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Children as Engineers (2024)
Book
Lewis, F., & Edmonds, J. (2024). Children as Engineers. (1). London: Routledge

Meeting the diverse aspects of the science, and design and technology curricula can be challenging for many teachers. Children as Engineers addresses this problem, offering both new and experienced teachers an accessible resource to apply within the... Read More about Children as Engineers.

Reading for Science: The use of scientific literary materials in primary schools (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Lewis, F., Edmonds, J., Carter, J., Alston, A., & Sargeant, S. (2024, March). Reading for Science: The use of scientific literary materials in primary schools. Paper presented at NARST 2024 Science Education for the rest of us, Denver, USA

Scientific literary materials (SLMs) present science content in genres such as narratives and poems as well as traditional non-fiction genres. SLMs have the potential to engage children and teachers who are non-science enthusiasts or specialists wit... Read More about Reading for Science: The use of scientific literary materials in primary schools.

A systematic review of the effectiveness of reading comprehension interventions in the South African multilingual context (2024)
Journal Article
Carter, J., Podpadec, T., Pillay, P., Babayiğit, S., & Gazu, K. A. (2024). A systematic review of the effectiveness of reading comprehension interventions in the South African multilingual context. Educational Research and Evaluation, 29(1-2), 69-103. https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2024.2314522

International comparative measures show that South Africa has extremely low standards in reading. A variety of programmes aimed at boosting reading have been developed, however, the effectiveness of these programmes is unclear. Prior reviews of effec... Read More about A systematic review of the effectiveness of reading comprehension interventions in the South African multilingual context.

Joining the dots? Special education and alternative provision (2024)
Journal Article
Tomlinson, S., & Johnston, C. (2024). Joining the dots? Special education and alternative provision. FORUM, 66(1), 91-99. https://doi.org/10.3898/forum.2024.66.1.09

The English mass state education system, developing over 150 years, has created subsystems for children and young people who had difficulty in functioning at or beyond 'mainstream' schooling, or whose behaviour was deemed inappropriate. While many de... Read More about Joining the dots? Special education and alternative provision.

An autoethnographical study of leadership in a new Church of England free school (2024)
Thesis
Culling, L. An autoethnographical study of leadership in a new Church of England free school. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10888148

Effective leadership in education is paramount given the amount of public expenditure dedicated to it (Daniels et al., 2019) and because of the increasing accountability placed upon headteachers (Hitt and Tucker, 2016; Leithwood, 2010; Muijs, 2011).... Read More about An autoethnographical study of leadership in a new Church of England free school.

Personality-sensitive pedagogies: A mixed-methods study of small-group interactions among 9–10-year-olds (2024)
Digital Artefact
Knight, B. (2024). Personality-sensitive pedagogies: A mixed-methods study of small-group interactions among 9–10-year-olds. [Blog Post]

This pilot study sought to identify relationships between primary pupils’ personality profiles and their patterns of interaction during small group collaboration. In UK classrooms, pupils often collaborate in small groups, which has considerable lear... Read More about Personality-sensitive pedagogies: A mixed-methods study of small-group interactions among 9–10-year-olds.

Exploring the complex, emergent choreography of classroom teaching and learning (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Knight, B. (2024). Exploring the complex, emergent choreography of classroom teaching and learning. In Applying Education in a Complex World (278-287)

Classroom learning is a complex, emergent phenomenon. Classroom teaching is a complex, dynamic activity. Together, learning and teaching occupy a complex, non-linear and relational space which is often oversimplified and misunderstood. This paper dra... Read More about Exploring the complex, emergent choreography of classroom teaching and learning.

Protecting transformative optimism in the art classroom: Exploring aspirant art teachers’ shifting ideals (2023)
Thesis
Grant, W. Protecting transformative optimism in the art classroom: Exploring aspirant art teachers’ shifting ideals. (Thesis). University of Glasgow. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/11515380

This extended, normative case study was initiated in response to my professional concerns regarding the capacity of student art and design teachers to defend and extend their personal ideals for future classroom practice. Placement in schools, a majo... Read More about Protecting transformative optimism in the art classroom: Exploring aspirant art teachers’ shifting ideals.

From translanguaging to transknowledging: Exploring new epistemological and linguistic approaches in higher education research (2023)
Book Chapter
Andrews, J., Fay, R., Min Huang, Z., & White, R. (2023). From translanguaging to transknowledging: Exploring new epistemological and linguistic approaches in higher education research. In Theory and Method in Higher Education Research (137-151). London: Emerald

In this quotation, Heugh critiques literature produced in the Global North which makes claims to promoting social justice while making invisible the sources of knowledge and languages to communicate about those ideas by people in the Global South. Th... Read More about From translanguaging to transknowledging: Exploring new epistemological and linguistic approaches in higher education research.

