Mark Plater

  1. Mark Plater
    Senior Lecturer, Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln

    Mark Plater coordinates and teaches on both the Church School Studies Cathedral Group Award and the Secondary PGCE and GTP Religious Education programme. He also teaches various undergraduate and Masters level theology modules, with an emphasis on world religions and education. He has a special interest in fieldwork, and leads annual visits to London, Turkey and India in addition to various day trips. Mark joined the staff of Bishop Grosseteste University College in 2006 following a wide-ranging career in secondary school teaching, advisory work and four years as Director of Education at the Diocese of Southwell, Lincolnshire. Mark’s teaching contribution is varied, including primary and secondary PGCE teaching, modules on the Cathedral Group Church School Studies Award, and undergraduate Theology focussing on world religions, religious dialogue and conflict, and religious education. Mark’s ongoing research interest is in teaching about mystery and the mysterious, with a special focus on Hallowe’en. Other research interests include: maximising the value of assessment feedback to students, the impact of field visits, and the interplay between professional and personal development.