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Dr. James Underwood

  • Job title: Subject Leader - Teacher Education CPD
  • Department: Teacher Continuing Professional Development

General information

James Underwood is a Principal Lecturer and is the ‘Subject Leader for Teachers' Continuing Professional Development’. This means that he has oversight of all the masters' courses in education at the University of Northampton as well as a range of other shorter courses at masters' level. He leads and teaches on the MA Education and the MA Education Leadership and Management.

James taught for 19 years before becoming a lecturer here at the University of Northampton. The majority of this time was in the British state sector, in secondary schools. He was the vice-principal of a state secondary school (students aged 11-18) and subsequently of a private sixth form college (students aged 16-18). He completed his doctorate in education at the Faculty of Eduation, at the University of Cambridge. He also worked at the University of Cambridge as an associate lecturer, whilst still teaching in schools.

The title of James' doctorate is: 'Building communities and sharing knowledge: a study into teachers working together across national boundaries'. His research interests include: the nature of professional communities, non-positional leadership, methodologies for teacher research, and teaching approaches in higher education among others.

Teaching

Programme lead: PG Cert Top-Up, MA Education, MA Education Leadership and Management

Modules that James Underwood leads on

  • EDUM074 -  International perspectives on education
  • EDUM079 – Thesis
  • EDUM089 – Principles and Practice in Action Research
  • EDUM092 – Investigating Professional Practice (1)
  • EDUM111 – Investigating Professional Practice (2)
  • EDUM118 – Leading Change
  • EDUM122 - Educational Leadership
  • EDUM123 – Perspectives on Leadership
  • EDUM124 – Approaches to Leadership
  • ITTM001 - PGCE top-up
  • ITTM002 – PGCE top-up (2)

Other modules that James Underwood teaches on

  • EDUM116 – School and Classroom Cultures
  • EDUM077 – Research Methods
  • EDUM079 - Dissertation

Publications

Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2010

2018

  1. Power, A. and Underwood, M. J. (2018) CPD and revalidation: theory, practice and lessons from teachers. British Journal of Midwifery. 26(6), pp. 409-411. 0969-4900.

2017

  1. Underwood, M. J. (2017) Building communities and sharing knowledge: a study into teachers working together across national boundaries. Doctoral thesis. University of Cambridge.
  2. Underwood, M. J., Faroque, S., Sriwichian, N., Burn, T., Bowyer, D., Praxedis, G., Botwright, C., Prisutova, J., Russell, K., Nguyen, H., Moodley, D. and Cheng, Y. (2017) Local and international: richly contested concepts in practitioner research (a patchwork paper). Paper presented to: Kaleidoscope Education Research Conference 2017, University of Cambridge, 01-02 June 2017.
  3. Underwood, M. J. and Xu, C. (2017) Who is my research for? Positoning ourselves as researchers. Workshop presented to: Kaleidoscope Education Research Conference 2017, University of Cambridge, 01-02 June 2017.
  4. Underwood, M. J. (2017) Workshop for young researchers: positioning ourselves as researchers. Who is our research for and how can we reach them? Invited Keynote presented to: First International Seminar: (Re)Shaping the Teaching Profession of the Twentieth Century: Priorities, Challenges and Future Directions, Bialystock University, Poland, 26-28 October 2017.

2016

  1. Murray, J. and Underwood, M. J. (2016) Ethics for teacher research: same as research ethics or different? Paper presented to: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, University of Leeds, 13-15 September 2016.
  2. Underwood, M. J. (2016) Exchanging knowledge and building communities via international networking. In: The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2016 Official Conference Proceedings. Kobe, Japan: International Academic Forum. 2189-101X. pp. 75-83.
  3. Underwood, M. J. (2016) Finding our voices, exploring ways of presenting. Workshop presented to: Kaleidoscope Education Research Conference, University of Cambridge, 26-27 May 2016.
  4. Underwood, M. J., Ryan, N., Nhung Vuong, V., Frempong, E., Chikvaidze, M., Reis, K. and Green, F. (2016) Mind the gap both ways: how teaching informs research decisions. Paper presented to: Kaleidoscope Education Research Conference, University of Cambridge, 26-27 May 2016.
  5. Yanyue, Y. and Underwood, M. J. (2016) Torn between expectations and imagination: alternative forms of communicating educational research. CORERJ: Cambridge Open-Review Educational Research e-Journal. 3(1), pp. 63-77. 2056-7804.
  6. Underwood, M. J. (2016) Travel, emotion and identity: an exploration into the experiences of students in post 16 education for whom studying in English means working in a foreign language and culture. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences. 5, pp. 10-16. 2421-8030.
  7. Underwood, M. J. (2016) Why researchers compared education internationally 1994 - 2009 and what this tells us about why we do this today. In: The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2016 Official Conference Proceedings. Kobe, Japan: International Academic Forum. 2189-101X. pp. 311-323.
  8. Wang, N. and Underwood, M. J. (2016) ‘Why did the relatively small Chinese community in London’s East End produce such a strong cultural reaction in late Victorian Britain?’ Should we be exploring this question in history lessons in UK schools? And if so why and how? Paper presented to: STORIES Conference, Faculty of Education, Oxford University, 15-16 March 2016. (Unpublished)

