Dr Margaret Sutherland

  • Senior Lecturer (Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education)

telephone: 01413303072
email: Margaret.Sutherland@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Dr Margaret Sutherland is a senior lecturer in additional support for learning at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.  She is the Director of the Scottish Network for Able Pupils and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning.  She coordinates the Masters in Inclusive Education: research, policy and practice.  She has 34 years teaching experience in schools and higher education.  She has written in the field of gifted education and is the author of a number of academic papers, chapters and books on the subject.  Her book, Gifted and Talented in the Early Years has been translated into German, Slovenian and will soon be translated into Hungarian.  She is visiting professor at the Centre for Psychology, Giftedness, and Research on Excellence at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.  She also serves on the editorial board of the Korean Journal of Educational Policy and the Turkish Journal of Giftedness and Education.  She speaks at conferences and has worked across the UK and with staff and students in Tanzania; Malawi; Korea; Virginia, USA; Slovenia; The Netherlands; Poland; Germany and Denmark.  She is an elected member of the general committee of the European Council for High Ability and an elected member of the executive committee for the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (August 2015).

In print: Sutherland, M. (2012) Gifted and Talented in the Early Years: a practical guide for 4-6 year olds London: SAGE.

This second edition advocates an inclusive approach and updates current theories, research and bet practices in the field.  The text incorporates 21st century skills, cultural perspectives and international education, and focuses on how to create appropriately challenging activities for the young gifted and talented child
Dr Gillian Eriksson, Coordinator: Gifted Education Program, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, University of Central Florida, USA.

This expanded edition  builds on Margaret's approach to tacking and learning making us think how we can best include gifted and talented children in our early years settings.  By providing opportunities for young children to learn from each other and fro their communities and families, gifted and talented young learners can be appropriately challenged and recognised within an inclusive setting.
Professor Peter Merrotsy, Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia.

Margaret 2nd Edition 

Research interests

Research Interests

Margaret's research interests revolve around inclusive education and the experiences of young people in schools. In particular she is interested in how the current international focus on early years education allows for the development of abilities, including high abilities, in young children.  Her research involves working across Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools.  As Director of SNAP her work is based on a broadened conception of ability rather than on labelling young people. She is interested in the role of the teacher, and in how teacher beliefs might changing and impact practice. It is this fine-grained understanding of teachers’ attitudes that is crucial if we are to bridge the disjunction between research, policy and practice.  She is interested in social justice and issues relating to poverty and disability and  the role of formal and non-formal education in creating more just societies in the global north and south. 

Research Collaborations

Through the International Research Universities Network (IRUN) links have been established with Dr. Lianne Hoogeveen - Center for the Study of Giftedness (CBO (Radboud University Nijmegen) www.ru.nl/fsw/cbo, Prof. Christian Fischer, Educational Sciences for School Pedagogics, Talent Research and Individual Promotion at the University of Münster  Internationales Centrum für Begabungsforschung (ICBF) (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany and Dr. Mojca Juriševič, Assist. Prof. University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education, Centre for Research and Promotion of Giftedness. http://www.pef.uni-lj.si/ 

A collaborative Research Project, curriculum design and staff attitudes towards gifted education, has been developed between SNAP and  The Centre for Gifted Education. The College of William and Mary, Virginia, USA (Prof. Tracy Cross  Dr Kimberley Chandler  and Dr Jennifer Riedl Cross), Dr Colm O'Reilly, The Center for Talented Youth in Ireland and  Dr Mar M.del Mar Badia Martín, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.  

SNAP is working with  Prof. Albert Ziegler. Professor of Educational Psychology, Giftedness, and Research on Excellence University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Dr Heidrun Stoeger, Universitat Regensburg.

Inclusion in Developing Countries, Dr Frida Tungaraza, Tanzania, East Africa.

Education of Gifted Students: gifted children and youth from backgrounds of disadvantage (low socio-economic status, cultural minority status, and rural and isolated contexts);   Dr Niamh Stack, University of Glasgow; Professor Peter Merrotsy, University of Western Australia.

