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Someone to talk to: Using automated characters to support simulated learning activities (2011)
Journal Article
Falconer, L., & Frutos-Perez, M. (2011). Someone to talk to: Using automated characters to support simulated learning activities

The University of the West of England (UWE) has a large number of students who will pursue subsequent careers in a wide range of professional fields such as engineering, law, business, nursing, teaching, psychology, criminology and design. An importa... Read More about Someone to talk to: Using automated characters to support simulated learning activities.

Metaxis: the transition between worlds and the consequences for education (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Falconer, L. (2011, November). Metaxis: the transition between worlds and the consequences for education. Presented at Innovative Research in Virtual Worlds

Metaxis (or metaxy) is the word used by Plato to describe the condition of “in-betweenness” that is one of the characteristics of being human. In particular, Plato applied it to spirituality, describing its location as being between the human and th... Read More about Metaxis: the transition between worlds and the consequences for education.

Attitudes to School and Intentions for Educational Participation: An Analysis of Data from the Longitudinal Survey of young people in England (2011)
Journal Article
Attwood, G., & Croll, P. (2011). Attitudes to School and Intentions for Educational Participation: An Analysis of Data from the Longitudinal Survey of young people in England. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 34(3), 269-287. https://doi.org/10.1080/1743727X.2011.609552

The paper investigates the attitudes of young people in England towards schooling and education and the relationship of these attitudes to intentions for educational participation and to various background characteristics of the young people. It prov... Read More about Attitudes to School and Intentions for Educational Participation: An Analysis of Data from the Longitudinal Survey of young people in England.

The sociology of education (2011)
Book Chapter
Waller, R. (2011). The sociology of education. In B. Dufour, & W. Curtis (Eds.), Studying Education: An Introduction to the Key Disciplines in Education StudiesOpen University Press

Barbara Pym (2011)
Journal Article
Brennan, Z. (2011). Barbara Pym. Literary Encyclopedia,

A biography of Pym and a summary of some of the key themes in her novels.

Ubiquitous mobility with mobile phones: A cultural ecology for mobile learning (2011)
Journal Article
Cook, J., Pachler, N., & Bachmair, B. (2011). Ubiquitous mobility with mobile phones: A cultural ecology for mobile learning. E-Learning and Digital Media, 8(3), 181-196. https://doi.org/10.2304/elea.2011.8.3.181

This article argues that mobile phones should be viewed as new cultural resources that operate within an individualized, mobile and convergent mass communication; such a recognition facilitates the options for a cultural ecology. A particular challen... Read More about Ubiquitous mobility with mobile phones: A cultural ecology for mobile learning.

Peace education; identifying possible lines of enquiries for research (2011)
Book Chapter
Harnett, P. (2011). Peace education; identifying possible lines of enquiries for research. In S. Adalbjarnardóttir, L. Cajani, M. Fülöp, & R. Johansson (Eds.), War, Peace and Citizenship ResearchCiCe

The question of War and Peace has been essential for mankind, and how we relate to and understand the question, has also related to the question of how we understand ourselves, our identity and to the ruling values of our present time. We hope the b... Read More about Peace education; identifying possible lines of enquiries for research.

Beyond the chains that bind: The political crisis of unions in Western Europe (2011)
Journal Article
Taylor, G., Mathers, A., & Upchurch, M. (2011). Beyond the chains that bind: The political crisis of unions in Western Europe. Labor History, 52(3), 287-305. https://doi.org/10.1080/0023656X.2011.600541

The dynamics of neo-liberal restructuring have generated serious tensions in the institutional alignments between social democratic political parties and labor unions in Western Europe. This article explores the origins,development and consequences o... Read More about Beyond the chains that bind: The political crisis of unions in Western Europe.

Parents, partners and peers: Bearing the hidden costs of lifelong learning (2011)
Journal Article
Waller, R., Bovill, H., & Pitt, B. (2011). Parents, partners and peers: Bearing the hidden costs of lifelong learning. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 30(4), 509-526. https://doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2011.588464

This paper examines data from three projects to explore the 'hidden costs' of participating in lifelong learning. Whilst other potential risks (financial for instance) are anticipated, those around family and friendship ties are usually not. Adult re... Read More about Parents, partners and peers: Bearing the hidden costs of lifelong learning.