Using pedagogical and psychological insights to train analysts using confidential data (2023)
Journal Article
Green, E., & Ritchie, F. (2023). Using pedagogical and psychological insights to train analysts using confidential data. Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality, 13(2), https://doi.org/10.29012/jpc.842

With researchers increasingly gaining access to confidentiality data through restricted environments, interest has grown in the training of those researchers to protect confidentiality and to use the secure facility effectively. Researcher training,... Read More about Using pedagogical and psychological insights to train analysts using confidential data.

Achieving creative collaboration: Using workshops to bring together teachers and artists to integrate arts-based language activities into language development in mainstream schools (2023)
Journal Article
Andrews, J., & Almohammad, M. (in press). Achieving creative collaboration: Using workshops to bring together teachers and artists to integrate arts-based language activities into language development in mainstream schools. Journal of Multilingual Theories and Practices,

Inspired by academic thinking and practice-based work on creativity and education (e.g. John Steiner, 2000) and creative approaches in language education (e.g. Frimberger et al 2017, Cummins & Early, 2011), this article is based on outcomes of the pr... Read More about Achieving creative collaboration: Using workshops to bring together teachers and artists to integrate arts-based language activities into language development in mainstream schools.

Initial art and design teacher education: Transgression and flux (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Grant, W. (2023, November). Initial art and design teacher education: Transgression and flux. Paper presented at International Journal of Art and Design Education Conference 2023: Time, University of Chester

Initial teacher education (ITE) is frequently considered a liminal space of flux where learners' knowledge, identity, and values are challenged and changed. Characteristics of this flux include navigation of new connections between personal and profe... Read More about Initial art and design teacher education: Transgression and flux.

Transition away from school: A framework to support professional understandings (2023)
Journal Article
Gillie, S. (2023). Transition away from school: A framework to support professional understandings. International Journal of Educational and Life Transitions, 2(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.5334/ijelt.71

The numbers of children with 'special educational needs' deregistering from UK schools to begin home-education has been increasing. This article is based on findings from a survey of 93 families of such children in England, Scotland and Wales conduct... Read More about Transition away from school: A framework to support professional understandings.

The pupil referral unit to prison pipeline (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Johnston, C. (2023, October). The pupil referral unit to prison pipeline. Paper presented at Westminster Insights: Tackling School Exclusions Conference, London

Both school exclusion, poverty and disability are prospective markers for increased risk of subsequent contact with criminal justice system in general and justice-involved samples. However, relationships between school exclusion and these factors hav... Read More about The pupil referral unit to prison pipeline.

‘Out of sight, out of mind’: The rise of unregistered alternative provision (2023)
Other
Johnston, C. (2023). ‘Out of sight, out of mind’: The rise of unregistered alternative provision. [Newspaper Article]

Thousands of children are being educated in unregistered alternative provision where teachers require neither qualifications nor criminal record checks. This Schools Week article investigates unregulated institutions, which are not inspected by Ofste... Read More about ‘Out of sight, out of mind’: The rise of unregistered alternative provision.

Regulation and accreditation of surveying professions – USA and UK - challenges going forward (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Wiejak-Roy, G., & Edwards, D. (2023, October). Regulation and accreditation of surveying professions – USA and UK - challenges going forward. Paper presented at FIG Commission 2 and 7 Annual Meeting - Digital Transformation for Responsible Land Administration, Deventer, the Netherlands

Surveying professions play an important role in ensuring the preservation and protection of land and property rights. Governments across the world are changing their approaches to protect the public. Some keep leaning toward market deregulation wit... Read More about Regulation and accreditation of surveying professions – USA and UK - challenges going forward.

The relationships of young disabled men on the margins of alternative provision (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Johnston, C. (2023, September). The relationships of young disabled men on the margins of alternative provision. Paper presented at British Educational Research Association, Aston University

This paper is based on qualitative data gained from young working-class men with disabilities on the margins of Alternative Provisions (APs), located within a medium sized local authority in England. Young males are disproportionately placed into APs... Read More about The relationships of young disabled men on the margins of alternative provision.

An art and design initial teacher education student conference: Seeking value in inter-institutional ITE student knowledge share (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Grant, W. (2023, September). An art and design initial teacher education student conference: Seeking value in inter-institutional ITE student knowledge share. Paper presented at British Educational Research Association Conference 2023, Aston University

Highly effective secondary school teachers work collegiately (Shah 2012), and increasingly do so outside of individual institutions (e.g. within MAT clusters [Birks 2019]). Beyond professional efficacy, learning to establish and maintain strong colle... Read More about An art and design initial teacher education student conference: Seeking value in inter-institutional ITE student knowledge share.

Critical perspectives on educational policies and professional identities: Lessons from doctoral studies (symposium) (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Waller, R., Andrews, J., & Clark, T. (2023, September). Critical perspectives on educational policies and professional identities: Lessons from doctoral studies (symposium). Paper presented at British Educational Research Association Conference 2023, Aston University, Birmingham

This symposium, which showcases an edited collection of work by recent UK doctoral graduates (Authors, forthcoming), begins with a short introduction setting the scene for the wider project. It demonstrates the unique contribution of ‘insider’, pract... Read More about Critical perspectives on educational policies and professional identities: Lessons from doctoral studies (symposium).