Dr Seymour Wright

seymour.wright@qmul.ac.uk

020 7882 6070

With a degree in Modern and Classical Chinese from SOAS University of London, an MA in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics from Kings College University of London, and a PhD in Music from the Open University Seymour has worked at a range of London universities on aspects academic literacies and curriculum development, and worked extensively in ELT at language schools in London, China and Japan.

He has worked in Learning Development/Thinking Writing since 2016, with a main current focus on a series of collaborative projects with the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, in particular around interactive pedagogy, writing, and staff development. He also runs Writing Retreats and sometimes give Tutorials. His past research has been on improvisation in language teaching pedagogy, specifically his PhD explored the collective and situated learning of emergent creative practice(s) through a case study of musicians and listeners in 1960s London. He has published on music past and present, improvisation, and the saxophone. His current research interests are the relationship between spaces, language, practical (situated) learning and the nexus of staff and student development.