About Howard - socpie.uk
Howard Gunn is a retired professional teacher, who possesses a initial and higher educational (Teaching) degrees in maths and science. He has the same qualifications as the Chief Inspector of Schools and Professor Graham Donaldson.
Howard has had training at initial and higher degree level in curriculum development and assessment; educational research methodology; readability and the presentation of teaching materials; psychology and child development.
Howard has also undertaken classroom based research at initial a degree level. He has advanced skills teaching status.
Howard also possess a post graduate diploma that covers the primary curriculum. He is Q.T.S. qualified to teach English and Welsh.
Howard is an authority on formative learning, working memory, cognitive overload and language cognition.
Howard has no political affiliations. He is a generalist who has a cross curricula perspective on learning, who has teaching subject specialism in maths, music, science and history. He is a Q.T.S. qualified advanced skills teacher. He is Q.T.S. qualified to teach Welsh.
Howard has done some part-time work teaching marks to adult learners with learning difficulties.
Howard in his retirement has research second language acquisition, language cognition and working memory. He has written six privately researched privately published book.
Howard improved his Welsh language in his retirement. He had a fascinating insight as a professional teacher into basic skill learning. He can understand Welsh, but he cannot speak it very well. He simply has no opportunity to speak it.
Howard has written a leading edge Welsh language learning methods, which he wrote for Welsh adult learners. If any retired Q.T.S. Welsh language (English medium) teacher would like to develop Howards work they are invited to email socpie.uk
Howard has created H.Gunn Educational Consultancy (hgunn.uk) website where he is offering free professional advice, where the issues referred to in this website are discussed in more detail. He is not selling his services for financial remuneration. Howard remains a member of his professional association NAS\UWT.
Howard has written the following books, full details see hgunn.uk.
Gunn, H.J.D. (2010) Developing Effective Second Language Teaching and Learning Strtegies Pontypridd:Denbigh Publications
(2016) Developing a New Perspective on First and Second Language Learning;
including Working Memory. Pontypridd. Denbigh Publications
H.J.D. Gunn (2017) A New Applied Perspective on First and Second Language Learning; including Music and Mathematics. Pontypridd, Denbigh Publications
Gunn (2017) Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics. A Review of Pisa. Six papers. Pontypridd, Denbigh Publications. Available in pdf form on hgunn.uk
Gunn, H.J.D. (2017) Political Dreams. Practical Realities. The Future of the Welsh Language and Welsh Language Learning. Denbigh Publication. Available on Website hgunn.uk
Gunn, H.J.D. (2021) Learners book for learning Welsh and other Language. Tiles Not Available. Denbigh
Publication, Available on Website hgunn.uk