Dr John Lewis

Dr John Lewis
Lecturer in Education (Biology)
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John Lewis is Senior Lecturer at the School of Education and Human Development.

He studied Zoology at the University of Wales, Cardiff , graduating in 1978, before completing PGCE in Science at the same University in 1979. He then followed a doctoral research programme in invertebrate embryology at the University of Wales, Bangor, graduating with a PhD in 1983.

He taught Science at several schools in North Wales for a period of over 20 years during which time he undertook on the roles, at various times, of Head of Biology, Head of Science and Senior Teacher and Assistant Head teacher. He was a subject and senior mentor for many years, a role which ultimately contributed the move to the post of Science tutor at the School of Education at Bangor University in 2003.

As well as the responsibility as secondary Science tutor, he has been the Placement Officer, Deputy Course Director for the Secondary PGCE, Director of the Primary and Secondary Graduate Teacher Programme, Director of the part-time MA, Director of Teaching and Learning for the College of Business, Law, Education and Social Science, and Director of the North and mid Wales Centre for Teacher Training an Education.


John Lewis teaches and supports trainees on the secondary PGCE programme.

Research and Scholarship

John Lewis has supervised several Masters and EdD projects in areas as diverse as implementation of numeracy strategies in Science, Scientific literacy, best practice in science pedagogy and the learning needs of pupils in science. Scholarly interest relating to teaching on the PGCE include Numeracy and Literacy development in the context of secondary science, children’s thinking in science and children’s access to the Science Curriculum.


Accepted: Clowser, A, Jones, S. and Lewis, J. (2017). Can the principles of cognitive acceleration be used to improve numerical reasoning in Science?

Jones, S and Lewis, J. (2016). Teacher Education in Wales. In: Bamber, P and Moore, J (eds). Teacher Education in Challenging Times. Abingdon: Routledge pp 41 – 43

Jones, S., Lewis, J., Ware, J., and Butler, C. (2011). Professional Development needs of teachers across Wales, Higher Education Academy.


Institute of Physics Conference, Bangor 2010 – 2018

The School of Education, in partnership with the Institute of Physics, has hosted a conference for local science secondary teachers to promote the teaching of physics.