution and aim to provide effective management for the entire team. We are involved in all of the Intellectual Outputs and will lead in:
IO2 – Teacher training materials
IO3 – Teacher toolkit
IO5 – Academic papers and presentations
The GIGS project was officially launched at the first project meeting followed by a University of Hull press release.