Margaret Sutherland is a lecturer in Additional Support Needs and is Programme Leader for the Masters in Inclusive Education  and the Certificate/Diploma in Inclusive Education.  She is also Director of the Scottish Network for Able Pupils (SNAP) and Depute Director of the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL).   Margaret is a member of the  Glasgow Centre for International Development.

Selected publications

Händel, M., Duan, X., Sutherland, M., and Ziegler, A. (2014) Successful in science education and still popular: a pattern that is possible in china rather than in Germany or Russia. International Journal of Science Education, 36(6), pp. 887-907. (doi:10.1080/09500693.2013.830232)

Sutherland, M. (2014) Indigenous and western knowledge: uneasy bedfellows in an interdependent world? In: Inman, P. and Robinson, D. (eds.) University engagement and environmental sustainability. Series: Universities and lifelong learning. Manchester University Press: Manchester, UK. ISBN 9780719091629

Tungaraza, F., Sutherland, M., and Stack, N. (2013) Universal education or open education opportunities for all? Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 43(6), pp. 822-824. (doi:10.1080/03057925.2013.850285)

Sutherland, M. (2012) Paradigmatic shift or tinkering at the edges? High Ability Studies, 23(1), pp. 109-111.

Grants

Grants

  • 2015: Sutherland, M. and Stack, N. (Scottish Network for Able Pupils) Education grant funded by the Scottish Government to the value of £21,200.
  • 2014: Sutherland, M., Head, G. and Fagan, C. Erasmus+ project: Teacher 2020, Entrepreneurial Fluency. Led by the University of Girona.
  • 2014: Sutherland, M. and Stack, N. (Scottish Network for Able Pupils) Education grant funded by the Scottish Government to the value of £21,200.
  • 2013: Sutherland, M. and Stack, N. (Scottish Network for Able Pupils) Education grant funded by the Scottish Government to the value of £21,200.
  • 2012: Sutherland, M and Stack, N. (Scottish Network for Able Pupils) Education grant funded by the Scottish Government to the value of £20,731.
  • 2011: Sutherland, M. First Step Award funded by the Scottish Government, the European Regional Development Fund and Scottish Enterprise to the value of £5000.
  • 2011: Stack, N. & Sutherland M. (Scottish Network for Able Pupils). Education grant funded by the Scottish Government to the value of £20,731.
  • Able to Design funded by South Lanarkshire Council. Supporting young children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties funded by Falkirk Council.
  • 2010: Sutherland, M.  Education funded by London Gifted and Talented to the value of £4000.
  • 2010: Stack, N. & Sutherland M. (Scottish Network for Able Pupils). Education grant funded by the Scottish Government to the value of £29,319.
  • 2009: Stack, N. & Sutherland M. (Scottish Network for Able Pupils). Education grant funded by the Scottish Government to the value of £29,319.
  • 2008: Stack, N. & Sutherland M. (Scottish Network for Able Pupils). Education grant funded by the Scottish Government to the value of £29,319.
  • 2008: Bailey, R., Pearce, G., Winstanley, C., Sutherland, M., Smith, C., Stack, N., & Dickenson, M. EPPI systematic review on gifted education. Funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families Award: £27,000.
  • 2007: Sutherland, M. & Stack, N. (Scottish Network For Able Pupils). Education grant funded by the Scottish Executive to the value of £23,920.

Supervision

PhD Supervision

Completed Students

Dr Nada Hammed - Integrating Information and Communication Technology into Early Childhood Education.

Current Students

Farah Shafiq -  The relationship between emotional intelligence, epistemic beliefs and academic motivation of prospective teachers in Pakistan.

Badriah Alkhannani -  An investigation into English language teaching for gifted students in Saudi Arabia. 

Peipei Lui - Emotion recognition and social functioning among individuals in the general population with sub-clinical autistic traits and anxiety.

