Research Output per year
My work focuses on the development of innovative pedagogies and research methodologies (including visual approaches) that facilitate effective talk about learning (metacognition). I am interested in the development and exploration of democratic spaces where learners can talk about their experiences of learning.
I have worked extensively in partnership with teachers of all ages and stages, using practitioner enquiry approachesand have a growing interest in how tools with pedagogic and methodological origins can be used to support theorised practice. I have used the same ideas when working under a 'students as researchers' or student voice heading with children as young as 4. I am interested in methodologies for gathering learners’ views on experience, curriculum and learning. I am particularly interested in how visual approaches can facilitate voice with young children – I often think we have not been asking children their opinion or to participate in appropriate ways. I am interested in generating knowledge of ethical practice for eliciting voice within a democratic community and to do this, particularly with young children, then I think we need to look to more creative methods and practices for supporting the level of participation and ensuring authentic voice.
Doctor of Philosophy, Newcastle University
Associate Editor, International Journal of Student Voice1 Sep 2015 → …
Deputy Editor, International Journal of Educational Research1 Jan 2013 → …
- Practitioner Enquiry
- Innovative Pedagogies
- Visual Methodology
- Metacognition/Thinking Skills
- Professional Learning
- Enquiry-Based approaches
- Democratic Education
- Ethical Process
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Building a bridge between pedagogy and methodology: emergent thinking on notions of quality in practitioner enquiryWall, K., 23 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Scottish Educational Review.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Activity: Other activity types › Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation