Andy Dickenson joined BGU in 2015 as a Senior Lecturer after many years as a visiting tutor at the university. Andy has worked as a class teacher, ICT coordinator and advisor for a local authority, teaching in classrooms as diverse as nursery and all the way up to secondary level. He has also lectured in universities and taught in schools across the globe. He is part of the creative team for Lego after-school clubs in the Far East and Lego Education’s robotics program. In 2012 Andy co-authored the computing curriculum for the Saudi Arabian education ministry.
Andy’s research is linked to the impact of fear and the macabre on children’s emotional development.
Andy mainly works as part of the TD undergraduate team, but he also supports other courses across different schools at the university. He is joint lead for the Critical Thinking modules.
MA – Serious play with Lego MA – Fear (Research) MA - Images of horror - fearful and fascinating: in what ways may images and texts of horror in cultural text affect the mental wellbeing of children? What makes a 21st Century Classroom fit for learners?
ARNA-CARN report – published by BGU/ ARNA Conference 2015. Chapter within: Building Skills for Effective Primary Teaching (SAGE, 2017)