Curriculum for Excellence 2020-2021 - OECD review: initial evidence pack

Initial evidence base for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) independent review of Curriculum for Excellence, developed by the Scottish Government, to provide the OECD with contextual information and evidence on the Scottish education system, in advance of their research and engagement work.

Annex G: Academic Research On Curriculum  For Excellence Since 2010

In June 2020 Professor Mark Priestley, Stirling University, worked with the Deans of Education from all Scottish Universities to compile a list of all academic research on Curriculum for Excellence Scotland since 2010. The outcome of that exercise is attached below. 

Name Output Type Notes
Will Barlow Jindal-Snape, D, Hannah, EFS, Cantali, D, Barlow, W & McGillivray, S (2020), 'Context and Implications Document for: Systematic Literature Review of Primary‒Secondary Transitions: International Research', 
Review of Education, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 567-569.
Article DOIHTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1002/REV3.3198 
Will Barlow Barlow, WD (2019), ''We ur al aff tae th' big schuil': Pupils' and teachers' views and experiences on using Drama Conventions to support primary-secondary transition',Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education. Article DOIHTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1080/03004279.2019.1668819 
Will Barlow Barlow, W 2018, Drama. in TGK Bryce, WM Humes, D Gillies & A Kennedy (eds), Scottish Education. 5th edn, Edinburgh University Press. Book Chapter
Will Barlow Barlow, W (2014), 'Learning drama from age 3 to 18', DRAMA - Nordisk dramapedagogisk tidsskrift, vol. 3, pp. 32-33. Article
Will Barlow Barlow, W (2011), 'Using Educational Drama to improve outcomes for looked-after children.', Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, pp. 24 - 35. Article 
Sarah Cornelius
& Rachel Shanks
Cornelius, S & Shanks, R 2017, 'Expectations and challenges: the implementation of mobile devices in a Scottish primary school'
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 19-31.
Article DOIHTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1080/1475939X.2016.1153513
Liz Curtis Curtis, EMB, Shepherd, C & Murison, J 2019, 'Co-productive research in a primary school environment: un-earthing the past of Keig'. in H Graham & J Vergunst (eds), Heritage as Community Research. Policy Press, Bristol. Chapter
Liz Curtis Curtis, EMB 2008, Walking out of the Classroom: learning on the streets of Aberdeen. T Ingold & J Vergunst (eds), Ways of Walking: Ethnography and Practice on Foot. Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception, Ashgate , Aldershot, United Kingdom, pp. 143-154. Article
Liz Curtis Curtis, EMB 2007, 'Finding the Curriculum in the Environment: Fieldwork approaches to student learning in Initial Teacher Education',  International Journal of Learning, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 179-189. Article
Darling-McQuistan, K 2017, 'Beyond Representation: Exploring Drawing as Part of Children's Meaning-Making',  International Journal of Art & Design Education, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 281-291.  Article DOIHTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1111/JADE.12158
Darling-McQuistan, KA 2017, 'The Posthuman Child: Educational Transformation through Philosophy with  Picture books', Education in the North, vol. 24, no. 2, 24, pp. 74-75.  Article HTTPS://WWW.ABDN.AC.UK/EITN/JOURNAL/538/
Darling, K 2014, 'Learning as knowledge creation: learning for, and from, all.', Education in the North, vol. 21, no. Special Edition, 2, pp. 21-37.  Article HTTPS://WWW.ABDN.AC.UK/EITN/JOURNAL/13/
Graeme Nixon Schreiner, P, von Bromson, K, Fischer, M, Ivkovits, H, Kliemann, P, Leganger-Krogstad, H, Miedema, S, Niemi, K,  Nixon, G, Olschewski, J, Panjwani, F, Pearce, J, Savill, J, Schreiner, P, Schilling, C, Smith, DR & Stones, A 2018, Are you READY? Diversity and Religious Education across Europe. vol. 1, 1 edn, Waxmann, Munster/New York. Book
Graeme Nixon von Brömssen, K, Ivkovits, H & Nixon, G 2020, 'Religious literacy in the curriculum in compulsory education in  Austria, Scotland and Sweden - a three-country policy comparison', Journal of Beliefs and Values, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 132-149.  Article DOI: HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1080/13617672.2020.1737909
David Smith &
Grame Nixon
