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Linda la Velle

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Linda la Velle

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Personal statement

Linda la Velle is a Professor of Education at Bath Spa's Institute for Education and Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Plymouth.

Linda’s career in education spans over 40 years, including teaching science for 15 years in primary and secondary schools in and around London, 20 years of Initial Teacher Education provision in two Russell Group Higher Education Institutions and ten years of research leadership in a post-92 university.

Her personal research interests are in the areas of teacher education and professional development in general and science education (new technologies and ethical issues) more specifically. Although her background is in secondary education, she firmly believes that pedagogic issues and enquiry span the educational phases and transferability is the key to research-based improvement of outcomes for all learners, through the life course. Recent research projects include ENTELS, PhenoloGIT and Robo21C, all funded under the Erasmus+ programme and MESH (Mapping Specialist educational knowHow).

Publications: four authored books; two edited books; two journal special editions; nine book chapters; 12 official reports; 33 papers in international refereed journals; 60+ international conference presentations/papers.

Linda is out-going Chair of the Research and International Committee of the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) and Executive Editor of the Journal of Education for Teaching (JET).

Academic qualifications

  • BEd  - University of Exeter
  • MSc - University of London
  • MSc  - Council for National Academic Awards
  • PhD  - University of London

Professional memberships

  • Zoological Society of London Scientific - Fellow (Elected) (1978)
  • Institute of Biology - Member (Elected) (1978)
  • Association for Science Education - Member (1983)
  • Society for the Study of Fertility - Member (Elected) (1986)
  • British Society for Developmental Biology - Member (1988)
  • British Andrology Society - Member (1990)
  • Alternative Learning Technologies Association - Member (1995)
  • BERA - Member (1999)
  • ESERA (European Science Education Research Association) - Member (2007)
  • EERA (European Educational Research Association) - Member (2008)
  • ICET (international Council for the Education of Teachers) - Member (2016)

Other external roles

  • ICET Board Member
  • UCET Executive Member
  • Wellington School Governor
  • Executive editor - JOurnal of Education and Teaching (Taylor and Francis)

Research supervision

Please contact Linda if you are interested in doing postgraduate research in any area of teacher education. 

Research and academic outputs

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Introduction to bioethics, 2nd ed
book

la Velle, L and Bryant, J.A (2018) Introduction to bioethics, 2nd ed. Wiley Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ. ISBN 9781118719596


Masterliness in the teaching profession
book

la Velle, L, ed. (2014) Masterliness in the teaching profession. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9781138813632


Embracing complexity: understanding the experiences of university based teacher educators
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Duggan, M and la Velle, L (2019) 'Embracing complexity: understanding the experiences of university based teacher educators.' In: Sorensen, N, ed. Diversity in teacher education: perspectives on a school-led system. Trentham Books, London. (Forthcoming)


Masterliness in the teaching profession
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la Velle, L (2014) 'Masterliness in the teaching profession.' In: la Velle, L, ed. Masterliness in the teaching profession. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 1-7. ISBN 9781138813632


Catching the sparks: an evaluation of the early development of a novel master’s degree in teaching and learning
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Sorensen, N and la Velle, L (2014) 'Catching the sparks: an evaluation of the early development of a novel master’s degree in teaching and learning.' In: la Velle, L, ed. Masterliness in the teaching profession. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 73-91. ISBN 9781138813632


Using ‘MESH guides’ as translational research and knowledge mobilisation for continuing professional development in schools
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Ovenden-Hope, T, la Velle, L and Leask, M (2014) 'Using ‘MESH guides’ as translational research and knowledge mobilisation for continuing professional development in schools.' In: CICE-2014 Proceedings: Canada International Conference on Education. Infonomics Society, London, pp. 497-498. ISBN 9781908320247


Environmental education in the national park: case studies on Exmoor
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la Velle, L, Gurnett, D and Waite, S (2011) 'Environmental education in the national park: case studies on Exmoor.' In: Waite, S, ed. Children learning outside the classroom: from birth to eleven. Sage, London, pp. 176-187. ISBN 9780857020482


