Dr Iain Jones


Position: Senior Lecturer in Education Studies
Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2470)
Email: Iain.Jones@newman.ac.uk

Profile

Iain Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies in the School of Education at Newman University. He has taught at Newman since 2008. Prior to this he worked in further education as a lecturer, Access to HE Coordinator and Assistant Head of Department and as an Education Development Coordinator in higher education. His research interests relate to widening participation and different forms of curriculum development.

 

Qualifications

EdD: University London, Institute of Education (2017)

MEd: Continuing Education (University of Warwick,1991)

PGCE: (University of Manchester,1983)

BA (Hons): Politics (University of Nottingham,1981)

 

Teaching Interests

Module Leader for

  • ESU504 Education Systems and Social Change
  • ESU507 Learning Journeys
  • ESU520 Critical Enquiries: Educational Research and Practice
  • ESU603 Equality and Diversity
  • MT744 Professional Enquiry
  • MT750 Dissertation

 

Research Interests

  • Collaborative methods of qualitative research
  • Critical analysis of widening participation
  • Critical pedagogy and curriculum design
  • ‘Student experience’ and higher education

 

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Association for Research in Post-Compulsory Education
  • ESREA : European Society for Research in the Education of Adults
  • SCUTREA: Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults
  • SRHE: Society for Research into Higher Education
  • UALL: Universities Association for Lifelong Learning

 

External Roles

  • External Examiner BA (Hons) Education Studies Trinity St Davids, Swansea. 2012-16
  • External Examiner MA Education and Professional Masters Programme Bath Spa University. 2017
  • Reviewer for London Review of Education, Pastoral Care in Education, and Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning.

 

Publications (Books)

Jones, I. (2004) ‘Transitions and transformations: Conceptualising learners’ contributions to active citizenship through learning careers and communities of practice’ in K. Mundel and D. Schugurensky, (eds) Lifelong Citizenship Learning, Participatory Democracy and Social Change. Toronto: OISE, Transformative Learning Centre.

Jones, I. (2001) ‘What are the differences? Sites for developing knowledge, skills, and self- understanding for active citizenship’ in ESREA (eds) Wider Benefits of Learning: Understanding and Monitoring the Consequences of Adult Learning. Lisbon, Portugal: Xativa Universidade Lusofona.

Jones, I. (1999) ‘Reflecting on Practice: Making Our Experience Count’ in P. Alheit and D.Peining (eds) Assessment of Prior Learning: European Perspectives. Bremen: ERILL.

 

Publications (Journal Articles)

Jones, I. (2010) ‘Senses of belonging and fitting in? Affinities and emergent identities’ Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 12:2, pp 23-35.

Hyland, C., Brotherton, G., Jones, I. and Potter, T. (2010) ‘Young People’s Services in an age of Neoliberalism’ Social Change Review, Issue 2, pp 189-206

Jones, I. (2004) ‘What Works and in What Ways? The Contributions of Mentoring Towards Diversity, Progression and Achievement’, Innovative Learning in Action, 2, pp 17-22.

 

Publications (Mainstream Articles)

Jones, I. (2004) ‘Ways of learning from developments in policy’, Adults Learning, NIACE, October 2004.

 

Publications (Conference Papers)

Jones, I. (2016) ‘Re-constructing a typology and re-imagining the limitations and possibilities of restricted, reformist and expansive narratives of widening participation in England’. Paper presented at the 2016 triennial conference of European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA), 8-11 September 2016, Maynooth University, Ireland.

Jones, I. (2016) ‘ Re-constructing a typology of restricted, reformist and expansive narratives of widening participation in higher education in England - and why it may matter’. Paper presented at the X annual conference of the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA), 5-7 July 2016, University of Leicester.

Jones, I. (2015) Piecing together a bricolage: Re-constructing narratives of widening participation in higher education, UCL/Institute of Education Doctoral School Summer Conference, 18 June 2015.

Jones, I. (2014) Narratives of widening participation and interviews with policy actors: questions and dilemmas, BERA HE SIG seminar, Institute of Education, University of London, 21 May 2014.

Jones, I. (2013) Discourses of ‘the student experience’ and engagement within a higher education institution: a critical ethnography’, Institute of Education Doctoral School Summer Conference, 13 June 2013.

Jones, I. (2012) Critical pedagogy and its place within an undergraduate Education Studies curriculum, Open University , Widening Participation Conference on Discourses of Inclusion in Higher Education, 24 April 2012.

Jones, I. (2012) Research – The Next Generation: Critical pedagogy and a place within an undergraduate Education Studies curriculum? British Conference of Undergraduate Research, University of Warwick, 20 March 2012.

Jones, I. (2011) The construction of professional identities and practices within discourses of widening participation in HE, CREST , Education, Research & Professional Practice Seminar, 5 September 2011.

Jones, I. (2011) Professional identities and practices within discourses of widening participation in HE, Doctoral School Summer Conference, Institute of Education, University of London, 23 June 2011.

Jones, I. and Trotman, D. (2010) Widening participation: Institutional research and learning through dialogue, Annual Conference of the Sociology and Social Work , Department of Lucian Blaga University Sibiu, Romania, 15th-16th October 2010.

Jones, I. (2010) Being creative in understanding what we have and what more we need to know: A reflection on using and developing creative methods for institutional research in understanding student experiences’, Research in Education for Active Learning (REAL) Conference, University of Gloucestershire, 16 June 2010.

Jones, I. (2009) Exploring the insights into the expectations, needs and experiences of first year undergraduate students in Education Studies through collaborative action research, Higher Education Academy (HEA) Seminar, Newman University, 11 November 2009

Jones, I. (2009) Senses of belonging and fitting in? Affinities and emergent identities, British Education Studies Association Annual Conference (BESA) Conference, Staffordshire University, 2-3 July 2009.

Jones. I. (2008) Access Pathways: Learners’ Voices’ , AimHigher Research Network NW Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 1 July 2008

Jones, I. (2007) Listening to the voices of learners: intended and unintended policy outcomes, Education in a Changing Environment , 4th Annual Conference, University of Salford, Salford, 13 September 2007

 

Projects

2009: Co-ordinator of Education Professional Studies contribution to HEA Widening Participation seminar series ( £1,000)

2003-04 Project Co-ordinator, MOLIE: Mentoring On Line In Europe. Trans European Socrates/Grundtvig 1 European Co-operation Project, European Commission. Project based in UK with three further partners in Lithuania, Spain and Sweden (Overall budget of 350,000 Euro).

2001-03 Project Co-ordinator, CALAM: Citizens And Learners As Mentors. Trans European Socrates/Grundtvig 1 European Co-operation Project. Project based in UK with three further partners in Czech Republic, Lithuania and Sweden (Overall budget of 344,700 Euro).

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