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I am currently Professor of Psychology at NTU. Prior to that I held a number of posts in UK University Schools of Education. I am a qualified teacher and have taught at secondary level in London, Sheffield and Nottingham, in earth science and mathematics.
My interests are in the impact of new technologies on teaching and learning. This includes a continuing investigations into computer based co-operative learning with particular reference to gender and task variables and an evaluation of large scale tutoring programs (Integrated Learning Systems) in U.K, schools. I am also exploring the process of professional development and the factors impacting on change within the teaching profession.
ICT and collaborative learning: gender and task issues (Centre for Research in Development Instruction & Training - CREDIT) REDEEM - the use of Intelligent Tutoring Systems to support teacher development (CREDIT). The use of Integrated Learning Systems in UK Schools. A european-wide investigation of distance learning - The TEEODE Project MediaKids - web support for primary history across Europe.
J.D.M. Underwood & G. Underwood, Computers and Learning: Helping Children Acquire Thinking Skills. Oxford: Blackwells, 1990.
Jean Underwood & Jenny Brown Integrated Learning Systems : Potential into Practice. London: Heinemann, 1997.
Jean D.M. Underwood A comparison of two types of computer support for reading development. Journal of Reading Research, 2000, 23(2), 136-148
J.D.M. Underwood, G. Underwood & D.Wood When does gender matter? Interactions during computer based problem solving. Learning and Instruction: 2000 10, 447-462.
Jean D.M. Underwood (2000) Teachers are the key. Dialogue 24(2), 3-7 &19-21.
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