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Dr Sarah Jones
|Biography||Formally the Director of Learning and Teaching for the School of Education, Sarah now teaches on the Masters programme and supervises a range of PhD and EdD students. She is also the PI on two externally funded international research projects.
Nationally, Sarah is the outgoing Vice Chair at the professional Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (now TPE), which liaises with the UK government and other national agencies on technology and policy in education.
Internationally, Sarah is the Deputy Chair of the Education Futures Collaboration, a professional charity for educators at all levels across the international stage, who wish to work collaboratively to improve the quality of education worldwide through evidence-based research.
She also has considerable experience and interest in working in rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
In 1997, Sarah was a member of the successful First All-Female Expedition to the Geographic North Pole via the Canadian Arctic and subsequently received the 1997 UK Woman of the Year Award.
|Research Interests||Sarah’s main research interest is in Shifting Pedagogies which can be disaggregated into four areas of focus which are interlinked and have enabled her to win external funding for international research projects. Her research investigates the way emerging technologies transform pedagogical practices and educational opportunities in different contexts, locally, nationally and internationally. Her own PhD investigated the notion of Pedagogic Shift and transformational change in international partnerships and collaborations.
• Global Competence
• Education and Community Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa
• Emerging Technologies in Educational Contexts
• Translational Research in Education