ProPEL Visiting Scholar – Dr. Song-ee Ahn
Song-ee Ahn is an assistant professor in Linköping University. She is also a Director of Studies in Intercontinental Master Program Adult Learning and Global Change. She was at Stirling from 19-30 November, 2011. Her main research interests are sociomateriality in adult learning and internationalization of higher education. She is also involved with a research project on interprofessional learning in technology-enhanced simulation in medical education.
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ProPEL Visiting Scholar – Dr. Hongxia Shan
Hongxia Shan is currently a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellow working with Professor Shibao Guo at University of Calgary and Professor Tara Fenwick at ProPEL, University of Stirling. Her research focuses on migrant engineers’ professional learning in the context of transnationalism. She is interested in not only how migrant engineers negotiate professional life across time, place and space, but also how their learning space and learning curriculum are socially produced. Methodologically, her work brings together sociocultural perspectives of learning, institutional ethnography as well as a strong sensitivity to the materiality of learning. While visiting ProPEL between now and the end of June, she hopes to be exposed to/involved in the research and academic work at ProPEL and beyond as much as possible.
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ProPEL Visiting Scholar – Dr. Sally Denshire
Sally is an occupational therapy academic visiting from Charles Sturt University (CSU) in inland Australia. She is a member of the Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE), an early career researcher and well published writer. Her research focuses on building new theoretical and methodological tools for researching practice in the health professions, including ethnographic and auto-ethnographic writing incorporating visual media and the body (see http://www.csu.edu.au/research/ripple/research/factsheets/Factsheet_Denshire_PhD.pdf). Her auto-ethnographic PhD from the University of Technology, Sydney WAS on the 2010 Chancellor’s List and awarded the CSU 2011 Faculty of Science Research Excellence Award. She has a new Scholarship in Teaching Grant with colleagues exploring signature pedagogies in Health and Business courses at CSU.
For further information see http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/science/cmhealth/staff/profiles/academic-staff/sally-denshire.
ProPEL Visiting Scholar – Dr. John Hannon
ProPEL is pleased to welcome Dr. John Hannon, a visiting scholar from La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia), to the School of Education. His research interests concern the transitions and transformations in academic work and professional learning that arise from the shift to the “networked university”, in which the university is being remade as a complex, dynamic environment that is shaped by diverse external alliances and organisational cultures. In particular he is interested in the boundaries between professional work and university learning, and the shifts in practices arising from emerging information communication spaces, including approaches to university learning in settings that extend beyond institutional boundaries. His interest is in the potential for networked learning in the networked university, and the associated tensions and interplay of competing forces.
His professional background also reflects transitions: from working in media and multimedia, then teaching in these areas, to my current role in academic development in online learning as well as teaching and post-graduate supervision. His recent publications have focused on the ambivalence of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education: their pervasiveness in our lifeworld, the global power of the IT industry, and the fluid forms that comprise the read/write Web. His current focus is in on materialities as a way to understand and intervene in our engagement with ICTs in complex work and learning settings.
New PhD students join ProPEL
26th September 2011
ProPEL would like to welcome Sarah Doyle, Maureen Michael and Jenny Scoles to the team. Learn more.
European Science Foundation Workshop
25th May 2011
ProPEL co-hosted a European Science Foundation Workshop. Learn more.
Tara Fenwick visits South Africa
2nd December 2010
Professor Tara Fenwick has just returned from South Africa, delivering both the 7th Annual Julius Nyerere Lecture at the University of the Western Cape and the South African Qualifications Authority Chairperson's Lecture in Pretoria. Learn More.
Tim Essington leaves ProPEL
2nd December 2010
Dr. Tim Essington, visiting Research Fellow from the University of Alberta, has completed his data collection. Learn more.
ProPEL welcomes Bonnie Slade
2nd December 2010
New ProPEL Research Fellow! We would like to welcome Dr. Bonnie Slade to the Stirling Institute of Education. Learn more.
30th November 2010
Opportunity for Postgraduate Students Studying Professional Practice, Education And Learning
ProPEL researchers at the University of Stirling are collaborating with researchers at the Universities of Leeds and at Birkbeck, University of London to organise a two-year investigation into professional responsibility. Learn More.