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Southampton Education School
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M.Dyke@soton.ac.uk

Professor Martin Dyke BA, PGCE, MSc, PhD

Head of Southampton Education School

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Martin Dyke is a Professorial Fellow and Head of Southampton Education School.

Martin’s research is focused on policy, professional practice and innovation in post-school education. Key areas of focus in his research are learning and participation; primarily focused on how to engage people in lifelong learning. The approach to learning is illustrated in his own framework for experiential or reflexive learning and he has published widely in this area (Dyke 2001, 2006, 2009, 2012). Research on participation has focused on transitions such as those from school to college, or from college or work to higher education.

An understanding of decision-making and the social context of education are central to finding innovative (including but not exclusively e-learning) approaches that enable participation for people who would otherwise not engage in education or training. Martin’s approach is theoretically close to the realist position of Ray Pawson and the critical realist position of Margaret Archer. The aim is to use an understanding of the context and circumstances in which education takes place in order to develop interventions aimed at improving education outcomes and finding out what works for whom in what circumstances and why. Martin’s research is aimed at improving educational practice and enabling participation that supports learners in finding their way through a complex and rapidly changing world of work and lifelong learning.

Research interests

  • Lifelong Learning and Work-related Learning
  • Experiential Learning
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Decision making and educational transitions
  • Participation in Education
  • Educational partnership and employer engagement
  • Sociology of Education

 

 

PhD Supervision:

  • Jamil Golam: Technology Enhanced Learning in Rural Bangladesh: A Critical Realist Inquiry with Secondary Teachers of English
  • Eva Nedbalova: Understanding the interaction between a university and promotional services - a case study.
  • Bruce Waymark: Exploring photo-elicitation as a research method for teachers conducting research in their own institution: A case-study at St. Agnes’ School
  • Helen Haywood: Parents' Experiences of Their Child's Higher Education Choice Process
  • Ian Laurie: The Apprenticeship Triquetra: The relationship between Government, education and employment in the delivery of apprenticeships
  • Li Zhen: Making our Way through the e-World: Chinese Adult e-learner’s experience.
  • Mark Howarth: Critical thinking in further education
  • Brian Seggie: Initial Police Training for 21st Century. Is the learning strategy meeting needs of the organisation.
  • Faridah Mydin Kutty: First Generation Student Transitions to University: An Exploratory Study into the First Year Experience of Students Attending University Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  • Penelope Joyce: Professional confidence in DipHE Operating Department Practice Students
  • Julia Forster: Bridging the gap: using therapeutic models of psychology to develop Teachers' Management of classroom behaviour
  • M. Hutchinson:The contribution of online learning environments to learning in higher education: a comparative analysis of teaching strategies and student experience
  • T. Humphries-Smith: An examination of the attitudes of staff in higher education towards widening participation

 

Research group

Lifelong and Work-Related Learning (LaWRL) Research Centre

Affiliate research groups

Design and utilisation of digital technologies , , Leadership, Educational Effectiveness & Policy

Research project(s)

Integrating diversity in leadership in the learning and skills sector - Dormant

UK-Sino e-China programme - Dormant

Non-participation in HE: decision-making as an embedded social practice - Dormant

Use of synchronous digital video for remote observation and feedback - Dormant

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MSc Educational Practice and Innovation
Dissertation through Flexible Study MA (Ed)


PhD Students

Mark Bee: Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness

Denise Douglas: The role of human relationships in learning

Julia Forster: Bridging the gap: using therapeutic models of psychology to develop Teachers' Management of classroom behaviour

Mark Howarth:  Critical thinking in further education

Penelope Joyce: Professional confidence in DipHE Operating Department Practice Students

Ian Laurie: The Apprenticeship Triquetra: The relationship between Government, education and employment in the delivery of apprenticeships

Ying Peng: Washback effects of speaking tests on Chinese learners of English

Sheila Reading: Identifying good academic supervision - student and academic views

Brian Seggie: Initial police training for the 21st century – is the assessment strategy fit to meet the needs of the organisation and the public?

Simeon Spiteri:  Non-traditional approach towards the management of post 16 education to promote entrepreneurship as a life long learning skill in Malta

Zhuoke Yu: Stakeholders' perceptions of quality in private higher education in China

Professor Martin Dyke
Southampton Education School University of Southampton Building 32 Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 32/2005

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