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Dr. Jonathan Adams

  • Job title: Head of Engineering
  • Department: Engineering

General information

Jonathan Adams graduated from the University of Bradford in 1990 with a B.Eng. degree in electrical and electronic engineering.  He also holds a Certificate in Education from the University of Leicester, and an M.A. in Continuing Education from the University of Warwick. His industrial background is in the lift making industry where he spent nearly 10 years.  For the past 17 years he has been employed at The University of Northampton specialising in distance education for the lift industry.  He is currently Head of Lift Education, and Associate Head of the University's Framework.

His research interests include teaching and learning strategies used in continuing education, and in the use of electronic methods for delivery, assessment and support, and he is currently undertaking a PhD in this area.

He is a Teaching Fellow of The University of Northampton.

Education and Qualifications

  • PhD Engineering Education The University of Northampton 2006-present
  • MA Continuing Education The University of Warwick 1996
  • Certificate in Education The University of Leicester 1994
  • BEng Elec/Electronic Engineering The University of Bradford 1990

Employment

  • Head of Lift Education (full time)/  The University of Northampton 2008
  • Associated Head of Frameworks
  • Senior Lecturer (full time) The University of Northampton 1992 - 2008
  • Lecturer (part time) Nene College Northampton 1990 - 1992
  • Research Engineer The Express Lift Co Ltd 1990 - 1992
  • Undergraduate Apprentice The Express Lift Co Ltd 1986 - 1990
  • Indentured Technician Apprentice The Express Lift Co Ltd 1983 - 1986

Administration

  • Member of The University of Northampton Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Chair of The University of Northampton Distance Learning Working Group, which reports to the above committee

Teaching

  • Head of Lift Education
    • Course leader for BTEC Lift Technology and FDSc Lift Engineering programmes.
  • MSc Lift Engineering:
    • Front line tutor
    • LIFM007 Control Systems (module leader)
    • Dissertation supervisor
  • BSc Engineering:
    • First year problem solving and creativity in engineering
    • ENG3001 Applications of Technology (module leader)
    • ENG3002 Computer Simulation and Modelling (module leader)
    • Project supervisor

Research

  • Engineering Education
  • Graduate skills development
  • Problem Solving and Creativity in Engineering
  • Open and distance learning
  • The use of robots in teaching
  • Problem Solving and Creativity for Engineers

Funded Research

  • The inclusion of Robots within problem-solving"
  • Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre: 2007-2008: £2500
  • Developing key engineering graduate skills using Learning Objects"
  • Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre: 2008-2009: £3500

Publications

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2010

  1. Adams, J. P., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P. (2010) Problem solving and creativity in engineering: conclusions of a phenomenographic study of novices and professionals. Paper presented to: University of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference: Learning Dialogues, University of Northampton, UK, 13 May 2010. (Unpublished)
  2. Adams, J. P., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P. (2010) Problem solving and creativity in engineering: conclusions of a three year PBL project involving reusable learning objects and robots. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE 2010). 1562-3580.
  3. Adams, J. P., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P. (2010) Problem solving and creativity in engineering: conclusions of a three year project involving reusable learning objects and robots. Paper presented to: Engineering Education 2010 (EE 2010), Aston University, Birmingham, England, 06-08 July 2010. (Unpublished)

2009

  1. Adams, J. P., Bacon, J. and Thynne, L. (2009) Peer review and criteria: a discussion. In: Allegue, L., Jones, S., Kershaw, B. and Piccini, A. (eds.) Practice-as-Research in Performance and Screen. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 98-111.
  2. Adams, J. P., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P. (2009) Problem solving and creativity in engineering: perceptions of novices and professionals. In: Ao, S. I., Douglas, C., Grundfest, W. S. and Burgstone, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2009, Vol. 1. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited. 9789881701268.
  3. Turner, S. J., Hill, G. and Adams, J. P. (2009) Robots in problem solving in programming. Paper presented to: Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences 9th 1-day Teaching of Programming Workshop, Bath, 6 April 2009. (Unpublished)

2008

  1. Adams, J. P. and Turner, S. J. (2008) Problem solving and creativity for undergraduate computing and engineering students: the use of robots as a developmental tool. Seminar Presentation presented to: Creating Contemporary Student Learning Environments, University of Northampton, 14 May 2008. (Unpublished)
  2. Adams, J. P., Turner, S. J., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P. (2008) Problem solving and creativity for undergraduate engineers: findings of an action research project involving robots. In: UNSPECIFIED International Network for Engineering Education & Research (iNEER).
  3. Adams, J. P. and Turner, S. J. (2008) Problem solving and creativity for undergraduate engineers: process or product? In: EE2008 - the International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education Conference Proceedings. Loughborough: Higher Education Academy. 9781904804659.
  4. Adams, J. P., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P. (2008) Problem solving and creativity in engineering: findings of interviews with experts and novices. In: UNSPECIFIED International Network for Engineering Education & Research (iNEER).
  5. Turner, S. J. and Adams, J. P. (2008) Robots and problem solving. In: 9th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences. Newtownabbey: Higher Education Academy, Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences. 9780955967603. p. 16.

2007

  1. Adams, J. P., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P. (2007) Improving problem solving and encouraging creativity in engineering undergraduates. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education. New York: Springer. 9789728855141.
  2. Maguire, M., Kaczmarczyk, S., Adams, J. P. and Smith, R. (2007) Modal parameters of a lift suspension system. Elevatori. 36(6), pp. 68-75. 1121-7995.
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