Mr Mark Breslin

  • Lecturer in Physical Education (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)

telephone: 01413302715
email: Mark.Breslin@glasgow.ac.uk

St Andrew's Building, 11 Eldon Street, 626

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1757-5196

Biography

Mr Mark Breslin is a lecturer in Physical Education, Health and Well-Being and Initial Teacher Education at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He has an extensive sports coaching background across many sporting domains from grass roots to elite top professional clubs and athletes.

Mark has taught Physical Education and Sport & Exercise Science for over 20 years across all spheres of education from early level through to higher education in both England and Scotland. He has had many leadership and managerial roles throughout his career working within education. Mark is currently the Programme Leader for both the Bachelor of Technology with Education and Master of Design and Technology with Education programmes. 

Mark supervises Post Graduate Taught Masters students during their dissertation phase and is also an advisor of studies for undergraduate students. He is also an original member of Education Scotland's Health and Wellbeing Improvement Team, helping to develop Scottish Government policies and practice within Scottish schools. 

Mark's master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology has given him the opportunity to research a number of current educational issues such as body image, physical self-esteem, mental health and combating obesity through exercise. He also has a particular interest in active, outdoor and play pedagogies where much of his teaching practice implements these approaches to learning  

His current research interest is Mental Health in communities and Scottish schools, where he has a focus on teacher confidence in dealing with issues related to Mental Health.

Research interests

  • ITE and lifelong learning 
  • Teacher Confidence in mental health 
  • Active, Outdoor and Play pedagogies
  • Developing Self Esteem and confidence through exercise
  • Body Image in teenage pupils
  • Obesity in Scottish schools  

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2022 | 2021 | 2019
Number of items: 14.

2022

McKee, C. and Breslin, M. (2022) Whose responsibility is it anyway? Pupil mental health in a Scottish secondary school. Scottish Educational Review, 54(1), pp. 49-69. (doi: 10.1163/27730840-54010004)

Rodolico, G. , Breslin, M. and Mariani, A. M. (2022) A reflection on the impact of an internationalisation experience via digital platform, based on views, opinions and experiences of students and lecturers. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 10(1), pp. 30-41. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v10i1.513)

Hadfield, C. and Breslin, M. (2022) Whose Responsibility is it Anyway?: Pupil Mental Health in a Scottish Secondary School. In: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER Plus 2022), 1-10 Sept 2022, (Accepted for Publication)

Rodolico, G. , Breslin, M. and Mariani, A. (2022) A Reflection into the Impact of an Internationalisation Experience Via Digital Platform, Based on the Opinions of Students and Lecturers. In: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER Plus 2022), 1-10 Sept 2022, (Accepted for Publication)

Rodolico, G. , Breslin, M. and Mariani, A. (2022) A Reflection into the Impact of an Internationalisation Experience Via Digital Platform, Based on the Opinions of Students and Lecturers. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK, 06-08 Sept 2022, (Accepted for Publication)

Rodolico, G. and Breslin, M. (2022) A Reflection into the Impact of an Internationalisation Experience via Digital Platform, Based on the Opinions of Students and Lecturers. In: Research On Educational Neuroscience School, Sports & Society, 2nd International Conference, Rome, Italy, 31 March – 1 April 2022,

2021

Breslin, M. (2021) The future is within our hands. [Website]

Rodolico, G. and Breslin, M. (2021) Internationalisation and Education, is it becoming more of a dream than a reality? [Website]

Breslin, M. , Harvie, J. , Leslie, B. and McLaren, E. (2021) Enhancing the agency of early career academics. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(3), pp. 32-40. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i3.469)

Rodolico, G. , Breslin, M. and Mariani, A. M. (2021) A Reflection on the Impact of an Internationalisation Experience via Digital Platform, Based on Views, Opinions and Experiences of Students and Lecturers. Social & Digital Change Symposium, 2021. (doi: 10.25416/NTR.16606220)

2019

Breslin, M. , Harvie, J. , Leslie, B. and Mclaren, E. (2019) The Leap of Faith: Experiences of Early Career Academics. SERA 44th Annual Conference: Creative Visions for Educational Futures, Edinburgh, UK, 20-22 Nov 2019. (Unpublished)

Sheridan, N., Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. S. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Creative Approaches to Academic Practice Leading to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Alt Annual Conference 2019, Edinburgh, UK, 3-5 Sept 2019.

Sheridan, N., Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Students as Scholars: Academic Development and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 18-19 Jul 2019.

Sheridan, N., Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Exploring Space and Place through Active Learning Pedagogies. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

This list was generated on Mon Dec 5 01:58:43 2022 GMT.
Number of items: 14.

