I propose to commence doctoral study within the next year, with a provisional title of "Marking to fail or facilitating success: an investigation into approaches to assessment, focussing on the use of assessment criteria.
Publication: EDWARDS, Martyn, DARWENT, Dave and IRONS, Charly (2015). 'That blasted Facebook page': supporting trainee-teachers' professional learning through social media. Computers and Society, 45 (3), 420-426.
Working with the same collaborators I also carried out research into the embedding of Professional Standards into ITE.
I have researched how (or whether) teachers are trained to offer meaningful praise and recognition to learners and whether praise and recognition are significant in maintaining learner engagement. This lead to being designer and leader of a Faculty LTA Project on Praise and feedback in collaboration with Sheffield United Community Foundation, New College Pontefract and Birkdale School.
I carried out collaborative research and writing for BERA 2017 symposium: “University teacher education and teacher educators: trust, agency and leadership in changing systems”.
In 2017 I was a LEAD associate with a research project on modes and models of feedback and reward. This lead to further research with a Law and Criminology colleague investigating the impact in terms of specific and quantifiable learner development of using very specific feedback and guidance models.