The Slow Death of Formal Learning: A Polemic
McGuire, D., & Gubbins, C. (2010)
The Slow Death of Formal Learning: A Polemic. Human Resource Development Review, 9(3), 249-265. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534484310371444
Over recent years, approaches to education and training have become more informal, situated, outcome focused and experiential. Within this context, formal learning now plays a...
Mobile technology and mathematics: effects on students’ attitudes, engagement, and achievement
Fabian, K., Topping, K. J., & Barron, I. G. (2016)
Mobile technology and mathematics: effects on students’ attitudes, engagement, and achievement. Journal of Computers in Education, 3(1), 77-104. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40692-015-0048-8
There is an increasing uptake on the use of mobile technologies for learning, but its use with mathematics has not yet been reviewed. It is the purpose of this paper to synthe...
Updating Qualifications for the Career Guidance Profession in Scotland: Navigating the Maze
Allan, G., Moffett, J., & Robertson, P. J. (2013)
Updating Qualifications for the Career Guidance Profession in Scotland: Navigating the Maze. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 1(2), https://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v1i2.62
This paper describes work in progress to modernise the initial training arrangements for the career guidance profession in Scotland. In a process initiated by the University o...
Equality of opportunity for work experience? Computing students at two UK universities “play the game”
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Bacon, L., & Mackinnon, L. (2019)
Equality of opportunity for work experience? Computing students at two UK universities “play the game”. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 40(3), 324-339. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2018.1489219
A recent UK Government commissioned study found concerning levels of unemployment among computing students from disadvantaged, black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The study...
Exploring contributions of project-based learning to health and wellbeing in secondary education
Allison, P., Gray, S., Sproule, J., Nash, C., Martindale, R., & Wang, J. (2015)
Exploring contributions of project-based learning to health and wellbeing in secondary education. Improving Schools, 18(3), 207-220. https://doi.org/10.1177/1365480215599298
Regardless of the aims and purposes of education, recent trends in pedagogy suggest an increasing popularity of project-based learning (PBL) and a focus on interdisciplinary a...
Watch this space: childhood, picturebooks and comics
Gibson, M., Nabizadeh, G., & Sambell, K. (2014)
Watch this space: childhood, picturebooks and comics. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 5(3), 241-244. https://doi.org/10.1080/21504857.2014.943013
This is a special issue of Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics exploring the relationships of picturebooks and comics with notions of childhood. There have been productive re...
What do parents feel they need? Implications of parents' perspectives for the facilitation of parenting programmes
Miller, S., & Sambell, K. (2002)
What do parents feel they need? Implications of parents' perspectives for the facilitation of parenting programmes. Children & Society, 17(1), 32-44. doi:10.1002/chi.726
This paper is based upon in-depth interview studies with a range of parents and explores their beliefs, expectations and experiences of parenting support. Three dominant ways ...
Beyond criminal justice: connecting justice and sustainability
Hallenberg, K. M., & Haddow, C. (2016)
Beyond criminal justice: connecting justice and sustainability. Law Teacher, 50(3), 352-370. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2016.1262985
The potential of higher education in advancing sustainability has been widely accepted and even partly realised, although a wholesale reorientation of core activities and curr...
The well-being outcomes of career guidance
Robertson, P. J. (2013)
The well-being outcomes of career guidance. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 41(3), 254-266. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2013.773959
The potential for career guidance to impact on well-being has received insufficient attention in the UK. There are both conceptual and empirical reasons to expect that the imp...
Factors influencing primary school children's knowledge of wildlife
Huxham, M., Welsh, A., Berry, A., & Templeton, S. (2006)
Factors influencing primary school children's knowledge of wildlife. Journal of Biological Education, 41(1), 9-12. doi:10.1080/00219266.2006.9656050
We examined the wildlife knowledge of primary (aged 4-12) schoolchildren. In particular, we examined the effects of children’s age and gender, and the taxonomy and origin (ind...