Social Identity, Norms and Approaches to Learning: Presentation at Exeter Psychology

Ken visited Exeter Psychology to present our work on Social Identity in Educational contexts, and to meet with colleagues and postgraduate students.  The talk focused on our research on discipline-based social identity (for example, as…

Research, Knowledge Exchange and the Military Sector

Ken had the opportunity to present and be part of a panel discussion in a fascinating inter-disciplinary workshop on research, knowledge exchange and the military sector held in the Byre theatre. The workshop was an…

Presentation at BERA HE event on transitions and challenges

Ken had the opportunity to present our recent work on the experience of identity incompatibility that some students might feel between their home identities and university identity. The analysis showed that    experienced of incompatibility…

Ken presents at BERA2018 on identity and norms effects on approach to learning

Ken had the opportunity to present two studies on discipline social identity, deep learning approaches, peer and instructor norms, and the implications for academic grades. The British Educational Research Association conference is a large and…

Social Identification and Academic Performance: Integrating Two Existing Models of Tertiary Student Learning

We have now had this paper accepted at Educational Psychology. This was a collaboration between Ken and colleagues at the Australian National University. Abstract: Recent research has mapped the ways social identification and normative influence…

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Publications

When student and educator learning norms collide:

When student and educator learning norms collide:

This paper is a collaboration between Ken and colleagues at the Australian National University. It is the first paper where we try…

Finding connections in social identity and post-structuralist perspectives

One of the interesting challenges in the recent edited book…

Social identity in education: the modifying role for perceived norms

This is a book chapter by Lillian Smyth, Kenneth I.…

Self & Social Identity in Educational Contexts

We are delighted that this edited book is now out…

Student Projects

Bashar Albaghli completes his PhD

Bashar Albaghli completes his PhD

Bashar came to St Andrews supported by Kuwait University, after completing a Masters in the US. The focus of Bashar’s project has…

Kerry O’Brien completes his PhD

Congratulations to Kerry for completing his PhD changes in time for…

Learning behaviour and outcomes: Social influence and field of study

This is an article by Lillian Smyth, Kenneth I. Mavor,  and…