Dawne Irving-Bell

Dawne Irving-Bell
Edge Hill University · The Centre for Learning and Teaching

PhD NTF PFHEA
"Founder of The National Teaching Repository. An OER platform with global reach and impact"

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Introduction
Dawne Irving-Bell, PhD, is a Reader in Teaching and Learning within the Centre for Learning and Teaching at Edge Hill University. To view Dawne's profile please visit: https://research.edgehill.ac.uk/en/persons/dawne-irving-bell
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June 2017 - present
Edge Hill University
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  • Lecturer
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  • Dawne is a Senior Lecturer in Teaching and Learning development. She is a SFHEA and in her current role leads on university-wide strategies to enhance student learning.

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Addressing the radical shift to online learning required an approach that would bring together those with the necessary authority to develop university-wide strategies and those who would effectively communicate these to ensure their implementation. This study evaluates the impact and lived experiences of one group of individuals, Institutional Lea...
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Despite its importance, student note taking is under-researched and under-theorised. Many studies are outdated, analysing pre-digital behaviour. Hence, we question whether earlier findings still apply (as does van der Meer, 2012). Although we find some innovations useful, such as collaborative note taking (Orndorff, 2015), much recent research is a...
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Dr Dawne Irving-Bell, Reader and Senior Learning and Teaching Fellow, Edge Hill University belld@edgehill.ac.uk Poster Presentation The National Teaching Repository: Promoting Pedagogy, Sharing Scholarship Abstract: Evidencing the impact of ‘SoTL’, the scholarship of teaching and learning, can be extremely difficult. This poster presentation...
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Set within the context of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), this chapter presents an overview of findings from my doctoral study that explored the personal teaching philosophies of students (pre-service teachers) training to become qualified teachers, with the intention of better understanding how my participant’s perception...
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Evidencing the impact of SoTL scholarship can be extremely difficult. In this article I explore this global phenomena and sharing an idea, I introduce the National Teaching Repository. The repository is a safe space where SoTL scholars can disseminate their learning and teaching pedagogical research and resources in a way that celebrates their prac...
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The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE), is an Advance HE award which celebrates and rewards excellence in collaborative approaches to innovation and demonstrable impact on teaching and learning. With examples from past CATE winners, this publication examines the what, why, how and who of the CATE in order to inspire aspiring CATE Te...
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Using Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach, and in particular the notion of the undivided life, to guide reflections through the process of collaborative autoethnography, we reflect on our lived experiences with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The central question being: How does Palmer’s idea of the undivided life enable SoTL scho...
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Using Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach, and in particular the notion of the undivided life, to guide reflections through the process of collaborative autoethnography, we reflect on our lived experiences with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The central question being: How does Palmer’s idea of the undivided life enable SoTL scho...
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The purpose of this research is to gain an understanding of the impact personal narratives have in influencing the construction of pre-service design and technology teachers' professional identity. Work presented explores how personal experiences impact on the personal development and pedagogical practices in relation to the subject they are traini...
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Abstract Negotiating Higher Education: Building confidence for Graduate Teaching Assistants an Institutional Approach Negotiating Higher Education can be a difficult and daunting experience, and this is of course is no less of an issue for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) than it is for any other category of student. Against a backdrop of neoli...
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Negotiating Higher Education (HE) can be a difficult, daunting experience for many students. In addition to helping them gain a qualification, Universities now face the added challenge of ensuring that students will develop professional, work-related competencies, skills, and attributes during their course of study. Given the wider social context o...
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In the context of curriculum change within English education, and beyond, this article explores the cultural historical roots of design and technology as an educational construct, distinct from design or engineering, which exist as career paths outside of the school curriculum. It is a position piece, drawing on literature from a wide range of sour...
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In the context of curriculum change within English education, and beyond, this article explores the cultural historical roots of design and technology as an educational construct, distinct from design or engineering, which exist as career paths outside of the school curriculum. It is a position piece, drawing on literature from a wide range of sour...
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Within the context of a booming increase in the senior population the authors assert that until recently technology and technological advances have largely ignored the ‘human factor’, with the ageing individual viewed as a malfunctioning machine whose diagnosed deficiencies and limitations must be overcome with the support of technological devices....
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Lectures are the bread and butter of teaching within Higher Education, and used effectively they can of course be wonderful, but sadly quite often because of poor delivery they can be dry and stale and consequently, particularly in recent years, their value has been called into question. This is the authors rationale behind the book which is expl...
