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Mr Jonathan Smart

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Pre-Sessional Tutor

English Language Centre - Plymouth Global (Academic Partnerships)


BA (Hons) Dip Lib, PG Dip Ed, Cert TESOL

Roles on external bodies

Teaching interests

Academic skills, classroom dynamics, pedagogy and the learning process, collaborative teaching and learning, electronic delivery, support and social networking.

Research interests

English language teaching, academic skills, reflective/reflexive practice); e-learning; open, distance and flexible learning; autonomous learning

Conference papers / publications


Smart, J . (2005) A model for embedding information literacy at stage one – the Plymouth Business School experience. Assignation, 22 (4) 31-34 


Smart, J. & Ricketts, C. (2005) Is staff e-illiteracy an impediment to student e-literacy? Paper presented at E-Lit conference, Strathclyde, 15 – 17 June.

Smart, J. (2005) E-learners in Plato’s cave: distinguishing reality from the shadows on the wall. Paper presented at E-learning conference: strategies for transformation, Plymouth , 26th November


Smart, J. (2005) Consistency, context and collaboration. (Case studies from the academic sector). Library and Information Update, 4 (1-2) 30 – 31

Smart, J. (2006) Cabinet reshuffle: from the Business to the Education portfolio - a practitioner's reflections. Education Libraries Journal, 48 (3) 5-8

Rich, M., Smart, J. (2006) Win-win: the benefits of successful collaboration for information professionals, staff and students ITALICS 5 (4) 217-228

Rich, M.,Smart, J. (2007) New  roles, information literacy and new opportunities for developing scholarship. Paper presented at BMAF conference, Aston, May 2nd - 4th

Smart, J. (2008) We're in this together - getting involved through information literacy  strategies that encourage reflection through collaboration between faculty, student and information professional. Paper presented at LILAC conference, Liverpool, 17 - 19 March