Dr James Stanfield
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 07966 865 860
- Address: SOLE Central
B83 King George VI Building
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Together with Professor James Tooley and Professor Pauline Dixon, I helped to set up the E.G. West Centre in 2002, a research centre dedicated to generating knowledge and understanding about how markets and self organising systems work in education and which institutions and regulatory frameworks best allow education to flourish. My PhD research focused on the growth of private schools for the poor in Kenya and how this development relates to the United Nations concept of the right to education. More recently, I have played a leading role in setting up SOLE Central and I'm now working with Professor Sugata Mitra and colleagues across ECLS and Open Lab on numerous research projects relating to Self Organised Learning Environments (SOLE). I have also been responsible for the ongoing development of the School in the Cloud web platform and maintaining relationships with key partners including TED and Microsoft.
Together with Dixon, Tooley and Mitra I have taught on the MA International Development and Education for several years and I'm also the Technology and Development pathway leader on the MA Education: International Perspectives. In 2015 I launched a new module titled Foundations in Technology Enhanced Learning and I'm currently working with colleagues in Open Lab to develop a more open and connected version of EDU8213 - The Future of Learning. In 2015 I also played a leading role in the development and launch of the the new BA (Hons) Education and Im currently responsible for the development and delivery of six modules across all three stages.
Since 2015 I have also been the lead education consultant on the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) - a £30 million competitive challenge fund in Tanzania which provides grants to organisations driving innovative approaches which aim to improve the quality, value-for-money, and sustainability of basic services in education, health and water, sanitation and hygiene.
- self organising systems and emergent behaviour in education
- education as a spontaneous order
- entrepreneurship, the profit motive and inclusive business models in education
- next generation assessments and qualifications
- educational freedom and the right of parents to choose
- the role of technology in all of the above
James is currently supervising several Masters and PhD students.
Module leader: EDU1002 - International Development
Module leader: EDU1006 - Education in Developing Countries
Module leader: EDU2002 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education
Module leader: EDU2004 - Technology and the Future of Learning
Module leader: EDU8211 - Education Policy and Entrepreneurship for Development
Module leader: EDU8225 - Foundations of Technology Enhanced Learning
Module leader: EDU8226 - Developing Research-Informed Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning
- Mitra S, Kulkarni S, Stanfield J. Learning at the Edge of Chaos: Self-Organising Systems in Education. In: Lees, HE; Noddings, N, ed. The Palgrave International Handbook of Alternative Education. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp.227-239.
- Stanfield J. Affordable learning: transforming education at the bottom of the pyramid. In: Pauline Dixon, Steve Humble and Chris Counihan, ed. Handbook of International Development and Education. Cheltenham, Gloucester, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2015, pp.131-148.
- Stanfield JB. Profit in education, not a dirty word. IoD Big Picture 2012, (Winter), 5.
- Stanfield J. The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid in Education. In: Stanfield, J, ed. The Profit Motive in Education - Continuing the Revolution. London: Institute of Economic Affairs, 2012, pp.96-119.
- Stanfield J, ed. The Profit Motive in Education: Continuing the Revolution. London: Institute of Economic Affairs & Profile Books, 2012.
- Stanfield J. A freedom-based approach. Economic Affairs 2010, 30(2), 87-87.
- Stanfield J. Education for All - A Freedom Based Approach. In: Elliott, Fourali, and Issler, ed. Education and Social Change: Connecting Local and Global Perspectives. Continuum Books, 2010.
- Stanfield JB. Education for All by 2015: A Freedom Based Approach (pdf). E.G. West Centre Working Paper 2010, 1-13.
- Stanfield J. The Broken University: What is seen and what is not seen in the UK higher education sector. Adam Smith Institute, 2010.
- Stanfield J. The rise and fall of for-profit libraries. Economic Affairs 2010, 30(3), 95-95.
- Stanfield J. Why not Tesco schools, Sir Terry?. Economic Affairs 2010, 30(1), 105.
- Stanfield J. Ban all political interference with university tuition fees. Economic Affairs 2009, 29(4), 100.
- Stanfield J. Privatise all business and law schools. Economic Affairs 2009, 29(3), 107.
- Stanfield J. The Introduction of Free Primary Education in Kenya. In: James, V., Etim, J.S, ed. Educational Reform in Africa: Essays on Curriculum, Libraries, Counseling, and Grade Levels. Lampeter, UK: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009, pp.209-224.
- Stanfield J. The profit motive in education. Economic Affairs 2009, 29(2), 90.
- Stanfield J. The rise and fall of human capital theory. Economic Affairs 2009, 29(1), 100.
- Stanfield J. Africa's great leap backward. Economic Affairs 2008, 28(3), 76.
- Stanfield J. Another hole in the wall. Economic Affairs 2008, 28(2), 91.
- Stanfield J. Crowding out in education. Economic Affairs 2008, 28(4), 84.
- Tooley J, Dixon P, Stanfield J. Impact of Free Primary Education in Kenya: A Case Study of Private Schools in Kibera. Educational Management, Administration & Leadership 2008, 36(4), 449-469.
- Stanfield J. The secret history of higher education in the USA. Economic Affairs 2008, 28(1), 79-.
- Stanfield J. For-profit charities in education. Economic Affairs 2007, 27(4), 83.
- Stanfield J. Market-based management in education. Economic Affairs 2007, 27(1), 88.
- Stanfield J, Tooley J. Private Universities around the World. In: de Burgh, Fazackerley, A; Black, A, ed. Can the Prizes Still Glitter? The Future of British Universities in a Changing World. Buckingham: The University of Buckingham Press, 2007.
- Stanfield J. The Austrian economics of education. Economic Affairs 2007, 27(2), 100-.
- Stanfield J. The Broken University. Economic Affairs 2007, 27(3), 101-.
- Stanfied J. The Right to Choose: Yes Prime Minister!: Road Map to Reform: Education. London: Adam Smith Institute, 2007.
- Stanfield J. For-profit 'faireducation' comprehensive schooling. Economic Affairs 2006, 26(4), 81-81.
- Stanfield J. Free to choose: Yes, Prime Minister. Economic Affairs 2006, 26(3), 79-79.
- Tooley J, Stanfield J. Market Solutions for British Education. In: Roy, S., Clarke. J, ed. Margaret Thatcher's Achievement: How it Happened and What it Meant. London and New York: Continuum Books, 2006, pp.135-152.
- Stanfield J. Seldon's charge. Economic Affairs 2006, 26(1), 72-72.
- Stanfield J. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) on education. Economic Affairs 2006, 26(2), 80-80.
- Stanfield J. Adam Smith on education. Economic Affairs 2005, 25(2), 56.
- Tooley J, Stanfield J. Editorial: 'Education for all' through privatisation?. Economic Affairs 2004, 24(4), 2-3.
- Tooley J, Dixon P, Stanfield J. Delivering Better Education: market solutions to education. London: Adam Smith Institute, 2003. Adam Smith Institute Better Education Project 1902737407.
- Tooley J, Stanfield J. Government Failure: E.G. West on Education. London, UK: Institute of Economic Affairs, 2003.