Professor Aileen Kennedy

  • Professor of Teacher Education (School of Education)

email: Aileen.Kennedy@glasgow.ac.uk

St Andrew's Building (N407), 11 Eldon Street, Glasgow, G3 6NH

Import to contacts

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2724-6911

Biography

I joined the School of Education in October 2023, having previously worked at the Universities of Strathclyde and Edinburgh. Prior to entering academia, I worked as a Primary School Teacher and as a Professional Officer with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

My work centres on teacher professional learning and teacher education policy and is shaped by a values-based commitment to enhancing the quality of teaching in our schools for social good. I am committed to social justice and have a clear vision of the teacher as professional activist, capable of supporting transformative learning for their pupils and themself.

I am Co-Managing Editor of Professional Development in Education, a Universities Scotland Nominee on the General Teaching Council for Scotland, and a member of the International Teacher Education Collective (@_ITERC). 

Research interests

My research focuses on how teachers learn, and the policy context within which this learning happens. This work enables me to conceptualise and explain the powers that influence teacher professional learning, and explores pedagogies for teacher learning that support a transformative and socially just disposition. Of central importance to me is the capacity for my research to speak to policy makers and practitioners alike, and to offer new ways of understanding and articulating how teachers learn in ways that embrace and support a diverse pupil population. My research influences, and is influenced by, my teaching and leadership in the field of teacher education at both initial and post-qualification stages.

Publications

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Number of items: 29.

2024

Kennedy, A. (2024) Challenges in teacher education: global influences and local solutions. Educação, Sociedade & Culturas(67), pp. 1-15. (doi: 10.24840/esc.vi67.779)

Kennedy, A. (2024) Exploring the link between quality and curricula in initial teacher education. In: Czerniawski, G., Jones, S., Holmes-Henderson, A., Pountney, R., Pugh, V.-M. and Yang, W. (eds.) Curriculum in a Changing World: 50 Think Pieces on Education, Policy, Practice, Innovation & Inclusion. British Educational Research Association. (In Press)

2023

Kennedy, A. and Stevenson, H. (2023) Beyond reproduction: the transformative potential of professional learning. Professional Development in Education, 49(4), pp. 581-585. (doi: 10.1080/19415257.2023.2226971)

Kennedy, A. , Carver, M. and Adams, P. (2023) Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education: Final Report. Project Report. Scottish Council of Deans of Education.

Kennedy, A. and Bell, L. (2023) School-based teacher educators: a Scottish manifesto. In: Menter, I. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Teacher Education Research. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 503-528. ISBN 9783031161926 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-16193-3_20)

Pollard, A., Daly, C., Burn, K., Higgins, S., Kennedy, A. , Mulholland, M., Fraser-Pearce, J., Richardson, M., Wyse, D. and Yandell, J. (2023) Reflective Teaching in Secondary Schools. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781350263796

Kennedy, A. (2023) Research for socially progressive teacher education programs. In: Tierney, R. J., Rizvi, F. and Ercikan, K. (eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Education, 4th Edition. Elsevier, pp. 681-689. ISBN 9780128186299 (doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-818630-5.04044-6)

2022

Carver, M., Adams, P., Kennedy, A. and Burns, A. (2022) Reflecting on Key Findings from the Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education (MQuITE) Project. In: SERA Conference 2022, Ayr, UK, 23-25 Nov 2022,

Kennedy, A. and Bell, L. (2022) School-based teacher educators: a Scottish manifesto. In: Menter, I. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Teacher Education Research. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783030595333 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-59533-3_20-1)

Kennedy, A. (2022) The Scottish approach to mentoring in early phase teacher education: an overview and critique. In: Eady, S., Essex, J., Livingston, K. and McColl, M. (eds.) Mentoring Teachers in Scotland: A Practical Guide. Routledge, pp. 19-30. ISBN 9780367405997 (doi: 10.4324/9780429356957-3)

Sosu, E. M., Orr, S., Cassidy, C., Kennedy, A. and Klein, M. (2022) Evaluation of the East Lothian Tutoring Initiative (ELTI). Other. University of Strathclyde.

Kennedy, A. (2022) Teacher professional learning in Scotland during (and after) the COVID-19 pandemic: a story of hope and humanity? International Journal for Research in Education, 46(2), pp. 127-166. 4.

