Old books mug and Kindle coverMy Diigo collection of useful links


Adobe, Digital Literacy Initiatives are Required for Teaching Today’s Student (Times Higher Education, August 21st, 2019)

Allan, Barbara, Emerging strategies for supporting student learning: a practical guide for librarians and educators (London: Facet Publishing, 2016)

Badke, William, Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog, 5th Edition (iUniverse, 2014) – it’s available as paperback on Amazon

Badke, William (n.d.), ‘Badke Teaching Resources’ [website, accessed 2017.06.27]

Badke, William, Teaching Resources (used at Trinity Western University, Canada) [website, accessed 2017.01.14]

Bennett, Sue, Karl Maton and Lisa Kervin, ‘The ‘digital natives’ debate: A critical review of the evidence’, in British Journal of Educational Technology, 5 February 2008.

BERA (2014), Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research [website] (accessed 2017-01-28)

Biggs, John,  ‘Aligning teaching for constructing learning‘ (this is the summary from a document dated 21.03.2003, reproduced by The Higher Education Academy in their Resources pages, via EvidenceNet.) Link updated 2015.11.29 [website for making animated videos]

Booth, Eric A highly influential ‘Teaching Artist’.  Writes about ‘El Sistema’

Bowskill, Nicholas, A social identity approach to learning with classroom technologies (PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2013)

Bowskill, Nicholas, Student-Generated Induction: a Social Identity Approach: A Staff Development Guide (s.l.: Nicholas Bowskill, 2013), ISBN 9781480113299

Bowskill, Nicholas, The Shared Thinking: Student Induction Event, trainer N. Bowskill; live-tweeted by librarian Sue House; Storify subsequently curated by Karen E McAulay. [Storify curation] (accessed 2017-06-27)

Brabazon, Tara, ‘Press learning: The potential of podcasting through pause, record, play and stop‘, Knowledge Management and E-Learning, Vol.8, No.3. Sep 2006, pp.430-443.

Brabazon, Tara (2009- ) You Tube channel (online) (accessed 2017-06-27)

Brigden, David, and Nigel Purcell, ‘Becoming a reflective practitioner‘, (pdf on International Institute for Child Rights and Development website)

Busch, Bradley, ‘Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked’, The Guardian, 2016/02/24

Busch, Bradley, ‘Secrets of the teenage brain: a psychologist’s guide for teachers’, The Guardian, 2015/12/09

Carey, Benedict, How we learn: the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens (New York: Random House, 2014)

Cassidy, Sarah, ‘School’s results go from Bottom to top, thanks to Shakespeare’, The Guardian (21 June 2016)

Castagno-Dysart, Dawn, Bryan Matera, and Joel Traver, ‘The importance of instructional scaffolding‘ ( – 30 April 2019)

Chapman, Alan, ‘Bloom’s Taxonomy – Learning Domains‘ (Article on website,

CILIP Information Literacy Group: a forthcoming event in Aston that comes too late for my project, but maybe I might come across a similar one in Scotland some day:- ‘Supporting online learners, what works? A discussion of innovative methods in providing distance learners with information literacy and library skills.’ An Aston University Library Teachmeet.

Clarke, V. and Braun, V. (2013) Successful qualitative research: A practical guide for beginners. London: Sage. ISBN 9781847875815  Pdf available from University of West of England repository:- (accessed 2017-01-28)

Clawson, James G. S. and Mark E. Haskins, Teaching Management (Cambridge University Press,2006) ;  Online Publication Date: February 2010 Online ISBN-13: 9780511617850,
Hardback ISBN-13: 9780521869751, Book DOI: (Specifically Chapters 2. Levels of Learning – one, two and three /James G. S. Clawson and Mark E. Haskins, pp.26-33; and 13. Experiential methods / By Clawson, pp.212-227)

Connell, John,  Blog by the original inventor of the Glow network, and now working on a new concept, CommonLearn – a new web-based classroom platform currently in development. Includes Vimeo podcast.

Dorussen, Han, Theodora-Ismene Gizelis and Phil Arena, Will video kill the lecturing star? (The Guardian, 2015/11/25)

Duarte, Nancy, The Secret Structure of Great Talks (TED Talk, November 2011) [website]

Earp, Jo, Classroom layout – what does the research say? (Teacher Magazine, 2017-03-16) [Australia]  About collaborative learning spaces, in schools.