Sarah Jane Digby - To what extent can Ugandan Children be empowered as decision makers in education?

Manal Mohammed A Alshammari - Cultural Issues in Saudi Arabia that affect Teaching and Learning of English Language and how English Teachers Adapt to these Issues

Tingzhao Zhang - Using children's literature to teach gifted and talented pupils in the primary school: a comparative study between China and Scotland

Alya Saeed A Alqarni - The Attitudes of Academic Staff Members in the Faculty of Education toward Gifted Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ruihua Chen - The role of cultural influences, innate ability and practice: A comparison between the English speaking Chinese student population in Scotland and the English speaking Chinese student population in China, with an emphasis on high ability.

In addition to supervision and numerous internal examiner appointments Margaret has acted as an external examiner for Ph.D theses at the universities of Brunel, UK; Waikato, New Zealand and MacQuarie, Australia.

Teaching

Postgraduate Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

Undergraduate and PGDE (Primary and Secondary) specialist input relating to inclusion and highly able learners

Additional information

Consultancy

Guidance for gifted and talented learners in rural schools in England

App development with Me and the Giants: a mobile games company specialising in "stealth education" - games that are entertaining, first-and-foremost, but which educate and inform their users as a by-product.

Consultative conference on effective provision for gifted and talented children in the early years:  The National Strategies, Department for Children, Schools and Families, England

Cumbria Early Years County Policy and Guidance for Gifted and Talented Children

Renfrewshire Education Authority consultation on policy development for highly able pupils

Argyll and Bute Education Authority consultation on policy development for highly able pupils

Contining professional development activities relating to high ability across the UK

Academic and professional body membership

Editorial board member of the Korean Educational Development Institute Journal for Educational Policy, Korea

Editorial board member of the Journal for the Education of the Young Scientist and Giftedness, Turkey

Member and executive committee member (from August 2015) of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children 

Committee member and member of the European Council for High Ability

Member of the Peer Review College, ESRC

Member of The Higher Education Academy

Registered with General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)

Board member of Student Volunteers Abroad

Board member of The Active Learning Centre

All publications

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2016

Stack, N., Sutherland, M., Smith, T.A., and Tungaraza, F. (2016) Creating a space and place for diverse learners in multifarious contexts. In: Taber, K.S. and Sumida, M. (eds.) International Perspectives on Science Education for the Gifted: Key Issues and Challenges. Series: Routledge research in achievement and gifted education (1). Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415737401

2015

Head, G., Jaap, A., and Sutherland, M. (2015) Inclusive Pedagogy: A Contribution From Two Unrelated Empirical Studies. In: ECER, Budapest, Hungary, 7-11 Sep 2015, (Unpublished)

Barrett, L., Beaton, M., Head, G., McAuliffe, L., Moscardini, L., Spratt, J., and Sutherland, M. (2015) Developing inclusive practice in Scotland: the National Framework for Inclusion. Pastoral Care in Education, 33(3), pp. 180-187. (doi:10.1080/02643944.2015.1070896)

Head, G., Neil, K., Jaap, A., Sutherland, M., Kennedy, F., and Dunn, S. (2015) Talent Development: Learning From Cross Sectoral Research. Project Report. Creative Scotland. (Unpublished)

Oh, H., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., Badia, M., Blumen, S., Nguyen Quoc, A.-T., Wormald, C., Maakrun, J., and Ziegler, A. (2015) A cross-cultural study of possible iatrogenic effects of gifted education programs: tenth grader’s perceptions of academically high-performing classmates. High Ability Studies, 26(1), pp. 152-166. (doi:10.1080/13598139.2015.1044080)

Sutherland, M. (2015) Review of Stephen, M. (2015) 'Educating the More Able Student: what works and why'. Scottish Educational Review, 47(2), pp. 128-131. [Book Review]

