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Steven J Coombs

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Personal Statement

Steve CoombsI am currently Head of Continuing Professional Development at Bath Spa University and Chair of the Professional Master's Programme. I'm also one of the joint Directors of the MirandaNet Academy, which is also based at Bath Spa University.

In summary, my present work position is as follows:

Principal Lecturer in charge of managing and developing all the In-Service professional development postgraduate programmes at Bath Spa University (BSU) for all sectors ranging from Early Years up to PCET, tertiary and adult education, including HE pedagogy. This includes running the new PG Cert/Dip and MA/MTeach Professional Learning awards within the new Professional Master’s Programme (PMP). Chair of the CPD/PMP and responsible for the restructured postgraduate Certificate, Diploma & Master’s programmes within the School of Education. Currently setting up the proposed Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (CEIT) as a joint collaborative venture with MirandaNet.

You can find out more about what I am doing here by following this link:

http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/about/profiles/profile.asp?user=academic\coos5

ICT Interests

 

Learning and Knowledge Technology


The above educational concept (LKT) and requirement was introduced by myself as a core module within the Professional Master’s Programme (PMP) at Bath Spa University towards the MA and MTeach Professional Learning awards.
My main interests and contributions to the educational world of Educational Technology, Instructional Design & Technology and ICT are the pedagogical concepts of:

The above educational concept (LKT) and requirement was introduced by myself as a core module within the Professional Master’s Programme (PMP) at Bath Spa University towards the MA and MTeach Professional Learning awards.My main interests and contributions to the educational world of Educational Technology, Instructional Design & Technology and ICT are the pedagogical concepts of:


1. Knowledge Elicitation Systems
2. Critical Thinking Scaffolds
3. Sensual Fidelity


Within the PMP I have introduced flexible modes of academic assessment that relate to the normal real-life professional learning tasks of teachers working on-the-job in schools.tthe emphasis is on accreditation of authentic educational learning processes, not merely content and outcome-based products. Hence, the assessment mode where teachers can get credit from the design, testing and evaluation of educational artefacts, e.g. software or video-based curriculum resources etc. As I understand it, this represents a unique opportunity amongst the many postgraduate professional development programmes available either in the UK or internationally.

 

Recent Projects

 

Research Experience

Research title and Venue

Research dates
Summary & Purpose
From
To

Teacher Training Videotapes

Inquiry-Based Instruction

Mar 2005

Circa 2007

Helped to prepare future grant to be submitted to CfBT for March 2005. Official researcher & Instructional Design Consultant.
eLapa Research Project

Oct 2004

now

Official university researcher as a Fellow of MirandaNet to evaluate the eLapa research project for integrating ICT using critical thinking scaffolds into all Free State schools on behalf of the Government in South Africa. Potential 8-year project.
Action Research Toolkit.

Dec 2002

now

Research and development of an action research toolkit using critical thinking scaffolds and a sensual fidelity learning environment. International team of colleagues. Research funding bids are being sourced and pending application.
SSU Light Bridge - PT3 Catalyst grant from US DE.

Oct 2001

Jun 2002

Researching & Developing digital 'video media' courseware resources to support teacher education courses - dissemination of video content for California's Internet-2 CSU project at SITE2002. One of only 15 PT3 grants awarded in the US for 2001-3.

SSU Digital Bridge: funding to develop new Ed Tech teaching courseware: project recipient of courseware development funds.

Jan 2001

Jun 2002

Develop new Ed Tech courseware tools and Website to support EDUC484 Ed Tech & EDSS444 Science teaching courses at SSU. Two proposals accepted. Third proposal accepted for developing instructional Websites and digital portfolios for EDSS458 & EDSS459 teaching practice supervision & seminar. Part of a PT3 grant awarded to SSU by the Federal US Department of Education. (PT3 = Preparing Tomorrows Teachers to use Technology).