Edwards, Richard; Biesta, Gert and Thorpe, Mary eds. (2009). Rethinking contexts for learning and teaching: Communities, activities and networks. London, UK: Routledge.     Mary’s link is just to the abstract.   However, a preview of the book – the Introduction – can be read in Google Books, here:-

EIS/ULA Bulletin, December 2016, p.2, REF: Research Excellence Framework, and p.3, TEF: Teaching Excellence Framework [updates]

EndNote | Clarivate Analytics (website) (accessed 2017-06-26)

Fabri, Marc, ‘How to help autistic students succeed at university’, The Guardian, 2016/04/13

The University of Florida. Center for Instructional Technology & Training, ‘Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction‘ (from Robert Gagné’s 1965 book, The Conditions of Learning)

Fotheringham, K, Developing and Supporting the Curriculum: Directions, decisions and debate.  Available at, as cited in Mayes (2014)

Gagne, Robert, ‘9 Events of Instruction’ – see The University of Florida. Center for Instructional Technology & Training, ‘Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction‘ (from Robert Gagné’s 1965 book, The Conditions of Learning)

Gagnon, George W., and Michelle Collay, Constructivist learning design: key questions for teaching to standards (Thousand Oaks, CA.: Corwin Press, 2006)

Gardner, Howard. (1997). Big Thinkers: Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences | Edutopia. Edutopia. Retrieved May 17, 2014, from

Garrison, Jim, Stefan Neubert,and Kersten Reich, John Dewey’s philosophy of education; An introduction and recontextualization for our times (Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) – e-book

George, Sarah, and Tasnim Munshi, Making Students Eat Their Greens: Information Skills for Chemistry Students (Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Fall 2016)

Goldhill, Olivia, ‘The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths’, on Quartz website, 2016/01/03

Veronica Harris, ‘So you want to be creative‘, in the Australian online magazine, Teacher. (14 June 2014)

Higher Education Academy, ‘Learning Excellence’

Higher Education Academy. UKCLE [UK Centre for Legal Education], ‘Writing learning objectives using Bloom’s taxonomy‘, June 2010

Higher Education Academy et al,The UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education (The UKPSF), 2011.

Houghton, Warren, & Higher Education Academy. (2004). Learning styles | Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre. Engineering Subject Centre Guide: Learning and Teaching Theory for Engineering Academics. Retrieved 2015.11.29, Chapter 6, p.27, ‘Constructive Alignment – and why it is important to the Learning Process’.

Houghton, Warren, ‘Constructive Alignment‘ (2004) – another article from the Higher Education Academy Resources Centre, this time taken from Houghton’s Engineering Subject Centre Guide: Learning and Teaching Theory for Engineering Academics (Loughborough: HEA Engineering Subject Centre, 2004).  [“Dr. Warren Houghton was commissioned by the Centre to produce a number of articles about Learning and Teaching Theory. This article describes what is Constructive Alignment, achieving Constructive Alignment, advantages of Constructive Alignment and how its misinterpretation at institutional level can prove disastrous.”]

Houghton, Warren, ‘Learning Styles‘ (2004), article from the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre.

Jackson, Marcia, ‘The Artist/Teacher Identity in the Classroom‘ (SharePoint presentation by M.Ed candidate at Sam Houston State University) – about managing the dual/multiple identities of ‘artist, teacher, mentor and researcher’, and how they add value to pedagogy.

Jarvis, Matt, The Psychology of Effective Learning and Teaching (Cheltenham: Nelson Thomas, 2005)- Chapters 1,3, and 4

Jeffs, Chris, ‘Reflective Learning’ (print pp.135-139) in Strategic Management (London: SAGE Publications Ltd, 2008);Print ISBN: 9781412947695,Online ISBN: 9781446216446 DOI:

Jervis, Loretta M., and Les Jervis, ‘What is the Constructivism in Constructive Alignment?’ (2005) This was the abstract of a pdf article in HEA Resources, no longer online.  Argued that constructivism and instructional alignment are two concepts that sometimes sit uncomfortably together.

Kennedy, Gregor P., et al, ‘First year students’ experiences with technology: Are they really digital natives?’,  in Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (2008), 24.1, pp.108-122.  Link to paper on Moodle (RCS Virtual Learning Network)

Khan, Salman, The One World Schoolhouse (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2012)

Klipfel, Kevin Michael and Dani Brecher Cook, Learner-Centred Pedagogy: Principles and Practice (London: Facet Publishing, 2017) [forthcoming, at time of writing] Details here

Kolb, David A., ‘Experiential Learning Theory and Learning Styles’ In: Encyclopedia of Management Theory  / Ed. Eric H. Kessler (Sage publications, 2013) (encyclopedia entry; print pp.277-9)

Lublin, Jackie, ‘Deep, surface and strategic approaches to learning’ (University College Dublin. Centre for Teaching and Learning: Good practice in Teaching and Learning)

Mayes, Terry, Developing and Supporting the Curriculum enhancement themes: a synthesis of the first year of the Enhancement Theme 2011-12 and some options for 2012-14 (Glasgow: QAA, 2012)

Mayes, Terry  & Sara de Freita,  JISC e-Learning Models Desk Study. Stage 2, Review of e-learning theories, frameworks and models (43 pages, from Issue 1.  No publication details, but comes from a JISC study of 2004)

McAulay, Karen E., But How do I tell them? (Personnel Training and Education 8.3 (1991), 56-63

Mendeley (website) (accessed 2017-06-26)

Mollett, Amy, Cheryl Brumley, Chris Gilson and Sierra Williams, By producing podcasts you can reach wider audiences, occupy your niche and create new items of research (London School of Economics blog),

