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An Intervention Programme to Facilitate the Preschool Transition in Mexico (2020)
Journal Article
Urbina Garcia, A. (2020). An Intervention Programme to Facilitate the Preschool Transition in Mexico. Frontiers in Education, 5, https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2020.00095

Over the last two decades there has been a growing interest in promoting a smooth transition to the first grade of primary school, given the potential long-term change this can have in preschool children at an academic and personal level. Research sh... Read More about An Intervention Programme to Facilitate the Preschool Transition in Mexico.

(How) Do Students Use Learning Outcomes? Results from a Small-Scale Project (2020)
Journal Article
Holmes, A. G. (2020). (How) Do Students Use Learning Outcomes? Results from a Small-Scale Project. Educational Process: International Journal, 9(2), 80-89. https://doi.org/10.22521/edupij.2020.92.1

Pre-specified, prescribed or intended Learning Outcomes have been in use throughout higher education programs for over two decades. There is an assumption amongst quality assurance bodies and university program approval and review processes that stu... Read More about (How) Do Students Use Learning Outcomes? Results from a Small-Scale Project.

Story-telling as memorialisation: suffering, resilience and victim identities (2020)
Journal Article
Green, S. T., Kondor, K., & Kidd, A. (in press). Story-telling as memorialisation: suffering, resilience and victim identities. Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 10(3), 563-583. https://doi.org/10.3529...isl/0000-0000-0000-1122

Is there a relationship between story-telling and memorialisation in the construction of victim identities? This paper seeks to examine these questions and shed light on the cultural dynamics of victimisation with reference to examples from sociologi... Read More about Story-telling as memorialisation: suffering, resilience and victim identities.

What do we know about University Academics’ Mental Health? A Systematic Literature Review (2020)
Journal Article
Urbina Garcia, A. (in press). What do we know about University Academics’ Mental Health? A Systematic Literature Review. Stress and Health, https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.2956

There has been a growing interest on the negative influence that the environment of higher education institutions has on the mental health of academics. The current climate of global education-competition, places extreme expectations on academics. A... Read More about What do we know about University Academics’ Mental Health? A Systematic Literature Review.

Ethics review, neoliberal governmentality and the activation of moral subjects (2020)
Journal Article
James, F. (in press). Ethics review, neoliberal governmentality and the activation of moral subjects. Educational Philosophy and Theory, https://doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2020.1761327

This article examines forms of subjectivation propagated through the processes and practices of ethics review in UK Higher Education Institutions. Codified notions of research ethics are particularly prevalent in the university context along with str... Read More about Ethics review, neoliberal governmentality and the activation of moral subjects.

Photo-elicitation and photo-voice: using visual methodological tools to engage with younger children’s voices about inclusion in education (2020)
Journal Article
Shaw, P. A. (in press). Photo-elicitation and photo-voice: using visual methodological tools to engage with younger children’s voices about inclusion in education. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/1743727x.2020.1755248

Whilst the importance of engaging with children’s voices is now more widely recognized, there is still a dearth of representation of younger children’s voices specifically. Visual methodological tools, such as photo-elicitation and photo-voice are us... Read More about Photo-elicitation and photo-voice: using visual methodological tools to engage with younger children’s voices about inclusion in education.

‘We are the same as everyone else just with a different and unique backstory’: identity, belonging and Othering within education for young people are ‘looked after’. (2020)
Journal Article
Jones, L., Dean, C., Dunhill, A., Hope, M., & Shaw, P. (in press). ‘We are the same as everyone else just with a different and unique backstory’: identity, belonging and Othering within education for young people are ‘looked after’. Children & society, https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12382

This paper develops understandings of how being publicly identified and consequently labelled as ‘looked after’ can have damaging consequences for young people, particularly in how they are perceived by their peers in the context of schooling. Based... Read More about ‘We are the same as everyone else just with a different and unique backstory’: identity, belonging and Othering within education for young people are ‘looked after’..

Constructivist Learning in University Undergraduate Programmes. Has Constructivism been Fully Embraced? Is there Clear Evidence that Constructivist Principles have been Applied to all Aspects of Contemporary University Undergraduate Study? (2019)
Journal Article
Holmes, A. G. D. (2019). Constructivist Learning in University Undergraduate Programmes. Has Constructivism been Fully Embraced? Is there Clear Evidence that Constructivist Principles have been Applied to all Aspects of Contemporary University Undergraduate Study?. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 8(1), 7-15. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v8i1.819

This conceptual paper provides an overview of constructivist education and the development and use of constructivist principles in contemporary higher education, outlining constructivism and some specific facets of student-centred learning. Drawing f... Read More about Constructivist Learning in University Undergraduate Programmes. Has Constructivism been Fully Embraced? Is there Clear Evidence that Constructivist Principles have been Applied to all Aspects of Contemporary University Undergraduate Study?.

Muddy knees and muddy needs: parents perceptions of outdoor learning (2019)
Journal Article
Parsons, K. J., & Traunter, J. (2019). Muddy knees and muddy needs: parents perceptions of outdoor learning. Children's Geographies, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2019.1694637

Research highlights that children across the UK access the outdoors less than previous generations, often at levels below that prescribed by the United Nations as a basic level of outdoor access for prisoners. School staff and parents are intrinsic p... Read More about Muddy knees and muddy needs: parents perceptions of outdoor learning.