 

eduPAD: pedagogic evaluation trials

Responsible for drawing-up the funding grant proposal. Obtained S$125,000 educational research grant from Singapore's Ministry of Education

May 1999

June 2000

Worked as a key player within the NIE team of researchers from the Instructional Science Division in the School of Education at NIE. The research project involved liaison with Singapore's Education Technology Department (ETD) and the Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL) regarding the evaluation trials of eduPAD. eduPAD is a small handheld wireless networked personal organizer that has been developed for use by children in the classroom. Our role is to devise and implement the research instruments for evaluating the pedagogic impact and value of deploying eduPAD in the classroom.

Critical Thinking of an independent learning skills learner training module: an action research project based at (CILL), Temasek Polytechnic.

Jan. 1999

June 2000

PhD research project work supervisor. The action research and curriculum development of self-organized learning pedagogy to manage CILL, the Centre of Independent Language Learning (CILL) based at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore.

Creativity and IT-based reflective tools: academic research project to develop reflective pedagogic tools for enabling creative thinking. The research is being mainly applied to NIE's PGDE teacher trainees,.

Dec. 1997

June 2000

This research project developed constructivist reflective templates that teachers can use as coaching devices for conversational scaffolding with learners in situated project-oriented learning environments. The case study usage of critical thinking scaffold tools has been developed for teaching and learning applications for use by NIE teacher trainees. The research has been disseminated via journal articles and is leading up to a book being presently co-authored by myself and Prof. Ian Smith from the University of Sydney, Australia. Ideas of both self-regulated and self-organized learning are synthesized into critical and creative thinking tools, which are instructionally designed as knowledge elicitation systems (KES).

 

Teaching Practice Discourse and Computer Communications Technology. An NIE funded research project to develop multi-point desktop videoconferencing (MDVC) solutions as a means of pedagogic communication between peer-group practicum students across Singapore's Cluster schools. I wrote the funding grant proposal and obtained a S$478,000 research grant from Singapore's Ministry of Education. Largest grant ever awarded for pedagogic research in Singapore.

Oct. 1997

June 2000

This research project developed an MDVC learning environment across Singapore's Cluster schools in North zone 1 and 2 - about 12 schools. Key aim was to enable triadic learning conversation encounters between NIE supervisors, cooperating teachers and practicum students within and across the Cluster schools. The project created a large multi-agency steering body between the Cluster school participants (over a dozen Principals), Educational Technology department of Singapore's Ministry of Education (MOE), and IT research centres such as the Kent Research Digital Labs (KRDL) and NIE. The research team now consists of six academic staff from NIE, but the project was jointly inspired and innovated by both myself and my NIE colleague Assoc. Prof. Leslie Sharpe.

Integrated Masters Programme - EU RATIO project. To develop a telematic online learning environment for Plymouth University's IMP in the Faculty of Arts and Education.

Nov. 1996

Sep. 1997

The project aims to develop an online learning environment for Plymouth's IMP. My existing taught module "IT for Personal Development and Project Management" is to be converted into distance learning courseware on an Internet platform. My mission is to author the first IMP online learning environment and research the underpinning staff development process. The research also intends to establish the distance learning pedagogic protocols for managing a Masters programme in such a way. I worked on this research project with my colleague Dr Jillian Rodd, a Reader from the Faculty of Arts and Education at Plymouth University. Research recently published as a chapter in "The Web in Higher Education: Assessing the Impact and Fulfilling the Potential", Maddux, C. & Johnson, D. (Eds.) (2001), Haworth Press.

IMP MEd dissertation/thesis research supervisor for Plymouth University, Faculty of Arts & Education. For FE (K12) teaching staff following action research curriculum development projects from within their own educational environments.

Jan. 1996

Sep. 1997

MEd supervisor for professional teaching staff following action research curriculum development projects from within their own institutions. Support will be given as action research tutorials and general academic consultancy toward the submission of the final thesis.

Action research PhD in Human Learning applied to an IT K12 and adult learning environment. Between the Centre for the Study into Human Learning (CSHL), Brunel University, UK and Mid-Cornwall College of FE.

May 1990

Jul. 1994

PhD action research project implementing an innovative learning styles and delivery model into an IT-based flexible learning environment aimed at 16-19 and adult student participants. Tutor support from Professor Laurie Thomas (CSHL) who is the Director of the CSHL and holds the Carl Rogers memorial professorship from Clayton University.
Local Collaborative Project. Based in St. Austell at Mid-Cornwall College of FE

Sep. 1983

Jul. 1984

A national UK Department of Education and Science (DES) research grant, in conjunction with the Manpower Services Commission (MSC) was competitively won with the novel idea of setting up a local regional training caucus, to identify local industry training needs, both for internal and external training courses. The research set up a regional database of training needs and published a report for the UK Government's DES/MSC.

European Nuclear Research Centre (CERN). Meyrin campus, Geneva, Switzerland. Worked on linear accelerator in proton synchrotron division.

Aug. 1977

Oct. 1978

First-ever university undergraduate to receive a one year research-ship appointment to work as an applied physicist at CERN. Worked on CERN computers to perform magnetic modeling experiments.

National Institute of Agricultural Engineering (NIAE). Wrest Park Agricultural Research Centre, Bedfordshire, UK.

Jun. 1976

Sep. 1976

Research assistant in applied physics section working on NIAE RP/1017. Co-author of report regarding the development of a crop diagnosis moisture meter.

Case Histories

 

Useful LKT World Ecitizens potential case study projects are as follows:

The kind of funding for WE projects that I can offer advice on is anything to do with professional development of teachers leading to LKT projects, artefacts and accreditation at M and D Level. I have a particular interest in developing ICT project management support systems for enabling international action research.

 

 

 

 

Publications

 

Books: Chapters & Monographs

 

1. Lee, V. and Coombs, S. (2003). The experience of self-organised learning through the use of learning plans for knowledge management. In Educational Innovation in Economics and Business VIII: Pedagogy,
Technology and Innovation,
(Eds.) Ottewill, R., Borredon, L., Falque, L., Macfarlane, B. and Wall, A. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

2. Coombs, S. (2002). Using critical thinking scaffolds to support curriculum project work. In A. Chang & C. Goh (Eds.), Teachers’ handbook on teaching generic thinking skills, Singapore: Prentice Hall.

3. Coombs, S. & Rodd, J. (2001) Using the Internet to deliver Higher Education: A cautionary tale about achieving good practice. In The Web in Higher Education: Assessing the Impact and Fulfilling the Potential, (Eds.) Maddux, C. & Johnson. New York: Haworth Press.

4. Coombs, S., & Wong, P. (2000). Supporting Student-centred Learning with IT. In Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning: Concepts and Applications – An Asia-Pacific perspective (Ed.) Mike Williams, 1st. Ed. Singapore: Prentice Hall.

5. Coombs, S. J. (1999). IT Tools for Reflective Learning. In Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning: Concepts and Applications (Ed.) Mike Williams, 2nd. Ed. Singapore: Prentice Hall Sprint.

6. Sharpe, L., Coombs, S., Gopinathan, S. (1999). Computer Communications Discourse for Singapore's Practicum Students. In Enhancing Learning: Challenge of Integrating Thinking and Information Technology into the Curriculum (Ed.) Margit Waas, Vol. 1 & 2, Ch.2: Information Technology pp.216-222. Singapore: NIE.

7. Coombs, S. J. and Smith, I. D. (1999). Integration of Critical and Creative Thinking Skills into an Instructional Technology Module of the Post-graduate Teacher Training Programme at Singapore's NIE. In Enhancing Learning: Challenge of Integrating Thinking and Information Technology into the Curriculum (Ed.) Margit Waas, Vol. 1 & 2 Ch.6: Creativity and Thinking pp.670-679. Singapore: NIE.

