Dr James Stanfield
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 07966 865 860
- Address: B83 King George VI Building
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Newcastle Upon Tyne
James is a Lecturer in Education and his research interests include: complexity theory and self organising systems in education and the potential of digital innovations to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals in education. His current research is looking into a) the impact of introducing SOLE’s in schools and day care centres in Moldova, Ukraine and Romania and b) the sustainability of edtech innovations in Tanzania.
James is the Module Leader for ‘EDU8213 - The Future of Learning’ and EDU8228 'Investigating Technology Enhanced Learning' and is the pathway leader for the MA Education: International Perspectives (Technology in Education). In 2015 James also played a leading role in the development and launch of the the new BA (Hons) Education.
Since 2015 James has been the lead education consultant on the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) - a DfID £40 million challenge fund in Tanzania, where he has led on identifying lessons and the development of case studies relating to the Principles for Digital Development. Download the report Digital Innovation for Social Change: Principles into Practice (2018) and related case studies. This consultancy work has also led to additional research funding.
James was Chair of the University Task and Finish Group on Learning Analytics from 2017-2018 and he is also a member of the steering group for NUTELA - Newcastle University Advocates for Technology Enhanced Learning.
James is currently helping to supervise the following PhD students:
- Yang Du - Language Policy in SOLE: How Chinese Students Co-construct Language Policy while Learning English in SOLE
- Fatma Otain - Future of Learning: A Case Study of the Implementation of SOLE in a Saudi Primary School
- Sally Rix - How do English Secondary schools appropriate SOLE?
- Leonidia Lymperi - Self Organised Learning Environments (SOLE) and EFL proficiency attainment in primary schools operating in remote areas of Greece.
- Gopalkrishnan Iyer - The effectiveness of the Right to Education (RTE) Act in Delphi India
- Lia Cacheiro Quintas - factors Influencing Student Persistance, Continuity or Dropout of Non-Traditional Adult Workers in Online Non-Regulated English Courses in Spain.
- Eddy Bannerman-wood - Stakeholders’ perceptions of the work of the nonacademic middle manager in two universities in Ghana.
- Malik Hamed Saif Al Zakwani - Developing Proficiency in the Context of English as a Foreign language Learning in a Foreign Language Centre in Oman: An Action Research of the Application of a SOLE Pedagogy.
- Shatha Mohammed M Almalki - A narrative study to explore Saudi pre-service school teachers experiences of using electronic reflective journals during their field experience.
- Mohammed Alwagdani - Investigating the Impact of Flipped Learning on Students Engagement and Achievement in a Saudi High School
I am currently the Primary Investigator on the following funded research projects:
- Dream, Achieve, Realise and Express (DARE) in Romania, Ukraine and Moldova, CARITAS (£90,000)
- Investigating the introduction of tablets computers in schools in Tanzania: the teacher and student perspective, HDIF Tanzania (£30,000)
- Module leader: EDU8213 - The Future of Learning
- Module leader: EDU8228 - Investigating 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. Economic Affairs 2010, 30(3), 53-58.
- 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.