Masterliness: the challenge for professional development
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la Velle, L, Stenhouse, E and Sutton, C (2018) 'Masterliness: the challenge for professional development.' Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 7 (1). pp. 54-66. ISSN 2166-2681


Perspectives on evidence-based knowledge for teachers: acquisition, mobilisation and utilisation
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la Velle, L and Flores, M.A (2018) 'Perspectives on evidence-based knowledge for teachers: acquisition, mobilisation and utilisation.' Journal of Education for Teaching, 44 (5). pp. 524-538. ISSN 0260-7476


Translational research in education for knowledge mobilisation: a study of use and teacher perception in primary schools in England, UK
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la Velle, L and Ovenden-Hope, T (2015) 'Translational research in education for knowledge mobilisation: a study of use and teacher perception in primary schools in England, UK.' Journal of Education for Teaching, 41 (5). pp. 574-585. ISSN 0260-7476


Editorial: translational research and knowledge mobilisation in teacher education: towards a ‘clinical’, evidence-based profession?
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la Velle, L (2015) 'Editorial: translational research and knowledge mobilisation in teacher education: towards a ‘clinical’, evidence-based profession?' Journal of Education for Teaching, 41 (5). pp. 460-463. ISSN 0260-7476


ICT, teaching and learning: what do the latest mobile technologies afford?
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la Velle, L (2013) 'ICT, teaching and learning: what do the latest mobile technologies afford?' Journal of Biological Education, 47 (2). pp. 71-72. ISSN 0021-9266


An unusually effective school/university programme: the Plymouth and Peninsula Model
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la Velle, L, Reynolds, D and Nichol, J (2013) 'An unusually effective school/university programme: the Plymouth and Peninsula Model.' Journal of Education for Teaching, 39 (4). pp. 400-415. ISSN 0260-7476


Catching the sparks: an evaluation of the early development of a novel master’s degree in teaching and learning
article

Sorensen, N and la Velle, L (2013) 'Catching the sparks: an evaluation of the early development of a novel master’s degree in teaching and learning.' Journal of Education for Teaching, 39 (1). pp. 74-92. ISSN 0260-7476


Masterliness in the teaching profession: global issues and local developments
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la Velle, L (2013) 'Masterliness in the teaching profession: global issues and local developments.' Journal of Education for Teaching, 39 (1). pp. 2-8. ISSN 0260-7476


Mastering teaching and learning through pedagogic partnership: a vision and framework for developing ‘collaborative resonance’ in England
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Totterdell, M, Hathaway, T and la Velle, L (2011) 'Mastering teaching and learning through pedagogic partnership: a vision and framework for developing ‘collaborative resonance’ in England.' Professional Development in Education, 37 (3). pp. 411-437. ISSN 1941-5257


On track: using the West Somerset Mineral Railway to promote historical, social and environmental education
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la Velle, L, Olszewska, M and Gurnett, D (2009) 'On track: using the West Somerset Mineral Railway to promote historical, social and environmental education.' Primary History, 52. pp. 26-28.


Tracks and traces – a story of Exmoor: a challenging and interactive educational play
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la Velle, L (2008) 'Tracks and traces – a story of Exmoor: a challenging and interactive educational play.' Exmoor Review, 50. pp. 82-84.


Pedagogical approaches for technology-integrated science teaching
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Hennessy, S, Wishart, J, Whitelock, D, Deaney, R, Brawn, R, la Velle, L, McFarlane, A, Ruthven, K and Winterbottom, M (2007) 'Pedagogical approaches for technology-integrated science teaching.' Computers & Education, 48 (1). pp. 137-152. ISSN 0360-1315


Knowledge mobilisation for teacher development: trialling the models
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la Velle, L and Ovenden-Hope, T (2018) Knowledge mobilisation for teacher development: trialling the models. In: BERA Annual Conference 2018, 11 - 13 September 2018, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.


Evidence based knowledge for teachers
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la Velle, L (2018) Evidence based knowledge for teachers. In: ECER 2018, 4 - 7 September 2018, Free University Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy.