Kennedy, A. (2022) Climate justice and teacher professional learning ... we owe it to our young people. Professional Development in Education, 48(1), pp. 1-4. (doi: 10.1080/19415257.2021.2008126)

2021

Kennedy, A. (2021) Podcast #27: Mini-lecture: Aileen Kennedy on 'Teaching for a better world'. [Audio]

Kennedy, A. , Adams, P. and Carver, M. (2021) Measuring quality in initial teacher in the Scottish context: a context-specific endeavour. In: Mayer, D. (ed.) Teacher Education Policy and Research. Springer: Singapore, pp. 159-176. ISBN 9789811637742 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-3775-9_12)

Kennedy, A. and NíDhuinn, M. (2021) Episode Seven: Professor Aileen Kennedy “Social justice in ITE… moving from aspiration to enactment” [Podcast Episode]. [Audio]

Kennedy, A. , Beck, A. and Shanks, R. (2021) Developing a context-appropriate framework for measuring quality in initial teacher education. Scottish Educational Review, 53(1), pp. 3-25.

2020

Kennedy, A. , Hay, L. and McGovern, B. (2020) A story of transforming teacher education. Scottish Educational Review, 52(1), pp. 18-35.

Kennedy, A. and Carse, N. (2020) Masters-level teacher preparation. In: Shanks, R. (ed.) Teacher Preparation in Scotland. Emerald Publishing Limited: United Kingdom. ISBN 9781839094804

2019

Kennedy, A. (2019) Looking beyond the obvious: applying a critically reflective lens to professional learning literature. Professional Development in Education, 45(4), pp. 523-526. (doi: 10.1080/19415257.2019.1637099)

2018

Kennedy, A. (2018) Developing a new ITE programme: a story of compliant and disruptive narratives across different cultural spaces. European Journal of Teacher Education, 418(5), pp. 638-653. (doi: 10.1080/02619768.2018.1529753)

Kennedy, A. and Beck, A. (2018) Teacher professional learning. In: Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W. M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (eds.) Scottish Education [5 ed.]. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 847-857. ISBN 9781474437844

Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (Eds.) (2018) Scottish Education [5 ed.]. Edinburgh University Press: United Kingdom. ISBN 9781474437844

Humes, W., Bryce, T. G.K., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (2018) The future of Scottish education. In: Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (eds.) Scottish Education [5. Ed.]. Edinburgh University Press: United Kingdom, pp. 969-979. ISBN 9781474437844

Kennedy, A. (2018) Scottish teachers: then and now. In: Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (eds.) Scottish Education. Edinburgh University Press: United Kingdom, pp. 825-835. ISBN 9781474437844

2017

Rauschenberger, E., Adams, P. and Kennedy, A. (2017) Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education: A Literature Review for Scotland’s MQuITE Study. Documentation. Scottish Government.

Kennedy, A. (2017) Researching teacher education policy: a case study from Scotland. In: Peters, M. A., Cowie, B. and Menter, I. (eds.) A Companion to Research in Teacher Education. Springer, pp. 569-581. ISBN 9789811040733 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-4075-7_38)

2015

Kennedy, A. (2015) Standards and accountability in teacher education. In: Beauchamp, G., Clarke, L., Hulme, M., Jephcote, M., Kennedy, A., Magennis, G., Menter, I., Murray, J., Mutton, T., O'Doherty, T. and Peiser, G. (eds.) Teacher Education in Times of Change. The Policy Press: Bristol, UK, pp. 143-160. ISBN 9781447318538 (doi: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318538.003.0009)

2013

Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W. M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (Eds.) (2013) Scottish Education, Fourth Edition: Referendum. Edinburgh University Press: United Kingdom. ISBN 9780748645824

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Articles

Kennedy, A. (2024) Challenges in teacher education: global influences and local solutions. Educação, Sociedade & Culturas(67), pp. 1-15. (doi: 10.24840/esc.vi67.779)

Kennedy, A. and Stevenson, H. (2023) Beyond reproduction: the transformative potential of professional learning. Professional Development in Education, 49(4), pp. 581-585. (doi: 10.1080/19415257.2023.2226971)

Kennedy, A. (2022) Teacher professional learning in Scotland during (and after) the COVID-19 pandemic: a story of hope and humanity? International Journal for Research in Education, 46(2), pp. 127-166. 4.

Kennedy, A. (2022) Climate justice and teacher professional learning ... we owe it to our young people. Professional Development in Education, 48(1), pp. 1-4. (doi: 10.1080/19415257.2021.2008126)

Kennedy, A. , Beck, A. and Shanks, R. (2021) Developing a context-appropriate framework for measuring quality in initial teacher education. Scottish Educational Review, 53(1), pp. 3-25.

Kennedy, A. , Hay, L. and McGovern, B. (2020) A story of transforming teacher education. Scottish Educational Review, 52(1), pp. 18-35.