Smith, DR, Nixon, G & Pearce, J 2018, 'Bad Religion as False Religion: An Empirical Study of UK Religious  Education Teachers' Essentialist Religious Discourse', Religions, vol. 9, no. 11, 361. Article HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.3390/REL9110361
Graeme Nixon Nixon, G 2018, 'Conscientious withdrawal from religious education in Scotland: anachronism or necessary right?',  British Journal of Religious Education, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 6-19.  Article HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1080/01416200.2016.1161597
David Smith &
Grame Nixon
Smith, DR, Nixon, G & Pearce, J 2018, 'How RE teachers see religion - and why it can be bad for pupils', The Conversation. Article HTTPS://THECONVERSATION.COM/HOW-RE-TEACHERS-SEE-RELIGION-AND-WHY-IT-CAN-BE-BAD-FOR-PUPILS-107859
Graeme Nixon Nixon, G 2012, 'The emergence of philosophy in Scottish secondary school Religious Education', Koers- Bulletin for Christian Scholarship, vol. 77, no. 1, 26, pp. 1-13. Article
Graeme Nixon Anderson, C & Nixon, G 2010, 'The move to faculty middle management structures in Scottish secondary schools: a case study', School Leadership & Management, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 249-263. Article HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1080/13632434.2010.486134
Graeme Nixon Nixon, G 2009, 'Postmodernity, Secularism and Democratic approaches to Education: the impact on Religious Education in Scotland. An Analysis of the 'philosophication' of Scottish Religious Education in Light of Social and Educational Change', Journal of Empirical Theology, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 162-194. Article HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1163/092229309X12512584571661
Graeme Nixon Nixon, G 2008, 'From RE to RMPS: The case for the Philosophication of Religious Education in Scotland', Education in the North, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 1-17. Article HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.26203/EHRY-FM50
Graeme Nixon Smith, DR, Pearce, J & Nixon, G 2019, 'The Demographics of RE teachers in England and Scotland in 2017: An Empirical Study', Paper presented at Association of University Lecturers in Religion and Education Annual Conference 2019, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 9/05/19 - 10/05/19. Paper
David Smith &
Grame Nixon
Nixon, G, Smith, DR & Pearce, J 2019, 'Who is teaching RE in England and Scotland? An Empirical Study of English and Scottish Religious Education Teachers', Paper presented at European Academy of Religion Annual Conference 2019 - Bologna, Bologna, ITALY, 3/03/19 - 7/03/19. Paper
David Smith &
Grame Nixon
Nixon, G, Smith, DR & Pearce, J 2018, 'Good and bad religion: resisting essentialist discourse', Paper presented at European Academy of Religion - First Annual Conference 2018 - Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 5/03/18 - 8/03/18. Paper
Graeme Nixon Nixon, G 2017, 'Religious Education and Diversity (the READY project)', Paper presented at Ireland International Conference on Education, Dublin, Ireland, 24/04/17 - 27/04/17. Paper
David Smith &
Grame Nixon
Smith, DR, Nixon, G & Pearce, J 2017, 'Schools and the Sanitising of Religion: Bad Religion as False Religion', Paper presented at BERA Annual Conference 2017, Brighton, United Kingdom, 5/09/17 - 7/09/17. Paper
Graeme Nixon Nixon, G 2011, 'The Emergence of Philosophy in Scottish Secondary School Religious Education', Paper presented at KOERS conference - World Views and Education, Potchesfroom, South Africa, 30/05/11 - 4/06/11. Paper
Graeme Nixon Nixon, G & Anderson, C 2008, 'The Move to Faculties in Scottish Secondary Schools; the Experience of Student and Probationer Religious Education Teachers.', Paper presented at Scottish Educational Research Association, Perth, United Kingdom, 27/11/08 - 28/11/08. Paper
Graeme Nixon Nixon, G 2008, 'The impact of Postmodernity on teaching within the context of Religious Education.', Paper presented at The European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Religious Education Special Interest Group, Canterbury, United Kingdom, 28/08/08 - 29/08/08. Paper
Graeme Nixon Nixon, G 2013, Religious and Moral Education (Primary). in T Bryce, W Humes, D Gillies & A Kennedy (eds), Scottish Education: Fourth Edition: Referendum. Fourth edn, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 492-496. Book Chapter
