Before entering the education sector, Richard co-founded and worked as IT Director for ECEurope.com, an award winning B2B eMarketplace, which was highlighted by Time Magazine as one of Europe’s hottest tech firms. Since working at ECeurope.com, Richard has spent 15 years delivering eLearning; undergraduate media modules; and a range of education studies undergraduate and postgraduate modules at Newman University. A selected list of published academic articles and papers whilst working at Newman can be found below.
Richard has now left full time teaching to focus on his executive committee role at the BESA as Web Site Lead and his education doctorate at Bournemouth University. Richard’s doctoral research focuses on postgraduate educational practitioners’ attitudes towards technology, to uncover conditions for transforming dispositional technology beliefs within their study and practice.
Research Interests: Digital Technology; Digital Literacy; Ideology; Reflexivity; Employability; Critical Discourse Analysis; Poststructuralism; Biographical Research
- Sanders, R. (2018) ‘Dimensions and complexities of togetherness and ‘voice’: Perspectives from a Pilot Study on Postgraduate Attitudes and Beliefs Towards Technology (Symposium Contribution)’, ESREA Conference: ‘Togetherness’ and its Discontents, Italy 1-4 March. COREP – SAA, Torino.
- Sanders, R. & Dixon, S. (2018) ‘Key Concept: Technology’ in Trotman, D., Willoughby, R. & Lees, H. (eds.) Education Studies: The Key Concepts. Abingdon: Routledge.
- Ward, H. & Sanders, R. (2017) ‘Then and now: Challenging the Reproduction of Values in the Secondary Curriculum: A Critical, Reflective Commentary on Practitioner Dispositions’, TEAN Journal, 9 (2), pp.86-96.
- Sanders, R. & Richmond, H. (2014) ‘Mickey Mouse Learning: Discourses of the Vocational/Technical in Higher Education’, Third Education and Employers Taskforce Research Conference: Exploring School to Work Transitions in International Perspectives, United Kingdom 23rd January. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London.
- McDougall, J. and Sanders, R. (2012) ‘Critical (Media) Literacy and the Digital: Towards Sharper Thinking’, Journal of Media Literacy, 59 (2-3), pp.8-21