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Report of research exploring first-year undergraduates’ awareness, confidence to intervene, and intervention behaviours with regard to sexual and domestic abuse on campus and evaluation of an optional 2 hour bystander programme (2019)
Report
Bovill, H. (2019). Report of research exploring first-year undergraduates’ awareness, confidence to intervene, and intervention behaviours with regard to sexual and domestic abuse on campus and evaluation of an optional 2 hour bystander programme. UWE

From 2010 national research clarified that sexual and domestic abuse was an issue for university students (e.g. National Union of Students 2011 ‘Hidden Marks’ and 2012 ‘That’s what she said’). Me too, Time’s Up and Everyday sexism project demonstrate... Read More

Creativity within the Foundation Phase curriculum: a risky business? (2019)
Journal Article
Chicken, S. (in press). Creativity within the Foundation Phase curriculum: a risky business?. Education 3-13, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2019.1646298

Whilst creative behaviours are viewed as twenty-first century competencies [Davies, et.al. 2017] understandings within education remain vague [Prentice, 2000]. Through a focus on two Welsh primary headteachers, this paper illuminates two contrasting... Read More

Mature female learners activating agency after completion of an education foundation degree: Professional progression and the teacher shortage crisis (2019)
Journal Article
Bovill, H., Harrison, N., Smith, H., Bennett, V., & McKenzie, L. (in press). Mature female learners activating agency after completion of an education foundation degree: Professional progression and the teacher shortage crisis. Research Papers in Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/02671522.2019.1633565

ABSTRACT This paper draws upon questionnaire data from 126 mature, female alumni students and interviews with a subset of 20 participants who completed education foundation degrees in three English universities in the South West. Three illustrative... Read More

Adapting our diets for global climate change: Could eating bugs really be an answer? (2019)
Journal Article
Jones, V. (in press). Adapting our diets for global climate change: Could eating bugs really be an answer?. Teaching Geography, 44(2), 72-74

This article suggests different ways of looking at the global food crisis in the classroom and asks if we can ask our students to consider making radical changes to their diets.

FE sports lecturer professionalism: 'Freedom To Play, Or 'Do As I Say?' Narrative accounts of further education (FE) sports lecturer professionalism from FE institutions in the South West Of England (2019)
Thesis
Bacon, J. FE sports lecturer professionalism: 'Freedom To Play, Or 'Do As I Say?' Narrative accounts of further education (FE) sports lecturer professionalism from FE institutions in the South West Of England. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/852061

Abstract The primary aim of this research was to investigate how Further Education (FE) Sports Lecturers defined their sense of professionalism with reference to the jobs they did and the environments in which they worked. Individual narratives we... Read More

Listening to the voices of children: An illuminative evaluation of the teaching of early reading in the light of the Phonics Screening Check (2019)
Journal Article
Carter, J. (in press). Listening to the voices of children: An illuminative evaluation of the teaching of early reading in the light of the Phonics Screening Check. Literacy,

The Phonics Screening Check (PSC) was introduced in England in 2012 for children in Year 1. There have been criticisms in relation to its reliability and appropriateness as an assessment tool for early reading although supporters of the PSC see it as... Read More

Children and parents as engineers (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Edmonds, J., Lewis, F., & Fogg-Rogers, L. (2019, January). Children and parents as engineers. Presented at Association for Science Education Conference 2019 in Birmingham

Report on the research of the children as engineers project and discussion of work on research on the impact of parental involvement on interest of primary children in science and engineering

Curiosity into creation: Can we teach science through engineering? (2019)
Journal Article
Lewis, F., Edmonds, J., & Fogg-Rogers, L. (2019). Curiosity into creation: Can we teach science through engineering?. Primary Science, 156, 8-10

An examination of how the science objectives of the primary national Curriculum can be taught through the engineering design process and through 'real-world' contextualized engineering problems.