Graeme Nixon Nixon, G 2013, Religious and Moral Education (Secondary). in T Bryce, W Humes, D Gillies & A Kennedy (eds), Scottish Education: Fourth Edition: Referendum. Fourth edn, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 640-645. Book Chapter
Graeme Nixon Nixon, G 2008, Religious and Moral Education. in T Bryce & W Humes (eds), Scottish Education : Beyond Devolution. 3rd edn, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, pp. 557-561. Book Chapter
Graeme Nixon Nixon, G 2015, 'Scottish Religious and Moral Education: A Response to: Mismatches Between Legislative Policy and School Practice in Religious Education: The Scottish Case Yonah H. Matemba a University of the West of Scotland, Ayr, Scotland, UK Published online: 17 Feb 2015', Religious Education, vol. 110, no. 1, pp. 1-17.  Debate contribution DOI: HTTP://WWW.RELIGIOUSEDUCATION.NET/WP-CONTENT/UPLOADS/2011/02/RESPONSE-TO-MATEMBA.PDF
Peter Mtika Mtika P (2019) High School Students' Perspectives of Participating in a STEM-Related Extracurricular Programme. Front. Educ. 4:100.  Article doi: 10.3389/feduc.2019.00100
Peter Mtika Peter Mtika & Frances Payne (2014) Student–adult mentoring relationships: experiences from a Scottish school-based programme, Educational Research, 56:4, 436-452,  Article DOI: 10.1080/00131881.2014.965571
Donald Gray Colucci-Gray, L., Burnard, P., Gray, D, Cooke, C. (2019) A Critical Review of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics): Re-visioning Education? Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education.  Book Chapter DOI: HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1093/ACREFORE/9780190264093.013.398
Donald Gray Gray, D. and Sosu, E. (2018) Renaturing Science: The Role of Childhood Nature in Science for the Anthropocene. Chapter in Springer International Handbooks of Education. Research Handbook on ChildhoodNature: Assemblages of Childhood and Nature Research.  Book Chapter
Donald Gray Furman, M., Gray, D., Podesta, M.E., and Colucci-Gray, L. (2016) Fostering creative pedagogies in science teaching: experiences from Argentine and Scottish teachers. In the proceedings of the Conference of the European Science Education Research Association, 2015. Book Chapter
Donald Gray Gray, D., Colucci-Gray, L. and Camino, E. (Editors) (2009) Science, Society and Sustainability: Education and Empowerment for an Uncertain World.  Routledge Research, June 2009. Paperback edition released September 2011. Book Chapter
Donald Gray Gray, D., Colucci-Gray, L., Donald, R., Kyriakou, A. & Wodah, D., (2019). From oil to soil. Learning for Sustainability and Transitions Within the School Garden: a project of cultural and social re-learning. Scottish Educational Review. May 2019.. Article
Donald Gray Gray, D. (2018) Science Education Futures. Science Education as if the Whole Earth Mattered. Visions for Sustainability, Vol. 9.  Article
Donald Gray Gray, D.S. & Colucci-Gray, L. (2014). 'Globalisation and the Anthropocene: The Reconfiguration of Science Education for a Sustainable Future'. Sisyphus - Journal of Education. vol 2, no. 3, pp. 14-31. Article
Donald Gray Gray, D. (2017) From Fragmented Nature to Holistic Science at the Interface of Knowledges.  Roundtable Presentation at XVII ENEC 2017 | I SIEC 2017: Science Education in multiple contexts. Friday 15th September 2017. Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal.  Paper presentation
Donald Gray Gray, D. Colucci-Gray, L., Furman, M . and Podesta, M.E. (2016) Crossing the divide: From STEM to STEAM North-South investigations. Keynote symposium. Conference of the British Educational Research Association, Leeds University,13-15th September 2016 Paper presentation
Donald Gray Colucci-Gray, L. and Gray, D. (2015) ATLAC / Creativity in Science Education. BERA Innovation Session. Getting STEAMed up? What should educational researchers in the arts and sciences focus upon in order to develop valued and connected creative pedagogies which promote learning in and across the arts and sciences?. Conference of the British Educational Research Association, Belfast, 15-17 Sept. 2015. Paper presentation
Donald Gray Furman, M., Gray, D., Podesta, M.E., and Colucci-Gray, L. (2015) Fostering creative pedagogies in science teaching: experiences from Argentine and Scottish teachers. Biennial Conference of the European Science Education Research Association, Helsinki, 31st August-4th Sept.2015. Paper presentation
Donald Gray Colucci-Gray, L. & Gray, DS. (2014). 'Creativity in Science Education: producing new narratives for a sustainable future?'. Paper presented at British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, London, United Kingdom, 17/09/14 - 20/12/14 Paper presentation