Mobile and geographical information technologies for phenological investigation across European schools: innovation and learning
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la Velle, L and Georgeson, J (2018) Mobile and geographical information technologies for phenological investigation across European schools: innovation and learning. In: ECER 2018, 4 - 7 September 2018, Free University Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy.


The DiTE project
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la Velle, L and Sorensen, N (2018) The DiTE project. In: ICET 62nd World Assembly, 9 - 11 July 2018, Laredo, TX, USA.


MESH International: improving the quality of teaching via a knowledge management system/mobilisation strategy to develop evidence-informed practice
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la Velle, L, Younie, S and Leask, M (2018) MESH International: improving the quality of teaching via a knowledge management system/mobilisation strategy to develop evidence-informed practice. In: ICET 62nd World Assembly, 9 - 11 July 2018, Laredo, TX, USA.


The DiTE project explained
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Reynolds, K, Whiting, C and la Velle, L (2018) The DiTE project explained. In: TEPE Conference, 19 May 2018, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.


MESH International: improving the quality of teaching via a knowledge management system/mobilisation strategy to develop evidence-informed practice
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la Velle, L, Reynolds, K, Leask, M and Younie, S (2018) MESH International: improving the quality of teaching via a knowledge management system/mobilisation strategy to develop evidence-informed practice. In: TEPE Conference, 19 May 2018, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.


MESH guides as translational research in CPD: tried, tested and trusted
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la Velle, L and Ovenden-Hope, T (2017) MESH guides as translational research in CPD: tried, tested and trusted. In: BERA Annual Conference, 4 - 7 September 2017, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.


Learning about robots: skills, roles and relationships
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Georgeson, J, la Velle, L and Camilleri, P (2017) Learning about robots: skills, roles and relationships. In: BERA Annual Conference, 4 - 7 September 2017, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.


Using geographical information technology to capture phenological phenomena in European schools
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la Velle, L and Georgeson, J (2017) Using geographical information technology to capture phenological phenomena in European schools. In: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), 21 - 25 August 2017, University College, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Developing teacher confidence in robotics and computation: case studies from a collaborative European project
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la Velle, L and Georgeson, J (2017) Developing teacher confidence in robotics and computation: case studies from a collaborative European project. In: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), 21 - 25 August 2017, University College, Copenhagen, Denmark.


BERTiE: British Educational Research Tool Integrating Engagement
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la Velle, L and Reynolds, K (2017) BERTiE: British Educational Research Tool Integrating Engagement. In: EARLI Biennial Conference, 29 August - 2 September 2017, University of Tampere, Finland.


Teacher education knowledge: what counts?
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la Velle, L (2017) Teacher education knowledge: what counts? In: ICET 61st World Assembly, 29 June 2017, Brno, Czech Republic.


BERTiE: British Educational Research Tool: evaluation challenges of a digital innovation for evidence-based engagement in initial teacher education
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la Velle, L and Reynolds, K (2017) BERTiE: British Educational Research Tool: evaluation challenges of a digital innovation for evidence-based engagement in initial teacher education. In: ATEE Winter Conference: Teacher Education and Digital Technology, 14 - 16 February, 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands.


Use of evidence-based curriculum development resources: tried, tested and trusted
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la Velle, L and Ovenden-Hope, T (2016) Use of evidence-based curriculum development resources: tried, tested and trusted. In: Hibernia College Research Conference, 3 November 2016, Dublin, Ireland.


Geographical and mobile information technologies and phenology in European schools: state of the art
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la Velle, L and Ceponis, E (2016) Geographical and mobile information technologies and phenology in European schools: state of the art. In: ERIDOB 2016 Eleventh Conference of European Researchers in Didactics of Biology, 5 - 9 September 2016, Karlstad, Sweden.


Tried, tested and trusted: school teachers' responses to translational research for knowledge mobilisation (MESHGuides) in curriculum planning for spelling
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Ovenden-Hope, T and la Velle, L (2016) Tried, tested and trusted: school teachers' responses to translational research for knowledge mobilisation (MESHGuides) in curriculum planning for spelling. In: BERA Annual Conference, 13 - 15 September 2016, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.


