Dr Sarah-Louise Jones

Dr Sarah Jones

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Education

Qualifications

  • BA
  • MA
  • PGCert
  • PhD

Summary

Formally the Director of Learning and Teaching for the School of Education, Sarah now teaches on the Masters programme and supervises a range of PhD and EdD students. She is also the PI on two externally funded international research projects.

Nationally, Sarah is the outgoing Vice Chair at the professional Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (now TPE), which liaises with the UK government and other national agencies on technology and policy in education.

Internationally, Sarah is the Deputy Chair of the Education Futures Collaboration, a professional charity for educators at all levels across the international stage, who wish to work collaboratively to improve the quality of education worldwide through evidence-based research.

She also has considerable experience and interest in working in rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

In 1997, Sarah was a member of the successful First All-Female Expedition to the Geographic North Pole via the Canadian Arctic and subsequently received the 1997 UK Woman of the Year Award.

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Research-Informed Teaching in a Global Pandemic: "Opening up" Schools to Research

Connolly, C., Hall, T., Jones, S., & Procter, R. (2020). Research-Informed Teaching in a Global Pandemic: "Opening up" Schools to Research. In R. E. Ferdig, E. Baumgartner, R. Hartshorne, R. Kaplan-Rakowski, & C. Mouza (Eds.), Teaching, technology, and teacher education during the COVID-19 pandemic: Stories from the field (609-616). Waynesville: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

Conference Proceeding

International skills and competencies: tools for teaching in secondary education

Jones, S. L. (2018). International skills and competencies: tools for teaching in secondary education. In INTED2018 Proceedings. , (4862-4866). https://doi.org/10.21125/inted.2018.0095

Journal Article

Participatory knowledge mobilisation: an emerging model for international translational research in education

Jones, S., Procter, R., & Younie, S. (in press). Participatory knowledge mobilisation: an emerging model for international translational research in education. Journal of education for teaching : JET, 41(5), 555-573. https://doi.org/10.1080/02607476.2015.1105540

Barriers and solutions to innovation in teacher education

Burden, K., & Jones, S. (2015). Barriers and solutions to innovation in teacher education. Elearning papers, 60-63

Research interests

Sarah’s main research interest is in Shifting Pedagogies which can be disaggregated into four areas of focus which are interlinked and have enabled her to win external funding for international research projects. Her research investigates the way emerging technologies transform pedagogical practices and educational opportunities in different contexts, locally, nationally and internationally. Her own PhD investigated the notion of Pedagogic Shift and transformational change in international partnerships and collaborations.

Research Interests:

• Global Competence

• Education and Community Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa

• Emerging Technologies in Educational Contexts

• Translational Research in Education

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Global Competence in Teacher Education

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

£90,971.00

Started

1 September 2019

Status

Ongoing

Project

Building a Research Infrastructure for School Teachers

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

£69,589.00

Started

1 September 2019

Status

Ongoing

Project

Erasmus - International Skills Inventory and Training Programme for Global Citizens

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

£154,616.00

Started

1 September 2015

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Sarah welcomes applications associated with:

• Emerging Technologies in Educational Contexts

• Global Competence and the associated fields of Intercultural Learning

• Community Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa

• Translational Research in Education

Awards and prizes

UK Woman of the Year 1997

1997

Awarded UK Woman of the Year 1997 for being a member of the First All Female Expedition to the Geographic North Pole.

Charity role

Trustee and Founder of The Education Futures Collaboration Charity

2011

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority

2016

Other

First All Female Expedition to the Geographic North Pole - Penguin Delta

1997

Team member of the First All Female Expedition to the Geographic North Pole (February to May 1997) - also known as The McVite's Penguin Polar Relay. It took 73 days to pull 150lb sleds across 500 miles (800 km) of shifting pack ice in temperatures as low as minus 40 °C, not including wind chill.