Dr Gail Edwards
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6591
- Address: Room 1.59 KGVI
School of ECLS
King George VI Building
Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
I taught in schools in the north-east of England then worked as an LEA advisory teacher before joining the university in September 2003.
Roles and Responsibilities
Degree Programme Director
- MA Education Research
- PGCE Primary Humanities (History, Geography, RE).
- EDU8399 Education Research Dissertation (MA Ed Res)
- EDU1001 Education, Schooling, Children and Society
- EDU 1005 The History of Western Education
BA (Hons) Education
- The philosophy of the social sciences and research methodology (especially critical realism)
- Teacher education and pedagogy (especially critical and Vygotskian perspectives)
- The sociology and history of education (especially critical and Marxist perspectives)
- Co-founding member of TrEE (Transformative Education for Equity)
- Associate member of CfLaT (Centre for Learning and Teaching)
I undertake doctoral and masters supervision: Please email me if you seek a supervisor in the research areas listed above.
Keynote speaker: Fifth International Conference on Critical Education (ICCE) in Wroclaw, Poland, June 2015.
Invited speaker at North East People’s Assembly Stand Up for Education (SUFE), Northern Stage 1st November 2014.
Invited speaker: Anglia Ruskin University Critical Education and Justice (CEJ) seminar series 2013/14, 6th November 2013.
Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS)
- Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal (NISR 38):Teaching education for social justice to student teachers on a one year PGCE course: how effective is transformative teaching in the current political and social climate? (PI: Dr Hanneke Jones).
ERASMUS+ Project Internal Consultant (PI Dr Heather Smith) BH149512: Interactive
dual language immersive learning space.
I teach on the following modules and courses:
- EDU8399 Education Research Dissertation
- HSS8007 Introduction to the Nature of Explanation and Enquiry
- EDU1001 Education, Schooling, Children and Society (2015-)
- EDU1005 The History of Western Education (2015-)
- EDU3001 Social Justice and Education (2017-)
- EDU 8001 The Reflective Practitioner
- Non-modular PGCE Primary Humanities (History and Geography) and Professional Studies
- Edwards G. The schooling of teachers in England: Rescuing pedagogy. In: Rasinski, L; Hill, D; Skordoulis, K, ed. Marxism and Education: International Perspectives on Theory and Action. New York, NY, USA: Taylor and Francis, 2018, pp.20-34.
- Edwards G, Canaan J. Radical, critical and Marxist education in neoliberal Britain. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies 2015, 13(3), 71-96.
- Edwards G. Pre-service teachers' growth as practitioners of developmentally appropriate practice: a Vygotskian analysis of constraints and affordances in the English context. European Journal of Teacher Education 2014, 37(1), 4-17.
- Edwards G. Standpoint theory, realism and the search for objectivity in the sociology of education. British Journal of Sociology of Education 2014, 35(2), 167-184.
- Blake A, Edwards G. From "Hope & Glory" to "Waterloo Road": mediating discourses of 'crises' surrounding schools and schooling in British television drama, 1999-2011. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 2013, 34(3), 784-789.
- Blake A, Edwards G. Creativity in History and the Humanities. In: Newton L.D, ed. Creativity for a New Curriculum : 5-11. London: Routledge, 2012, pp.80-93.
- Edwards G. The Past and Future Inside the Present: Dialectical Thinking and the Transformation of Teaching. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies 2011, 9(2), 43-55.
- Edwards G, Thomas G. Can Reflective Practice be Taught?. Educational Studies 2010, 36(4), 403-414.
- Blake A, Edwards G, Newton DP, Newton LD. Some Students' Conceptions of Creativity in Primary School History. International Journal of Historical Learning Teaching and Research 2010, 9(2), 15-24.
- Edwards G. [Book review] Thomas, G. 'Education and theory: strangers in paradigms' (Maidenhead, Open University Press, 2007). British Educational Research Journal 2007, 33(5), 808-810.
- Edwards G, Blake A. Disciplining the practice of creative inquiry: The suppression of difference in teacher education. International Journal of Research and Method in Education 2007, 30(1), 33-55.
- Higgins S, Wall K, Baumfield V, Hall E, Leat D, Woolner P, Clark J, Edwards G, Falzon C, Jones H, Lofthouse R, Miller J, Moseley D, McCaughey C, Mroz M. Learning to Learn in Schools Phase 3 Evaluation: Year Two Report. London: Campaign for Learning, 2006.
- Hall E, Leat D, Wall K, Higgins S, Edwards G. Learning to Learn: Teacher Research in the Zone of Proximal Development. Teacher Development 2006, 10(2), 149-166.
- Higgins S, Wall K, Falzon C, Hall E, Leat D, Baumfield V, Clark J, Edwards G, Jones H, Lofthouse R, Moseley D, Miller J, Murtagh L, Smith F, Smith H, Woolner P. Learning to Learn in Schools Phase 3 Evaluation Year One Final Report. London: Campaign for Learning, 2005.
- Edwards G. Researching Thinking Skills Strategies in a Primary School: challenging technical-rationalist orthodoxies of learning?. Educational Action Research 2005, 13(2), 213-235.
- Baumfield VM, Butterworth M, Edwards G. The impact of the implementation of thinking skills programmes and approaches on teachers. University of London, UK: Research Evidence in Education Library: : EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, 2005.