Dr Jingyi Li

Teaching Fellow/ Co-Programme Director for MSc Education

Background

I joined the University of Edinburgh as a Teaching Fellow in 2015. Prior to this, I worked in a local NGO in Scotland with ethnic minority children and their families. My research interests lie in international education and development, education policy, curriculum development and citizenship education. 

Qualifications

PhD in Education (University of Edinburgh, 2012) 

MSc in Childhood Studies (University of Edinburgh, 2006)

MA in Social Policy and Administration (University of Nottingham, 2005) 

Postgraduate teaching

  • Education Policy and Politics of Education
  • Comparative Education and International Development 
  • The Curriculum: Context, Change and Development

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Areas of interest for supervision

  • Globlisation and education policy
  • International education development

Current PhD students supervised

- Teacher Development in Refugee Contexts (Sarah Austin) 

- Closing the Broch: Applicant to returnee, an ethnographic study of a group of Chinese students complete Scottish education journey to investigate how they make adjustments emotionally, cognitively and behaviourally that may influence their educational, sociocultural and employment success (Chen Zhang)

- Does civil society need a new institution to progress its development?  (Dorothea Vicent) 

Research summary

  • Education Policy
  • International Education and Development 
  • Curriculum Development
  • Globalisation
  • Citizneship Education 
  • Gender and Equality in Education

Affiliated research centres

Project activity

- “A global education policy review on 21st century skills and competences”, Collaborative project with Beijing Normal University, Commissioned by Qatar Foundation (2015-16)

- “21st century core skills for Chinese students”, Collaborative project with Beijing Normal University, Funded by Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) and SKT Education and Beyond  (Ongoing)

Current project grants

- The educational impact of conducting Model UN Conferences in Scottish Schools - Seedcorn Research Grant (£797)
- Multilingual STEM programme for primary school pupils and parents in Edinburgh - Student Experience Grant (£2204)

Past project grants

British Council Leadership Development Grant (£6000) - Exchange programme between MHSES and the Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University in Ukraine, November 2018.

Conference details

- “China in a global education policy field: the case of the national framework of core skills”, Paper presented at the BAICE 2018 Conference, 12-14 September 2018, University of York 

- “Raising my child (ren) in Scotland – Perspectives of Chinese new immigrant parents”, Invited presentation at the North Edinburgh Community Conference 2018, 30 June 2018, Edinburgh

- “Globalising citizenship education: a comparative analysis of citizenship education discourses in Scotland and China”, Paper presented at the UKFIET Conference 2017, 5-7 September 2017, University of Oxford

- “Parental involvement of ethnic minority families in Scotland: A Chinese Perspective”, Paper presented at the British Association of International and Comparative Education 2016 Conference, 12-14 September 2016, University of Nottingham

- “The role of key players in educational policy making – the case of Chinese Primary Education”, Paper presented at the British Association for Chinese Studies Annual Conference, 3-5 September 2012, Oxford

- “The role of intellectuals in Chinese educational policy making”, Paper presented at the China Postgraduate Network Annual Conference, 18-19 June 2012, Edinburgh

- "The transmission of cultural values in the production of EFL textbooks for the Chinese primary curriculum.”, Paper presented at the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 15-17 November 2010, Madrid

- "A research study on the development of English textbooks as medium for the transmission of cultural values- the case of English textbooks in Chinese primary schools.", Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, 1-4 September 2010, University of Warwick

- “How textbooks speak to us? --- A study of the production of English textbooks for primary education as a cultural value transmission channel in the People's Republic of China", Poster presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, 1-4 September 2010, University of Warwick

- "Studying elites: eight interviews in the educational field in China", Paper presented in British Association of International and Comparative Education Student Conference, 15 January 2010, University of Sussex

Invited speaker

- Invited panellist at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting, the Human Library Panel Session: Conversations on Global and Local Educational Topics.

- Invited seminar speaker at the staff development seminar “Globalisation and Education Policy – the Case of Scotland”, organised by the Normal University in Beijing, 16th April 2015