Lara has been working in online education for the last six years, supporting universities and academics in their transition to blended and online learning.
Some of the notable projects she has worked on include:
- The development and presentation of the University of Cape Town’s first accredited blended postgraduate diploma.
- The creation of an online tutor training course for GetSmarter’s academic staff.
- A blended learning collaboration between the University of Namibia and the University of Cape Town to transform the current MSc in Civil Engineering to a blended format.
- The development and presentation of GetSmarter’s first international short course with Goldsmiths, University of London.
Lara completed her Masters in Higher Education at the University of Cape Town in 2019. In her doctoral study she plans to explore the affordances and limitations of online education with regard to different subject matter.
Her areas of interest are online education, higher education, pedagogy, digital literacy, and digital inequalities.
McQueen is a Clarendon Scholar and is currently reading for a DPhil in Education at the University of Oxford. Her thesis focuses on the digital pedagogy responses of universities in East Asia to the COVID-19 outbreak. Her doctoral research is fully funded by the Clarendon and New College Scholarships.
McQueen is a member of the Centre for Global Higher Education. Her research interests include higher education, e-learning, and learning technologies. Her research interests are influenced by her experiences of working as an academic tutor at the University of Hong Kong and a researcher for Khan Academy and HarvardX (edX).
Prior to coming to Oxford, McQueen completed her master’s degree with a specialisation in media and learning technologies at Teachers College, Columbia University in the City of New York. She earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and international business at the University of Hong Kong with a full merit-based scholarship.
Runke received her bachelor’s degree from Beijing Normal University (BNU) and master’s from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) with distinction. Both of the fields were Early Childhood Education.
After graduation from HKU, she became a kindergarten teacher in China. As a teacher, she was fully conscious that the quality of teachers’ pedagogical practice is really important for children’s learning and well-being. Therefore, her current research is to explore the quality of kindergarten teachers’ pedagogical practice and its association with teachers’ leadership.
- Huang, R., Yang, W., & Li, H. (2019). On the road to participatory pedagogy: A mixed-methods study of pedagogical interaction in Chinese kindergartens. Teaching and Teacher Education, 85, 81-91.
- Huang, R., Yang, W., & Li, H. (2019). From transmissive to participatory pedagogies: A mixed- methods investigation of pedagogical interaction in Shenzhen kindergartens. 2019 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). Symposium.
- Yang, W., Su, Y., Huang, R., Zhu, J., Hsieh, W-Y., & Li, H. (2019). Coaching, teacher instruction, and early childhood development: Synthesizing the conceptual rationales and empirical effects. 2019 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). Poster.
Aizuddin “Jude” Mohamed Anuar is a Malaysian DPhil student in education and a Clarendon scholar.
His DPhil research explores rural young people’s STEM education and aspirations related to ‘development’ in his home country, Malaysia. Within the field of comparative and international education, his research interests include education and inter/national development, postcolonialism, rural education and cultural studies in science education.
Jude previously completed an MSc in Comparative and International Education in the department. Prior to Oxford, he gained professional experience in the philanthropy team of Malaysia’s petroleum corporation, focusing on planning and implementing education outreach initiatives across the country.
He also holds an MA in Cognitive Studies in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BE (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales.
Chankseliani, M, Aizuddin, M. A. (2019) Cross-Country Comparison Of Engagement In Apprenticeships: A Conceptual Analysis Of Incentives For Individuals And Firms, The International Journal For Research In Vocational Education And Training, 6(3), 261-283. DOI: https://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.6.3.4
Aizuddin, M. A. (2019). Globalisation, the education gospel and a call for local adaptations in the developing world. The New Collection, 13, 36-47.
Aizuddin, M. A. (2019). [Review of the book Dreams made small: the education of Papuan Highlanders in Indonesia, by J. Munro]. Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, 27(4), 720-721. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-8676.12715
Aizuddin, M. A., Erduran, S., & Chankseliani, M. (2019, August). A framework for studying rural young people’s STEM education, aspirations & ‘science for development’. Paper presented at the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) Conference, Bologna, Italy.
Aizuddin, M. A. (2019, June). Young people’s STEM education and aspirations for development: A comparative case study in Malaysia’s rural heartland. Paper presented at Global Perspectives: Reimagining Education Conference, Worcester, UK.
Aizuddin, M. A. (2019, 19 October). Streamless schools – seamless transition or half-formed idea? New Straits Times (https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters/2019/10/531508/streamless-schools-—-seamless-transition-or-half-formed-idea)
Aizuddin, M. A. (2019, 7 August). Knowledge for ‘Good Life’: Which to use? New Straits Times (https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnists/2019/08/510965/knowledge-good-life-which-use)
Aizuddin, M. A. (2019, 12 January). Making room for the poor in government residential schools. The Star (https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2019/01/12/making-room-for-the-poor-in-government-residential-schools)
Aizuddin, M. A. (2018, 9 November). Building New Malaysia in Our Own Mould. New Straits Times (https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/new-straits-times/20181109/281694025797620)
After being awarded an ESRC 1+3 Studentship, Lauren embarked upon her DPhil in 2014.
Prior to her DPhil, Lauren achieved a Distinction in her MSc in Child Development and Education at the University of Oxford and a First Class Degree in her BSc in Psychology at the University of Warwick.
Lauren’s DPhil focuses on the role of morphology in children’s spelling development and investigating the ways of teaching primary school children morphological spelling rules. She has also worked on other aspects of children’s literacy, such as phonology and children’s reading development.
Mariela is conducting research on educational imaginaries and experiences of emptiness in rural villages that had permanent school closures (PI: Alis Oancea).
Prior to this role, she worked in the Rees Centre, where she conducted qualitative research on Innovation Programme Grants funded by the Department for Education (Lifelong Links and Staying Close projects).
She has a DPhil in Education and an MSt in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford. She has conducted research with hard-to-reach young people in different countries and has experience in policy and research. Voices from the Silent Cradles: Life Histories of Romania’s Looked-After Children is her latest book.