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- 01642 384095
- Job title:
- Senior Lecturer in Education
- School of Social Sciences & Law
- Research institute:
- Social Futures Institute
About Jonathan Tummons
Jonathan Tummons is a senior lecturer in education in the School of Social Sciences and Law, where he acts as programme leader for the part-time BA in Education Studies. He also teaches across the Education Doctorate, MA in Education and PGCE/CertEd (lifelong learning sector) programmes. He came to Teesside in 2009, after fourteen years spent working with adult learners in both colleges and universities.
Jonathan’s research interests stem from his teaching practice. His main area of research rests in assessment practice in higher education, with particular reference to the assessment of part-time non-traditional undergraduates and the ways in which assessment practices are maintained and standardised across institutions. He has published several papers in this field. Jonathan’s research draws on a number of conceptual frameworks: communities of practice; the new literacy studies; and actor-network theory. He is also interested in qualitative research methodologies, and the use of computer software (specifically, Atlas-Ti) in carrying out research. Jonathan has also written or co-authored a number of textbooks for trainee teachers in the lifelong learning sector.
Jonathan is a member of the international editorial board for the International Journal of Actor-network Theory and Technological Innovation. In addition, he has acted as a reviewer for: Studies in Higher Education; Pedagogy, Culture and Society; Ethnography and Education and Journal of Youth Studies.
Jonathan is currently serving as external examiner at the Universities of Greenwich and Cumbria, and as an external programme reviewer for Edge Hill University.