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Shona McIntosh

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Research interests

I completed my doctorate at Bath before taking up my current post. Prior to that I undertook a Master's in Effective Learning at the Institute of Education, University College London, whilst teaching English and Drama full time in a London state secondary school. I completed a PGCE at the University of Exeter after my undergraduate degree in English at the University of Leeds. My thesis took a sociocultural approach in examining the professional development of trainee teachers during their teaching practice placements. The findings showed how important trainees' analysis of their own practice was in identifying problems which, subsequently, they worked jointly with professional colleagues to overcome. I am interested in qualitative methods of research which are novel and can extend the role of participants as co-constructors of knowledge. Recently I have been working on producing a report funded by the International Baccalaureate investigating the impact of the Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) element of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, working closely with Dr Mary Hayden and Professor Jeff Thompson.

Research interests

  • Reflection and learning
  • International learning
  • Experiential learning
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Historical, sociocultural theory

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creativity Social Sciences
secondary school Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
school Social Sciences
trainee Social Sciences
experiential education Social Sciences
idealism Social Sciences

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Projects 2018 2018

The teaching-research nexus in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Higher Education

Mckinley, J., Harris, A., Jones, M., McIntosh, S. & Milligan, E.


Project: Research councilResearch

Research Output 2005 2018

A-levels vs the International Baccalaureate: which makes a more rounded student?

McIntosh, S. 13 Aug 2018 The Conversation

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

International Education: the transformative potential of experiential learning

Hayden, M. & McIntosh, S. 2018 In : Oxford Review of Education. 44, 4, p. 403-413 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

educational mobility

International perspectives from individual experiences - how does that work?

McIntosh, S. 28 Apr 2018 International School Magazine, 20, 3, p. 16-17 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
Open Access
holistic approach