Research with Plymouth Institute of Education

Plymouth Institute of Education combines excellence in teaching with a very strong commitment to enhancing the student experience. Therefore, our wide-ranging areas of expertise put us right at the heart of educational research nationally and internationally.

Dr Cath Gristy invited to Mexico as an expert mentor

Cath Gristy has been invited to be part of a British Council funded project in Mexico as an expert mentor. Whilst in Mexico, Cath has been involved with a series of workshops with national education leaders and policy makers. 

The project (‘Enhancing reflective learning and school collaboration in rural Mexico. Capitalising Mexican and international experiences for the benefit of tutors and students in social disadvantage’) was part of a wider British Council funded initiative ‘Higher Education Links’, which is working to support collaborations with government institutions, the private sector, and the third sector. 

The initiative aims to support the integration of Mexican Higher Education Institutions into a regional development agenda within a global context. The local project co-ordinators included Drs Diego Juarez Bolanos from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and Marta Cristina Azaola currently based at Southampton University. 

Cath, together with Drs Paul Armstrong from Manchester University, Helen Coker from the University of Highlands and Islands and local colleagues from Mexico, taught and led workshops, supported staff and postgraduate students with projects and took part in research planning. Workshops were held at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and at a primary school in the very rural Hidalgo province.

<p>Workshop with education leaders and policy makers at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City<br></p>
Workshop with education leaders and policy makers at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City
<p>Workshop with teachers and education leaders at a primary school in the rural Hidalgo province.<br></p>
Workshop with teachers and education leaders at a primary school in the rural Hidalgo province.

Recent publications

Professor Megan Crawford

Eddy-Spicer, D , , Earley, P, Bubb, S, , Crawford, M and James, C. (published online first December 2017) ‘Managing the performance of headteachers in England: ‘Performance leadership’ and the dynamics of change and accountability’ Educational Management, Administration and Leadership

Simkins, T. Crawford, M., Coldron, J., Maxwell, B. (in press 2017)., ‘Emerging schooling landscapes in England: how primary system leaders are responding to new school groupings’.Educational Management, Administration and Leadership

Crawford, M. (in press 2018)’ Methodological Issues in Researching Maladministration’ inSamier, E and Milley, P. Maladministration in Education, Routledge.

Dr Ken Gale

Wyatt, J., Gale, K., Gannon, S. and Davies, B. (2017) Creating a space in between: collaborative inquiries Denzin, N. and Lincoln, Y (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research, 5th Edition, Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.

Gale, K (2016) Animating Creativity as Becoming: A Posthuman Engagement with Pedagogic Practice in Contemporary Higher Education Settings, in Posthuman Research Practices in Education, Taylor, C. and Hughes, C. (Eds.) London: Palgrave MacMillan, pp.242-257.

Gale, K (2016) Writing minor literature: working with flows, intensities and the welcome of the unknownQualitative Inquiry, Vol. 22(5) 301– 308. DOI:10.1177/1077800415615615

Dr Clare Dowdell

Co-convener for SIG - Digital Literacies in Education for the UKLA


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