Articles

McKee, C. and Breslin, M. (2022) Whose responsibility is it anyway? Pupil mental health in a Scottish secondary school. Scottish Educational Review, 54(1), pp. 49-69. (doi: 10.1163/27730840-54010004)

Rodolico, G. , Breslin, M. and Mariani, A. M. (2022) A reflection on the impact of an internationalisation experience via digital platform, based on views, opinions and experiences of students and lecturers. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 10(1), pp. 30-41. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v10i1.513)

Breslin, M. , Harvie, J. , Leslie, B. and McLaren, E. (2021) Enhancing the agency of early career academics. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(3), pp. 32-40. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i3.469)

Conference or Workshop Item

Rodolico, G. , Breslin, M. and Mariani, A. M. (2021) A Reflection on the Impact of an Internationalisation Experience via Digital Platform, Based on Views, Opinions and Experiences of Students and Lecturers. Social & Digital Change Symposium, 2021. (doi: 10.25416/NTR.16606220)

Breslin, M. , Harvie, J. , Leslie, B. and Mclaren, E. (2019) The Leap of Faith: Experiences of Early Career Academics. SERA 44th Annual Conference: Creative Visions for Educational Futures, Edinburgh, UK, 20-22 Nov 2019. (Unpublished)

Sheridan, N., Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. S. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Creative Approaches to Academic Practice Leading to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Alt Annual Conference 2019, Edinburgh, UK, 3-5 Sept 2019.

Sheridan, N., Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Students as Scholars: Academic Development and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 18-19 Jul 2019.

Sheridan, N., Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Exploring Space and Place through Active Learning Pedagogies. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

Conference Proceedings

Hadfield, C. and Breslin, M. (2022) Whose Responsibility is it Anyway?: Pupil Mental Health in a Scottish Secondary School. In: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER Plus 2022), 1-10 Sept 2022, (Accepted for Publication)

Rodolico, G. , Breslin, M. and Mariani, A. (2022) A Reflection into the Impact of an Internationalisation Experience Via Digital Platform, Based on the Opinions of Students and Lecturers. In: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER Plus 2022), 1-10 Sept 2022, (Accepted for Publication)

Rodolico, G. , Breslin, M. and Mariani, A. (2022) A Reflection into the Impact of an Internationalisation Experience Via Digital Platform, Based on the Opinions of Students and Lecturers. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK, 06-08 Sept 2022, (Accepted for Publication)

Rodolico, G. and Breslin, M. (2022) A Reflection into the Impact of an Internationalisation Experience via Digital Platform, Based on the Opinions of Students and Lecturers. In: Research On Educational Neuroscience School, Sports & Society, 2nd International Conference, Rome, Italy, 31 March – 1 April 2022,

Website

Breslin, M. (2021) The future is within our hands. [Website]

Rodolico, G. and Breslin, M. (2021) Internationalisation and Education, is it becoming more of a dream than a reality? [Website]

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Supervision

PHD supervision: WENHAO WANG (PGR)

Project title "An Investigation of Chinese International Postgraduate Students' 'Third Spaces' and Their Psychological Wellbeing" 

 

Current Masters projects:

Stephanie Kelly

Lauren Wilson

Sumaiyah Mahmood

Zainab Manzoor

Kirstie Adams

2019/20

  • Cheryle Bennet: An investigation into teacher perceptions of mindfulness interventions on pupils learning.
  • Chloe Lindsey: Inclusive Education: Scottish Teachers’ Perceptions on the Effectiveness and Barriers to Inclusion
  • Eva Stewart: Teachers Perceptions and Experiences of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Their Associations with Behaviour Problems in Primary School.
  • Kathleen Stewart: Teacher perceptions of the implementation of assessment data-driven school improvement initiatives and responsive instruction in the primary classroom.
  • Monica Kane: To what extent does the implementation of STEM lessons in an upper years classroom increase the number of girls that would consider a job in STEM?

 2018/19

  • Erin Gracie: Does cooperative learning in STEM, using problem-solving skills, have a positive impact on pupil self-efficacy in the subject?
  • Kirsty Halliday: A critical review of discourse around ‘challenging’ behaviour in Scottish Primary schools.
  • Elena Joliny: To what extent does the use of iPad impact learner engagement towards modern studies language in a primary classroom?
  • Rhiannon Leake: A Mixed Methods Investigation of Gender Differences in Emotional Intelligence Among Higher Education Students

 2017/2018

  • Robert Burns: Raising Emotional Literacy: more than just feelings?
  • Bertrand Essah: Parental Engagement in secondary School: Exploring the prospects and Challenges for both Teachers and Parents 
  • Lewis Gibson: How can relevant information regarding students’ Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) be shared most effectively with their teachers in Scottish mainstream schools?

 

Teaching

Initial Teacher Education:

Post Graduate Primary & Secondary teaching:

  • Health & Wellbeing PGDE: mental health, substance misuse, emotional wellbeing, parental engagement, relationships, food and health. 
  • Expressive Arts: Dance 
  • Physical Education: All aspects of Physical Education, physical activity and school sports

Undergraduate Teaching: Master of Education (MEDuc) Primary 

  • Health & Wellbeing: mental health, substance misuse, emotional wellbeing, parental engagement, relationships, food and health. 
  • Active, Outdoor and Play Pedagogies 
  • Physical Education: All aspects of Physical Education, physical activity and school sports
  • Expressive Arts: Dance
  • Health & Wellbeing Elective: Specialising in all areas of H&WB

Master of Design & Technology:

Education in Practice: Foundations of Initial Teacher Education 

Additional information

Current External Examiner: Sheffield Hallam, Physical Education and School Sport Programme

Member of General Teaching Council for Scotland 

Member of School of Education Social committee

Member of School of Education Mental Health group 

Member of Education Scotland Health & Wellbeing Improvement Team