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These AQA GCSE Design and Technology papers and boards specialist material areas units have been written to satisfy the specification for Paper 1 of the AQA 8552 Design and Technology GCSE. Each unit contains: PowerPoint slides for each topic, detailed lesson plans, learning objectives and outcomes, worksheets and homework activities with answers,...
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The Effective use of Social Media to Enhance Personalised Learning and Build Excellent Relationships with Students within Higher Education Otherwise known as ... Bring your best gif game!!! How does having fun on social media help to build excellent relationships with students?
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Using Twitter to develop our profiles as academics, to create genuine communities of practice and meaningful connections with the wider world. Within this presentation we explore through the use of Twitter we can develop our academic profiles, create genuine communities of practice and meaningful connections Dawne Irving-Bell @belld17 Sarah Wright...
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Let them loose! Social media allows students to inhabit their professional field before they graduate. Let us show you how letting your students loose on social media can lead to strong #digital_identity & #openness - a practical session with current case studies!
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According to Price et al (2012), studies have shown that assessment literacy improves students’ assessed performance especially in their desire to improve. However it is just as vital that staff as well as students are assessment literate, but just telling them about assessment is unlikely to be effective (Boud, 2009). This conference presentation...
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Full teacher support to accompany the Cambridge IGCSE® Design and Technology Student Book for syllabus 0445. These resources will enable teachers to use a structured approach to delivering the course, but will also allow them enough flexibility to teach in their own way, in the best way possible for their classroom context. Exam Board: Cambridge As...
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Induction supports students' transition into higher education alongside providing an introduction to their specific programme and place of study. Learners also require support at specific transition points, most notably between years of study where the academic level of learning outcomes increases, and more autonomous and independent learning is ex...
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Teachers’ knowledge of STEM education, their understanding, and pedagogical application of that knowledge is intrinsically linked to the subsequent effectiveness of STEM delivery within their own practice; where a teacher’s knowledge and understanding is deficient, the potential for pupil learning is ineffective and limited. Set within the context...
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In the continuing context of curriculum change within English education, this paper explores the cultural and historical roots of design and technology, as an educational construct, distinct from design or engineering, which exist as career paths outside of the school curriculum. It is a position piece, drawing on literature from a wide range of so...
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Prepare for the new Cambridge IGCSE® Design and Technology syllabus with the only title available on the market. The title follows a skills-building approach that links together the theory and practical parts of the syllabus to effectively build students’ key skills and knowledge, while also providing support and guidance for teachers. Exam Board:...
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Full teacher support to accompany the Cambridge IGCSE® Design and Technology Student Book for syllabus 0445. These resources will enable teachers to use a structured approach to delivering the course, but will also allow them enough flexibility to teach in their own way, in the best way possible for their classroom context. Exam Board: Cambridge As...
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With a growing number of conferences including poster presentations within their programmes, research posters are an increasingly popular way for scholars from a range of academic disciplines to disseminate their research. When presented in an effective visual format, the academic research poster has the potential to draw interested parties to enga...
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2018) Scoping potential future synergies; exploring simulation as pedagogic tool for inter-disciplinary learning. Scoping potential future synergies; exploring simulation as pedagogic tool for inter-disciplinary learning, 7/06/2018-8/06/2018, Edge Hill University. Abstract:
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Authored by Eileen Adams Agents of Change, as the title suggests, is a book that serves to explore how the author’s innovative initiatives have helped to shape government thinking, and subsequently have effected change art and design educators’ practice both in the UK and internationally. Published by Loughborough Design Press, this book sits wit...
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ABSTRACT The hierarchal status of academic disciplines, what defines valuable or legitimate knowledge and what should we teach our children is a topic of much debate. Amidst concerns of an academic decline, tackling the culture of low expectation and anti-intellectualism, the need to address social justice, and its by-product of cultural reproducti...
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Authored by Eileen Adams Agents of Change, as the title suggests, is a book that serves to explore how the author's innovative initiatives have helped to shape government thinking, and subsequently have effected change art and design educators' practice both in the UK and internationally. Published by Loughborough Design Press, this book sits withi...
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Working with contexts is a key component to design and technology activity and education. The most recent iteration of the national curriculum programme of study for design and technology, in England, sets out that children between the ages of 5 and 7 "should work in a range of relevant contexts" (DfE, 2013: 193); suggested contexts including "home...
