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To consider educational policy through to its implementation within different educational institutions, different partnerships within education and the way that leadership influences the policy and practice that emerges from policy. Overarching concepts are the policy cycle, the implementation stages at various levels, practice and unintended consequences. Throughout this the notion of leadership and the way that this interacts to enable policy is of paramount interest.
The group’s members are involved in several different areas of education; they have involvement in different partnerships and are all are interested in exploring the impact of changing education policy.
An evaluation report of the School Challenge Cymru project in Wales for SQW (a London based company that specialises in contracted research in education).
Technology enhanced learning, digital literacy, course design, digital leadership, eg. Project Director, Developing Digital Leaders, Delivery of learning and development opportunities for leaders, managers and those involved in governance in the Education and Training sector, Education and Training Foundation (£40,000, Jan – March 2015).
A study of further education learners’ experiences and expectations of the digital environment as part of the JISC Digital Student CoDesign project (£33,000, June 2014 – MarchApril 2015).
Learning analytics and learning gain eg. Partner in project led by Open University. A longitudinal mixed-method study of learning gain: applying Affective-Behaviour-Cognition framework at three institutions, HEFCE Learning Gain Programme, £375,000, (2015 – 18).
The concept of Practice Architecture within an HE based institution for HE in FE based practitioners.