Gareth Dart

  • Senior Lecturer - Professional Learning and Education - fixed term
  • Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
  • Uwch Ddarlithydd - Dysgu Proffesiynol mewn Addysg
  • Cyfadran y Gwyddorau Bywyd ac Addysg
Gareth Dart

About Me

Gareth joined the University of South Wales in 2023. He is currently the course lead for the MA SEN/ALN. He has specific interests in teacher education and special and inclusive education in the contexts of resource poor countries, particularly in southern Africa. 

Gareth started his professional career in supported housing for young people with a range of needs in the UK and the USA and quickly became interested in the ways that the service users learned various skills as well as the reasons as to why many had had very poor educational opportunities.

He moved into the Further Education sector, firstly in a residential college run by MENCAP and then as an access course leader in a large mainstream college. From there he spent a number of years involved in developing and running teacher education courses in Botswana focussing on special and inclusive education. He continues to be involved in education projects in southern Africa such as Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA), and the experiences of learners with albinism in the region.

Skills And Qualifications

  • Curriculum development
  • Project Management
  • Course development
  • Project evaluation
  • Mixed methods research.
  • Editing and writing



Publications And Past Projects

  • TESSA | Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA)
  • Education for learners with albinism in southern Africa.
  • SEND Toolkit for Female Student Teachers (Sierra Leone)