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Invited Key Note address to City of Liverpool Design and Technology Teachers at the cross city subject specific INSET Day, 26th October 2016.
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Globally the supply of highly qualified STEM personnel is perceived as being vital in securing a countries' economic prosperity (Li 2014, Marginson et al 2013), but research suggests there are insufficient numbers studying STEM disciplines to meet demand (Stevenson 2014, Heitin 2014) fuelling concerns of an international STEM labour shortage (Mitch...
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Globally the supply of highly qualified STEM personnel is perceived as being vital in securing a countries' economic prosperity (Li 2014, Marginson et al 2013), but research suggests there are insufficient numbers studying STEM disciplines to meet demand (Stevenson 2014, Heitin 2014) fuelling concerns of an international STEM labour shortage (Mitch...
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Design and technology is recognised in many countries as a valuable subject in developing children's knowledge and skills about materials, as well as decision making through creative design processes. As such it makes a unique contribution to a child's general education and provides a foundation for future work with all forms of technology across p...
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Full teacher support to accompany the Cambridge IGCSE® Design and Technology Student Book for syllabus 0445. These resources will enable teachers to use a structured approach to delivering the course, but will also allow them enough flexibility to teach in their own way, in the best way possible for their classroom context. • Comprehensive coverag...
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Design and technology makes a unique contribution to a child's education, yet in England and Wales, the countries where the subject was first conceived, the subject faces a constant challenge to maintain itself as a subject of worth within both the primary and secondary age phase curriculum. Compounding issues surrounding its place within the curri...
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Prepare for the new Cambridge IGCSE® Design and Technology syllabus with the only title available on the market. The title follows a skills-building approach that links together the theory and practical parts of the syllabus to effectively build students’ key skills and knowledge, while also providing support and guidance for teachers. • Be fully...
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The supply of highly qualified scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians is perceived by governments globally as being vital in securing economic prosperity, but somewhere along the line pupils are being ‘switched off’, and disengage with the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) beyond compulsory schooling....
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Prepare for the new Cambridge IGCSE(R) Design and Technology syllabus with the only title available on the market. The title follows a skillsbuilding approach that links together the theory and practical parts of the syllabus to effectively build students' key skills and knowledge, while also providing support and guidance for teachers. * Be fully...
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This article charts the outcome of work currently being undertaken at Edge Hill University with students training to become teachers of STEM subjects and staff at PepsiCo's Skelmersdale plant. Please click here for access to more information and, where applicable, the full text to download: https://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/7948/
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This article charts the outcome of work currently being undertaken at Edge Hill University with students training to become teachers of STEM subjects and staff at PepsiCo's Skelmersdale plant. Please click here for access to more information and, where applicable, the full text to download: https://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/7948/
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The curriculum for Design and Technology in secondary schools in England and Wales has been under review. With policy makers questioning not only the position the subject occupies within the curriculum, but also the value Design and Technology holds. As a result, Design and Technology’s future, as a subject, is uncertain. Set against a background o...
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2015) Teacher perspectives on pedagogical modelling and explaining in design & technology: a Q Methodology study. Plurality and Complementarity of Approaches in Design and Technology Education, PATT29. pp. 268-279. ISSN 978-2-85399-994-6. Abstract: The demonstration has been a long-standing signature pedagogy and teaching style in design and techno...
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This article presents an innovative Key Stage 3 Design and Technology technological Textiles and Electronics project, tried and tested with over five hundred children in schools across the UK. Please click here for access to more information and, where applicable, the full text to download: https://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/6641/
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The curriculum for Design and Technology in secondary schools in England and Wales has been under review. With policy makers questioning not only the position the subject occupies within the curriculum, but also the value Design and Technology holds. As a result, Design and technology's future, as a subject, is uncertain. Set against a background o...
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In this study the preliminary findings from the first phase of a larger scale research project are presented. The work, designed to explore the potential utilisation of technology as a tool to enhance the attainment of male undergraduate students, is set within the context of Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Specifically, the study seeks to discove...
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This article presents an innovative Key Stage 3 Design and Technology technological Textiles and Electronics project, tried and tested with over five hundred children in schools across the UK. Please click here for access to more information and, where applicable, the full text to download: https://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/6641/
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Empowering the Learner; ensuring curriculum access for all. This poster presents a visual narrative of collaborative work undertaken in partnership with trainee, newly and recently qualified teachers, who seek to explore the potential of new and emergent technologies for use with learners. Pushing forward advances in the way we integrate and incorp...
