Book: Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia

Deeply embedded in personal experiences, this perceptive book provides examples for universities to develop inclusive practices, accessible working and learning conditions and a less ableist environment.

Article: Scope and continuum of participatory research

In this article, I draw on three case studies to explore the relationship between participatory and creative research methods.
Image of two weaves. One weave is robust and carefully woven, the other one is missing some steps, and therefore less robust and rigorous.

Systematic Visuo-Textual Analysis

I was invited to contribute to the Photovoice Worldwide webinar series to present the Systematic Visuo-Textual Analysis, a framework for analysing visual and textual data.
Image of cover slide of the AdvanceHE presentation.

Challenging unconscious bias

This post is a link to a recording from a presentation for AdvanceHE on the topic of how to challenge unconscious bias.
Image of the cover for the book "how to make the most of your research journal": a journal surrounded by items used for journaling

The PhD Life Raft podcast: Reflective journaling

I was invited to contribute to The PhD Life Raft Podcast. My contribution was about research journaling and reflective practice, and the book Making the most of your research journal.
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SAGE MethodSpace: Choosing creative methods for research

I was invited to contribute to the SAGE MethodSpace to talk about how I use creative methods, and why I use creative methods, given the population and the nature of my research.

Chapter: The embodied academic

In this chapter I explore my journey from a secondary teacher to teacher educator to lecturer, a journey that signifies for me the transition from a teacher interested in embodiment to an embodied teacher and finally to an embodied academic.

Guest post: Creativity in the Curriculum – An Exam Production-Line

In this guest post Dr Helen Ross reflects on the exam production line of our current school system.

Teaching international students

I have been asked about strategies for teaching international students. In principle, we should continue focussing on group work and sharing experiences and thus building collaborative, reflective practices. So the strategies I am presenting here for teaching international students are merely a reminder of good teaching practice, as they will be beneficial for all students.

Article: Partnership in teacher education

This article is an example of student-staff collaboration within the community of practice of trainee teachers.

Identity boxes

In this post I describe what identity boxes are, how I developed the idea and why identity boxes can be used in research.

Challenging students

I believe in challenging students and having high expectations of everyone in the classroom. This is coupled with appropriate support and guidance. However, challenging pupils is not an easy task and must be planned for meticulously.

Lesson planning: The hook, a good starter

It may look simple to deliver the hook but in reality planning for the hook should not be underestimated, after all you need something very catching to get your students' attention so they become interested in your lesson.

Reflective model according to Rolfe et al.

This is a description of how Rolfe's model of reflection should be used in order to improve practice and learning.