BESA Journals /  Educationalfutures

Educationalfutures is the peer-reviewed e-journal of the British Education Studies Association (BESA). Our e-journal is intended to have widespread appeal and to be of interest to academics, advisers, teachers and students who seek informative and thought provoking articles which may influence what they do in different ways.

TitleAuthor/s
Do tablets cure the pedagogy headache?Paul Hopkins
Book Review: Is Technology Good for Education? By N SelwynIoanna Palaiologou
Volume 7(3) 2016Trevor Male
Interactions with digital technologies of children from 3 to 6 in Kuwaiti homesFayiz Aldhafeeri and Ioanna Palaiologou
Digital technologies: Implications for educational organisations and settings in the twenty-first centuryTrevor Male
Enhancing education supervision in Saudi Arabia – towards eSupervisionAmin Alzahrani and Mohammed Alghamdi
The challenges of developing blended learning in the first electronic university in the Arab world (Saudi Electronic University)Sulaiman Alshathri
Volume 7(2) 2016Alan Hodkinson, Chris Wakeman, Stephen Ward, Steve Bartlett and Sue Warren
Book Review: Understanding Working Memory (2nd Edition) by Tracy Packiam Alloway and Ross G. AllowayGraham Jones
Book Review: Index on Censorship: The voice of free expression, Volume 44 Number 02Stephen Ward
Book Review: A Critical Companion to Early Childhood by Michael Reed and Rosie WalkerTracey Edwards and Zeta Brown
Professional activity and professional identity: A cultural-historical investigation into change and transformation in Children’s ServicesPaul Wiseman
Learning about ‘Life’ or valuing ‘Life’?Sonia Pieczenko and Thomas Feldges
The complexity of in-class debates in Higher Education: student perspectives on differing designsMark Wilson and Zeta Brown
“Setting Fire to the Rain”: A reflection on the influence of Paulo Freire’s philosophy on seminar leadership in Higher EducationMark Wilson
Exploring the experiences of a white, working class boy through the use of a narrative methodologyRachel Eileen Fenlon
The Existence of a Hidden Curriculum in Sex and Relationships Education in Secondary SchoolsBethany Smith
Teaching Histories: Reflexivity, National Anxieties and the Neoliberal TurnAndrew Hay
Volume 1(1) 2015Will Curtis
TransformationsBESA
Book Review: Working with Babies & Children from Birth to Three by Page J., Clare A. and C. Nutbrown, C.Kay Bennett
Book Review: Social and Emotional Learning: A critical appraisal by Humphrey, N.Sarah Mander
Book Review: International Perspectives in the Early Years by Miller, L. and Cameron C.Graham Jones
Book Review: Making Learning Happen: A guide for post-compulsory education (3rd Edition) by Race P.Jim Crawley
Book Review: Educating for Hope in Troubled Times: Climate change and the transition to a post-carbon future by D. HicksStephen Ward
Citizenship Education in Secondary Schools in EnglandDiana Burton and Steph May
“This is awesome Miss. It is safe. We don’t do this with any other teacher.” Classroom activities to listen to pupils’ voicesAnna Bryant, Nicola Bolton and Scott Fleming
The use of in-class debates as a teaching strategy in increasing students’ critical thinking and collaborative learning skills in higher educationZeta Brown
A study of final Year Education Studies Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions of Blended Learning within a Higher Education courseGary Beauchamp and Isabelle Brook
The Quest to Re-energise Academic Staff in Higher Education in an Age of PerformativityIoanna Palaiologou, Stephen Burwood, Thomas Feldges and Trevor Male
Volume 7(1) 2015Alan Hodkinson, Chris Wakeman, Stephen Ward, Steve Bartlett and Sue Warren
Am I Engaged with Mathematics? A Child’s Perspective!Paul Benjamin Hobson
A small scale survey assessing the impact of mentoring perspectives on mentoring schemes within primary and secondary schoolsLaura Brennan
A Qualitative Study into the Experiences of Higher Education for learners who are visually impairedHarriet Dunn
Undergraduate Business students’ pedagogical use of ICT: The case of Pentecost University CollegeSeth Agyekum and Charles Buabeng-Andoh
A Critical Analysis of the Role of Spirituality within the Early Years CurriculumAdele Lunn
Gender Differences in Mathematics Ability at an Undergraduate LevelLaura Payne
Book Review: Early Childhood Education and Care: An Introduction. By S. Nutkins, C. McDonald, M. StephenIoanna Palaiologou
Book Review: Primary Humanities: Learning Through Enquiry. By Pickford, T., Garner, W. and JacksonAndy Reynolds
Book Review: Leading and Managing People in Education (3rd Edition) by T. Bush and D. MiddlewoodTrevor Male
A Well-being Profile of U.S. – Based International Graduate Students: Implications for Counseling and Higher Education ProfessionalsEid Hamza
The curious case of impairment and the school textbookAlan Hodkinson and Amir B Ghajarieh