2014

Sutherland, M. (2014) Indigenous and western knowledge: uneasy bedfellows in an interdependent world? In: Inman, P. and Robinson, D. (eds.) University engagement and environmental sustainability. Series: Universities and lifelong learning. Manchester University Press: Manchester, UK. ISBN 9780719091629

Händel, M., Duan, X., Sutherland, M., and Ziegler, A. (2014) Successful in science education and still popular: a pattern that is possible in china rather than in Germany or Russia. International Journal of Science Education, 36(6), pp. 887-907. (doi:10.1080/09500693.2013.830232)

Oh, H. et al. (2014) A cross-national comparison of school students’ perceptions regarding high performing peers. Turkish Journal of Giftedness and Education, 4(1), pp. 10-23.

Stack, N., and Sutherland, M. (2014) Seeing beyond statistics: examining the potential for disjuncture between legislation, policy and practice in meeting the needs of highly able Scottish student. Psihološka obzorja, 23, pp. 145-154.

Sutherland, M., and Stack, N. (2014) Ability as an additional support need: Scotland’s inclusive approach to gifted education. Centre for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 4(3), pp. 73-87.

Sutherland, M., and Stack, N. (2014) Creating challenge in the classroom. In: Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. SAGE: London. ISBN 9781446254820

2013

Tungaraza, F., Sutherland, M., and Stack, N. (2013) Universal education or open education opportunities for all? Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 43(6), pp. 822-824. (doi:10.1080/03057925.2013.850285)

Ziegler, A., Liu, Q., Wimmer, B., and Sutherland, M. (2013) Excellence among older people: a resource-oriented approach. Talent Development and Excellence, 5(1), pp. 35-50.

2012

Bailey, R., Pearce, G., Smith, C., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., Winstanley, C., and Dickenson, M. (2012) Improving the educational achievement of gifted and talented students: a systematic review. Talent Development and Excellence, 4(1), pp. 33-48.

Sutherland, M. (2012) Gifted and Talented in the Early Years: A Practical Guide for 3-6 Year Olds [2nd Edition]. SAGE: London.

Sutherland, M. (2012) Paradigmatic shift or tinkering at the edges? High Ability Studies, 23(1), pp. 109-111.

2011

Stack, N., and Sutherland, M. (2011) Gifted and Talented Pupils. In: McMahon, M., Forde, C. and Martin, M. (eds.) Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching. Sage Publications: London. ISBN 9781849201285

Sutherland, M. (2011) Highly able pupils in Scotland: making a curriculum change count. Journal of the Institute for Educational Research [Russia], 43(2),

Sutherland, M. (2011) "More Choices, More Chances" or are we entering an era of fewer choices, fewer chances? In: Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) 2011 Annual Conference: Lifelong Learning and Community Development, Glasgow, UK, 29 Jun-1 Jul 2011,

Sutherland, M. (2011) The early years educator: a key contributor to effective practice for highly able young children. TalentEd, 27, pp. 1-11.

2009

Sutherland, M., and Stack, N. (2009) High Ability in the Early Years. Project Report. Scottish Network for Able Pupils, Glasgow, UK.

Sutherland, M., Stack, N., and Smith, C. (2009) Guidance for addressing the needs of highly able pupils. Manual. Scottish Network for Able Pupils, Glasgow, UK.

2008

Bailey, R., Pearce, G., Winstanley, C., Sutherland, M., Smith, C., Stack, N., and Dickenson, M. (2008) A systematic review of interventions aimed at improving the educational achievement of pupils identified as gifted and talented. Project Report. EPPI-Centre, London, UK.

Sutherland, M. (2008) Developing the Gifted and Talented Young Learner. Sage: London. ISBN 9781412946322

2006

Smith, C., and Sutherland, M.J. (2006) Setting or mixed ability?: pupils' views of the organisational arrangement in their school. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 6(2), pp. 69-75. (doi:10.1111/j.1471-3802.2006.00061.x)

Sutherland, M. (2006) The early years setting: an inclusive framework. In: Smith, C.M.M. (ed.) Including the Gifted and Talented. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415361095

2005

Tungaraza, F., and Sutherland, M. (2005) Capturing the minds of a lost and lonely generation. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 15(2), pp. 187-198. (doi:10.1007/s10798-005-8279-z)

2004

Sutherland, M., Smith, C., and McLean, A. (2004) A model for motivation. Scottish Educational Review, 36(1), pp. 79-88.

