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Publications & Resources

Publications and Resources

Books, chapters, journal articles, conference papers, reports and M.Ed Theses connected to the SUPER Partnership.

2015

M.Ed Theses

Andersen, L. (2015) What are the perceptions of a selection of pupil premium students and staff on setting and banding in English, maths and PE? Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Aybak, K. (2015) Can art trips and artist practitioner visits help students’ understanding of creative knowledge and/or skills? A study of Year 9 and 10 Art-Textiles students in a village college. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Baldwin, A. (2015) Type, Intensity and Depth: investigating the link between extra curricular activities and attainment in maths with year 11 students. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Barratt, A. (2015) An investigation into how Key Stage 4 Level 1 qualifications meet the needs of students: A case study in a large comprehensive school. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Betts, D. (2015) The transition from GCSE to A-level mathematics: a study of students’ expectations and experiences of the first year of the A-level mathematics course. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Carson, K. (2015) How do Year 11 and Year 8 students perceive and respond to written feedback?: a case study with student researchers. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Crumpton, H. (2015) Can a dialogic marking and target setting strategy raise attainment amongst GCSE German students? An action research project in an Upper School. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Hall, D. (2015) Introducing Chaos Theory into how students respond to written feedback: Using action research to create an observation instrument and to explore levels of chaos that produce effective responses to written feedback. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Kerridge, S. (2015) Breaking through the White Space: developing the self-efficacy and writing skills of English Literature students in the mid-band ability range; action research. Action research, writing frames, post-16, mixed method, discourse analysis. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Kirk, F. (2015) Does the use of pupil consultation contribute to raising boys’ achievement within the GCSE PE written examination? One teacher’s collaborative action research journey. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Knight, J. (2015) Using Assessment for Learning as a strategy to develop students' independence in the process of learning. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Lennie, P. (2015) ‘No surrender’. A case study of how one Bedfordshire Upper School meets the challenge to improve students’ writing.

Nunn, S. (2015) What type of homework do students perceive to be engaging, and is there a gap between this and what is currently set? Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Riggi, L-J. (2015) An investigation into the low uptake of girls in Resistant Materials at GCSE level in a Cambridgeshire Secondary school. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Sherratt, L.R. (2015) Can the spirit of Assessment for Learning be captured? A teacher led inquiry group investigation in a secondary school. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Steward, L.J. (2015) Student Voice: A study of students as researchers in their exploration of a secondary school literacy strategy. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Taylor, N.J. (2015) Do different levels of learners have different attitudes towards Behaviour for Learning? An exploratory case study of Year 11 pupils in an Upper School in Bedfordshire. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Thompson, B. (2015) An investigation into encouraging spontaneous target language use in the Modern Languages Classroom without reducing motivation and engagement. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.


2014

M.Ed Theses

Pineda, R. (2014) Teacher and student perspectives on target grades: a collaborative inquiry in one school under pressure to perform. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Rook, S. (2014) Is ubiquitous technology changing teaching and learning? A study exploring student and teacher perceptions of their use of ICT in education. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Smith, H. (2014) An Investigation into Engagement and Achievement in Boys in KS4 English in a Bedfordshire Upper School. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

2013

Waterhouse, J., McLellan, R., McLaughlin, C. and Morgan, B. (2013) Powerful Partnership in a School-University Research Collaboration: Evidence-based Reflection as a Key to Creative Action. In T. Stern, F. Rauch, A. Schuster and A. Townsend (Eds) Action Research, Innovation and Change: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Biddenham School Tablet Research Project Report