Investigating students’ pedagogical use of ICT in learning in Ghanaian secondary schoolsCharles Buabeng-Andoh
Course struggle, exam stress, or a fear of the unknown? A study of A level students’ assessment preferences and the reasons behind themGill Elliott, Irenka Suto, Nicky Rushton and Sanjana Mehta
Primary-aged children’s participation activities that influence adult decision-making: a scoping literature reviewDr Melanie Macer
Volume 6(2) 2014Alan Hodkinson, Chris Wakeman, Steve Bartlett and Sue Warren
EducationalfuturesBESA
Book Review: Research in Early Childhood by A. Nolan, K., Macfarlane and J. CartmelIoanna Palaiologou
Book Review: Politics and the Primary Teacher by P. CunninghamStephen Ward
The big question: why do change initiatives in education often fail to yield desired results?Hope Nudzor
The validity of tutor assessed Independent Research Reports contributing to a pre-university qualificationJackie Greatorex and Stuart Shaw
Education Studies Students 2.0?Richard Sanders, Stephen Dixon and Stephen Griffin
Perception to Reality: Pupils’ expectations and experiences of the primary-secondary school transitionAnna Bryant, Gary Beauchamp, Kieran Hodgkin and Scott Fleming
Lessons learned – Increasing participation of children with disabilities in Physical Education through a collaborative school and third sector partnership approachCath Walker, Diana Burton, Grant Stanley, Marion Jones, Milly Blundel, Steph May and Sue Walker
Volume 6(1) 2013Alan Hodkinson, Chris Wakeman, Steve Bartlett and Sue Warren
The ‘graduate global citizen’? An examination of undergraduate Education students’ reasons for non-participation in international placements.Dr Brendan Bartram
Maths Anxiety in College Students across Majors: A Cross-Cultural StudyAhmed M. Helal and Eid Hamza
The effects of students’ previous learning on graph-comprehension in the English as second language (ESL) textbooks in a Pakistani universityIrfan A Rind and Sajjad Alhawsawi
Kurt Lewin’s model of change revisited in a Brazilian Higher Education contextM Botelho, R Kowalski and Steve Bartlett
Volume 5(2) 2013Alan Hodkinson, Chris Wakeman, Stephen Ward, Steve Bartlett and Sue Warren
A study of self-efficacy in the use of interactive whiteboards across educational settings: a European perspective from the iTILT projectEmily Hillier, Gary Beauchamp and Shona Whyte
What future for curriculum history? The pedagogy of history in the primary phase and an analysis of ITT students’ experience and preparation for the classroomClaire Checkley
The potential value of student created podcasts as assessment tools in higher educationElizabeth Hopkins
Smoke Alarms and Smoke Screens: The Learning Journey of an UndergraduateAnne O'Grady
Hard times for education in EnglandMartin Allen and Patrick Ainley
Transparency, Accountability, and the Public Role of Higher EducationPaul Standish
Volume 5(1) 2012Steve Bartlett
The academies programme: an education revolution?Diana Burton and Ruth Goodman
Educational success and failure of learners from similar socio-cultural backgrounds: two life story interviewsAmbreen Shahrian
Supporting students’ learning with web 2.0; near-distance learning, social media and student choice in higher educationDavid Kane and Jonathan Hickman
Developing projects to improve outcomes for children and young people through university partnershipsRichard Parker
‘ There are more questions than answers and the more I find out, the less I know’: dilemmas in qualitative educational researchMandy French
Volume 4(3) 2012Alan Hodkinson, Chris Wakeman, Steve Bartlett and Sue Warren
Subverting or reconceptualising professionalism? The curious case of the imposition of synthetic phonicsDeirdre Hewitt
Homophobia in primary schools: does it exist?Alan Hodkinson and Colin Wong
The Development of the History Curriculum in English Primary Schools: Analysis of Data and Identification of Trends from the British Historical Association’s 2011 Primary SurveyJon Nichol and Penelope Harnett
Volume 4(2) 2012Alan Hodkinson, Chris Wakeman, Steve Bartlett, Sue Warren and Wendy Bignold
Newman and the Student: From formation to transformationWendy Bignold
Universities, the Market and the State: Knowledge in the modern and postmodern universitiesStephen Ward
The importance of placement activity in promoting employability skills in fashion and textiles studentsCassandra O'Connor
An Evaluation of the Implementation of Personal Development PlanningIoanna Palaiologou
Hard to teach, hard to reach, hard to justify: the challenge of participatory research with vulnerable young peopleCatherine Lamond
Creative Non-Fiction: One Approach to Narrative Research in EducationWendy Bignold
Opening the theory boxErik Blair
Volume 4(1) 2011Alan Hodkinson, Chris Wakeman, Steve Bartlett and Sue Warren
