Readings

  1. Fisher, K. and C. Newton (2014). "Transforming the twenty-first-century campus to enhance the net-generation student learning experience: using evidence-based design to determine what works and why in virtual/physical teaching spaces." Higher Education Research & Development 33(5): 903–920.

    In exploring the 21st Century, Fisher and Newton are interested in how mobile communications are changing the way people communicate, collaborate, create and transfer knowledge and how this has the capacity to reshape education campus learning environments.  Going forward, they are interested in evidence-based approaches.

  2. Greany, T. and C. Brown (2015). Partnerships between teaching schools and universities: research report. London, Institute of Education

    Greany and Brown’s research looks at how four teaching schools in contemporary UK and their alliances working in partnership with universities and they analyse what the anticipated benefits are and what is the evidence of impact so far.

  3. Robertson, A. (1992). "Schools and Universities in the Training of Teachers: The Demonstration School Experiment 1890 to 1926." British Journal of Educational Studies 40(4): 361-378.

    In this extensive literature review, Robertson discusses the early inception of the demonstration school in the United Kingdom and England during the early 1900s.

  4. Smith, W. V. (1928). "The Function and the Value of a Demonstration School." The Elementary School Journal 29(4): 267-272.

    Smith’s article is one of the first analyses of a demonstration school in action and how it faced the conundrums regarding experimentation, curriculum-making and various degrees of innovative practice.

  5. West, R. J. (1925). "Teacher-training through a demonstration school." The Elementary School Journal: 619-625. 

    Closely aligning with Smith, West’s work looks not simply at the demonstration school but the tensions that are negotiated in implementing teacher-training programs on site.

Areas of study and research

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