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Steve is Director of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at the Open University. The PGCE is a unique pre-service course in initial teacher education for graduates and since its inception in 1992 it has contributed 5000 new teachers to the profession; many of whom can only train through this route.
Steve's research uses Activity Theory to investigate the problems, dilemmas and opportunities facing student teachers as they move between the university and schools; as they cross boundaries between and within each of these settings.
Prior to his appointment to the Open University in 1997 he taught music in Secondary schools in Birmingham and the West Midlands.