Ross Morrison McGillUniversity of Cambridge | Cam · Faculty of Education
Ross Morrison McGill
Conducting static social media network analysis maps of education politicians...
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Ross is working towards becoming an EdD candidate at the University of Cambridge. His initial line of enquiry is to understand "How social media influences education policy in England?" Ross is a published author of 8 teaching books and has been a teacher for 25 years. He is currently training teachers all over the world and in 2008, created @TeacherToolkit - one of the most influential blogs on education in the U.K. which is used by teachers in 170 countries.
September 2014 - August 2017
- Deputy Headteacher
- Deputy Headteacher from September 2014 – August 2017; responsible for teaching and learning; CPD; appraisal; initial teacher training and eLearning. Ross supported the school transition into a new £35M building; two difficult OfSTED inspections.
October 2011 - August 2014
Greig City Academy
- Assistant Vice Principal
- Responsible for Teaching and Learning; CPD; Appraisal and Initial Teacher Training. I arrived at GCA under difficult circumstances. I am grateful for the inspirational Mr. Paul Sutton OBE for the opportunity to work for him.
September 2008 - August 2011
The Crest Academies
- Assistant Headteacher
- Responsible for whole-school teaching and learning, professional development, appraisal and ICT infrastructure. The was one of London's national challenge schools...
Aim: To examine resilience in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning within an ecological model, identifying the psychological processes associated with resilient, and non-resilient learning to develop a framework for promoting STEM resilience. Sample and method: From a sample of secondary-school students (n = 4,936),...
This paper evaluates one of 22 Social Media Network Analysis (SMNA) reports completed between March and May 2021. The research uses a micro-sociological perspective to look closer at the phenomenology of an individual’s use of Twitter. Using NodeXL, I have conducted a social media network analysis using Twitter to investigate the topology network...
(This research is a case study which has not been peer-reviewed and requires a broader range of literature review. It is shared here for feedback to help inform future thinking.) This case study used a static social media network analysis (SMNA) to investigate the #CloseTheSchools hashtag on Twitter over a 9-day period from 11th November 2020 to 2...
This literature review builds upon two previous papers. A connection between initial research enquiry, evaluating how teachers use social media and how this enables teacher voice, and what, if any of this activism online, influences teacher autonomy across England. The particular focus of this paper is how Twitter technology has bridged the gap bet...
This literature review is an autoethnographic account of my life as a teacher-blogger. The aim is to capture “How we understand and interpret the ways that people talk about themselves as consequences for where we locate the burden of social justice” (Holland and Thomson, 2009) and the critical moments (or “fatefulness” (Giddens 1991); sharing thre...
In this [updated] literature review, I aim to interpret and synthesise published work on social media. My rationale for doing so is to build upon the previous body of work which aimed to highlight how teacher agency has been empowered (or not) through the use of social media. >>> Taken this a step further, I would like to question if social media h...
In this literature review, I aim to interpret and synthesise published work on social media. My rationale for doing so is to build upon the previous body of work which aimed to highlight how teacher agency has been empowered (or not) through the use of social media. >>> Taken this a step further, I would like to question if social media has provid...
This is my first attempt at a literature review as I prepare for my doctoral upgrade. I am exploring three themes: Teacher voice, social media and both their influence on education policy. My literature reviews will be divided into three strands: 1. Teacher Agency 2. Technology 3. Politics Some argue that teacher agency is a neglected area of edu...
This is my first attempt at articulating my research proposal and methodology for my EdD upgrade (end of year 1 part-time). I have a long way to go to define terms and fields of enquiry; I also need to complete much more in terms of reading and literature reviews, narrow the research and prepare for the end of year 2 upgrade. So, I expect this subm...
This is my first attempt at articulating my 10-year social media journey and how I have observed my use and others, and any influence on education dialogue. This is currently without a research methodology and/or framework/focus. I will publish this in August 2019.
The UCL Verbal Feedback Project aims to explore the impact of verbal feedback approaches on outcomes for disadvantaged students in years 7 and 8, particularly in terms of student engagement (including written, non-verbal and verbal responses). The project will contribute to the research base around verbal feedback and also explore the implications...
Social media is also replacing the traditional methods of professional development. Free online networks, provide support to thousands of teachers across the world. With one click, an informal conversation leads to a grassroots teacher-development event and sooner or later, the digital-savvy educator can curate 500 people, congregating into one roo...
The aim of this report is to record and evaluate the development and testing of an artefact. This artefact is a variety of signs used as a teaching strategy, to produce a classroom resource, which has been designed, tested and produced in a British secondary school. This has been completed using lesson observations to improve teaching and learning....
The current goal is to prepare for upgrade by the end of year 3 (part-time) which is soon approaching and become a registered doctoral candidate. Currently, I am refining my research question, methodology and philosophical approach.