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Dr Jan McArthur

Dr Jan McArthur

Lecturer

County South
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YL


Tel: +44 1524 594244

Affiliations

Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education
Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation

My research interests span two themes:  education and social justice, and the nature of higher education. I am interested in  inter-relationships between education and society, and between theory and practice.  I have explored different interpretations of critical pedagogy, and particularly the ways in which conceptualisations of knowledge impact upon social justice.  Much of my work is informed by critical theory, and I have a special interest in the work of Theodor Adorno.   My recent work has looked at the nature of assessment and feedback the role of failure in learning including the relationship between conceptions of failure and social justice.

PhD Supervision Interests

I am interested in PhD supervision in the areas of social justice education, conceptualisations of social justice, critical pedagogy, the nature and purposes of higher education, assessment for learning and social justice, educational philosophy and critical theory.

Current Teaching

I currently teach on the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice and convene the module ED.S851 Understanding Social Justice Internationally:  Issues, Theories and Approaches.

Career Details

I have previously worked as a Lecturer in Higher Education at the University of Edinburgh, but began my academic career many years ago at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

2014

The learning-feedback-assessment triumvirate: reconsidering failure in pursuit of social justice

McArthur, J. 2014 Advances and innovations in university assessment and feedback. Kreber, C., Anderson, C., Entwistle, N. & McArthur, J. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Advances and innovations in university assessment and feedback

Kreber, C. (ed.), Anderson, C. (ed.), Entwistle, N. (ed.) & McArthur, J. (ed.) 2014 Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 288 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2013

No longer exempt from good practice: using exemplars to close the feedback gap for exams

Scoles, J., Huxham, M. & McArthur, J. 2013 In: Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 38, 6, p. 631-645 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Feedback unbound: from master to usher

McArthur, J. & Huxham, M. 2013 Reconceptualising feedback in higher education: developing dialogue with students. Merry, S., Price, M., Carless, D. & Taras, M. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Rethinking knowledge within higher education: Adorno and social justice

McArthur, J. 2013 London: Bloomsbury Academic. 186 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2012

Virtuous mess and wicked clarity: struggle in higher education research

McArthur, J. 2012 In: Higher Education Research and Development. 31, 3, p. 419-430 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Against standardised experience: leaving our marks on the palimpsests of disciplinary knowledge

McArthur, J. 2012 In: Teaching in Higher Education. 17, 4, p. 485-496 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

Exile, sanctuary and diaspora: mediations between higher education and society

McArthur, J. 2011 In: Teaching in Higher Education. 16, 5, p. 579-589 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Reconsidering the economic and social purposes of higher education

McArthur, J. 2011 In: Higher Education Research and Development. 30, 6, p. 737-749 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Time to look anew: critical pedagogy and disciplines within higher education

McArthur, J. 05/2010 In: Studies in Higher Education. 35, 3, p. 301-315 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Achieving social justice within and through higher education: the challenge for critical pedagogy

McArthur, J. 2010 In: Teaching in Higher Education. 15, 5, p. 493-504 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

Guiding students into a discipline: the significance of the teacher

Northedge, A. & McArthur, J. 2009 The university and its disciplines: teaching and learning within and beyond disciplinary boundaries. Kreber, C. (ed.). New York: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Diverse student voices in disciplinary discourses

McArthur, J. 2009 The university and its disciplines: teaching and learning within and beyond disciplinary contexts. Kreber, C. (ed.). New York: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

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