Professor Paul Ashwin PhD

Head of Department, Professor

Profile

I am a Professor of Higher Education and my research interests are focused on the relations between teaching-learning and knowledge-curriculum practices in higher education. I am also interested in the relations between these practices and higher education policies as well as the relations between theories and methods in research into higher education. The kinds of questions that I explore in this research include: What counts as high quality teaching and learning in higher education? How is this positioned in policies and practices? How do we research and theorise these competing notions of quality?

Researcher creations?: the positioning of policy texts in higher education research
Ashwin, P., Smith, K. 06/2015 In: Higher Education. 69, 6, p. 1007-1018. 12 p.
Journal article

Reflective teaching in higher education
Ashwin, P., Boud, D., Coate, K., Hallett, F., Keane, E., Krause, K., Leibowitz, B., MacLaren, I., McArthur, J., McCune, V., Tooher, M. 26/02/2015 London : Bloomsbury Academic. 416 p. ISBN: 9781441197559.
Book

Newer researchers in higher education: policy actors or policy subjects?
Ashwin, P., Deem, R., McAlpine, L. 2015 In: Studies in Higher Education. 14 p.
Journal article

Representations of a high-quality system of undergraduate education in English higher education policy documents
Ashwin, P., Abbas, A., McLean, M. 2015 In: Studies in Higher Education. 40, 4, p. 610-623. 14 p.
Journal article

The role of HEFCE in teaching and learning enhancement: a review of evaluative evidence
Trowler, P., Ashwin, P., Saunders, M. 17/07/2014
Other contribution

How do students’ accounts of sociology change over the course of their undergraduate degrees?
Ashwin, P., Abbas, A., McLean, M. 02/2014 In: Higher Education. 67, 2, p. 219-234. 16 p.
Journal article

Knowledge, curriculum and student understanding in higher education
Ashwin, P. 02/2014 In: Higher Education. 67, 2, 112 p.
Special issue

Knowledge, curriculum and student understanding in higher education
Ashwin, P. 02/2014 In: Higher Education. 67, 2, 4 p.
Editorial

Evoked prior learning experience and approach to learning as predictors of academic achievement
Trigwell, K., Ashwin, P., Millan, E. 09/2013 In: British Journal of Educational Psychology. 83, 3, p. 363-378. 16 p.
Journal article

A Bernsteinian view of learning and teaching undergraduate sociology-based social science
Mclean, M., Abbas, A., Ashwin, P. 1/06/2013 In: Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences. 5, 2, p. 32-44. 13 p.
Journal article

Qualitative Life-grids: a proposed method for comparative European educational research
Abbas, A., Ashwin, P., McLean, M. 2013 In: European Educational Research Journal. 12, 3, p. 320-329. 10 p.
Journal article

The use and value of Bernstein’s work in studying (in)equalities in undergraduate social science education
McLean, M., Abbas, A., Ashwin, P. 2013 In: British Journal of Sociology of Education. 34, 2, p. 262-280. 19 p.
Journal article

University knowledge, human development and pedagogic rights
McLean, M., Abbas, A., Ashwin, P. 2013 In: Human development and capabilities. London : Routledge p. 30-43. 14 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

How often are theories developed through empirical research into higher education?
Ashwin, P. 12/2012 In: Studies in Higher Education. 37, 8, p. 941-955. 15 p.
Journal article

Evoked prior experiences in first year university student learning
Ashwin, P., Trigwell, K. 1/08/2012 In: Higher Education Research and Development. 31, 4, p. 449-463. 15 p.
Journal article

Questioning theory–method relations in higher education research: editorial
Ashwin, P., Case, J. 06/2012 In: Higher Education Research and Development. 31, 3, 2 p.
Editorial

Quality and Inequality in Undergraduate Courses A guide for national and institutional policy makers: A guide for national and institutional policy makers
Ashwin, P., Abbas, A., McLean, M. 05/2012 Nottingham : University of Nottingham. 10 p.
Other report

Neoliberal policy, quality and inequality in undergraduate degrees
Abbas, A., Ashwin, P., McLean, M. 2012 In: Organising Neoliberalism:. London : Anthem p. 179-199. 21 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Questioning theory–method relations in higher education research: a special issue
Ashwin, P., Case, J. 2012 In: Higher Education Research and Development. 31, 3, 163 p.
Special issue