Walking in the footsteps of children and young peopleBernard R. Moss, Lee Pardy-McLaughlin and Mandy Rollins
Students’ Perceptions on the Transition from Further Education in Schools to Higher EducationRosemary Cann
Learning at the coalface: staff and student perceptions of research informed teachingHelen Puntha
Enabling digital participation in Higher EducationAnita Reardon, David Kane and Jonathan Hickman
Incorporating IT and Multi-Media Activity Into Field-Based Undergraduate Research: Geography at Staffordshire UniversityRob Boast and Tim Harris
Volume 3(2) 2011Alan Hodkinson, Chris Wakeman, Steve Bartlett and Sue Warren
Developing and Maintaining Collaborative Communities of Practice in Art, Design & Media: The North West Network ExperienceBarbara E Thomas and Jill Fernie-Clarke
Conceptions of Inclusion and Inclusive Education: a Critical Examination of the Perspectives and Practices of Teachers in EnglandAlan Hodkinson and Chandrika Devarakonda
Lost Generation? New strategies for youth and educationPatrick Ainley
An analysis of Trainee Teachers’ use of Code-switching in the Bilingual Secondary Classroom: a case from WalesJessica Clapham
Why the post-1992 Welsh universities students aren’t engaging with ERASMUS (Study Abroad): A case study on UWIC’s Department of HumanitiesRussell Deacon
Volume 3(1) 2011Alan Hodkinson, Chris Wakeman, Steve Bartlett and Sue Warren
Responding to shifting landscapes: Educational authority and characters of lectureshipWill Curtis
Linking Learning to PracticeKathryn McFarlane
Sounding Good: Exploring the potential of audio feedbackSteve Dixon
Falling Through the Gaps: A comparison of the study skills used by A2 students and first year undergraduatesAnn Kenny
Niklas Luhmann: a systems view of education and school improvementDerek Bunyard
Volume 2(3) 2010Alan Hodkinson, Chris Wakeman, Steve Bartlett and Sue Warren
Internationalisation and the global dimension in the curriculumChrissie Dell and Margaret Wood
A Global Citizen of the skiesDaniel Brown and Natasha Neale
The rise and fall of creativity in English educationAshley Compton
Depicting young people by what they are not: conceptualisation and usage of NEET as a deficit labelHope Nudzor
On recognition and respect: Honneth, intersubjectivity and educationMark Murphy
Volume 2(2) 2010Alan Hodkinson, Chris Wakeman and Steve Bartlett
Enhancing pupil motivation through an alternative curriculum: Valuing youth-selected activitiesWendy Bignold
What is “policy”, a problem-solving definition or a process conceptualisation?Hope Nudzor
Teaching Portfolios and the Quality Enhancement Project in Higher EducationIain MacLaren and Timothy Murphy
Cultures of knowledge, learning and assessment: an encounter between two Education Studies programmesClaire Jones, Deborah Bell, Joanna Haynes, Keil Brown, Laura Joyce, Martin Stepney, Robert Sharman, Suanne Gibson and Suanne Gibson
Emotional Intelligence: towards a generic framework for the 21st centuryChris Wakeman
Despite Ourselves? Education Studies: between spirit and ‘passing on’Julian McDougall and Stephen Griffin
Education Studies and Employability: how do students and graduates define the subject and what do they perceive its vocational relevance to be?Alan Hodkinson
What Education Studies is and what it might bePatrick Ainley
Volume 2(1) 2009Alan Hodkinson, Emmanuel Mufti, Les Hankin, Lisa Murphy and Steve Bartlett
The working class and the state apparatuses in the UK and Venezuela: implications for educationMike Cole
Education students in Zambia – comparative education in actionDan Davies
Reconciling subjects and contexts: the case for a pragmatic primary curriculumJohn Smith
Science within the primary curriculum: a regional perspective on preparation to teachJohn Sharp and Rebecca Hopkin
Learning identities and characters of studentship: an alternative to learning stylesWill Curtis
Re-imaging the new educational professional: opportunities, challenges and consequences for Education StudiesDave Trotman and Hilary Dunphy
Alternative visions of learning: children’s learning experiences in the outdoorsTony Rea
Another school is possible: school reform in a neo-liberal ageTerry Wrigley
Volume 1(2) 2008Stephen Ward
Education studies and teacher educationStephen Ward
How different are we? Globalisation and the perceptions of leadership challenges in England and Hong KongMike Bottery
Transforming teacher education: professionalism for a changing worldPaul Morgan and Terry Wrigley
Volume 1(1) 2008John Sharp
The trouble with VAKJenny Byrne, John Sharp and Rob Bowker
An analysis of education studies undergraduate students’ perception of ICT: a case studyIoanna Palaiologou
Students’ participation in post-16 mathematics: a perspective from WalesRosemary Jones
Secular spiritual educationStephen Bigger
Legitimising foundation degrees: principles, practice and pedagogyClaire Taylor