Phil Taylor is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Management and course leader for the MA Educational Leadership and Management (by distance learning). In recent years, his work has been dedicated to supporting the professional growth, organisational development and self-determined learning of teachers and educational leaders, particularly through practice-based inquiry and masters-level study.
Pursuing a lifelong career in education, Phil taught maths, computing and ICT for fourteen years in two large London comprehensive schools, before settling in the Midlands and working for eight years in advisory roles for two local authorities. During this time, he held various leadership positions, including school ICT co-ordinator and assistant headteacher, followed by local authority consultant, secondary strategy manager and school improvement partner roles. Moving into higher education in 2010, for six years Phil was course leader for education masters programmes and taught on PGCE courses at Birmingham City University, prior to joining the University of Nottingham.
Phil's main educational research and practice interests:
· Complexity thinking, self-determined learning and heutagogy.
· Reflective and collaborative practice-based inquiry and participatory action research.
· Teacher personal and professional growth, agency, development and learning.
· School and organisational development and improvement.
· Generative educational leadership, management and governance.
· ICT as a tool for thinking, learning and development.
Phil teaches on the MA Educatiional Leadership and Management programmes, he is course leader for the distance learning variant and module leader for Understanding Individual and Organisational… read more