Robotics and computation for primary schools in the 21st century: a European curriculum map and needs analysis
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la Velle, L and Georgeson, J (2016) Robotics and computation for primary schools in the 21st century: a European curriculum map and needs analysis. In: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), 23 - 26 August 2016, University College, Dublin, Ireland.


Teachers’ reflections on professional development during an online international course to promote teaching for 21st century learning: a comparative analysis
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Georgeson, J, Blandon, C, la Velle, L and Edwards-Jones, A (2016) Teachers’ reflections on professional development during an online international course to promote teaching for 21st century learning: a comparative analysis. In: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), 23 - 26 August 2016, University College, Dublin, Ireland.


Tried, tested and trusted: a study of primary school teachers in England use of evidence based online resources for curriculum development
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la Velle, L and Ovenden-Hope, T (2016) Tried, tested and trusted: a study of primary school teachers in England use of evidence based online resources for curriculum development. In: ICET 60th World Assembly, 18 - 21 July 2016, Kingston, Jamaica.


Preparing and supporting early stage teachers to achieve quality teachers for all by 2030. Knowledge mobilization through translational research: new ways of working
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la Velle, L (2016) Preparing and supporting early stage teachers to achieve quality teachers for all by 2030. Knowledge mobilization through translational research: new ways of working. In: ICET 60th World Assembly, 18 - 21 July 2016, Kingston, Jamaica.


Translational research in education for knowledge mobilisation: a study of use and teacher perception in primary schools in England, UK
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Ovenden-Hope, T and la Velle, L (2015) Translational research in education for knowledge mobilisation: a study of use and teacher perception in primary schools in England, UK. In: ECER 2015: Budapest Education and Transition - Contributions from Educational Research, 7 - 11 September 2015, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary.


Teachers’ use of iPads in modern foreign language lessons: a comparative international enquiry
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Georgeson, J, Blandon, C and la Velle, L (2015) Teachers’ use of iPads in modern foreign language lessons: a comparative international enquiry. In: ECER 2015: Budapest Education and Transition - Contributions from Educational Research, 7 - 11 September 2015, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary.


Further and higher educations research collaboration: translational research for a knowledge mobilisation intervention for teacher CPD
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Ovenden-Hope, T and la Velle, L (2015) Further and higher educations research collaboration: translational research for a knowledge mobilisation intervention for teacher CPD. In: BERA Annual Conference, 15-17 September 2015, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Learning a modern foreign language: effort, gender and motivation
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Georgeson, J, la Velle, L and Blandon, C (2015) Learning a modern foreign language: effort, gender and motivation. In: BERA Annual Conference, 15-17 September 2015, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Improving attitudes and learning in a second Language through the increased use of ICT - IALICT
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Ares Fandiño, L, Trigo Miranda, M, Fernández Morante, C, Fraga Lago, B, Cebreiro López, B, Dwyer, C, Tuckwell, G, la Velle, L, Georgeson, J, Blandon, C and Horrell, J (2015) Improving attitudes and learning in a second Language through the increased use of ICT - IALICT. Xunta de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.


Aiming higher: the Plymouth and Peninsula Tri-Level Model (PPM) for school/HE links - putting the university into school and community
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Reynolds, D, Nichol, J, la Velle, L, Gunraj, J, Goulbourn, J, Iji, N, Parkinson, G, Sutton, C, MacLeod, I and Koshy, V (2010) Aiming higher: the Plymouth and Peninsula Tri-Level Model (PPM) for school/HE links - putting the university into school and community. University of Plymouth, Faculty of Education, Plymouth. ISBN 9781841022376


Redefining teacher education for the post-2015 era: global challenges and best practices [book review]
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la Velle, L (2017) Redefining teacher education for the post-2015 era: global challenges and best practices [book review]. Journal of Education for Teaching, 43 (1). pp. 120-122. ISSN 0260-7476


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