Adopting the use of a legacy digital artefact in formal educational settings: opportunities and challenges (2019)
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Gouseti, A., Abbott, D., Burden, K., & Jeffrey, S. (in press). Adopting the use of a legacy digital artefact in formal educational settings: opportunities and challenges. Technology, Pedagogy and Education,

This paper explores how a legacy digital artefact can be adopted within formal education settings and looks at the pedagogical and other opportunities created by its use within primary and secondary classrooms. In particular, through a compar-ative c... Read More about Adopting the use of a legacy digital artefact in formal educational settings: opportunities and challenges.

Learning Outcomes -A Good Idea, Yet with Problems and Lost Opportunities (2019)
Journal Article
Holmes, A. G. (2019). Learning Outcomes -A Good Idea, Yet with Problems and Lost Opportunities. Educational Process: International Journal, 8(3), 159-169. https://doi.org/10.22521/edupij.2019.83.1

Learning outcomes are used throughout assessment processes in higher education. In many countries their use is mandatory, with a frequent assumption that they bring many positive benefits to educational processes. Yet, there are tensions associated w... Read More about Learning Outcomes -A Good Idea, Yet with Problems and Lost Opportunities.

Models of SEND: the impact of political and economic influences on policy and provision (2019)
Journal Article
Rolfe, S. (2020). Models of SEND: the impact of political and economic influences on policy and provision. British Journal of Special Education, 46(4), 423-444. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8578.12284

The content and direction of policy can be impacted upon by broader political and economic influences that are of central concern to the government in office. With regard to education, the concepts of inclusion and SEND are at the forefront of... Read More about Models of SEND: the impact of political and economic influences on policy and provision.

Principles underpinning innovative mobile learning: Stakeholders’ priorities (2019)
Journal Article
Burden, K., Kearney, M., Schuck, S., & Burke, P. (2019). Principles underpinning innovative mobile learning: Stakeholders’ priorities. TechTrends, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-019-00415-0

This article discusses the results of a survey that measured school teachers’ and mobile learning (m-learning) experts’ perceptions of the relative importance and effectiveness of various pedagogical principles underpinning m-learning designs. A scan... Read More about Principles underpinning innovative mobile learning: Stakeholders’ priorities.

Educating young people about society in China, England, Mexico and Spain: similar approaches to values education from different contexts (2019)
Journal Article
Brown, E., Chen, D., Davies, I., Urbina Garcia, A., & Munguia Godinez, I. (2019). Educating young people about society in China, England, Mexico and Spain: similar approaches to values education from different contexts. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2019.1647513

Following remarks about the nature and significance of values and values education, generally and more specifically in China, England, Mexico and Spain, we explain the methods used to analyse official policies that apply to moral education, citizensh... Read More about Educating young people about society in China, England, Mexico and Spain: similar approaches to values education from different contexts.

Preschool transition in Mexico: Exploring teachers' perceptions and practices (2019)
Journal Article
Urbina-Garcia, A. (2019). Preschool transition in Mexico: Exploring teachers' perceptions and practices. Teaching and Teacher Education, 85, 226-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2019.06.012

This study explored the perceptions of preschool and first grade teachers regarding preschool to first grade transition practices in public schools in Mexico City. A survey was administered to a sample of 15 preschool and 15 primary school teachers,... Read More about Preschool transition in Mexico: Exploring teachers' perceptions and practices.

The best-achieving Online Students are overrepresented in Course Ratings (2018)
Journal Article
Tejeiro, R., Whitelock-Wainwright, A., Perez, A., & Urbina-Garcia, A. (2018). The best-achieving Online Students are overrepresented in Course Ratings. European Journal of Open Education and e-Learning Studies, 3(2), 43-58. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1456188

Student ratings are the most used and influential measure of performance in Higher Education, and an integral component of formative and summative decision making. This may be particularly relevant in the relatively new online courses, where the peda... Read More about The best-achieving Online Students are overrepresented in Course Ratings.

Disrupting education using smart mobile pedagogies (2018)
Book Chapter
Kearney, M., Burden, K., & Schuck, S. (2018). Disrupting education using smart mobile pedagogies. In L. Daniela (Ed.), Didactics of smart pedagogy: Smart pedagogy for technology enhanced learning, 139-157. Springer Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01551-0_7

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019. As mobile technologies become more multifaceted and ubiquitous in society, educational researchers are investigating the use of these technologies in education. A growing body of evidence shows that traditional... Read More about Disrupting education using smart mobile pedagogies.

Seeking Educational Excellence Everywhere: an exploration into the impact of academisation on alternative education provision in England (2016)
Journal Article
DEAN, C. (2016). Seeking Educational Excellence Everywhere: an exploration into the impact of academisation on alternative education provision in England. Forum for Promoting 3-19 Comprehensive Education, 58(3), 355-363. https://doi.org/10.15730/forum.2016.58.3.355

This article presents a policy analysis of the UK Government's Academies programme and explores the impact that this might have on young people who have become disengaged from the mainstream education system and are thus educated in 'alternative prov... Read More about Seeking Educational Excellence Everywhere: an exploration into the impact of academisation on alternative education provision in England.


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