Children as engineers: A toolkit for multidisciplinary STEM education (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Lewis, F., Edmonds, J., & Fogg-Rogers, L. (2018, December). Children as engineers: A toolkit for multidisciplinary STEM education. Presented at OfS: Experimaental and Innovation teaching and Learning Dissemination

Many UK primary school teachers lack confidence in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subject knowledge and ability to teach STEM subjects. Outreach can enhance learning and engagement within these subjects but provision is... Read More

Using virtual reality with autistic pupils (2018)
Other
Newbutt, N. (2018). Using virtual reality with autistic pupils

In the guide Nigel explores the two main options for VR-HMD; HTC Vive and cardboard VR with a smartphone/device. Focussing on the cardboard VR option, he then offers some guidance on using this technology with autistic pupils and recommends some cont... Read More

What shapes everyday translanguaging? Insights from a global mental health project in Northern Uganda (2018)
Book Chapter
Andrews, J., Fay, R., & White, R. (2018). What shapes everyday translanguaging? Insights from a global mental health project in Northern Uganda. In G. Mazzaferro (Ed.), Translanguaging in Everyday Practice, 257-273. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94851-5_14

This chapter contributes to ongoing explorations of translanguaging in everyday contexts and acknowledges the origins of the concept in multilingual educational contexts and notes how researchers have also applied the concept to multilingual interact... Read More

Challenging discourses of aspiration: The role of expectations and attainment in access to higher education (2018)
Journal Article
Harrison, N., & Waller, R. (2018). Challenging discourses of aspiration: The role of expectations and attainment in access to higher education. British Educational Research Journal, 44(5), 914-938. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3475

Raising the proportion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds progressing to higher education has been a key policy objective for successive governments in the United Kingdom since the late 1990s. Often this has been conceptualised as a prob... Read More

Towards a framework for implementation of virtual reality technologies in schools for autistic pupils (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Newbutt, N., & Cobb, S. (2018). Towards a framework for implementation of virtual reality technologies in schools for autistic pupils. In P. Standen, S. Cobb, D. Brown, P. Gamito, & K. Appiah (Eds.),

Virtual reality and associated technologies offer unique potential for learning in special educational contexts. Research studies have demonstrated applications of collaborative VR for encouraging and enabling children with autism to communicate and... Read More

Practical steps to building science capital in the primary classroom (2018)
Journal Article
Edmonds, J., Lewis, F., & Fogg Rogers, L. (2018). Practical steps to building science capital in the primary classroom. Primary Science, 154, 29-31

An exploration of how meeting with engineers and scientists and other initiatives can help to increase science capital

Autism and virtual reality head-mounted displays: A state of the art systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Bradley, R., & Newbutt, N. (2018). Autism and virtual reality head-mounted displays: A state of the art systematic review. Journal of Enabling Technologies, 12(3), 101-113. https://doi.org/10.1108/JET-01-2018-0004

The use of virtual reality (VR) technologies in the education of autistic children has been a focus of research for over two decades. It is argued that this form of technology can provide authentic ‘real world’ contexts that target social and life sk... Read More

Curious teachers, create curious learners and great historians (2018)
Journal Article
Carter, J., Whitehouse, S., & Vickers-Hulse, K. (2018). Curious teachers, create curious learners and great historians. Education 3-13, 46(6), 648-660. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2018.1483800

Engel, S. [2011. “Children’s Need to Know: Curiosity in Schools.” Harvard Educational Review 81 (4): 625–645] stated that curiosity should be cultivated in our schools as it is intrinsic to children’s development. However, this is often absent from... Read More

Doing Research In and On the Digital: Research Methods across Fields of Inquiry (2018)
Book
Costa, C., & Condie, J. (2018). C. Costa, & J. Condie (Eds.), Doing Research In and On the Digital: Research Methods across Fields of Inquiry. Routledge

As a social space, the web provides researchers both with a tool and an environment to explore the intricacies of everyday life. As a site of mediated interactions and interrelationships, the ‘digital’ has evolved from being a space of information to... Read More

The Learning Adult: Building and Reflecting on the Work of Peter Jarvis (2018)
Book
Holford, J., Milana, M., Waller, R., & Webb, S. (2018). The Learning Adult: Building and Reflecting on the Work of Peter Jarvis. Routledge

Peter Jarvis is a towering figure in adult and lifelong education and a leading and original theorist of learning. This book explores the breadth and significance of his work. Sixteen chapters by leading international scholars explain and engage crit... Read More

Digital scholarship, higher education and the future of the public intellectual (2018)
Journal Article
Murphy, M., & Costa, C. (2018). Digital scholarship, higher education and the future of the public intellectual. Futures, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2018.04.011

Intellectual life in countries such as the UK and elsewhere is currently framed by a seeming contradiction. On the one hand, notions of engagement and knowledge transfer have taken centre stage in higher education institutions in their desire to crea... Read More