The pedagogic device: Sociology, knowledge practices and teaching-learning processes
Ashwin, P., Abbass, A., McLean, M. 2012 In: Tribes and Territories in the 21st-Century. Abingdon : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Questioning the relations between biography, theory and power in biographical teaching methods: a dialogue
Wright, H., Ashwin, P. 2011 In: Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences. 3, 3, p. 1-22. 22 p.
Journal article

A critical engagement with research into higher education
Shay, S., Ashwin, P., Case, J. 06/2009 In: Studies in Higher Education. 34, 4, 3 p.
Editorial

Analysing teaching-learning interactions in higher education : accounting for structure and agency.
Ashwin, P. 02/2009 London : Continuum. 174 p. ISBN: 9780826494184.
Book

A critical engagement with research into higher education: a special issue
Shay, S., Ashwin, P., Case, J. 2009 In: Studies in Higher Education. 34, 4, 109 p.
Special issue

Conceptualising teaching and learning interactions in researching higher education.
Ashwin, P. 2009 In: The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education. New York and London : Routledge p. 37-46. 10 p. ISBN: 9780415432641.
Chapter

2005-2010 Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning programme
Saunders, M., Trowler, P., Ashwin, P. 2008 Bristol : HEFCE. 127 p.
Book

Accounting for structure and agency in close-up research on teaching, learning and assessment in higher education.
Ashwin, P. 2008 In: International Journal of Educational Research. 47, 3, p. 151-158. 8 p.
Journal article

How approaches to teaching are affected by discipline and teaching context
Lindblom-Ylanne, S., Trigwell, K., Nevgi, A., Ashwin, P. 06/2006 In: Studies in Higher Education. 31, 3, p. 285-298. 14 p.
Journal article

An exploratory study of situated conceptions of learning and learning environments.
Trigwell, K., Ashwin, P.W.H. 1/03/2006 In: Higher Education. 51, 2, p. 243-258. 16 p.
Journal article

Changing higher education: the development of learning and teaching
Ashwin, P. 2006 London : Routledge. 152 p. ISBN: 0415341299.
Book

Interpreting the developments: possible futures for learning and teaching in higher education.
Ashwin, P. 2006 In: Changing higher education: the development of learning and teaching.. London : Routledge p. 127-134. 8 p. ISBN: 0415341299 (pbk. : alk. paper).
Chapter

The development of learning and teaching in higher education: the changing context.
Ashwin, P. 2006 In: Changing higher education: the development of learning and teaching.. London : Routledge p. 3-15. 13 p. ISBN: 0415341299 (pbk. : alk. paper).
Chapter

Variation in academics' accounts of tutorials.
Ashwin, P. 2006 In: Studies in Higher Education. 31, 6, p. 651-665. 15 p.
Journal article

Variation in students' experiences of the Oxford tutorial.
Ashwin, P. 11/2005 In: Higher Education. 50, 4, p. 631-644. 14 p.
Journal article

Towards a reconciliation of the 'approaches to learning' and 'critical pedagogy' perspectives in higher education through a focus on academic engagement.
Ashwin, P., McLean, M. 2005 In: Improving student learning: diversity and inclusivity. Oxford : Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development p. 377-389. 13 p. ISBN: 1873576722.
Chapter

Investigating educational development.
Ashwin, P., Trigwell, K. 2004 In: Enhancing staff and educational development.. London : Kogan Page p. 117-131. 15 p.
Chapter

Students' learning motivation and their approaches to learning.
Trigwell, K., Ashwin, P. 2004 In: Improving student learning.. Oxford : Oxford Brookes University p. 52-65. 14 p.
Chapter

Variation in tutors' experiences of small group tutorials.
Ashwin, P. 2004 In: Improving student learning.. Oxford : Oxford Brookes University p. 80-89. 10 p.
Chapter

Peer facilitation and how it contributes to the development
Ashwin, P. 1/03/2003 In: Research in Post-Compulsory Education. 8, 1, p. 5-18. 14 p.
Journal article

Peer Support : relations between the context, process and outcomes for the students who are supported.
Ashwin, P. 2003 In: Instructional Science. 31, 3, p. 159-173. 15 p.
Journal article

Implementing peer learning across organisations: the development of a model
Ashwin, P. 1/12/2002 In: Mentoring and Tutoring. 10, 3, p. 221-231. 11 p.
Journal article