Discussions in Education Series

Commissioned work in paper based format but with short print runs, generally available free of charge, providing scope for authors to tackle key issues at length.
Publication Author Published in Date
New models of Teacher Education: collaborative paired placements New models of Teacher Education: collaborative paired placements
This Discussion Series publication gives general practical ideas and discusses theoretical issues surrounding multiple placements in schools
Paul Wilson, Allison Bolster/ESCalate 10 October 2011
Rethinking feedback in higher education: an assessment for learning perspective Rethinking feedback in higher education: an assessment for learning perspective
This discussion of feedback takes place in the context of growing arguments to change assessment in higher education so as to focus on learning rather...
Professor Kay Sambell/ESCalate 3 August 2011
Teacher Education in transition: the changing landscape across the UK Teacher Education in transition: the changing landscape across the UK
This is a collection of case studies from the four countries of the UK, introduced by Professor Jean Murray
Various/ESCalate 16 May 2011
Making mobile learning work: case studies of practice Making mobile learning work: case studies of practice
Professor John Traxler (University of Wolverhampton) has collected together a range of case studies that show how using different 'mobile learning'...
Edited by Professor John Traxler and Dr Jocelyn Wishart 14 April 2011
Ten Years of National Teaching Fellowships: four stories from education Ten Years of National Teaching Fellowships: four stories from education
This is a collection of case studies written by NTF Education practitioners
Edited by Dr Tony Brown/ESCalate 14 April 2011
The Doctorate: international stories of the UK experience The Doctorate: international stories of the UK experience
Ten stories written by international students about their experiences of working towards a doctorate in the UK.
Sheila Trahar/ESCalate Spring 2011
Adult and Community Learning in South Wales: A Policy and Practice Perspective Adult and Community Learning in South Wales: A Policy and Practice Perspective
A publication produced in both English and Welsh and aimed at those engaged in Adult Community Learning and community education projects, whether...
Danny Saunders, Lesley Hodgson and Cerys Furlong/ESCalate/HEA Wales 14 January 2010
Oedolion a’r Gymuned yn Dysgu yn Ne Cymru: Persbectif Polisi ac Ar ferion Oedolion a’r Gymuned yn Dysgu yn Ne Cymru: Persbectif Polisi ac Ar ferion
Bydd y cyhoeddiad hwn gan ESCalate o ddiddordeb i bawb sy’n ymwneud ag Oedolion a’r Gymuned yn Dysgu a phrosiectau addysg gymunedol, boed yn...
Danny Saunders, Lesley Hodgson a Cerys Furlong/ESCalate/HEA Wales 14 January 2010
The Doctorate: stories of knowledge, power and becoming The Doctorate: stories of knowledge, power and becoming
Personal stories about the experience of working for a doctorate
Various authors/ESCalate December 2009
Making groups work: improving group work through the principles of academic assertiveness in higher education and professional development Making groups work: improving group work through the principles of academic assertiveness in higher education and professional development
The aim of this material is to help students to help themselves to work better in groups, in higher education or professional development. Through...
Dr Jenny Moon/ESCalate 13 January 2009
Leadership: Professional communities of leadership practice in post-compulsory education Leadership: Professional communities of leadership practice in post-compulsory education
This is a paper that reviews and outlines the academic basis behind leadership in the post-compulsory setting
Dr Jill Jameson/ESCalate 9 October 2008
Fostering creative thinking: co-constructed insights from neuroscience and education Fostering creative thinking: co-constructed insights from neuroscience and education
From a project funded by ESCalate aimed at developing the capability of trainee drama teachers regarding the fostering of creative thinking.
Dr Paul Howard-Jones/ESCalate 8 February 2008
Teaching and Learning: the International Higher Education Landscape - some theories and working practices Teaching and Learning: the International Higher Education Landscape - some theories and working practices
This discussion paper has been written in order to encourage academic staff to reflect on those dimensions of working with cultural diversity that are...
ESCalate/ Dr Sheila Trahar Discussion Series Spring 2007
Beyond the subject curriculum; how we can offer students more than mere excellent subject knowledge and help them leave college or university better equipped for life Beyond the subject curriculum; how we can offer students more than mere excellent subject knowledge and help them leave college or university better equipped for life
This publication combines data from a project with Education students with literature and event resources on employability
ESCalate/ Dr Julie Anderson & Dr Helena Mitchell Autumn 2006
Employability for Students - How to get the best from your Education course Employability for Students - How to get the best from your Education course
A booklet aimed at helping Education students to gain skills to make them more employable
Dr Julie Anderson and Dr Helena Mitchell/ESCalate 2 October 2006
Flexibility and Widening Participation Flexibility and Widening Participation
An introduction to to the concepts of Flexibility and Widening Participation, exploring some of the key issues and giving some 'in practice' examples.
Professor Michael Osborne and Dr Derek Young Discussion Series May 2006
We seek it here...a new perspective on the elusive activity of critical thinking: a theoretical and practical approach We seek it here...a new perspective on the elusive activity of critical thinking: a theoretical and practical approach
This paper is in two parts with the first part being a theoretical discussion and the second part focussing on the practical side.
Dr Jenny Moon/ ESCalate ESCalate Discussion Series October 2005
Towards a Framework of Professional Teaching Standards Towards a Framework of Professional Teaching Standards
A response to the consultative document “Towards a Framework for Professional Teaching Standards"
Professor Bart McGettrick/ESCalate ESCalate Discussion Series March 2005