Moon, Jennifer A., A handbook of reflective and experiential learning : theory and practice (Routledge Falmer, 2004)

Moore, Chris, ‘If you are not updating your lectures, you could be letting your students down‘, Times Higher Education (9 June 2016)

O’Byrne, W. Ian, Blog:  Too Long Didn’t Read: Get more insight on literacy, technology, & education

O’Byrne, W. Ian, Getting Started with Podcasts: Identifying your purpose, audience, and format

Ozoemelem, Obuh Alex, ‘Use of Electronic Resources by Postgraduate Students of the Department of Library and Information Science of Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria’, Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal) 11/2/2009, pp.1-24

Peacock, Judith, From Trainers to Educators: Librarians and the challenge of change (1999)

Pickles, Matt (2016), ‘Shouldn’t lectures be obsolete by now?’, BBC News: Business, 23rd November 2016 (online) [accessed 23.11.2016]

Prawat, Richard S., “Constructivism”, in Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology, ed. Neil J. Salkind.  (Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Inc., 2008); Print ISBN: 9781412916882, Online ISBN: 9781412963848, (Print p.183)

Pun, Raymond and Meggan Houlihan,  Game On: Gamification in the Library (Credo Reference Blog, 2017-02-19)

Quality Assurance Agency [QAA], The UK Quality Code for Higher Education (Gloucester: QAA, 2014)

Quality Assurance Agency [QAA], IRENI-RCHE Themes Report: Exploring themes to improve quality for students Analysis of the thematic elements of Institutional Review for England and Northern Ireland and Review of College Higher Education: The First Year Student Experience (2011-13) and Student Involvement in Quality Assurance and Enhancement (2012-13) (Gloucester: QAA, 2014)

Rempel,  Hannah Gascho and Anne-Marie Deitering, Sparking Curiosity – Librarians’ Role in Encouraging Exploration – blogpost in The Library with the Lead Pipe, 2017-02-22  – about information literacy, students selecting topics, referencing, writing style

Research Excellence Framework, Workshops on the impacts of research in the practice-based creative and performing arts, the humanities and social sciences

Robinson, Ken, How Schools Kill Creativity (TED Talk February 2006 at TED2006)

Salmon, Gilly, E-tivities : the key to active online learning (Kogan Page, 2002)

Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, SCQF Level Descriptors (February 2010)

Screencast-o-matic Help Tutorials at Screencast-o-matic (recommended by Fred Crowson, Learning Technologist, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

Scrivener Writing Software:

Sharples, Mike et al ‘Innovating Pedagogy 2015: Exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators and policy makers, Open University Innovation Report 4, Milton Keynes: The Open University, 2015

Shirley, Rachel, ‘Not an ogre’: adult music learners and their teachers, a corpus-based discourse analysis’, [Poster presented at the SEMPRE Postgraduate Study Day (2015)]

Silberman, Steve,  Neurotribes: the legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently (London: Allen & Unwin, 2015)

Smalle, Michael, ‘Better engagement = better results’, Panlibus. Issue 40, Summer 2016, pp.4-5

Starak, Yaro,’What is a Podcast’ [website:] (

Stroebe, Wolfgang, ‘Student evaluations of teaching: no measure for the TEF‘, Times Higher Education (9 Jue 2016)

Tech skills are seriously lacking in universities – take it from the IT guy | Higher Education Network | The Guardian (anon, 2017-05-26) Tech skills are seriously lacking in universities – take it from the IT guy | Higher Education Network | The Guardian  [educational learning technology, gamification]

Thom, Jamie, Slow Teaching: on Finding Calm, Clarity and Impact in the Classroom (John Catt Educational Ltd., 2018)

University College Dublin, ‘Using Biggs’ Model of Constructive Alignment in Curriculum Design‘ posted online post 2006.

Vaillancourt, Allison M, ‘Blue Books Energized My Teaching’, on Vitae website, 2016/02/29

Warwick, P. (2007) Reflective practice: some notes on the development of the notion of professional reflection

The chapter is part of the ESCalate Help Directory for Teacher Educators / Busy Teacher Educator Guides, and is available at

Weale, Sally, Teachers must ditch ‘neuromyth’ of learning styles, say scientists (The Guardian. Teaching.  2016-03-13)

Wenger, E. (n.d.). Communities of practice: a brief introduction (a link formerly on RCS Moodle Inspire).

Yarbro, Jessica,   ‘The four pillars of flipped learning’, on Edvocate website

Young, Catharine, ‘Don’t forget, the science of memory is key to helping students learn’, The Guardian, 2015/12/01

Zotero (website) (accessed 2017-06-25)

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Musicologist and Pedagogue trapped in a librarian's body. I'm qualified in music, librarianship and education. I began this blog when I was studying for my PGCert in Learning & Teaching in Higher Arts Education, and I'm now using it for CPD. I'm a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Midweek I am continuing the research I commenced as PI for an AHRC-funded research network @ClaimedStatHall – early legal deposit music. Off-duty I'm hard-wired into my sewing machine!

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