 

 

 

 


Journal Articles & Research Papers

 

(i) Refereed

 

1. Lee, V. & Coombs, S. (2004). Applying self-organised learning to develop critical thinkers for learning organizations: a conversational action research report. Educational Action Research, 12(3), Sep/Oct 2004.

2. Coombs, S. J. & Smith, I. D. (2003). The Hawthorne effect: Is it a help or hindrance in social science research? Change: Transformations in Education,,6(1), 97-111.

3. Coombs, S. J., and Ravindran, R. (2003). Techno-pedagogy and the Conversational Learning Paradigm: Delivering the curriculum at the Centre for Individual Language Learning. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 23(2), 151-170. Singapore: National Institute of Education.

4. Coombs, S. and Rodd, J. (2001) Using the Internet to deliver higher education: A cautionary tale about achieving good practice. Computers in the Schools (invited article for special edition), 17(3/4), 67-90.

5. Coombs, S. (2000) The psychology of user-friendliness: The use of Information Technology as a reflective learning medium. Korean Journal of Thinking and Problem Solving. 10(2), 19-31. Korea: Keimyung University.

6. Coombs, S. J. and Smith, I. D. (1999). Integration of critical and creative thinking skills into Singapore's IT post-graduate teacher training programme. Change: Transformations in Education, 2(2), 80-92.

7. Coombs, S. J. and Smith, I. D. (1998). Designing a self-organised learning environment. Educational Technology, 38(3), 17-28.

8. Coombs, S. J. (1991). Creating a flexible learning environment. Open Learning Systems News. National Council for Educational Technology (NCET), UK, Vol.38, 10-11.

 

 

(ii) Non-refereed

 

1. Coombs, S. & Penny, R. (2004). New CPD learning opportunities through school-based research and improvement partnerships. Invited article for the Journal of the National Association of Governors and School Managers, Feb. 2004, Number 1, 10-11.

2. Coombs, S. (2000). A review of NUD*IST Vivo for qualitative research. National Institute of Education Centre for Educational Research (NIECER), Singapore, Vol. 5, Number 1, (in press)

3. Coombs, S. (1999). The Pedagogic Evaluation of eduPAD Research Project. National Institute of Education Centre for Educational Research (NIECER), Singapore, Vol. 4, Number 2.

4. Sharpe, L., Coombs, S., Gopinathan, S. (1999). Teaching Practice Discourse and Computer Communications Technology Project. National Institute of Education Centre for Educational Research (NIECER), Singapore, Vol. 4, Number 1, pp.2-4

5. Smith, I. D. and Coombs, S. J. (1999). Creative use of IT in the classroom. React On-Line, Singapore: NIE, Issue No. 1, (http://www.soe.ntu.edu.sg:8000/react/On-line1999/1/4.html).

6. Smith, I. D. and Coombs, S. J. (1999). The integration of creativity and IT in the teaching of thinking. Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning Link, Singapore: NUS, 3, 14-16.

 

Published conference papers

 

1. Coombs, S. & Fletcher, S. (2005) (accepted for proceedings). Design and evaluation of critical thinking scaffolds to support action research for teacher professional development. Paper to be presented at the European Association for Research into Learning and Instruction (EARLI). International conference EARLI2005, Nicosia, Cyprus, August, 2005.

2. Coombs, S. & Fletcher, S. (2005) (accepted for proceedings). Technology-assisted mentoring using critical thinking scaffolds. Paper to be presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). International conference SITE2005, Phoenix, Arizona, US, March, 2005.

3. Coombs, S. & Fletcher, S. (2004) (accepted for proceedings). Mentoring, Action Research and Critical Thinking Scaffolds: promoting and sustaining practitioner research through reflective practice. Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) International Conference in Málaga, Spain. Nov. 5-7, 2004.