Kennedy, A. (2019) Looking beyond the obvious: applying a critically reflective lens to professional learning literature. Professional Development in Education, 45(4), pp. 523-526. (doi: 10.1080/19415257.2019.1637099)

Kennedy, A. (2018) Developing a new ITE programme: a story of compliant and disruptive narratives across different cultural spaces. European Journal of Teacher Education, 418(5), pp. 638-653. (doi: 10.1080/02619768.2018.1529753)

Books

Pollard, A., Daly, C., Burn, K., Higgins, S., Kennedy, A. , Mulholland, M., Fraser-Pearce, J., Richardson, M., Wyse, D. and Yandell, J. (2023) Reflective Teaching in Secondary Schools. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781350263796

Book Sections

Kennedy, A. (2024) Exploring the link between quality and curricula in initial teacher education. In: Czerniawski, G., Jones, S., Holmes-Henderson, A., Pountney, R., Pugh, V.-M. and Yang, W. (eds.) Curriculum in a Changing World: 50 Think Pieces on Education, Policy, Practice, Innovation & Inclusion. British Educational Research Association. (In Press)

Kennedy, A. and Bell, L. (2023) School-based teacher educators: a Scottish manifesto. In: Menter, I. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Teacher Education Research. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 503-528. ISBN 9783031161926 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-16193-3_20)

Kennedy, A. (2023) Research for socially progressive teacher education programs. In: Tierney, R. J., Rizvi, F. and Ercikan, K. (eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Education, 4th Edition. Elsevier, pp. 681-689. ISBN 9780128186299 (doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-818630-5.04044-6)

Kennedy, A. and Bell, L. (2022) School-based teacher educators: a Scottish manifesto. In: Menter, I. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Teacher Education Research. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783030595333 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-59533-3_20-1)

Kennedy, A. (2022) The Scottish approach to mentoring in early phase teacher education: an overview and critique. In: Eady, S., Essex, J., Livingston, K. and McColl, M. (eds.) Mentoring Teachers in Scotland: A Practical Guide. Routledge, pp. 19-30. ISBN 9780367405997 (doi: 10.4324/9780429356957-3)

Kennedy, A. , Adams, P. and Carver, M. (2021) Measuring quality in initial teacher in the Scottish context: a context-specific endeavour. In: Mayer, D. (ed.) Teacher Education Policy and Research. Springer: Singapore, pp. 159-176. ISBN 9789811637742 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-3775-9_12)

Kennedy, A. and Carse, N. (2020) Masters-level teacher preparation. In: Shanks, R. (ed.) Teacher Preparation in Scotland. Emerald Publishing Limited: United Kingdom. ISBN 9781839094804

Kennedy, A. and Beck, A. (2018) Teacher professional learning. In: Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W. M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (eds.) Scottish Education [5 ed.]. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 847-857. ISBN 9781474437844

Humes, W., Bryce, T. G.K., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (2018) The future of Scottish education. In: Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (eds.) Scottish Education [5. Ed.]. Edinburgh University Press: United Kingdom, pp. 969-979. ISBN 9781474437844

Kennedy, A. (2018) Scottish teachers: then and now. In: Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (eds.) Scottish Education. Edinburgh University Press: United Kingdom, pp. 825-835. ISBN 9781474437844

Kennedy, A. (2017) Researching teacher education policy: a case study from Scotland. In: Peters, M. A., Cowie, B. and Menter, I. (eds.) A Companion to Research in Teacher Education. Springer, pp. 569-581. ISBN 9789811040733 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-4075-7_38)

Kennedy, A. (2015) Standards and accountability in teacher education. In: Beauchamp, G., Clarke, L., Hulme, M., Jephcote, M., Kennedy, A., Magennis, G., Menter, I., Murray, J., Mutton, T., O'Doherty, T. and Peiser, G. (eds.) Teacher Education in Times of Change. The Policy Press: Bristol, UK, pp. 143-160. ISBN 9781447318538 (doi: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318538.003.0009)

Edited Books

Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (Eds.) (2018) Scottish Education [5 ed.]. Edinburgh University Press: United Kingdom. ISBN 9781474437844

Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W. M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (Eds.) (2013) Scottish Education, Fourth Edition: Referendum. Edinburgh University Press: United Kingdom. ISBN 9780748645824

Research Reports or Papers

Kennedy, A. , Carver, M. and Adams, P. (2023) Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education: Final Report. Project Report. Scottish Council of Deans of Education.

Sosu, E. M., Orr, S., Cassidy, C., Kennedy, A. and Klein, M. (2022) Evaluation of the East Lothian Tutoring Initiative (ELTI). Other. University of Strathclyde.

