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About dmorrisonlove

I am a lecturer and researcher in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. I am a member of the Curriculum, Assessment & Pedagogy Research Group and I am interested in the learning and teaching within Technology & STEM subjects in secondary schools. I have a keen interest in studying learning within and across different contexts, how children develop technological understanding and capability and better understanding how they learn and problem solve through interaction with physical materials and objects. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the International Technology and Engineering Education Association. I also sit on the National Technologies Forum for Scotland. I am very keen to hear from anyone who shares interests in similar areas.

Forthcoming Paper & Podcast: Towards a Transformative Epistemology of Technology Education

In the midst of what some have labelled a ‘STEM crisis’ (?), I have become increasingly interested in our understanding of the nature of subjects and how this might affect the ways in which they are manifest within policy, curriculum, … Continue reading

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ITEEA 21st Century Leadership Academy

Recently, I was fortunate enough to be awarded one of six places on the ITEEA’s 21st Century Leadership Academy. This is one of several schemes that the organisation run to support and encourage those within the field of Technology and … Continue reading

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Pioneering STEM Education in Africa Summit 2015

I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at Konnect2Africa’s Pioneering STEM in Africa Summit at the Royal Society in London (3rd & 4th December, 2015).  A range of speakers were able to provide insights concerned with supporting African … Continue reading

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How to turn up the Dial on the Efficiency and Quality of Student Feedback (Part 2)

This is the second of three posts that explore alternative methods of providing students with feedback on University assignments – written and otherwise.  Here, consideration will be given to audio only in the shape of feedback podcasts.  Now, podcasts are … Continue reading

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Research in Technology Education

Research in Technology Education is a relatively new filed on inquiry – partly due to the fact that the curricular subject area itself is comparatively new.  Whilst this means that there is lots of exciting work still to be done, … Continue reading

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How to turn up the Dial on the Efficiency and Quality of Student Feedback (Part 1)

As a prior classroom teacher and researcher in the Curriculum, Assessment & Pedagogy Research Group at the University of Glasgow, assessment never strays far from my field of consideration.  Though few would argue that feedback is a critical aspect of … Continue reading

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Manipulation, Pupil Creativity and the Power of Research in the Classroom

Really good teaching involves really good manipulation.  Though this may sound as if it should have string of negative connotations attached to it, what teachers say (and the way they say it), can heavily shape how pupils interpret and learn … Continue reading

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Edge Hill University Conference Presentation

Below is the presentation I gave at Edge Hill Universities Annual Educational Research Conference (July, 2013). The Power of Research-Based Pedagogy: Increasing Pupils’ Creativity Absract Creativity is nebulous to understand and problematic to nurture. Though, as a human trait, it … Continue reading

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Publication of a Paper: Promoting Transfer and an Integrated Understanding for Pre-Service Teachers of Technology Education

I have recently had a paper published in the Global Education Review that reports on a small scale study into promoting transfer of learning through integrated problem solving for pre-service teachers of technology education.  You can access the full paper … Continue reading

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Classroom Techniques: Sharing Learning Outcomes

Ok, so everybody recognises this to be an important part of any lesson, but it should not simply be something that is done because it is expected.  It really does serve an important function in terms of the learning from … Continue reading

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