4. Coombs, S. & Penny, R. (2004) (accepted for proceedings). HEIs and school partnerships that support innovation: Programme design and assessment. Paper presented at the IPDA 2004 conference: Supporting and sustaining learning networks for effective CPD at Birmingham, England, Oct. 22-23, 2004.

5. Coombs, S. & Cuthell, J. (2004) (accepted for proceedings). Informing teachers’ professional practice school-based CPD networks. Paper presented at the IPDA 2004 conference: Supporting and sustaining learning networks for effective CPD at Birmingham, England, Oct. 22-23, 2004.

6. Coombs, S. & Cuthell, J. (2004) (accepted for proceedings ). Designing an e-Learning resource to enable collaborative CPD networks. Paper presented at the IPDA 2004 conference: Supporting and sustaining learning networks for effective CPD at Birmingham, England, Oct. 22-23, 2004.

7. Coombs, S. (2004) (accepted for proceedings). Invited paper: The benefits of introducing a Learning and Knowledge Technology module as part of a core curriculum for postgraduate professional development degrees. Asian Pacific conference: The challenge of integrating ICT in teacher education, University of Jonkoping, Sweden, Jun. 2-4.

8. Lee Looi Chng & Coombs, S. (2003) (accepted for proceedings). The influence of organizational culture on professional development decisions: Bane or boon? Educational Research Association of Singapore conference, Singapore, 19-21 November 2003.

9. Lee Looi Chng & Coombs, S. (2003) (accepted for proceedings). Reviving the educator’s professional life: The new role of coaching in professional development. Educational Research Association of Singapore conference, Singapore, 19-21 November 2003.

10. Coombs, S., Penny, R. & Richards, C. (2003) (accepted for proceedings). The professional development role of critical thinking technology as reflective learning scaffolds. Paper presented at the IPDA 2003 conference: Professional development: Opportunity or life sentence? at Birmingham, England, Oct. 31-Nov.1, 2003.

11. Coombs, S., Murphy, J. & Penny, R. (2003) (accepted for proceedings). Rethinking university accreditation of Continuing Professional Development: Professional learning assessment strategies and design framework. Paper presented at the IPDA 2003 conference: Professional development: Opportunity or life sentence? at Birmingham, England, Oct. 31-Nov.1, 2003.

12. Coombs, S. (2003) (accepted for proceedings). Designing a Continuing Professional Development induction tutor programme to support newly qualified teachers. Paper presented at the IPDA 2003 conference: Professional development: Opportunity or life sentence? at Birmingham, England, Oct. 31-Nov.1, 2003.

13. Coombs, S., Penny, R. & Smith, I. (2003) (accepted for proceedings). Design and Evaluation of an action research toolkit for teacher professional development. Paper presented at the BERA 2003 conference at Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sep. 10-13, 2003.

14. Coombs, S., Penny, R. & Smith, I. (2003) (accepted for proceedings). Improving personal learning through critical thinking scaffolds. Paper presented at the BERA 2003 conference at Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sep. 10-13, 2003.

15. Penny, R., Coombs, S. & Smith, I. (2003) (accepted for proceedings). The rise and fall of Best Practice Research Scholarships: Lessons for a profession. Paper presented at the BERA 2003 conference at Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sep. 10-13, 2003.

16. Coombs, S. (2003) (accepted for proceedings). Invited paper: Learning & Knowledge Technology: A core curriculum for postgraduate professional development degrees. Presented at the International Conference of Innovation in Higher Education (ICIHE), Kiev, Ukraine, May 16-19, 2003.

17. Coombs, S. J. and Smith, I. D. (2002) (accepted for proceedings). The Teaching of Creative and Critical Thinking through Information Technology and Project Work. Presented at the Globalization & Localization Enmeshed Conference, Bangkok, Thailand: 18-21 November 2002.

