Jennifer A L Kirkwood

Bicentennial Education Fellow

Qualifications

  • PhD Candidate Sociology (University of Edinburgh)
  • MSc (Res) Sociology (University of Edinburgh)
  • MA International Education Development (Columbia University)
  • BEd Primary Education (University of Strathclyde)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Responsibilities

Moray House Curriculum Management Committee, 2020 - Present

Deputy SAMO (School Academic Misconduct Officer), Sept 2019 - June 2021

PGDE Primary Education Programme Director, Oct 2014 - Dec 2017 & June - Dec 2020

SUGCS, School Undergraduate Studies Committee Member, Oct 2014 - Dec 2017

Affiliations

British Academy, Early Career Researcher Network

BERA - British Educational Research Association, ECR Network & CIE SIG Comparative and International Education

BSA - British Sociological Association

CIES - Comparative and International Education Society

ESA - European Sociological Association, RN10 Network Sociology of Education

GTCS - General Teaching Council Scotland

SERA - Scottish Educational Research Association

 

 

 

Postgraduate teaching

Course Organiser

Assessing What Matters 1 (MSc Transformative Teaching and Learning) 2021 - Present

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Areas of interest for supervision

Sociology of Education

Elites, Power & Inequalities

Social Mobility & Educational Strategies

Elite Education & Education of Elites

International Education

Research summary

  • Sociology of Education
  • Elites, Power & Inequalities

  • Social Mobility & Educational Strategies

  • Elite Education & Education of Elites

  • International Education

Affiliated research centres

Conference details

2004 - National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (Philadelphia, USA)

2005 - National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (California, USA)

2006 - American Educational Research Association, AERA, (San Francisco, USA)

2008 - American Educational Research Association, AERA (New York, USA)

2014 - International Society for Technologies in Education, ISTE (Atlanta, USA)

2014 - Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference, SERA (Edinburgh, UK)

Papers delivered

2006 - National Association of Laboratory Schools, NALS, New York USA - "Global Thinking; Tools for Learning and Developing Sustainability"

2011 - EUSA Innovative Teaching Conference, The University of Edinburgh - "The Use of Digital Technology to Enhance Collaboration"

2012 - New Directions Sociology Conference, The University of Edinburgh - "Plugged In, but not Switched On: The Reconstruction of Digital Participatory Culture in Formal Schooling"

2012 - Digital Scholarship: Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Day, The University  of Edinburgh - "Forum or Foreign Land? Creating a Knowledge Buildng Community  in an Undergraduate Education Course."

2014 - Tom Conlon Memorial Conference, The University of Edinburgh - "Visions of Change: Undergraduate Student Perceptions of  Knowledge Building Pedagogy and Digital Technologies"

2018 - Oxford Ethnography & Education Annual Conference, Oxford University, UK -

 

EUSA Teaching Award Winner, Best Feedback 2013 (Edinburgh University Student's Association)