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Fostering children's relationship with nature : exploring the potential of Forest school (2017)
Journal Article
Smith, M. A., Dunhill, A., & Scott, G. W. (2017). Fostering children's relationship with nature : exploring the potential of Forest school. Education 3-13, 46(5), 525-534. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2017.1298644

Forest School offers children opportunities to explore the natural environment regularly over an extended period of time. It is based on six key principles, one of which states Forest School fosters a relationship with nature and develops long-term p... Read More about Fostering children's relationship with nature : exploring the potential of Forest school.

Colour preferences of UK garden birds at supplementary seed feeders (2017)
Journal Article
Rothery, L., Scott, G. W., & Morrell, L. J. (2017). Colour preferences of UK garden birds at supplementary seed feeders. PLoS ONE, 12(2), Article e0172422. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0172422

Supplementary feeding of garden birds generally has benefits for both bird populations and human wellbeing. Birds have excellent colour vision, and show preferences for food items of particular colours, but research into colour preferences associated... Read More about Colour preferences of UK garden birds at supplementary seed feeders.

Conflicting perceptions of the status of field biology and identification skills in UK education (2016)
Journal Article
Goulder, R., & Scott, G. W. (2016). Conflicting perceptions of the status of field biology and identification skills in UK education. Journal of Biological Education, 50(3), 233-238. https://doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2016.1202489

There is an enormous degree of engagement between people and the outdoors in the UK; 58% of the adult population of England, about 24 million people, make at least one visit a week to parks, urban green spaces, the countryside or other outdoor destin... Read More about Conflicting perceptions of the status of field biology and identification skills in UK education.

Ask a clearer question, get a better answer. [version 1; peer review: 1 approved, 1 approved with reservations] (2015)
Journal Article
Henri, D., Morrell, L., & Scott, G. (in press). Ask a clearer question, get a better answer. [version 1; peer review: 1 approved, 1 approved with reservations]. F1000Research, 4, Article 901. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.7066.1

Many undergraduate students struggle to engage with higher order skills such as evaluation and synthesis in written assignments, either because they do not understand that these are the aim of written assessment or because these critical thinking ski... Read More about Ask a clearer question, get a better answer. [version 1; peer review: 1 approved, 1 approved with reservations].

Introducing the Emergency Propagated Reference Network (EPRN): A practical and efficient ad hoc network for emergency response (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Dixon, J. W. D., & Grey, D. J. (2015, April). Introducing the Emergency Propagated Reference Network (EPRN): A practical and efficient ad hoc network for emergency response. Presented at International Conference on Computer Games, Multimedia and Allied Technology, Singapore

Many civilian, law enforcement or military emergency services are beginning to understand the need for rapidly deployable and dependable mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) for situations where GPS, satellite, cellular and private mobile radio (PMR) comm... Read More about Introducing the Emergency Propagated Reference Network (EPRN): A practical and efficient ad hoc network for emergency response.

Are we all on the same page? Teacher, graduate and student perceptions of the importance of skills thought to enhance employability (2015)
Journal Article
Furnell, J., & Scott, G. (2015). Are we all on the same page? Teacher, graduate and student perceptions of the importance of skills thought to enhance employability. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 8, https://doi.org/10.47408/jldhe.v0i8.234

Graduate employability is a key issue for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), academic faculty and of course for students themselves. It is recognised that to be employable graduates require both discipline specific skills/knowledge and more generi... Read More about Are we all on the same page? Teacher, graduate and student perceptions of the importance of skills thought to enhance employability.

Why do we bother? Exploring biologists' motivations to share the details of their teaching practice [version 1; peer review: 2 approved] (2015)
Journal Article
Scott, G. (2015). Why do we bother? Exploring biologists' motivations to share the details of their teaching practice [version 1; peer review: 2 approved]. F1000Research, 4, Article 46. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.6129.1

There exists in the UK (and across the global HE sector) a community of practitioners who define themselves as biologists but who are more than that. They are reflective educators involving themselves in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL... Read More about Why do we bother? Exploring biologists' motivations to share the details of their teaching practice [version 1; peer review: 2 approved].

Student mental wellbeing in higher education: Good practice guide (2015)
Book
Working Group for the Promotion of Mental Well-Being in Higher Education, Louise-Lawrence, J., Alcorn, R., Barden, N., Butlin, J., Ruth Caleb, D., Goodman, J., Godderidge, M., Leonard Fagin, D., Annie Grant, D., Green, L., Jones-Davies, S., Keegan, D., Lester, J., McGuire, C., Olohan, S., Smith, E., & Withers, M. (2015). Student mental wellbeing in higher education: Good practice guide. Universities UK

Universities UK Mental Wellbeing in HE Working Group (2015). . London: Universities UK.

Discovering Summon (2014)
Journal Article
Ewen, M., & Latham, M. (2014). Discovering Summon. Sconul Focus, 51-52

Getting more from getting out : increasing achievement in literacy and science through ecological fieldwork (2014)
Journal Article
Scott, G., & Boyd, M. (2014). Getting more from getting out : increasing achievement in literacy and science through ecological fieldwork. Education 3-13, 44(6), 661-670. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2014.996242

This paper demonstrates the positive impact of learning through ecological fieldwork upon children's ability to write, and to write about science. Specifically we have carried out a relatively large-scale study (involving 379 children aged 9–11 years... Read More about Getting more from getting out : increasing achievement in literacy and science through ecological fieldwork.