18. Coombs, S. & Fouché, J. (2002) (accepted for proceedings). Developing and Integrating Internet-2 video content into Teacher Education Programs. Also running a dissemination workshop of video content exemplars at the Video Festival event. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). International conference SITE2002, Nashville, Tennessee, US, March 18-23, 2002.

19. Coombs, S. & Lee Looi Chng, V. (2002) (accepted for proceedings). Education Technology Learning Plans for Student Scaffolding. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). International conference SITE2002, Nashville, Tennessee, US, March 18-23, 2002.

20. Lee Looi Chng, V., & Coombs, S. (2001). Learning Plans for Student Scaffolding. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research into Education (AARE) conference, Fremantle, Australia, Dec 4, 2001.

21. Coombs S. (2001). Knowledge Elicitation Systems (accepted for proceedings). Paper presented at the EdMedia 2001 conference in Tampere, Finland, June 25-30, 2001.

22. Coombs S. & Lee Looi Chng, V. (2001). The application of Self-organised Learning for Educators and Students in a knowledge-based economy: A reflective experience (accepted for proceedings). Paper presented at the EdMedia 2001 conference in Tampere, Finland, June 25-30, 2001.

23. Coombs S. & Lee Looi Chng V. (2001) (accepted for proceedings). The experience of Self-organised Learning through the use of Learning Plans for Knowledge Management. Paper presented at the 8th annual EDINEB international conference "Technology, pedagogy and innovation", Nice, France, June 20-22, 2001.

24. Coombs, S. (2001) (accepted for proceedings). Integrating ISTE & NCATE standards into Educational Technology Masters Programs. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). International conference SITE2001, Orlando, Florida, US, March 5-10, 2001.

25. Lee Looi Chng & Coombs, S. (2000). How action research can be integrated in the Singapore school system. Educational Research Association conference, Singapore, September 2000.

26. Smith, I. D. and Coombs, S. J. (2000). Creativity and project work: A symbiotic relationship? Educational Research Association conference, Singapore, September 2000.

27. Rodd, J. & Coombs, S. (1998). Distance Learning with a difference: Using the Internet to deliver higher education. Assoc. for the Advancement of Computer Education (AACE) conference, Freiburg, Germany. Refereed CD-ROM published proceedings, Kurzweil Educational Systems, Virginia, US

28. Smith, I. D. and Coombs, S. J. (1998). Creativity and its implications for action research and teaching-learning. Paper presented and accepted for the published proceedings at the inaugural Malaysian Educational Research Association conference, Penang, April 1998.

29. Sharpe, L., Coombs, S., Gopinathan, S. (1998). Teaching practice discourse and computer communications technology. Paper presented and accepted for the published proceedings at the inaugural Malaysian Educational Research Association conference, Penang, April 1998.

30. Coombs, S. (1998). The psychology of user friendliness: Implications for IT learning systems. Paper presented and accepted for the published proceedings at the inaugural Malaysian Educational Research Association conference, Penang, April 1998.

31. Coombs, S. (1997). Applied Telematics for Interdisciplinary Action Research. Paper presented at the ERA conference in Singapore and published in the proceedings of Research across the Disciplines pp. 602-609, Singapore: NIE.

32. Coombs, S. (1997). Towards a Telematic-Assisted Learning Environment. Paper presented at the On-Line Educa Asia, Singapore. Published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Technology supported Learning.

33. Rodd, J. & Coombs, S. (1997). Development & evaluation of an experimental IMP web site as part of a flexible and distance education learning policy. CAL '97 refereed conference proceedings at Exeter University, UK. Published on CD-ROM & CAL'97 web site (http://www.media.uwe.ac.uk/~masoud/cal-97/papers/rodd.htm).

34. Coombs, S. (1996). Novel ways of developing students' project management evaluation skills. Teaching IT with BTEC 6th National Conference. Presented conference paper in published proceedings, University of Staffordshire, UK.

