Pete is a native of Dorset in England, although some of his childhood was spent in the Canary Islands.
His teaching career began in Japan on the JET Programme and since then he has gained diverse experience at educational institutions in several countries. For example, he was a TESOL teacher trainer at the British Council in Singapore and at the University of Reading in the UK. In 2007, he relocated to Hong Kong and acted as a consultant to Canossian Colleges before joining The Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Lecturer in their Independent Learning Centre. In 2015, he went to Kazakhstan to act as mentor to local teacher trainers. Now he has rejoined the University of Reading as an academic developer, promoting the quality of learning and teaching across that institution.
Pete’s main specialisms are Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (TLHE). For the latter, he experienced two years supporting the professional development of lecturers in Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore.
He holds a first degree in Philosophy with International Relations from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His teaching qualifications are the Cambridge Certificate and Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults. In addition Pete has a Master of Science in Computer-Based Learning & Training from the University of Southampton, UK.
Andrews, P. (2015). Flipped classroom: A blended approach. Pedagogical Dialogue, No.2, 2015. Center of Excellence, Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools. http://www.cpm.kz/ru/pedagogical-dialogue/magazine-pedagogical-dialogue/412067/
Plenary speech on Curriculum renewal in Hong Kong at the Republican Seminar, Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan, 18 March 2015. Retrieved from: http://prezi.com/xyul9fqz4yjz/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share
Presentation on Interdepartmental collaborations and the promotion of independent learning in English: Successes and challenges at the ELTU Conference, June 2014, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Retrieved from http://www.eltu.cuhk.edu.hk/conf/
Presentation on Scaffolding in problem crafting & at the problem identification stage at the International PBL Symposium 2007 – Reinventing PBL, March 2007, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore. Retrieved from http://www.rp.sg/symposium/downloads.htm
Andrews, P. (2005). Effective online professional development for novice English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers. The Teacher Trainer. Retrieved from http://www.tttjournal.co.uk/
Andrews, P. (2005). Integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with Task-Based Learning (TBL). IATEFL Computer SIG CALL Review. Retrieved from http://ltsig.org.uk/sig-newsletter/2004-2008/191-lt-200502.html
Pete supports the work of China Care Fund, a Hong Kong charity, by providing continuing professional development for in-service English teachers in rural China.