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‘Words are bandied about but what do they mean?’: An exploration of the meaning of the pedagogical term “project” in historical and contemporary contexts (2014)
Thesis
Chicken, S. ‘Words are bandied about but what do they mean?’: An exploration of the meaning of the pedagogical term “project” in historical and contemporary contexts. (Thesis). University of the West of England

This thesis explores the pedagogical practices signified by the pedagogical term ‘project;’ which have traditionally been associated with enquiry based progressive ways of working with young children aimed at facilitating levels of both child and te... Read More about ‘Words are bandied about but what do they mean?’: An exploration of the meaning of the pedagogical term “project” in historical and contemporary contexts.

Music in 3D virtual environments: Exploring learning affordances (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Falconer, L., & Green, J. (2014, November). Music in 3D virtual environments: Exploring learning affordances. Paper presented at World Congress on Education

This paper discusses the current research and understanding of the effects of music on learning, with a particular focus on the affordances of the effects of music in computer-generated, 3D virtual environments and virtual worlds. Music has different... Read More about Music in 3D virtual environments: Exploring learning affordances.

Degrees of masculinity: Working and middle-class undergraduate students’ constructions of masculine identities (2014)
Book Chapter
Ingram, N., & Waller, R. (2014). Degrees of masculinity: Working and middle-class undergraduate students’ constructions of masculine identities. In S. Roberts (Ed.), Debating Modern Masculinities: Change, Continuity, Crisis? (35-51). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137394842_3

Exploring the current perceived ‘crisis of masculinity’ and what might be seen as its opposing stance, that society now facilitates more inclusive forms of masculinity, this chapter considers research with young undergraduate men from working-class a... Read More about Degrees of masculinity: Working and middle-class undergraduate students’ constructions of masculine identities.

Room to breathe: Insights from pre-service teachers and NQTs on professional development through informal complementary placements overseas (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Knight, B. (2014, September). Room to breathe: Insights from pre-service teachers and NQTs on professional development through informal complementary placements overseas. Paper presented at British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2014

Teaching is a complex affair in which teachers manage a range of classroom variables and dynamics in the pursuit of pupil learning. Teacher education and NQT probationary monitoring tends to focus attention on systems and protocols such as planning,... Read More about Room to breathe: Insights from pre-service teachers and NQTs on professional development through informal complementary placements overseas.

Learning spaces in virtual worlds: Bringing our distance students home (2014)
Book Chapter
Gil Ortega, M. C., & Falconer, L. (2014). Learning spaces in virtual worlds: Bringing our distance students home. In P. Blessinger, J. Anchan, & B. Cozza (Eds.), Proceedings of 2nd International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference: Innovative Learning Scapes, E-scapes, Playscapes and More, 57. HETL

Distance learning programmes are becoming increasingly popular in higher education. Overcoming feelings of isolation that may occur due to the little support available, the few possibilities of social interaction and the inexistent campus atmosphere... Read More about Learning spaces in virtual worlds: Bringing our distance students home.

The effects of group dynamics on learning in virtual world environments (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Falconer, L., & Gil Ortega, M. C. (2014, March). The effects of group dynamics on learning in virtual world environments. Paper presented at 4th Global Conference on Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds

The MA Education in Virtual Worlds is an entirely online programme that facilitates the study of virtual world environments as places where learning can take place. The synchronous tutorials, workshops and seminar sessions all take place in the virt... Read More about The effects of group dynamics on learning in virtual world environments.

Double gamers: Academics between fields (2014)
Journal Article
Costa, C. (2014). Double gamers: Academics between fields. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 37(7), 993-1013. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2014.982861

The field of academia is frequently associated with traditional norms that aim to regulate scholarly activity, especially research. The social web, as another field, is often viewed as challenging long-established conventions with novel knowledge pr... Read More about Double gamers: Academics between fields.