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David Hicks : An introduction

Introduction to the David Hicks archive

Collection snapshot

Who is David Hicks?

David started his career as a geography teacher. Early in his career he helped establish the Network for Nuclear Concern to propose against the development of Windscale (later Sellafield). From 1980-1989 he ran the Centre for Peace Studies at St Martin's College, Lancaster, in order to support teachers in exploring issues of peace and conflict in the classroom. The Centre became the home for a national curriculum project on teaching about global issues - the World Studies 8-13 Project, one of the most innovative curriculum projects of the decade. Next Hicks set up the Global Futures Projects designed to translate futures concepts into learning experiences appropriate for primary and secondary school students. In 1992 he moved to Bath Spa University joining the team teaching Education Studies. He retired in 2007 and set up the Teaching for a better world website two years later.


The Hicks collection covrs his whole career in education, particularly: the World Studies Project (1970s), World Studies 8-13 Project (1980s); World Studies Teacher Education network (1980s); Hicks' time at Bath Spa Unviersity working on Futures Education and Education Studies courses.

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