M.Ed Theses

Alexis, Lydia (2013) Disengagement in adolescent girls: A study of GCSE students. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Crellin, Amanda (2013) A case study examining the effect of positive psychology techniques on the happiness and wellbeing of a Year 7 tutor group. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Geer, Lee (2013) A case study of a rural Bedfordshire middle school: How does teacher collaboration impact on pedagogy? Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Gray, Darron (2013) Padagogy in a secondary school: A case study to examine teaching with iPads. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Hammond, Katherine (2013) Dredging up the facts: a case study exploring the historical knowledge students use in their efforts to make sense of the past. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Martin, Christine (2013) The relationship between Academic emotions, Self-concept and Performance: An investigation of year 13 International Baccalaureate students’ perceptions Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Miller, Deborah (2013) What motivates students of the Arts?  An investigation of post 16 learners in an upper school. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Morgan, Danielle (2013) Encouraging more questions from Year 10 students: A collaborative action research journey. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Richards, Keeley (2013) An action research project examining the impact of 'working like a historian' on the validity of students' arguments. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Starkey, Lee (2013) A case study examining 'Lesson Study' as a vehicle for teacher professional development. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

2012

Marsh, H. (2012) Relationships for Learning: using pupil voice to define teacher-pupil relationships that enhance pupil engagement. Management in Education, 26 (3), 161-163.

Cooke, Hannah (2012) How does a school-museum partnership impact on the learning experience and perceptions of Year 8 students? Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

2011

Morgan, B., & Porter, A. (2011). Student Researchers exploring teaching and learning: processes and issues. In G. Czerniawski & W. Kidd (Eds.), The Student Voice Handbook: Bridging the Academic/Practitioner Divide. Emerald.

Waterhouse, J. (2011) Research Methods for Pupil Engagement: Hearing Student Voice. In G. Czerniawski & W. Kidd (Eds.), The Student Voice Handbook: Bridging the Academic/Practitioner Divide. Emerald.

Waterhouse, J., McLellan, R., McLaughlin, C., & Morgan, B. (2011). Powerful Partnership: A Comparative Case Study of Teachers Learning in the Context of a School-University Research Collaboration. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New Orleans.

McLaughlin, C., Baumfield, V. & Beckett, L. (2011) A Different Way of Thinking about Work: the Challenges and Opportunities of School-University Research Partnerships. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New Orleans.

McLaughlin, C. (2011) ‘Participatory Action Research – Practice and Effects,’ In B. Huddson and M. Meyer Beyond Fragmentation: Didactics, Learning and Teaching in Europe", Barbara Budrich: Opladen, Germany and Farmington Hills, USA

McLaughlin, C. (2011)  ‘Practitioner research and School Practices,’ In I.M. Saleh and M.S. Khine (Eds.) Practitioner Research in Teacher Education: Theory and Best Practices. Peter Lang Publishing.

M.Ed Theses

Al-Boucari, Kathrin (2011) Supporting students with English as an additional language: A case study of students’ perceptions in a rural secondary school. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Andrews, A.M. (2012) What do pupils have to say about the factors that impact on their motivation to learn? A case study of year 10 pupils in a village comprehensive secondary school. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Beasley, Michelle (2011) An Exploration of Music Students’ Experiences when working in the Practice Room in an Upper School. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Chalkley, Naomi (2011) What influences student attitudes to Mathematics? A study of student perspectives in an upper school. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Cook, Paul (2011) Making participatory student voice happen: An action research investigation into key stage 3 & 4 students as co-researchers. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Duncombe, Elizabeth (2011) Student Experience of Transition into the Sixth Form: A Study in a Rural Upper School. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Fay, Garret (2011) Student Enjoyment and Maths Teaching: A Case Study of a Maths Department. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Goode, David (2011) Exploring the transformational potential of coaching to develop Professional Learning Communities: A case study of teacher perceptions in a secondary school. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Hanley, Esther (2011) Taking the “humph” out of Internet Safety: Lessons learnt through student consultation. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Howe, Sophia (2011) A case study of a year 10 class, exploring the relationship between oral feedback and motivation for learning in geography. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Lionetti, Rosalina (2011) Disseminating practitioner research in the school: the challenges and complexities. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Marshall, Caroline(2011) BTEC Applied Science: Exploring its use in a Secondary School. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Mackenzie, Shirley (2011) Perceptions of Applied Learning subjects: A study of key stakeholders at a Cambridge Village College. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Niven, Catharine (2011) Studying student perceptions of a subject at Key Stage 3 and their influence on option choices: Geography at a rural 11-16 college. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Odetola, Kay (2011) Exploring the conditions for Teachers’ Collaborative Learning: a Case Study in a Large Rural Secondary School. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Rankine, Jennifer (2011) Teacher engagement in school based research: An action research case study. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Sale, Jo (2011) A Study of the Factors influencing Students’ decisions about Post 16 Education. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Saran, Nishi (2011) Exploring student perceptions of independent learning in the lower sixth form. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Urquhart-Barham, Brian (2011) A case study of how trained year eight peers as talk partners affect the exploratory talk that goes on in small group discussions between year seven students. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Watson, Fran (2011)  Establishing, developing and sustaining a teacher network for learning: A case study about promoting confidence within a maths department. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Wayman, Heather (2011) Students’ perceptions of written feedback and associated target setting in year eight English: Head banging and u-turns. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Wilson, Graham (2011) Investigating pupil perspectives of Mathematics: A case study of Year 10 pupils in a large secondary school. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.


2010

McLaughlin, C., Waterhouse, J., McLellan, R. and Morgan, B.(2010) 'Collaborer dans la recherché: etude de l'action dans un tiers-espace. In P. Masson (Dir.) V. Baumfield, K. Otrel-cass, M. Pilo, Rethinking Partnership in Education/ (Re)penser le partneriat en Education.Book Edition, Lille, France.


2009

McLaughlin, C., McLellan, R., Morgan, B. and Waterhouse, J. (2009) Researching Together: A Study of Action in a Third Space. Paper Presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Manchester University, 3-6 September, 2009.

Waterhouse, J., McLaughlin, C., McLellan, R. and Morgan, B. (2009) Communities of Enquiry as a Third Space: Exploring Theory and Practice. Paper Presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Manchester University, 3-6 September, 2009.

Richards, J. & Ceranic, H. (2009) "I'm trying to keep one foot in my school's culture and the other in the university's; I don't want to end up doing the splits!" Teachers' perspectives on school based research within a schools-university partnership. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester, 2-5 September 2009.

Morgan, B., McLaughlin, C., McLellan, R., & Waterhouse, J. (2009). Pupil Engagement in Schools and Classrooms: A Literature Review. Report for the Schools-University Partnership for Educational Research (SUPER), Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

M.Ed Theses

Larkins, Vanessa (2010) Introducing Interactive Whiteboard technology into the classroom: a study of the effects on teaching and learning in a secondary school. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Davies, A. (2009) Coaching teachers: an investigation into coaching as part of continuing professional development in a secondary school. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Ceranic, H. (2009) Conditions for collaboration: A case study of the Teaching and Learning Group at a rural secondary school. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Smart, E. (2009) Learning about motivation: a case study of Year 9 pupil perspectives in a large comprehensive school. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Saleh, G. (2009) Boys Under-performing? Year 7 Top Set Boys: academic potential and motivation. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Emkes, J. (2009) Exploring staff perspectives on the use of a learning platform for continuing professional development in a secondary school. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Underwood, M. (2009) Connecting Classrooms: an exploration into the motives Middle Eastern teachers have for linking with British schools via the British Council. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Mason, L. (2009) An exploration of tutoring and learning in a secondary school: A collaborative journey. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Moore, B. (2009) Exploring Learning Autonomy: An Action Research Project collaborating with year 9 students. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.


2008

McLellan, R. & Morgan, B. (2008) Pupil perspectives on school belonging: an investigation of differences between schools working together in a school-university partnership. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 3-6 September 2008.


2007

McLaughlin, C. and Black-Hawkins, K. (2007) 'School-university partnerships for educational research - distinctions, dilemmas and challenges'. The Curriculum Journal, 18(3) 327-341

McLaughlin, C., Black Hawkins, K., and McIntyre, D. (2007) Networking Practitioner Research. London: Routledge.

