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Paul McCandless


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Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

I have worked as a primary teacher in primary schools in the Midlands and Sunderland. I was a leading mathematics teacher with Sunderland Local Education Authority and a member of the management team in two primary schools. I have also worked as an advisory teacher in primary mathematics. I joined the University of Sunderland in 2008 as a Senior Lecturer in primary mathematics.

Teaching and supervision

I am the Strand Leader for Year 1 Mathematics and teach on the following courses:

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS
PGCE Primary Education


Research interests for potential research students

I am interested in the use of story in primary mathematics and the avoidance of anxiety relating to mathematics.

Last updated 11 June 2019

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