Fachgebiet Berufs- und Erwachsenenpädagogik

Thomas Howard Morris, MSc PGCE

Master of Science, Professional Certificate in Education

Lecturer, Research Scientist

Thomas is a lecturer and research scientist specializing in adult and vocational education. His research interest is in understanding the didactic process of facilitating self-directed learning in formal educational settings. Until 2015, Thomas was a lecturer and course leader at a Further Education college in London. 

Current Teaching 

Didactics of adult education 

Visualization and presentation as key work skills in a networked world

Educational consultation/facilitating learning

Research Focus

Facilitating self-directed learning in adult and vocational education

Experiential education and embodiment

Curriculum Vitae in Brief

Further Education and Adult Education College Lecturer, Richmond-Upon-Thames-College, London, England, Sep 2012 – Sep 2015

  • Course-coordinator
  • Mentor for new lecturers
  • Department Lead Internal Verifier
  • Specialized subjects (Sport Science – psychology, physiology, research methods, research project) School Exam board moderator and examiner, since 2015
  • Grading of research projects and examinations and writing examiner reports. School visits and providing feedback for quality assurance and standardization

Professional Certificate in Education (Pedagogy). Staffordshire University, England, 2012

Master of Science (with Distinction). University of Exeter, England, 2009

Bachelor of Science (1st class/1.0). Loughborough University, England, 2006


Lecturer of the Year for team contribution, Richmond-Upon-Thames-College London, 2014

Outstanding Teacher, OFSTED, 2012

Scholarship for Excellence in Science, Exeter University, 2009

Recent publications

Morris, T. H. (2018). Vocational education of young adults in England: A systemic analysis of teaching-learning transactions that facilitate self-directed learning. Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 70(4), 619-643. doi:10.1080/13636820.2018.1463280  www.tandfonline.com/eprint/XXAIhsjxXAqD6vYd9viY/full

Morris, T. H. (2018). Book review: How to teach without instructing: 29 smart rules for educators, by R. Arnold. Adult Education Quarterly, 68(1), 80-81. doi:10.1177/0741713617706967 journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0741713617706967

Morris, T. H. (2018). Adaptivity through self-directed learning to meet the challenges of our ever-changing world. Adult Learning. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1045159518814486 journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1045159518814486

Morris, T. H. (2019). Experiential learning—a systematic review and revision of Kolb’s model. Interactive Learning Environments. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10494820.2019.1570279 www.tandfonline.com/eprint/tVIawhNrzMWPsRRXkg8D/full

Recent project grants/research funding awarded 

2019 - Self-Directed Learning in a Digitized World Project


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Tel.: 0631 - 205 4469

Fax: 0631 - 205 2722

E-Mail: thomas.morris(at)sowi.uni-kl.de

Sprechzeiten: Students are always welcome to contact me



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