Dr David Morrison-Love

Dr David Morrison-Love

  • Lecturer in Technological Education with a focus on Employability (Curriculum Assessment and Pedagogy)

telephone: 01413303096
email: David.Morrison-Love@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

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. 

Following his nomination onto the 21CLA, David has been recognised as a 21st Century Fellow with the ITEEA.  This stems from a strand of the organsisation's activity which has been developed to support tomorrow's most successful and respected technology and engineering education leaders, consultants, and strategic thinkers.  He was also shortlisted for the 2016 Student Teaching Awards under the Category of 'Best Feedback'.

See also: LinkedIn | Academia.edu

Twitter: @dmorrisonlove

Contact David via Skype (Username: dmlove80)

Orchid Identifier: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9009-4738

Research interests

Research Interests

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. Conceptual and philosophical dimensions of curriculum and subject.

ii. Skills, problem solving, understanding and learning contexts.

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.

 

Methodological Approaches

Predominantly qualitative and mixed-method/hybrid including grounded approaches, observation/discourse/digital media and philosophical analysis. 

Grants

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.

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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.

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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: Lunk to follow.

Supervision

Undergraduate

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?

Post-Graduate

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.

Teaching

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. 

Additional information

‌Professional Memberships & Organisations

David currently holds the following:

Awards & Recognition

  • 21st Century Fellow with the International Technology & Engineering Education Association
  • Shortlisted for the 2016 Student Teaching Awards under the Category of 'Best Feedback'
  • 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

Publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2006 | 2004 | 2002
Number of items: 14.

2017

Bell, D., Morrison-Love, D. , Wooff, D. and McLain, M. (2017) STEM education in the twenty-first century: learning at work - an exploration of design and technology teacher perceptions and practices. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, (doi:10.1007/s10798-017-9414-3) (Early Online Publication)

Bell, D., Wooff, D., McLain, M. and Morrison-Love, D. (2017) Analysing design and technology as an educational construct: an investigation into its curriculum position and pedagogical identity. Curriculum Journal, (doi:10.1080/09585176.2017.1286995) (Early Online Publication)

Morrison-Love, D. (2017) Towards a transformative epistemology of technology education. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 51(1), pp. 23-37. (doi:10.1111/1467-9752.12226)

2016

Morrison-Love, D. (2016) Let’s stop E and T from becoming alien concepts. Times Higher Education, 2016, 12 Aug.

Milne, S., Barr, N., McVey, M., Morrison-Love, D. and Trinder, J. (2016) Exploring Question-Feedback Models in Online Assessment Resources. Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections and Sharing Pedagogy, Leicester, England, 30 Jun - 1 Jul 2016. (Unpublished)

Morrison-Love, D. (2016) Podcast: Towards a Tranformative Epistemology of Technology Education. [Audio]

2015

Morrison-Love, D. (2015) Considerations for Classroom-Level STEM Implementation. 2015 Pioneering STEM in Africa Summit, London, England, 3-4 Dec 2015. (Unpublished)

Morrison-Love, D. (2015) Technological problem solving as skills for competitive advantage: an investigation of factors associated with levels of pupil success. In: 11th International Conference on Technology Education in the Asia-Pacific Region, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 3-5 Jan 2015,

2014

Morrison-Love, D. (2014) Promoting transfer and an integrated understanding for pre-service teachers of technology education. Global Education Review, 1(4), pp. 15-36.

2013

Morrison-Love, D. (2013) Bloom’s taxonomy, contexts & task challenge. Researching Education Bulletin(4), pp. 15-17.

Morrison-Love, D. (2013) The Power of Research-Based Pedagogy: Increasing Pupils’ Creativity. 5th Annual Education Research Conference, Edge Hill University, England, 9-11 Jul 2013. (Unpublished)

2006

McMahon, M., Morrison-Love, D. and Deakin-Crick, R. (2006) Mediated Support for Learning Enhancement (ELLI) (Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory). Other. The Higher Education Academy.

2004

McMahon, M. and Morrison-Love, D. (2004) Mediated Support for Learning Enhancement. SERA Conference, Perth, Scotland, 25-27 Nov 2004. (Unpublished)

2002

Canavan, B., Magill, J. and Love, D. (2002) A Study of the Factors Affecting Perceptions of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in Young People. In: International Conference on Engineering Education, Manchester, UK, 18-22 Aug 2002,

This list was generated on Wed Oct 18 17:12:08 2017 BST.
Number of items: 14.

Articles

Bell, D., Morrison-Love, D. , Wooff, D. and McLain, M. (2017) STEM education in the twenty-first century: learning at work - an exploration of design and technology teacher perceptions and practices. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, (doi:10.1007/s10798-017-9414-3) (Early Online Publication)

Bell, D., Wooff, D., McLain, M. and Morrison-Love, D. (2017) Analysing design and technology as an educational construct: an investigation into its curriculum position and pedagogical identity. Curriculum Journal, (doi:10.1080/09585176.2017.1286995) (Early Online Publication)

Morrison-Love, D. (2017) Towards a transformative epistemology of technology education. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 51(1), pp. 23-37. (doi:10.1111/1467-9752.12226)

Morrison-Love, D. (2016) Let’s stop E and T from becoming alien concepts. Times Higher Education, 2016, 12 Aug.

Morrison-Love, D. (2014) Promoting transfer and an integrated understanding for pre-service teachers of technology education. Global Education Review, 1(4), pp. 15-36.

Morrison-Love, D. (2013) Bloom’s taxonomy, contexts & task challenge. Researching Education Bulletin(4), pp. 15-17.

Research Reports or Papers

McMahon, M., Morrison-Love, D. and Deakin-Crick, R. (2006) Mediated Support for Learning Enhancement (ELLI) (Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory). Other. The Higher Education Academy.

Conference or Workshop Item

Milne, S., Barr, N., McVey, M., Morrison-Love, D. and Trinder, J. (2016) Exploring Question-Feedback Models in Online Assessment Resources. Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections and Sharing Pedagogy, Leicester, England, 30 Jun - 1 Jul 2016. (Unpublished)

Morrison-Love, D. (2015) Considerations for Classroom-Level STEM Implementation. 2015 Pioneering STEM in Africa Summit, London, England, 3-4 Dec 2015. (Unpublished)

Morrison-Love, D. (2013) The Power of Research-Based Pedagogy: Increasing Pupils’ Creativity. 5th Annual Education Research Conference, Edge Hill University, England, 9-11 Jul 2013. (Unpublished)

McMahon, M. and Morrison-Love, D. (2004) Mediated Support for Learning Enhancement. SERA Conference, Perth, Scotland, 25-27 Nov 2004. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Morrison-Love, D. (2015) Technological problem solving as skills for competitive advantage: an investigation of factors associated with levels of pupil success. In: 11th International Conference on Technology Education in the Asia-Pacific Region, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 3-5 Jan 2015,

Canavan, B., Magill, J. and Love, D. (2002) A Study of the Factors Affecting Perceptions of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in Young People. In: International Conference on Engineering Education, Manchester, UK, 18-22 Aug 2002,

Audio

Morrison-Love, D. (2016) Podcast: Towards a Tranformative Epistemology of Technology Education. [Audio]

This list was generated on Wed Oct 18 17:12:08 2017 BST.