Fiona_James

Dr Fiona James

Lecturer in Education/ Chair of the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education Ethics Committee

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Education and Social Sciences

Summary

Fiona teaches on BA Education Studies, BA Early Childhood, and Masters and doctoral programmes, including PhD supervision. Her PhD used grounded theory to explore issues of self and identity for mature part-time learners. She has a particular interest in research methodologies and their philosophical assumptions used in education studies and across the social sciences.

Journal Article

Staying afloat via guanxi : student networks, social capital and inequality in Chinese adult higher education

Guan, S., & James, F. (in press). Staying afloat via guanxi : student networks, social capital and inequality in Chinese adult higher education. British journal of educational studies, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2019.1618788

The 'third age' perspective : enrichment and informal modes of learning in an outdoor sketching group for older adults

James, F. (2017). The 'third age' perspective : enrichment and informal modes of learning in an outdoor sketching group for older adults. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 36(4), 406-421. https://doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2016.1262915

Where are the grounds for grounded theory" A troubled empirical methodology meets Wittgenstein

James, F. (2018). Where are the grounds for grounded theory? A troubled empirical methodology meets Wittgenstein. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50(4), 369-379. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2017.1365704

Postgraduate supervision

Dr James welcomes applications involving issues surrounding learner identity; studies deploying interpretive and/or critical frameworks; and learning in non-formal context. Current PhD supervisions - Exploration of the Notion of Excellence in Teaching - The Effects of 'Wash-Back' upon Assessment and Learning