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Dr Gwyneth Owen-Jackson

Dr Gwyneth Owen-Jackson

Senior Lecturer in Education (PGCE DT)

The Open University Faculty of Education and Language Studies Department of Education

Profile

I have a background in business and came into teaching as a 'mature student'. I have worked in a range of secondary schools in Yorkshire and Suffolk and have taught across the Design & Technology areas. I have undertaken consultancy work with QCA and been an external examiner for a number of institutions.  I am a member of DATA and have been a member of their Council of Management, Chair of the ITE Advisory Group and editor of the SRN Resources.

Qualifications

B.Ed (Hons)

M.Sc in education management

M.Ed, focusing on mentoring

PhD, Bosnia and Herzegovina: a study of the effects of social and political
change on primary schooling 1878-2002

Teaching Interests

I have taught design & technology in secondary schools, across a range of schools and focus areas.  I am currently Subject Leader for the PGCE Design & Technology at the OU.  I have previously led the Secondary ITE programmes at another university, and have been programme leader for the EdD at the OU. 

Research Interests

Primary education and teacher education in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Routes in secondary design & technology teaching and D&T teachers' professional identities.

 

Current Research Projects

Currently editing a new design and technology textbook 'Debates in Design and Technology Education'

Researching routes into D&T teaching and the effect on teachers' professional identities

Collaborating with Marion Rutland, University of Roehampton, on research into the food technology curriculum in England

Publications

Book Chapter
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2008). Design and technology in the school curriculum. In: Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth ed. Learning to teach design and technology in the secondary school: A companion to school experience. Learning to teach subjects in the secondary school series, 2nd ed. Abingdon: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, pp. 1–9.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2008). Teaching food technology. In: Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth ed. Learning to teach design and technology in the secondary school: A companion to school experience. Learning to teach subjects in the secondary school series, 2nd ed. Abingdon: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, pp. 26–42.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2008). Health and safety in design and technology. In: Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth ed. Learning to teach design and technology in the secondary school: A companion to school experience. Learning to teach subjects in the secondary school series, 2nd ed. Abingdon: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, pp. 98–113.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2008). Pupil learning. In: Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth ed. Learning to teach design and Technology in the secondary school: A companion to school experience. Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series, 2nd ed. Abingdon: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, pp. 129–145.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2008). Planning your teaching. In: Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth ed. Learning to teach design and technology in the secondary school: A companion to school experience. Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series, 2nd ed. Abingdon: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, pp. 146–173.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2008). Assessment. In: Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth ed. Learning to Teach Design and Technology in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience. Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series, 2nd ed. Abingdon: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, pp. 194–212.
Banks, Frank and Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2007). The role of making in design and technology. In: Barlex, David ed. Design and technology for the next generation: A collection of provocative pieces, written by experts in their field to stimulate reflection and curriculum innovation. Whitchurch, UK: Cliffe & Company.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth and Steeg, Torben (2007). The role of technical understanding in design and technology. In: Barlex, David ed. Design and Technology - The Next Generation : a collection of provocative pieces to stimulate reflection and curriculum innovation. UK: TEP/Nuffield.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2007). Design and technology in school. In: Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth ed. A practial guide to teaching design and technology in the secondary school. Routledge Teaching Guides. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 4–10.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2007). Food technology in the classroom. In: Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth ed. A practial guide to teaching design and technology in the secondary school. Routledge Teaching Guides. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 21–28.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2007). Teaching and learning in design and technology. In: Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth ed. A practial guide to teaching design and technology in the secondary school. Routledge Teaching Guides. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 56–66.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2007). Using ICT in Design and Technology. In: Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth ed. A practical guide to teaching design and technology in the secondary school. Routledge Teaching Guides. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 67–75.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2007). Assessing pupils' learning. In: Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth ed. A practical guide to teaching design and technology in the secondary school. Routledge Teaching Guides. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 95–102.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2007). Planning your teaching. In: Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth ed. A practical guide to teaching design and technology in the secondary school. Routledge Teaching Guides. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 103–114.
Conference Item
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth and Fasciato, Melanie (2012). Learning to teach design and technology in university or in school: is emerging teacher identity shaped by where you study? In: PATT26 - Technology Education in the 21st Century, 26-30 June 2012, Stockholm, Sweden.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth and Rutland, Marion (2012). Current classroom practice in the teaching of food technology: is it fit for purpose in the 21st Century? In: PATT26 - Technology Education in the 21st Century, 26-30 June 2012, Stockholm, Sweden.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2010). Teacher education in Bosnia and Herzegovina: developments in the post-war, post-communist context. In: ECER 2010 Education and Cultural Change, 25-27 August 2010, Helsinki, Finland.
Banks, F. ; Barlex, D.; Jarvinen, E.M.; O'Sullivan, G.; Owen-Jackson, G. ; Rutland, M. and Williams, J. (2006). Further Findings of an International D&T Teacher Education Research Study: the DEPTH2 Project. In: Design and Technology Association International Research Conference, 5-7 July 2006, Wolverhampton, UK.
Journal Article
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2008). DEPTH2: Developing professional knowledge in D&T secondary initial teacher education. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 18(3), pp. 255–263.
Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth (2008). Political peace - educational war: the role played by international organisations in negotiating peace in the Balkans and its consequences for education. Research in Comparative and International Education, 3(1), pp. 79–90.
Banks, Frank ; Barlex, David; Jarvinen, Esa-Matti; O'Sullivan, Gary; Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth and Rutland, Marion (2004). DEPTH – Developing professional thinking for technology teachers: An international study. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 14(2), 141 -157.

last updated 12-Apr-2012