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James Beardsmore

Lecturer

I am a lecturer of Teaching and Learning and programme lead for Part One of the Introduction to Learning and Teaching Programme. I joined Kingston University in September 2016 leaving my position at St Mary's University, Twickenham. In my current position as programme leader, I work alongside LTEC colleagues to deliver the Introduction to Learning and Teaching which equips early career academics and research students with the knowledge and pedagogical tools to be effective teachers. During my time at Kingston, I have also been involved in institutional projects, such as the rollout of the Canvas virtual learning platform for which the team was awarded the 2017 Rose Award. Prior to working in higher education, I taught extensively across secondary and further education both in the UK and abroad.

Qualifications and memberships

  • 2021: PhD, Human Geography, University of Nottingham, UK
  • 2016: FHEA, Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK
  • 2014: MA Learning Technology and Education, University of Nottingham, UK
  • 2012: Qualified teacher status (QTS), National College for Teaching and Leadership, UK
  • 2012 :BSc, Education, Information, Communication and Technology, Newman University, Birmingham, UK

Grants/projects funded

  • Teaching and Learning Excellence Fund (TLEF), St Mary's University, Twickenham - 2016. Grant for a pilot study into virtual reality utility for undergraduate geography education. £1,000.

Research interests

My research interests are concerned with how social-cultural capital is transmitted through curriculum design and pedagogic discourses. My current research concerns itself with the spatialities of education and how they are being transformed through internationalisation, focusing specifically on Chinese returnee graduates or ‘sea turtles'. A central aim of the research is to explore how technical knowledges and tacit norms are reproduced with the objective of informing future practice and learning design. The research will also seek to uncover the value of Western credentials to Chinese corporates and more broadly make comment on the idea of transnational qualifications.

Publications

Read more in Kingston University's Research Repository (a digital archive of published research produced by Kingston University staff and researchers).

Contact details

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Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre
Kenry House
Kingston Hill campus
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 7LB
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5645

Contact us

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre
Kenry House
Kingston Hill campus
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 7LB
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5645

Contact us

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre
Kenry House
Kingston Hill campus
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 7LB
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5645

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre