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Rob Baker

Dr Robert Baker

Senior Lecturer HE Business and Computing Science


On personal philosophy:

Docendo discimus, (Latin "by teaching, we learn").

Seneca the Younger (c 4 BC – 65 AD) back

On tactics:

To attempt to change understanding in the most interesting ways possible.

On inspirational teaching:

A lecturer once demonstrated to us Newton's Third Law of Motion ("every action has an equal and opposite reaction") by entering the lecture theatre prostrate on a trolley firing off a CO2 fire extinguisher. How can I ever forget that deep learning experience?

I remember well another inspirational teacher; he once said to me:

"Baker, if you pass your ‘A’ level Chemistry, little pink pigs might fly…."

  • About


    • 2015: Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Learning and Teaching, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2012: Doctorate of Education, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2005: Microsoft Certified Professional, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2000: MSc Operations Research for Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 1997: BSc Computing Science, Astronomy and Mathematics, The Open University
    • Post Graduate Certificate, Learning and Teaching Post 16

    Member of professional body


    • 2014: Member of The Royal Institution of Great Britain, The Royal Institution, United Kingdom

    UG External Examiner


    • 2016 to 2019: , University of Wales Trinity St. David, United Kingdom


    • The deployment of theatrical devices in teaching.

  • Teaching

    Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems

    Sheffield Business School

    Business Information Systems

  • Publications

    Journal article: Baker, R. Taylor, C. Downs, Y. Chikwa, G. (2011), ''I did it my way': voice, visuality and identity in doctoral students' reflexive video narratives on their doctoral research journeys', International Journal of Research and Method in Education, vol 34, no 2, pp. 193-210

    Conference Paper: Baker, R. Osbourne, C. (2011), 'What went right? Reflections on a successful collaborative partnership'. Paper presented at Conference

    Conference Speaker: Baker, R. (2013), 'Knowledge and Knowing: a Celebration Discourse', in Discourse to college Graduands, Conference

    Other: Baker, R. (2015), 'The Ed.D Journey: A first class ticket: stations'

    Other: Baker, R. (2015), 'Homo Artificivm: evolution of the species? Exploring the composition'

    Other: Baker, R. (2013), 'Contexts of cultural capital in collaborative practice in Further Education'

  • Other activities

    Research funding or grant

    • 2016: Dialogic Teaching: an experiment in Business Studies teaching, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2014: SBS Pedagogic Innovation Fund, Sheffield Business School, United Kingdom

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