Dave Carr

Dave Carr MSc

Senior Lecturer


I am Course Leader on the PGCE Post 16 & FE course, supporting student teachers to thrive and make a successful transition into teaching.



My teaching and training experience spans 30 years, including working in university, further education and not-for-profit settings, together with managing his own training and consultancy business.

I have a research focus on the experience of career change student teachers. More generally I have particular interests in educational technology, informal learning experiences, and supporting learners with mental health challenges.

Having left school at 16 and miraculously survived an early career as an analytical chemist, I am an enthusiastic educator, committed to the development of outstanding teachers, and the provision of excellent student experiences. 



Sheffield Institute of Education

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Subject Area

Teacher Education

Courses taught

Course Leader for PGCE Post 16 and Further Education

Modules Taught

Introduction to Teaching, Learning & Assessment
The Learner Experience
Extending Teaching for Learning
Exploring Your Specialist Context
Professional Practice 1 & 2



Current Research Projects:

Career change student teachers’ lived experience of preservice, post-16 Initial Teacher Education: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

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