Dr Alan Walker-Gleaves
Alan Walker-Gleaves joined the School of Education, University of Durham in January 2007, as a Lecturer in Education, having previously worked as a Lecturer at the University of Sunderland. In his previous role, Alan taught on a range of programmes, from the PGCE and BA (QTS) ICT Education, to MA Post Compulsory Education. In addition, he supervised PhD study on technology-related topics. Alan was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2005, for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
In his role as Programme Leader for the PGCE ICT, Alan took the programme to Category A Ofsted Status, the first institution to be awarded this for ICT Education. As a result, Alan was invited by the TDA to advise other ICT Education providers, and address a national conference of HE ICT Educators at the Millennium Dome in 2000.
Alan’s research interests centre around ubiquitous learning with technology. Included under this umbrella are mobile devices, using blogs and electronic journals for reflective writing, and the formation of relational zones in on-line learning. Alan is also interested in the concepts of care and resilience and how these can addressed by new technologies. Alan is interested in supervising potential Doctoral students in the following areas of study: the construction of metaphors with digital media; uses of and applications of digital narratives; uses of digital technology in forms of therapy.
- Educational Technology
- Social and Emotional Effects of Technology
- Teachers' Technology-related Beliefs and Practices
Journal papers: academic
- Walker, C. & Gleaves, A. (2011). Is there a place for caring teaching in education?. Praxis: The Journal of Practitioner-Based Research 1(1): 5-16.
- Gleaves, A. & Walker, C. (2010). Student teachers' situated emotions: a study of how electronic communication facilitates their expression and shapes their impact on novice teacher development during practice placements. Teacher Development 14(2): 139-152.
- Walker, C. & Gleaves, A. (2008). An exploration of students' perceptions and understandings of creativity as an assessment criterion in undergraduate-level studies within higher education. Irish Educational Studies 27(1): 41-54.
- Walker-Gleaves, A. & Walker, C. (2008). Imagining a different life in school: educating student teachers about 'looked after' children and young people. Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice 14(5-6): 465-479.
- Gleaves, A., Walker, C. & Grey, J. (2008). Using digital and paper diaries for assessment and learning purposes in higher education: a case of critical reflection or constrained compliance?. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 33(3): 219-231.
- Walker, C., Gleaves, A. & Grey, J. (2006). A study of the difficulties of care and support in new University teachers' work. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice 12(3): 347-363.
- Walker, C., Gleaves, A. & Grey, J. (2006). Can students within higher education learn to be resilient and, educationally speaking, does it matter?. Educational Studies 32(3): 251-264.
Journal papers: professional
- Walker, C., Gleaves, A. & Peart, D (2003). Problems in the construction of gender and professional identities for women in a United Kingdom Merchant Navy Training School. Research in Post-Compulsory Education 8(3): 285-304.
- Gleaves, A., Grey, J. & Walker, C. (2001). ICT and Education: A Range of Models to suit teachers' notions of their praxis, or a case of one model fits all?. Educational and Child Psychology 18(3): 75-86.
- Dagg, L., Walker, C. & Gleaves, A. (2005). Learning databases through teaching: toward a realignment of pedagogy for student teachers. University of Ulster: HE Academy & Subject Centre for Information and Computing Sciences.
- Walker, C. & Gleaves, A. (2011). Exploring Creativity within ICT: Concepts, Themes and Practices. In Creativity for a New Curriculum: 5-11. Newton, L.D. Routledge. 94-108.
- Walker, C. & Gleaves, A. (2011). Thinking back and feeding forward: analyzing the effects of multimedia commentaries on student learning. In Multimedia in Higher Education. InTech Publishers.
Edited works: conference proceedings
- Gleaves, A. & Walker, C. (2006). How does digital caring differ from physical caring?: Examining students' experiences of and responses to a technological intervention within a caring pedagogy. International Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, London, CEAP, City University.
- Gleaves, A. & Walker, C. (2006). The use of digital video and narrative forms to prepare student teachers for working with looked after children. 6th International DIVERSE Conference, Vanderbilt and Glasgow Caledonian Universities.
- Walker, C., Gleaves, A. & Grey, J. (2004). An Investigation into the Use and Application of PDAs in the teaching placements of ITT ICT Student Teachers at Sunderland University: A Research Report. London.