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Writing a research proposal (2015)
Book Chapter
Jones, M. (2015). Writing a research proposal. In G. Butt (Ed.), MasterClass in Geography Education: Transforming Teaching and LearningBloomsbury

This chapter is aimed at those new to research at Masters level with specific reference to geography teachers and those researching in the field of geography education. It describes the importance of this crucial stage in the research process and pr... Read More about Writing a research proposal.

Don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it's gone? Skills-led qualifications, secondary school attainment and policy choices (2015)
Journal Article
Harrison, N., James, D., & Last, K. (2015). Don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it's gone? Skills-led qualifications, secondary school attainment and policy choices. Research Papers in Education, 30(5), 585-608. https://doi.org/10.1080/02671522.2014.1002526

In the name of curriculum breadth and raising standards, recent government policy in England has removed a large number of non-academic qualifications from the list of those that secondary schools can count in league tables, discouraging their use. M... Read More about Don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it's gone? Skills-led qualifications, secondary school attainment and policy choices.

Outcasts on the inside: academics reinventing themselves online (2015)
Journal Article
Costa, C. (2015). Outcasts on the inside: academics reinventing themselves online. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 34(2), 194-210. https://doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2014.985752

© 2014 Taylor & Francis. Recent developments in digital scholarship point out that academic practices supported by technologies may not only be transformed through the obvious process of digitization, but also renovated through distributed knowledg... Read More about Outcasts on the inside: academics reinventing themselves online.

Towards a typology of debt attitudes among contemporary young UK undergraduates (2015)
Journal Article
Harrison, N., Chudry, F., Waller, R., & Hatt, S. (2015). Towards a typology of debt attitudes among contemporary young UK undergraduates. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 39(1), 85-107. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2013.778966

As the UK sits on the verge of a major change in the financing of both universities and students, this study seeks to capture and analyse the attitudes to money, borrowing and debt among contemporary young undergraduates. It reports findings from a... Read More about Towards a typology of debt attitudes among contemporary young UK undergraduates.

What’s happening in ‘their space’? Exploring the borders of formal and informal learning with undergraduate students of education in the age of mobile technologies (2015)
Journal Article
Andrews, J., & Jones, M. (2015). What’s happening in ‘their space’? Exploring the borders of formal and informal learning with undergraduate students of education in the age of mobile technologies. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2015(1), https://doi.org/10.5334/jime.ax

The changing nature of teaching and learning in an age of accessible technologies provides challenges and opportunities for the design of learning events. Working with a sample of undergraduate students of education in one UK higher education institu... Read More about What’s happening in ‘their space’? Exploring the borders of formal and informal learning with undergraduate students of education in the age of mobile technologies.

An ecological fallacy in higher education policy: The use, overuse and misuse of ‘low participation neighbourhoods' (2015)
Journal Article
Harrison, N., & McCaig, C. (2015). An ecological fallacy in higher education policy: The use, overuse and misuse of ‘low participation neighbourhoods'. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 39(6), 793-817. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2013.858681

One form of ecological fallacy is found in the dictum that ‘you are where you live’ – otherwise expressed in the idea that you can infer significant information about an individual or their family from the prevailing conditions around their home. On... Read More about An ecological fallacy in higher education policy: The use, overuse and misuse of ‘low participation neighbourhoods'.

‘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.

Debating modern masculinities: Change, continuity, crisis? (2014)
Book
Roberts, S., & Waller, R. (2014). S. Roberts (Ed.), Debating modern masculinities: Change, continuity, crisis?. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137394842

© Steven Roberts 2014. Individual chapters, the contributors 2014. All rights reserved. Masculinity, it seems, is in crisis, again. This edited volume critically interrogates the current situation facing contemporary young men. The contributors decon... Read More about Debating modern masculinities: Change, continuity, crisis?.

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.

Higher education, social class and the mobilisation of capitals: recognising and playing the game (2013)
Journal Article
Bathmaker, A. M., Ingram, N., & Waller, R. (2013). Higher education, social class and the mobilisation of capitals: recognising and playing the game. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 34(5-6), 723-743. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2013.816041

Strategies employed by middle-class families to ensure successful educational outcomes for their children have long been the focus of theoretical and empirical analysis in the United Kingdom and beyond. In austerity England, the issue of middle-class... Read More about Higher education, social class and the mobilisation of capitals: recognising and playing the game.

Researching multilingually: New theoretical and methodological directions (2013)
Journal Article
Attia, M., Holmes, P., Fay, R., & Andrews, J. (2013). Researching multilingually: New theoretical and methodological directions. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 23(3), 285-299. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijal.12038

This paper reports findings from an AHRC-funded project into the use of more than one language in research projects. Using 35 seminar presentations and 25 researcher profiles, we investigated how researchers from differing disciplines became aware of... Read More about Researching multilingually: New theoretical and methodological directions.

"It's a very difficult question isn't it?" Researcher, interpreter and research participant negotiating meanings in an education research interview (2013)
Journal Article
Andrews, J. (2013). "It's a very difficult question isn't it?" Researcher, interpreter and research participant negotiating meanings in an education research interview. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 23(3), 316-328. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijal.12039

Writers within Applied Linguistics and beyond have argued for research papers using interview methods to acknowledge all participants' contributions to that data for example, Kvale and Brinkmann, and Mann. When research encounters involve participant... Read More about "It's a very difficult question isn't it?" Researcher, interpreter and research participant negotiating meanings in an education research interview.

Modelling the demand for higher education by local authority area in England using academic, economic and social data (2013)
Journal Article
Harrison, N. (2013). Modelling the demand for higher education by local authority area in England using academic, economic and social data. British Educational Research Journal, 39(5), 793-816. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3000

Managing the demand for higher education has been a major concern of successive UK governments over the last 30 years. While initially they sought to increase demand, latterly the emphasis has been on widening participation to include demographic gro... Read More about Modelling the demand for higher education by local authority area in England using academic, economic and social data.