James Hunt


Telephone: 01803615501 

College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Education
Department: Graduate School of Education

I am a part-time EdD student at Exeter, studying a professional doctorate, whilst teaching English at Torquay Boys' Grammar School.

My research interests have moved towards creativity in the classroom and how creative approaches to teaching can nurture creative and plural thinking in students. The joy of studying literature is the limitless discussions, interepretation and recreation that can come from a book: all too often, usually because of an end exam, teaching has moved towards linear, one-dimensional, 'correct' interpretations. 

As Head of English, I was keen to bring in a range of media and drama experiences to open up approaches to text. Most recently, this has seen the English department develop active approaches to teaching Shakespeare. Now, as Assistant Headteacher, part of my role is community outreach; I am keen to develop our Shakespeare pedagogy working with a network of feeder primary schools, and through this community, make Shakespeare exciting and accessible for all students.