2003

Smith, C.M.M., and Sutherland, M. (2003) Creating a community of teacher-learners. Journal of In-Service Education, 29(3), pp. 423-437.

Smith, C.M.M., and Sutherland, M.J. (2003) Setting or mixed ability? Teachers' views of the organisation of pupils for learning. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 3(3), pp. 141-146. (doi:10.1111/1471-3802.00008)

Sutherland, M.J. (2003) Identification of More Able Pupils: a pilot survey of Scottish Schools. Gifted Education International, 18(2), pp. 209-217.

Sutherland, M.J. (2003) Young Able Children: Parent's Perspectives. Gifted Education International, 18(2), pp. 218-226.

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Articles

Barrett, L., Beaton, M., Head, G., McAuliffe, L., Moscardini, L., Spratt, J., and Sutherland, M. (2015) Developing inclusive practice in Scotland: the National Framework for Inclusion. Pastoral Care in Education, 33(3), pp. 180-187. (doi:10.1080/02643944.2015.1070896)

Oh, H., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., Badia, M., Blumen, S., Nguyen Quoc, A.-T., Wormald, C., Maakrun, J., and Ziegler, A. (2015) A cross-cultural study of possible iatrogenic effects of gifted education programs: tenth grader’s perceptions of academically high-performing classmates. High Ability Studies, 26(1), pp. 152-166. (doi:10.1080/13598139.2015.1044080)

Händel, M., Duan, X., Sutherland, M., and Ziegler, A. (2014) Successful in science education and still popular: a pattern that is possible in china rather than in Germany or Russia. International Journal of Science Education, 36(6), pp. 887-907. (doi:10.1080/09500693.2013.830232)

Oh, H. et al. (2014) A cross-national comparison of school students’ perceptions regarding high performing peers. Turkish Journal of Giftedness and Education, 4(1), pp. 10-23.

Stack, N., and Sutherland, M. (2014) Seeing beyond statistics: examining the potential for disjuncture between legislation, policy and practice in meeting the needs of highly able Scottish student. Psihološka obzorja, 23, pp. 145-154.

Sutherland, M., and Stack, N. (2014) Ability as an additional support need: Scotland’s inclusive approach to gifted education. Centre for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 4(3), pp. 73-87.

Tungaraza, F., Sutherland, M., and Stack, N. (2013) Universal education or open education opportunities for all? Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 43(6), pp. 822-824. (doi:10.1080/03057925.2013.850285)

Ziegler, A., Liu, Q., Wimmer, B., and Sutherland, M. (2013) Excellence among older people: a resource-oriented approach. Talent Development and Excellence, 5(1), pp. 35-50.

Bailey, R., Pearce, G., Smith, C., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., Winstanley, C., and Dickenson, M. (2012) Improving the educational achievement of gifted and talented students: a systematic review. Talent Development and Excellence, 4(1), pp. 33-48.

Sutherland, M. (2012) Paradigmatic shift or tinkering at the edges? High Ability Studies, 23(1), pp. 109-111.

Sutherland, M. (2011) Highly able pupils in Scotland: making a curriculum change count. Journal of the Institute for Educational Research [Russia], 43(2),

Sutherland, M. (2011) The early years educator: a key contributor to effective practice for highly able young children. TalentEd, 27, pp. 1-11.