M.Ed Theses

Arundel-McConachie, K. (2007) Understanding critical emancipatory action research: its development and potential impact on classroom practice. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Barnwell, J. (2007) The potential of action research in the fight for emancipation: a discussion of the historical development of action research and its future potential for the emancipation of learners within the curriculum. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Cakebread, A. (2007) How far and in what ways can collaborative practitioner research support school development? Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Gale, R. (2007) What are the issues of engaging in the role of teacher as researcher? Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Holmes, L. (2007) The principles and practicalities of teacher-led collaborative action research in schools. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Payne, Z. (2007) An exploration of the ethics and dilemmas of practitioner research. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Wilks, P. (2007) Consulting students about supporting their classroom learning: a critique of research methodologies. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Worthington, T. (2007) The values and challenges of engaging pupils in research: a review of the literature. Master of Education Thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.


2006

McLaughlin, C., Black Hawkins, K., Brindley, S., McIntyre, D. and Taber, K. (2006) Researching Schools: Stories from a Schools-University Partnership for Educational Research. London: Routledge. This book reports the research and reflection on the SUPER partnership over the period 1999-2005.

Plummer, G. and McLaughlin, C. (2006) 'Authentic Alignment for Research and Enquiry: Effective Partnerships between Networked Learning Communities and Universities.' Paper for the National College of School Leadership - Networked Learning Communities.


2005

McIntyre, D. (2005) 'Schools As Research Institutions' in McLaughlin, C., Black Hawkins, K. and McIntyre, D. (2005) Researching Teachers, Researching Schools and Researching Networks: a Review of the Literature. University of Cambridge Faculty of Education for the National College of School Leadership Networked Learning Communities.

McIntyre, D. (2005) Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice. Cambridge Journal of Education, 35(3), 357-383.

McLaughlin, C. and Black-Hawkins, K. with Townsend, A. (2005) Practitioner Research and Enquiry in Networked Learning Communities. Research and evaluation report for the National College of School Leadership - Networked Learning Communities: Cranfield.

Worrall, N. (2005) Trying to build a research culture in a school - Trying to find the right questions to ask. 'You have to listen to the river if you want to catch a trout'. Journal of Teacher Development, 8(2) and (3), 137-149.

Black-Hawkins, K. (2005) Stories of research from Sharnbrook School. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Glamorgan, 14-17 September 2005.


2004

McLaughlin, C. and Black-Hawkins, K. (2004) 'A School-University research partnership - understandings, models and complexities.' British Journal of In-Service Education, 30(2), 265-285.

McLaughlin, C. and Black-Hawkins, K. et al. (2004) Researching Teachers, Researching Schools, Researching Networks: A Review of the Literature. Cambridge: Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and Cranfield: National College of School Leadership: Networked Learning Communities.


2003

Black-Hawkins, K. (2003) Are school-university friendships critical? Developing professional and institutional research relationships. Conference paper. British Educational Research Association Conference, September 2003. Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

Worrall, N. (2003) Oiling the wheels and cleaning the plates?' Reflections on the first year of being a Co-Leader of a Networked Learning Community. Paper presented as part of SUPER symposium at British Educational Research Association Conference, Edinburgh, September 2003.


2002

Ebbutt, D. (2002) The development of a research culture in secondary schools. Journal of Educational Action Research, 10(1), 123-140.

McLaughlin, C and Black-Hawkins, K. (2002) A school-university research partnership: conditions, understanding and paradoxes. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association, University of Exeter, England, 12-14 September 2002

Worrall, N. (2002) Teaching as a research-led profession: nothing but a pipe dream? Conference paper. British Educational Research Association Conference, September 2002. University of Exeter.


2001

Ebbutt, D. (2001) 'Teachers' Purposes for and Sources of Knowledge about Educational Research' University of Cambridge Faculty of Education.


2000

Ebbutt, D., Robson, R. and Worrall, N. (2000) 'Educational research Partnership: Differences and Tensions between the Professional Cultures of Practitioners in Schools and Researchers in Higher Education'. Teacher Development, 4(3).

James, M. & Worrall, N. (2000) Building a reflective community: development through collaboration between a higher education institution and one school over ten years. Educational Action Research, 8(1), 93-114.