 

Other publications, papers and reports

 

1. Coombs, S. J. and Smith, I. D. (1999). The Hawthorne effect: Can it validate social science research? Paper accepted for the joint MERA-ERA joint conference, Malacca, Malaysia, December 1999.

2. Coombs, S. J., Wong, P., Hu Chun, Hsu, J. & Lourdusamy, A. (1999). Evaluating eduPAD: The pedagogy of a personal organizer for collaborative learning. Paper accepted for the joint MERA-ERA joint conference, Malacca, Malaysia, December 1999.

3. Coombs, S. J. and Ravindran, R. (1999). Being and becoming: Grooming learners to survive in the knowledge-based economy of the new millenium Paper accepted for the joint MERA-ERA joint conference, Malacca, Malaysia, December 1999.

4. Sharpe, L., Coombs, S. Moo Swee Ngoh, Hu Chun, Crawford, L. & Gopinathan S. (1999). The Singapore Multipoint Desktop Videoconferencing Project: A progress report. Paper accepted for the joint MERA-ERA joint conference, Malacca, Malaysia, December 1999.

5. Sharpe, L. & Coombs, S. (1998). Connecting learners: Singapore's multipoint desktop videoconferencing practicum project. Invited paper for the 2nd. Regional Symposium on New Media and Learning Technologies, Orchard Hotel, 8-10th September 1999, Singapore.

6. Coombs, S. J. and Smith, I. D. (1998). Enhancing learning: Challenge of integrating thinking and information technology into the curriculum. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Educational Research Association, Singapore, November 1998.

7. Sharpe, L., Coombs, S., Gopinathan, S. (1998). Computer Communications Discourse for Singapore's Practicum Students. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Educational Research Association, Singapore, November 1998.

8. Coombs, S. & Rodd, J. (1997). Development of a Telematic-assisted Distance Learning module for the IMP. Submitted as part of an EU funded research report to the Faculty of Arts & Education, University of Plymouth, UK. September 1997, pp. 54.

9. Coombs, S. J. (1995). Design and conversational evaluation of an IT learning environment based on self-organised learning. PhD thesis, 2 Volumes, pp. 315, London: CSHL, Brunel University.

10. Coombs, S. (1995). Key experiences and issues relating to the development of GNVQ IT programmes. Presented as an invited honorarium paper to NAITFE GNVQ conference at The Great Western Hotel, London, UK.

11. Coombs, S. (1994). The Impact of Technology on Learning in Further and Higher Education. Presented as an occasional paper to the National Council for Educational Technology (NCET), Science Park, Warwickshire, UK.

12. Coombs, S. & Harri-Augstein, S. (1991). The development of an IT workshop as part of an overall learning environment paradigm, enabled by conversational learning strategies. Paper presented at the CAL '91 international symposium held at Lancaster University, UK.

13. Fisher, R. & Coombs, S. (1984). Findings from the Local Collaborative Project, St Austell. UK government funded research report submitted to Manpower Services Commission and Department for Education and Science, July 1984.

14. Coombs, S. (1978). University of Bath applied physics honours degree research report. Submitted October 1978 jointly to the University of Bath, UK and the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), Proton Synchrotron (PS) Division, Linac Group, Switzerland.

15. National Institute for research into Agricultural Engineering (NIAE). (1976). A capacitance moisture meter. Co-authorship on research report: NIAE/1017. August 1976, National Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Wrest Park Agricultural Research Centre, UK.

 

 

Other publications under current review

 

1. Fletcher, S. & Coombs, S. Mentoring in schools: Professional practice, learning and development. Book revision contract proposal with additional resources under development.

2. Coombs, S. Engaging teachers as learners through project management critical thinking scaffolds. Refereed journal.

3. Coombs, S. Designing learning experiences using critical thinking scaffolds. Refereed Journal.

 

Book and article reviews

 

Invited to conduct a general review of several articles submitted for a special edition of ‘Teaching & Learning’ Journal, published by the National Institute of Education, Singapore – November 2003.

 


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