Chris Wakeman

Chris Wakeman

After eleven year's in engineering, Chris retrained as a secondary school teacher during the 1980s and went on to spend seven years in schools. In 1996 Chris was appointed as an MoD lecturer and head of mathematics at RAF Cosford before moving into higher education as a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. After four years Chris moved on to Staffordshire University in the role of Curriculum Development Manager and spent time at the University of derby as Learning experience Manager before returning to Wolverhampton earlier this year. Chris was chair of the British Education Studies Association (BESA) during 2008 and is currently the joint Managing Editor of the Innovative Practice in Higher education journal and a member of the editorial team for EducationalFutures, the online BESA journal.

The Innovative Use of Screencasts in Higher Education

Screencasting, or video screen capture, has become a popular and convenient practice that is integrated into many learning activities and provides an effective platform for sharing information and ideas. This reflective paper describes and analyses the innovative use of the screencasting technique in contemporary Higher Education. The research approach adopted…

Emotional Intelligence: towards a generic framework for the 21st century

Emotional Intelligence (EI) has become an important concept in the Higher Education (HE) setting, particularly in the context of the ongoing debate regarding assessment and how students with differing levels of EI may respond to a range of assessment methods. This paper explores the evolution of the Emotional Intelligence concept…