Mr Stephen Scholes

  • Lecturer in Education (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Biography

Background

I joined the School of Interdisciplinary Studies as Lecturer in Education in November 2019 and I am currently Programme Leader for the MA(Hons) Primary Education degree. 

Before joining the University of Glasgow, I held leadership and teaching posts in Scottish secondary schools. As a Depute Head Teacher and Principal Teacher, I led on raising attainment, data and performance information, and the Pupil Equity Fund. As a fully GTCS registered-teacher, I taught Religious and Philosophical Studies, History, and Social Studies at all levels.

I am currently undertaking a part-time PhD in Education, exploring curriculum development, religious education and inspeciton in Scotland since the 1960s.

Academic Qualifications

M.Ed.(Distinction) Professional Practice with PGDE, University of Glasgow

M.A.(1st Class Hons) Medieval History, University of St Andrews 

Research interests

My main areas of research are:

  • History of Education (Scotland 1800 – Present; sources and methods)
  • Curriculum Policy & Enactment (Religious Education; History; Teacher Leadership)
  • School Inspection and Accountability (Education Policy; Data & Performance Information; School Leadership)

Publications

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Jump to: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019
Number of items: 6.

2022

Scholes, S. C. (2022) Into the Future by Connecting with the Past: The Case of Religious Education, Curriculum Change and the Inspectorate in Scotland. SERA Conference 2022, Ayr, UK, 23-25 Nov 2022. (Accepted for Publication)

Scholes, S. C. (2022) Precarious provision and mixed messages: religious education, school inspection, and the law in Scottish non-denominational secondary schools. British Journal of Religious Education, 44(4), pp. 512-527. (doi: 10.1080/01416200.2022.2036101)

Scholes, S. (2022) Recognising Religious Education as Social Justice in Action: The Scottish Situation. 17th International British Education Studies Association Conference, Manchester, 23rd- 24 June 2022. (Accepted for Publication)

2021

Scholes, S. (2021) Re-Assessing Religious Education: Understanding the Challenges and Exploring the Possibilities in Scottish Non-Denominational Primary Schools. 16th BESA Annual International Conference, 24-25 June 2021.

2020

Scholes, S. C. (2020) Challenges and opportunities in religious education: Re-considering practitioners? Approaches in Scottish secondary schools. Religious Education, 115(2), pp. 184-200. (doi: 10.1080/00344087.2019.1677996)

2019

Scholes, S. (2019) Religious and Moral Education in Scottish Non-Denominational Secondary Schools: Policy, Priorities and Pupils. SERA 44th Annual Conference: Creative Visions for Educational Futures, Edinburgh, UK, 20-22 Nov 2019.

This list was generated on Tue Nov 29 16:53:26 2022 GMT.
Number of items: 6.

Articles

Scholes, S. C. (2022) Precarious provision and mixed messages: religious education, school inspection, and the law in Scottish non-denominational secondary schools. British Journal of Religious Education, 44(4), pp. 512-527. (doi: 10.1080/01416200.2022.2036101)

Scholes, S. C. (2020) Challenges and opportunities in religious education: Re-considering practitioners? Approaches in Scottish secondary schools. Religious Education, 115(2), pp. 184-200. (doi: 10.1080/00344087.2019.1677996)

Conference or Workshop Item

Scholes, S. C. (2022) Into the Future by Connecting with the Past: The Case of Religious Education, Curriculum Change and the Inspectorate in Scotland. SERA Conference 2022, Ayr, UK, 23-25 Nov 2022. (Accepted for Publication)

Scholes, S. (2022) Recognising Religious Education as Social Justice in Action: The Scottish Situation. 17th International British Education Studies Association Conference, Manchester, 23rd- 24 June 2022. (Accepted for Publication)

Scholes, S. (2021) Re-Assessing Religious Education: Understanding the Challenges and Exploring the Possibilities in Scottish Non-Denominational Primary Schools. 16th BESA Annual International Conference, 24-25 June 2021.

Scholes, S. (2019) Religious and Moral Education in Scottish Non-Denominational Secondary Schools: Policy, Priorities and Pupils. SERA 44th Annual Conference: Creative Visions for Educational Futures, Edinburgh, UK, 20-22 Nov 2019.

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Grants

  • University of Glasgow - Researcher Development Programme PhD Internship Programme: Teachers' Professional Learning(£1000.00, 2020-2021)
    • Funding for an internship post to undertake stakeholder engagement and develop knowledge exchange opportunities in relation to teachers' professional learning.

Supervision

I supervise dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Students who are interested in working in areas connected to my research and professional interests should get in touch via e-mail: Stephen.Scholes@glasgow.ac.uk.

Read more about postgraduate research in Education at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies here: Education Research Group

Current PGR students:

  • Wang, Hui
    Developing a comprehensive critical thinking test for China.

Previous Supervision

I have successfully supervised postgraduate studies on the following topics:

Teaching

I teach across the Education degree programmes offered in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. On the MA(Hons) Primary Education degree I convene the following courses:

  • Professional Practice in Education 1 (Year 1)
  • Professional Practice in Education 2 (Year 3)
  • Professional Practice in Education 4 (Year 4)
  • Honours Dissertation (Year 4)

On the PGDE Primary Education degree I convene the following course:

  • Learning and Teaching in the Primary Curriculum (PGT)

In addition, I undertake school placement visits across both undergraduate and postgraduate initial-teacher education degree programmes.

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2015: Professor Stanley D. Nisbet Prize (School of Education, University of Glasgow)
  • 2017: William Boyd Prize (School of Education, University of Glasgow)
  • 2021 - Present: External Examiner - MA(Hons) Education (University of Dundee)

Professional & learned societies

  • 2016: Full Registration (Secondary), General Teaching Council for Scotland
  • 2020: Secretary, Scottish Catholic Historical Association
  • 2022: Management Committee, Scottish Teachers Association of Religious and Moral Education

Additional information

Academic & Professional Memberships

  • Scottish Educational Research Association (Member / Teacher Education Network)
  • British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (Member)
  • British Education Studies Association (Member)
  • Student Placement Management Group (Member) 

 

University Service

  • Depute Director of Learning and Teaching, School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Advisor of Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Reviewer, College Ethics Committee, College of Social Sciences

 

Other Outputs

  • Milne, J., Shambrook, L., Mackeen, D., and Scholes, S. C. 2021. Action Research Grants. Scottish Educational Journal 105(2). 
  • Ritchie, M., Stewart, M., Maciejuk, A-M., Naismith, S., O’Hagan, O., O’Donnell, C., Lang, C., Scholes, S. C., Kilcullen, L., Day, S., Terry, A., Wilson, K. and Tojerio, R. 2018. ‘Meeting Societal Challenges - The STEM Academy Model of Education promoting Co-Creation, Creativity and Collegiality. University of the West of Scotland: Bridging Boundaries – Connecting Learning, Teaching and Research Conference (27th June 2018).

  • Scholes, S. C., 2017. ‘Using Data in a Scottish Secondary School: A Case Study of Analysing Tracking and Monitoring Data’, Scottish College of Educational Leadership – Teacher Leadership Summit (10th June, 2017).