2015

  1. Adamu, D., To Viet, H., Chuhuai, K., Xuan, Z., Doan Hong, T. and Underwood, M. J. (2015) Breaking boundaries as writers and researchers, the challenges and rewards of completing an MA as a community of practice. Paper presented to: Kaleidoscope Graduate Research Conference 2015: Many Paths, Same Goal - Multimodality in Educational Research, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, 28-29 May 2015. (Unpublished)
  2. Xuan, Z., Chuhuai, K., Doan Hong, T., To Viet, H., Adamu, D. and Underwood, M. J. (2015) Comparing leadership internationally: challenges and reflections. Paper presented to: 6th Annual School of Education Research Student Conference, The University of Northampton, School of Education, 26-27 June 2015. (Unpublished)
  3. Underwood, M. J. (2015) Exchanging knowledge and building communities via international networking. Paper presented to: European Conference for Education Researchers (ECER) 2015, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary, 07-11 September 2015.
  4. Underwood, M. J., Yuan, Y. and Dia Lima, J. (2015) Rethinking practitioner research in education: not transcribing but reflecting and some reflections on the nature of practitioner research (2nd iteration – Cambridge). Paper presented to: Education Doctorate Research Conference: Generating Impact through Practice-based Doctoral Research Designed for Educational Professionals, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, 27 June 2015. (Unpublished)
  5. Underwood, M. J. (2015) Searching for commonalities in the teaching of critical thinking skills, from Masters’ to sixth form to primary. Paper presented to: The University of Northampton Education Partnership Conference 2015, The University of Northampton, School of Education, 01 July 2015. (Unpublished)
  6. Underwood, M. J. (2015) Some thoughts on the challenges faced by newly qualified teachers (NQTs) and those who support them: a discussion paper. Invited Keynote presented to: Association of Global Teachers: International Conference on Supporting New Teachers, Dedham, Essex, UK, 24-25 October 2015.
  7. Yuan, Y. and Underwood, M. J. (2015) Torn between expectations and imagination: alternative forms of communicating educational research (a short discussion paper reflecting on a workshop). Paper presented to: Kaleidoscope Graduate Research Conference 2015: Many Paths, Same Goal - Multimodality in Educational Research, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, 28-29 May 2015. (Unpublished)
  8. Underwood, M. J. (2015) Travel, emotion and identity: an exploration into the experiences of students in post 16 education for whom studying in English means working in a foreign language and culture. Paper presented to: 4th Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CYICER-2015), Kyrenia, Cyprus, 19-21 March 2015.
  9. Underwood, M. J. (2015) Understanding professional community and professional identity through the experiences of Bahraini teachers working with British teachers in a partnership project. Paper presented to: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER): Education and Transition - Contributions from Educational Research, Corvinus University, Budapest, 08-11 September 2015. (Unpublished)

2014

  1. Underwood, M. J. (2014) History teaching in the UK (Cách dạy và học sử tại Anh). VnExpress: Tin Nhanh Vietnam. 12/04/14
  2. Underwood, M. J. (2014) The impact on teacher identity of international connections. Paper presented to: European Conference on Education Research (ECER 2014): The Past, Present and Future of Educational Research in Europe, Porto, Portugal, 02-05 September 2014. (Unpublished)

2010

  1. Underwood, M. J. (2010) Why do we engage in international comparison? A review of the motives researchers in education have for comparing nations. Chorus. 1(2)
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