Rauschenberger, E., Adams, P. and Kennedy, A. (2017) Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education: A Literature Review for Scotland’s MQuITE Study. Documentation. Scottish Government.

Conference Proceedings

Carver, M., Adams, P., Kennedy, A. and Burns, A. (2022) Reflecting on Key Findings from the Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education (MQuITE) Project. In: SERA Conference 2022, Ayr, UK, 23-25 Nov 2022,

Audio

Kennedy, A. (2021) Podcast #27: Mini-lecture: Aileen Kennedy on 'Teaching for a better world'. [Audio]

Kennedy, A. and NíDhuinn, M. (2021) Episode Seven: Professor Aileen Kennedy “Social justice in ITE… moving from aspiration to enactment” [Podcast Episode]. [Audio]

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Grants

‘Using insight from teachers’ stories of Professional Update to enhance policy and practice’, Principal Investigator (January 2024 – January 2024) Funded by SCEL Legacy Fund Bursary (£37,282).

‘Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education’ (MQuITE), Principal Investigator, Six-year collaborative project with 11 other teacher education providers in Scotland and GTCS. (£430,788, Scottish Government, Jan 2017 – Dec 2022). www.mquite.scot 

‘Young People’s Experiences of Online Tutoring during COVID-19’ Co-Investigator, with Edward Sosu (PI), Claire Cassidy (CI), Markus Klein (CI) & Scott Orr (RA), (2021-2022). Funded by STV Children’s Appeal (£25,000)

‘Professional Teacher Education in University Schools’ (PROTEUS) Co-Investigator, Internal Evaluator and Scottish lead. Collaborators included: NTNU University (Project Lead), Norway; Pedagogische Hochschule Weingarten, Germany; Linköping University, Sweden; Penza State University, Russia; University College South Denmark; University of Oxford, England. (Total grant €275,000, ERASMUS+, Sep 2015 – Sep 2017)

ESRC Placement Fellowship with Scottish Government Analytical Services and HMIE, focusing on links between research and policy (£41,366, ESRC, January – June 2008)

The CPD needs of teachers in years 2-6 of their careers, Principal Investigator (£25,000, Learning & Teaching Scotland, 2007)

Fellowship within Learners, Learning & Teaching Network of the Applied Educational Research Scheme:  Project 2: ‘Understanding teachers as learners in the context of continuing professional development’ (part of £2,000,000 Scottish Funding Council/Scottish Government funded project, 2004-2009)

 

Supervision

Dr Ammar Tekin (PhD, 2020). Teachers of action: A narrative study into the identities of Turkish teachers of English. (Principal Supervisor)

Dr Kenny Moffat (PhD, 2018) An autoethnography of engineering education (Principal Supervisor)

Dr Susan Jamieson (EdD, 2014). Critical thinking in a community of inquiry: Applying a socio-contructivist framework to problem-based learning tutorials in a Scottish medical curriculum, to investigate critical thinking and the factors that influence this. (Second Supervisor)

Dr Linda Proudfoot (EdD, 2014). The Contexts which Shape Nurse Teacher Identity: Perspectives of newly qualified and experienced nurse teachers. (Second Supervisor)

Dr Teresa MacIntosh (EdD, 2014). The link lecturer’s role in undergraduate pre-registration nurse education: explored through policy and practice (Principal Supervisor)

Dr Khaliza Saidin (PhD, 2012). Malaysian Excellent Teacher Award: The impact of incentives on the improvement of teaching and learning (Principal Supervisor)

Dr Diane Fotheringham (EdD, 2012). Confident to Seek Help: Developing Skill with the use of Feedback (Principal Supervisor)

Dr Vikki Thomas (PhD, 2010). Trading places and pedagogies: The effects of globalisation on overseas-trained teachers’ re/constructions of professional identity in Scotland and England (Second Supervisor) (Synergy Funded scholarship student, with Prof Ian Menter, University of Glasgow as Principal Supervisor)

Dr Hope Nudzor (PhD, 2007). Exploring the policy implementation paradox: the case of the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (fCUBE) policy in Ghana (Second Supervisor)

Teaching

I am Course Leader for the MEduc Year 5 dissertation.

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2018: Fellowship awarded for distinguished contribution to the field (International Professional Development Association)

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2023: Ministry of Education, Singapore, Education Research Funding Programme

Editorial boards

  • 2011: Professional Development in Education
  • 2021: British Educational Research Journal
  • 2005 - 2009: Scottish Educational Review

Professional & learned societies

  • 2022: Universities Scotland Nominee, General Teaching Council for Scotland
  • 1992: Member, General Teaching Council for Scotland
  • 2012: Member, International Professional Development Association