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2014) Show-How Know-How Part Two; Theory and practice for demonstrating in design and technology. D&T Practice: The Design and Technology Publication for the Profession, 1. pp. Abstract: The demonstration is an important element of practical education, and in particular design and technology. So it is surprising to find that little has been written...
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Since the beginning of Design and Technology (D&T) in the English secondary school curriculum, the teaching of design has been identified as less effective than that of making. Research Questions: What are the experiences of pupils between the ages of 12 and 14 of design learning? Purpose of Study: In 2004 as part of the National Strategies, the D&...
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Supporting Student Transitions 14-19 is a practical guide also offering a unique contribution to the discourse on this important sector of education, increasingly afforded the attention it deserves. It will be an essential resource for trainee teachers, students of PCET, lecturers and teachers wanting to build upon their understanding of this group...
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Enhancing Student Attainment and Engagement through the use of Technology to Enhance Learning; Practical Ideas to Takeaway. The rationale for this workshop is to enable delegates to have the opportunity to explore the potential of several Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) strategies for themselves, with the specific intention of enabling them to h...
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In everyday life we all make judgments about many things. These may be simple things like which clothes to wear or which car parking space to use when we arrive at work. Assessment, which involves making judgments, is also a fundamental part of educational life. Education has learning at its core and uses assessment as a measure to determine if lea...
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In September's edition of D&T Practice (Issue 3.2012) David Wooff and I wrote about how staff were working with trainees on the Design and Technology BSc Initial Teacher Training course, using the notion of 'Design Fiction' as a catalyst for their design work, to explore the effective employment of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) such as the use...
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In September's edition of D&T Practice (Issue 3.2012) David Wooff and I wrote about how staff were working with trainees on the Design and Technology BSc Initial Teacher Training course, using the notion of 'Design Fiction' as a catalyst for their design work, to explore the effective employment of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) such as the use...
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2013) Show-How Know-How Part One; Theory and practice for demonstrating in design and technology. D&T Practice: The Design and Technology Publication for the Profession, 3. pp. Abstract: The demonstration is an important element of practical education, and in particular design and technology. So it is surprising to find that little has been written...
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Design and Technology has long held a controversial place on the school curriculum, with some arguing that it shouldn't be there at all. The (Continuing) Gender Debate presents and questions considered arguments and judgements, it encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to think more deeply about th...
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How to be a Brilliant FE Teacher is a straightforward, friendly guide to being an effective and innovative teacher in post-compulsory education. Focussing on practical advice drawn from the author's extensive and successful personal experience of both teaching and training teachers, it offers sound guidance, underpinned by the latest research, theo...
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The second volume of the Compendium of effective practice includes a wide range of contributions each focusing on enhancing student engagement and belonging within higher education. Please click here for access to more information and, where applicable, the full text to download: https://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/6262/

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Executive function refers to ‘higher-level’ cognitive processes that exert top-down regulation of ‘lower-level’ cognitive processes to support flexible and adaptive goal-directed behaviour (Alvarez & Emory, 2006). Given that working memory, response inhibition and task shifting are the three key tenets of executive function (Miyake et al., 2000), it is not difficult to appreciate how executive function is crucial to effective learning in a classroom environment. Research has highlighted a key role of executive function development in childhood academic performance (Blair & Razza, 2007), however functional gains in executive function have been demonstrated into early adulthood (Luca et al., 2010). Therefore, at an age when many decide to enrol in higher education programmes, the area of the brain implicated in executive function, the prefrontal cortex (PFC), may still be developing. Engagement of executive function can be assessed via analysing cerebral perturbations in the PFC (Perrey & Besson, 2018) and via prefrontal-dependent cognition testing (Miyake et al., 2000). Research has highlighted the potential for moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity to increase PFC activation (Rooks, Thom, McCully, & Dishman, 2010). If executive function is important to goal-directed behaviour in the classroom as described above, is it possible to ‘boost’ executive function (i.e., PFC activity) through exercise to aid learning? Research has yet to focus on the transient effects of exercise on executive function and educational outcomes. University lectures can be hours long with little interactive learning involved. This environment provides ample opportunity to assess the impact of engaging executive function through exercise on learning. As such, the overarching goal of this research is to assess the role of exercise in ‘boosting’ executive function and improving subsequent knowledge retention and self-reported engagement among higher education undergraduate students.