Category Archives: Educational Research

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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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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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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What I Think Educational Research Does

Learning and Teaching amount to very complex processes and, anyone who has been a Teacher will probably not disagree with the fact that the pupils are often the biggest variable.   I think very much of the fortunate probationary who gets … Continue reading

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