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“I know when I did it, I got frustrated”: the influence of ‘living’ a curriculum for preservice teachers (Pre published version) (2023-02-03)In addressing the theory-practice divide, this research provides valuable insight into preservice teachers' (PSTs) learning through an experiential learning (EL) framework during teacher education. Utilising an interpretivist ...
Health and wellbeing in an outdoor and adventure sports context (MDPI, 2020-04-14)While the world responds to the latest health issue, it is perhaps timely that we think broadly about human and planetary health and wellbeing. Across the globe, there is a call for a different future, one that prioritises ...
Engaging practitioners as co-researchers in national policy evaluations as resistance to patriarchal constructions of expertise: the case of the end of year three evaluation of the access and inclusion model (Frontiers Media, 2022-12-23)Seventeen Practitioner Researchers (PRs) were engaged as co-researchers in an evaluation commissioned by Ireland’s Department of Childhood, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth (DCEDIY), as an innovative aspect in ...
Principled pattern curation to guide data-driven learning design (Elsevier, 2022-08-06)Insights from corpus linguistics (CL) have informed language learning and materials design, among many other areas. An important nexus between CL and language learning is the use of Data-Driven Learning (DDL), which draws ...
Aristotle on efficient and final causes in Plato (Pre published) (2022-11-09)In Metaphysics A 6, Aristotle claims that Plato only recognises formal and material causes. Yet, in various dialogues, Plato seems to use and distinguish efficient and final causes too. Consequently, Harold Cherniss accuses ...