Dr David Morrison-Love
- Lecturer in Technological Education with a focus on Employability (Curriculum Assessment and Pedagogy)
David Morrison-Love is a Lecturer in Technology Education and Employability and a member of the Curriculum, Assessment & Pedagogy Research & Teaching Group within the School of Education. He has a keen interest in maximising the role and impact of educational research in helping to shape and understand learning, teaching and curricular subjects (particularly in Technology and Engineering Education).
David graduated in 2001 with a first class honours degree from the University of Glasgow for which he received the TTA Medal and was offered a scholarship to undertake post graduate studies from the Underwood Trust, also at the University of Glasgow. He undertook his PhD in Problem Solving in Technology Education which was ultimately completed in tandem with his work as a secondary school teacher of Technology Education in Falkirk Council. He was successful in securing the post of Lecturer in Technology Education within the College of Social Sciences in 2012 and subsequently completed a Post-Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice and gained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. David is currently an elected representative for the College of Social Science on the University Senate and a member of the programme committee for the B/MTechEd degree programme dividing his time between this and research activity. David is leading or contributing to a number of national and international research projects and his work is concerned primarily with enhancing Technology and Engineering Education. He has a very keen interest in how STEM subjects are understood and conceptualised, how this might affect classroom approaches and wider aspects of STEM learning. He is always keen to hear from anyone who shares similar interests.
David has recently been awarded a place on the ITEEA's 21st Century Leadership Academy (2017-18) which has been developed to create tomorrow's most successful and respected technology and engineering leaders, consultants, and strategic thinkers. Details of this programme can be found here. He was also shortlisted for the 2016 Student Teaching Awards under the Category of 'Best Feedback'.
Contact David via Skype (Username: dmlove80)
Orchid Identifier: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9009-4738
My research explores aspects of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy in STEM Education with a focus on the ‘Technology’ and the ‘Engineering’ subject areas. Herein, my expertise lies with:
i. Skills, problem solving, understanding and learning contexts.
ii. Conceptual and philosophical dimensions of curriculum and subject.
As such, my work contributes to the College research theme of ‘Social Justice, Equity and Change’ and to the School of Education themes of ‘Educational Improvement’ and ‘Political and Educational Philosophy’.
My work is intended to feed into (i) the shaping of improved classroom approaches to teaching and learning, (ii) the way in which subjects are theoretically and practically understood and conceptualised as part of learning, teaching and policy development. I also have a keen interest in exploring ways of supporting the use of research by those within the education profession to improve outcomes for everyone including pupils.
Predominantly qualitative and mixed-method/hybrid including grounded approaches, observation/discourse/digital media and philosophical analysis.
Project Title: Mathematics Revision Resources for Students in the School of Education.
Project Staff: Dr David Morrison-Love, Dr Sue Milne, Mr Lee Dunn & Mr Naill Barr.
Project Description: This project will provide diagnostic testing facilities for students in the School of Education, with feedback linked to revision resources, including sustainable formative assessment. This builds on the work of several Jisc-funded projects led by the University, and an existing first year module already running for BTechEd. It will also provide tools and training to enable staff to create feedback-rich assessment resources for their students.
Awarding Body: Learning & Teaching Development Fund, University of Glasgow (£2,400)
Duration: August 2014 - July 2015
Further Information & Project Updates: Link to follow.
Project Title: LITUP (Learning through the Integration of Technology in a University Partnership)
Project Staff: Prof Vivienne Baumfield, Prof Nigel Leask, Prof Jyoti Sharma, Dr David Morrison-Love.
Project Description: This project supports the development of technology enhanced learning in shared modules in English Literature between two Higher Education Institutions. This will involve the development of a framework and model to guide the design and implementation of pedagogical and instructional design that can be utilised in other subject areas.
Awarding Body: British Council: Knowledge Economy Partnerships (£9,500)
Duration: April 2014 - April 2015
Further Information & Project Updates: Link to follow.
Project Title: Thinking with Things
Project Staff: Dr David Morrison-Love, Miss Olesya Nedvetskaya (Research Assistant)
Project Description: Exploring ways in which S2 pupil interaction with a range of tools and materials to generate design ideas can be represented as a system of distributed thinking. As a pilot project, this is exploratory in nature and seeks to ascertain areas of interest that could be further explored through a larger grant application.
Awarding Body: Adam Smith Research Foundation, University of Glasgow (<£1000).
Duration: November 2013 - November 2014
Further Information & Project Updates: http://www.dmorrisonlove.net/thinking-with-things-project-page.html
David has supervised numerous undergraduate research students who have investigate, and developed resources for, a range of areas and issues in Technology Education at both Primary and Secodnary level.
Student dissertation have addresses such areas as:
- Understanding Materials Through Technology in Primary Schools
- Enhancing Pupil Engagement with 3D Modelling Software
- The Design of a Teaching Resource to Enhnace Pupils' Skills in Justifying Design Choices
- A Comparative Study of Approaches to ACfE
- How does Technology Education provide Young People with the Skills that Employers look for? A Stakeholder's Analysis.
- As a Teacher, How can I best Support a Pupil with Down Syndrome in Practical Craft Skills, at National 4/5 level?
David is currently supervising two PhD students in Education and would be happy to hear from anyone interested in pursuing research-based study at Masters or Doctoral levels in similar fields of interest.
David is currently responsible for teaching on the Bachelor of Technological Education degree programme and delivers the following courses:
- Design & Integrating Technology T3 (20 Credits)
- Integrating Technology T1 (10 Credits)
- Sustainable Resources & the Environment T4 (20 Credits)
- Materials & Processes T3 (10 Credits)
- Teacher Education 3 (10 Credits)
- Engineering Systems & Robotics T4 (20 Credits)
- Final Year UG Dissertation
- Educational Research Methods
Previously, he has also been responsible for delivering courses in Electronics and Technology & Society.
As a secondary school teacher of Technology Education, David has experience delivering a range of subjects and courses including Curriculum for Excellence Technology Courses, Craft & Design, Graphic Communication, Technological Studies and Practical Craft Skills.
Professional Memberships & Organisations
David currently holds the following:
- Membership of the International Technology and Engineering Education Association
- Member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain
- Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
- Registered Expert with the European Commission & UNESCO.
- Member of the National Technologies Forum, Education Scotland.
- Full Registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
- Membership of the Alliance for Useful Evidence.
- Senate Seat as a Representative for the College of Social Science, University of Glasgow (2014-2017).
- Member of the University of Glasgow Senate Conduct Committee.
Awards & Recognition
- Shortlisted for the 2016 Student Teaching Awards under the Category of 'Best Feedback'
- Awarded a place on the 2017 ITEEA 21st Century Leadership Academy
- Invited Session Chair for The 11th International Conference on Technology Education for the Asia-Pacific Region. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2015.
- GTCS Professional Recognition for Technology Education
- GTCS Professional Recognition for Assessment
- GTCS Professional Recognition for Mentoring
- Underwood Trust Scholarship for Post-Graduate Studies
- Scottish Technology Teachers' Association Undergraduate Medal Winner
Review Panel Membership
David is currently a peer reviewer for the following Jounals/awarding bodies: