Mr Brian Leslie

  • Lecturer in Technology Education (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)

Biography

Brian carried out his undergraduate studies at the University of Glasgow, gaining a BEng in Electronics with Music.  Upon completion of his undergraduate degree he worked in banking for two years before completing a PGDE in Secondary Education.  Brian was a teacher of Technology and has over a decade of experience in educating secondary learners within the city of Glasgow.  He has taught young people with a broad range of abilities, engagement and needs in a variety of Technology and vocational subjects.  Brian was commissioned by Education Scotland to produce a suite of materials for practitioners and learners within the subject of practical electronics.  In addition to contributing to research into cradle to cradle manufacturing in the Netherlands, and how it can inform best practice in Scottish education.  He has worked with both the verification and assessment strands of practical electronics on behalf of SQA for several years.  Brian has supported colleagues nationally in the delivery and assessment of electronics education in secondary schools, through visits, delivering training and professional dialog.  He has a keen interest in music technology and has previously operated at a professional level as a promoter, writer, producer and DJ within the electronic music genre. 


Teaching

Brian is currently responsible for teaching on the Bachelor of Technological Education degree programme and delivers the following courses:

  • Electricity and Electronics T1 (20 Credits)
  • Systems and Integrating Technology T1 (10 Credits)
  • Electronics T2 (20 Credits)
  • Computer Aided Modelling TG2 (20 Credits)
  • Engineering Mechanics (10 Credits)
  • Advanced 3D Modelling T4 (20 Credits)

As a secondary school teacher of Technology Education, Brian has experience delivering a range of subjects and courses including Curriculum for Excellence Technology Courses, Design and Manufacture, Graphic Communication, Practical Electronics and Practical Craft Skills.