The biographical illumination: A bourdieusian analysis of the role of theory in educational research (2011)
Journal Article
Burke, C. (2011). The biographical illumination: A bourdieusian analysis of the role of theory in educational research. Sociological Research Online, 16(2), https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.2325

The intention of this paper is to serve as a reflexive comment as to my ongoing empirical processes and epistemological position concerning research on university graduates' aspirations and expectations of graduate employment. This paper will illustr... Read More about The biographical illumination: A bourdieusian analysis of the role of theory in educational research.

Failing the challenge of institutional evaluation: How and why managerialism flourishes (2011)
Book Chapter
Cuthbert, R. (2011). Failing the challenge of institutional evaluation: How and why managerialism flourishes. In V. Bamber, P. Trowler, & M. Saunders (Eds.), Reconceptualising Evaluative Practice in Higher EducationOpen University Press

Governments spending billions and individuals spending thousands of pounds on higher education (HE) rightly expect accountability for how the money is used. But pressure for accountability has accelerated the spread of managerialism, jeopardising rat... Read More about Failing the challenge of institutional evaluation: How and why managerialism flourishes.

Welfare to work: training, benefits, un/employment and social justice (2011)
Book Chapter
Brine, J. (2011). Welfare to work: training, benefits, un/employment and social justice. In S. Jackson (Ed.), Lifelong learning and social justice: communities, work and identities in a globalised worldNIACE

This chapter explores a specific aspect of lifelong learning, of 'skills and training', of lifelong learning linked to economic participation through the employment market - or more accurately, to the underbelly of the employment market, to the 'unem... Read More about Welfare to work: training, benefits, un/employment and social justice.

Constructions of childhood, youth and families (2011)
Book Chapter
Bovill, H. (2011). Constructions of childhood, youth and families. In B. Oliver, & B. Pitt (Eds.), Working with Children, Young People and Families, 12-27. Learning Matters

Overactive, overwrought or overdrawn? the role of personality in undergraduate financial knowledge, decision-making and debt (2011)
Journal Article
Harrison, N., & Chudry, F. (2011). Overactive, overwrought or overdrawn? the role of personality in undergraduate financial knowledge, decision-making and debt. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 35(2), 149-182. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2010.540080

The financial situation of undergraduate students remains a high-profile issue within the UK higher education sector, not least due to its perceived relationship with retention, well-being and success. This article probes this question from a new dir... Read More about Overactive, overwrought or overdrawn? the role of personality in undergraduate financial knowledge, decision-making and debt.

Have the changes introduced by the 2004 Higher Education Act made higher education admissions in England wider and fairer? (2011)
Journal Article
Harrison, N. (2011). Have the changes introduced by the 2004 Higher Education Act made higher education admissions in England wider and fairer?. Journal of Education Policy, 26(3), 449-468. https://doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2010.513742

'Widening participation' and 'fair access' have been contested policy areas in English higher education since at least the early 1990s. They were key facets of the 2003 White Paper - The Future of Higher Education - and the subsequent 2004 Higher Edu... Read More about Have the changes introduced by the 2004 Higher Education Act made higher education admissions in England wider and fairer?.

Randomised controlled trial of thermostatic mixer valves in reducing bath hot tap water temperature in families with young children in social housing (2011)
Journal Article
Murphy, R., Ryan, J., Gibson, D., Towner, E., Groom, L., Kendrick, D., …Murphy, R. (2011). Randomised controlled trial of thermostatic mixer valves in reducing bath hot tap water temperature in families with young children in social housing. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 96(3), 232-239. https://doi.org/10.1136/adc.2009.175059

Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs) in reducing bath hot tap water temperature, assess acceptability of TMVs to families and impact on bath time safety practices. Design: Pragmatic parallel arm randomised cont... Read More about Randomised controlled trial of thermostatic mixer valves in reducing bath hot tap water temperature in families with young children in social housing.

Mathematics and transition (2011)
Book Chapter
Witt, M. (2011). Mathematics and transition. In A. Howe, & V. Richards (Eds.), Bridging the Transition from Primary to Secondary School, 88-98. Routledge

Supporting transitions (2011)
Book Chapter
Pitt, B., & Oliver, B. (2011). Supporting transitions. In B. Oliver, & B. Pitt (Eds.), Working with Children, Young People and FamiliesLearning Matters


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