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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.

"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.

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.

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.

The accuracy of students' predictions of their GCSE grades (2013)
Journal Article
Attwood, G., Croll, P., Fuller, C., & Last, K. (2013). The accuracy of students' predictions of their GCSE grades. Educational Studies, 39(4), 444-454. https://doi.org/10.1080/03055698.2013.776945

The paper reports a study that investigated the relationship between students' self-predicted and actual General Certificate of Secondary Education results in order to establish the extent of over- and under-prediction and whether this varies by subj... Read More about The accuracy of students' predictions of their GCSE grades.

Situated learning in accident investigation: A virtual world simulation case study (2013)
Journal Article
Falconer, L. (2013). Situated learning in accident investigation: A virtual world simulation case study. International Journal of Learning Technology, 8(3), 246-262. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJLT.2013.057062

Educators have increasingly been drawn to virtual worlds to investigate their potential for enhancing teaching and learning. This case study describes, discusses and evaluates the experiences of postgraduate environmental health students undertaking... Read More about Situated learning in accident investigation: A virtual world simulation case study.

The Paired Peers project report (2013)
Report
Bradley, H., Waller, R., Abrahams, J., Beedell, P., Bathmaker, A., Ingram, N., …Mellor, J. (2013). The Paired Peers project report

Paired Peers is three-year qualitative longitudinal project following a cohort of students drawn from two universities in the same English city, the University of Bristol (UoB) and the University of the West of England (UWE), through three years of t... Read More about The Paired Peers project report.

Participation In Higher Education: Aspirations, Attainment And Social Background (2013)
Journal Article
Croll, P., & Attwood, G. (2013). Participation In Higher Education: Aspirations, Attainment And Social Background. British Journal of Educational Studies, 61(2), 187-202. https://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2013.787386

The recent report of the Milburn Review into Social Mobility highlights the under-representation of young people from lower socio-economic groups in higher education and encourages universities and others to act to remedy this situation as a contribu... Read More about Participation In Higher Education: Aspirations, Attainment And Social Background.

The mismeasure of participation: how choosing the ‘wrong’ statistic helped seal the fate of Aimhigher (2012)
Journal Article
Harrison, N. (2012). The mismeasure of participation: how choosing the ‘wrong’ statistic helped seal the fate of Aimhigher. Higher Education Review -London-, 45(1), 30-61

Extant between 2004 and 2011, Aimhigher was the UK government’s flagship national initiative for widening participation to higher education for young people from disadvantaged social groups, with costs approaching £1 billion. Its demise was predicate... Read More about The mismeasure of participation: how choosing the ‘wrong’ statistic helped seal the fate of Aimhigher.

The importance of internal conversations and reflexivity for work-based students in higher education: Valuing contextual continuity and 'giving something back' (2012)
Journal Article
Bovill, H. (2012). The importance of internal conversations and reflexivity for work-based students in higher education: Valuing contextual continuity and 'giving something back'. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 31(6), 687-703. https://doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2012.723049

This paper utilises the theories of Archer to explore the impact of student 'internal conversations' upon the development of reflexive approaches employed by work-based students (WBS). The study informing this paper draws on the voices of a range of... Read More about The importance of internal conversations and reflexivity for work-based students in higher education: Valuing contextual continuity and 'giving something back'.

Online people tagging: Social (mobile) network(ing) services and work-based learning (2012)
Journal Article
Cook, J., & Pachler, N. (2012). Online people tagging: Social (mobile) network(ing) services and work-based learning. British Journal of Educational Technology, 43(5), 711-725. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8535.2012.01346.x

Social and mobile technologies offer users unprecedented opportunities for communicating, interacting, sharing, meaning-making, content and context generation. And, these affordances are in constant flux driven by a powerful interplay between technol... Read More about Online people tagging: Social (mobile) network(ing) services and work-based learning.

Integrated quality enhancement and review of higher education in Further Education Colleges (2012)
Journal Article
Davies, P., & Simmons, J. (2012). Integrated quality enhancement and review of higher education in Further Education Colleges. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 17(3), 367-390. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2012.700182

Integrated Quality Enhancement and Review (IQER) was introduced as quality assurance designed specifically for Higher Education (HE) in Further Education Colleges (FEC) in 2008. Following a historical account of the quality assurance systems applied... Read More about Integrated quality enhancement and review of higher education in Further Education Colleges.

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.



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