Donald Gray Gray, D. and Colucci-Gray, L. (2014) Creativity in Education: Perspectives and Challenges in Arts and Science Educational Collaborations. Conference of the Scottish Educational Research Association, University of Edinburgh, 19th - 21st Nov 2014 Paper presentation
Sheila Nutkins,
Catriona McDonald & Mary Stephen
Nutkins, S., McDonald, C, and Stephen, M. (2013) Early Childhood Education and Care: an Introduction, Sage, UKChapter 4 pp58-74: Creative approaches to teaching and learning Chapter 9 pp136-148: The place of the school in the 21st Century Chapter 11 pp 171-187: Practice and provision for children aged 0-8 in Sweden Chapter 15 pp233-249 : An approach to Experiential Education - Ferre Laevers Chapter 16 pp255-271: Concepts and status of EY professionalism Chapter 20 pp320-332: The issue of professional autonomy Book Chapters
Catriona McDonald Dunn, B., McDonald, C. and Johnson, d. (2017) Evidence of quality professional development:  a study in childhood  practice; Professional Development in Education, Routledge. Article  DOI: 10.1080/19415357.2017.1331933
Catriona McDonald McDonald, C. (2017) Supporting the development and learning of children through personal and professional development of staff; Education in the north, volume 24, Issue 2, Research and Children in the North, December 2017 Article
Yvonne Dewhurst Dewhurst, YAN & Pendergast, D 2012, 'Home Economics and food literacy: An international investigation', International Journal of Home Economics, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 245-263. Article
Yvonne Dewhurst Dewhurst, YAN & Pendergast, D 2011, 'Teacher perceptions of the contribution of Home Economics to sustainable development education: a cross-cultural view', International Journal of Consumer Studies, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 569-577. Article HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1111/J.1470-6431.2011.01029.X
David Johnston Johnston, DH 2008, 'Johnston, D.H & McAdam, J (2008) Threshold Concepts, Liminality and Beginning Teachers' Troublesome Knowledge of Literacy Concepts. Paper presented at BERA conference, Heriot Watt, September 2008.', BERA Annual Conference 2008., Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 3/09/08 - 5/09/08. Paper presentation
Helen Martin Martin, H 2019, Multiplicative reasoning task design with student teachers in Scottish schools: valuing diversity, developing flexibility and making connections. in UT Jankvist, M van den Heuvel-Panhuizen & M Veldhuis (eds), Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. Freudenthal Group & Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University and ERME, Utrecht, the Netherlands, pp. 4264-4265, Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Utrecht, Netherlands, 6/02/19. Paper presentation HTTPS://WWW.MATHEMATIK.UNI-DORTMUND.DE/~ERME/INDEX.PHP?SLAB=PROCEEDINGS 
David Smith    Smith, DR 2017, 'Religious Education (RE) in Scotland: A New Empirical Perspective (2017)', Paper presented at Religious Education between 'Neutrality' and 'Confessional RE', Tuebingen, Germany, 6/10/17 - 6/10/17.
Black, PA  Jump in and run with it: Taking a creative risk, partnership working to enhance music and arts education. in M-L Bowe & B Merrick (eds), Proceedings of the 22nd International Seminar of the ISME Commission on the Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission (MISTEC) : NYU Prague, Czech Republic 8th-12th July 2018 . International Society for Music Education, pp. 109-119, 22nd International Seminar of the ISME Commission on the Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission , Prague, Czech Republic, 8/07/18 Paper presentation HTTPS://WWW.ISME.ORG/SITES/DEFAULT/FILES/DOCUMENTS/PROCEEDINGS/REVISED%20MISTEC%20PROCEEDINGS%20WITH%20ISBN%20020819.PDF
Black, PA Black, P 2017, 'On being and becoming a jazz musician: Perceptions of young Scottish musicians', London Review of Education, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 339 - 357.  Article HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.18546/LRE.15.3.02
Black, PA Ansdell, G, Brøske, BÅ, Black, P & Lee, S 2020, 'Showing the way, or getting in the way? Discussing power, influence and intervention in contemporary musical social practices', International Journal of Community Music.  Article HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1386/IJCM_00016_1



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