Smith, C., and Sutherland, M.J. (2006) Setting or mixed ability?: pupils' views of the organisational arrangement in their school. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 6(2), pp. 69-75. (doi:10.1111/j.1471-3802.2006.00061.x)

Tungaraza, F., and Sutherland, M. (2005) Capturing the minds of a lost and lonely generation. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 15(2), pp. 187-198. (doi:10.1007/s10798-005-8279-z)

Sutherland, M., Smith, C., and McLean, A. (2004) A model for motivation. Scottish Educational Review, 36(1), pp. 79-88.

Smith, C.M.M., and Sutherland, M. (2003) Creating a community of teacher-learners. Journal of In-Service Education, 29(3), pp. 423-437.

Smith, C.M.M., and Sutherland, M.J. (2003) Setting or mixed ability? Teachers' views of the organisation of pupils for learning. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 3(3), pp. 141-146. (doi:10.1111/1471-3802.00008)

Sutherland, M.J. (2003) Identification of More Able Pupils: a pilot survey of Scottish Schools. Gifted Education International, 18(2), pp. 209-217.

Sutherland, M.J. (2003) Young Able Children: Parent's Perspectives. Gifted Education International, 18(2), pp. 218-226.

Books

Sutherland, M. (2012) Gifted and Talented in the Early Years: A Practical Guide for 3-6 Year Olds [2nd Edition]. SAGE: London.

Sutherland, M. (2008) Developing the Gifted and Talented Young Learner. Sage: London. ISBN 9781412946322

Book Sections

Stack, N., Sutherland, M., Smith, T.A., and Tungaraza, F. (2016) Creating a space and place for diverse learners in multifarious contexts. In: Taber, K.S. and Sumida, M. (eds.) International Perspectives on Science Education for the Gifted: Key Issues and Challenges. Series: Routledge research in achievement and gifted education (1). Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415737401

Sutherland, M. (2014) Indigenous and western knowledge: uneasy bedfellows in an interdependent world? In: Inman, P. and Robinson, D. (eds.) University engagement and environmental sustainability. Series: Universities and lifelong learning. Manchester University Press: Manchester, UK. ISBN 9780719091629

Sutherland, M., and Stack, N. (2014) Creating challenge in the classroom. In: Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. SAGE: London. ISBN 9781446254820

Stack, N., and Sutherland, M. (2011) Gifted and Talented Pupils. In: McMahon, M., Forde, C. and Martin, M. (eds.) Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching. Sage Publications: London. ISBN 9781849201285

Sutherland, M. (2006) The early years setting: an inclusive framework. In: Smith, C.M.M. (ed.) Including the Gifted and Talented. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415361095

Book Reviews

Sutherland, M. (2015) Review of Stephen, M. (2015) 'Educating the More Able Student: what works and why'. Scottish Educational Review, 47(2), pp. 128-131. [Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Head, G., Neil, K., Jaap, A., Sutherland, M., Kennedy, F., and Dunn, S. (2015) Talent Development: Learning From Cross Sectoral Research. Project Report. Creative Scotland. (Unpublished)

Sutherland, M., and Stack, N. (2009) High Ability in the Early Years. Project Report. Scottish Network for Able Pupils, Glasgow, UK.

Sutherland, M., Stack, N., and Smith, C. (2009) Guidance for addressing the needs of highly able pupils. Manual. Scottish Network for Able Pupils, Glasgow, UK.

Bailey, R., Pearce, G., Winstanley, C., Sutherland, M., Smith, C., Stack, N., and Dickenson, M. (2008) A systematic review of interventions aimed at improving the educational achievement of pupils identified as gifted and talented. Project Report. EPPI-Centre, London, UK.

Conference Proceedings

Head, G., Jaap, A., and Sutherland, M. (2015) Inclusive Pedagogy: A Contribution From Two Unrelated Empirical Studies. In: ECER, Budapest, Hungary, 7-11 Sep 2015, (Unpublished)

Sutherland, M. (2011) "More Choices, More Chances" or are we entering an era of fewer choices, fewer chances? In: Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) 2011 Annual Conference: Lifelong Learning and Community Development, Glasgow, UK, 29 Jun-1 Jul 2011,

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