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Department of Education

Thomas Godfrey-Faussett

OUCEA Student

TITLE OF THESIS
Educational Exclusion in Zimbabwe

Thomas is planning a mixed methods study looking at the factors influencing educational exclusion in Zimbabwe. Analysis of national datasets and population surveys will be complemented by school-level studies and qualitative research with excluded youth to provide a detailed and multi-level picture of exclusion in Zimbabwe.

After an undergraduate degree in Physics, Thomas retrained as a teacher and worked as a classroom teacher and in school leadership for 8 years, both in England and in Zambia. During this time, he also worked for an EdTech start-up looking to improve access to electricity through education. In 2020 Thomas stepped out of the classroom to study for an MSc in Comparative and International Education and since then he has worked as an associate lecturer at Goldsmith’s on their secondary science PGCE programme, as a research assistant and teaching assistant for the University of Oxford and as a freelance researcher. He is currently studying part-time towards a DPhil alongside work as a doctoral teaching fellow and as researcher, both in the department and freelance.

PUBLICATIONS
Godfrey-Faussett, T. (2022). Participatory Research and the Ethics of Anonymisation. Education Sciences, 12(4), 260. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12040260

Baird, J.-A., Godfrey-Faussett, T., Hayward, L., Randhawa, A., Spencer, E., & Wiseman-Orr, L. (2022). Overview of the Perceptions of Assessment Standards in Scotland Project. 23. https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/acm-evaluation-pass-1-overview.pdf

Baird, J.-A., Godfrey-Fausset, T., Hayward, L., Hutchinson, C., Randhawa, A., Spencer, E., & Wiseman-Orr, L. (2022). Perceptions of Assessment Standards in Scotland: Focus Groups with Stakeholders. 30. https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/acm-evaluation-pass-2-focus-groups.pdf

Baird, J.-A., Godfrey-Faussett, T., Randhawa, A., Hayward, L., Hutchinson, C., Spencer, E., & Wiseman-Orr, L. (2022). Perceptions of Assessment Standards in Scotland: Questionnaire with Stakeholders. 75. https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/acm-evaluation-pass-3-main-stakeholder-questionnaire.pdf

Randhawa, A., Godfrey-Faussett, T., Baird, J.-A., Hutchinson, C., Spencer, E., & Wiseman-Orr, L. (2022). Perceptions of Assessment Standards in Scotland: Employer Survey Report 4 of 4. 25. https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/acm-evaluation-pass-4-employer-survey.pdf

Godfrey-Faussett, T. (2021). What does success mean to you? Perceptions from across the English education system [MSc, University of Oxford]. https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:837757d5-3fc2-4290-84bb-5f1291fcc776#tweet

Wijetunga, M., & Godfrey-Faussett, T. (2021). Freirean Dialogue in a Digitalised Learning Environment. The Post-Pandemic University. https://postpandemicuniversity.net/2021/11/08/freirean-dialogue-in-a-digitalised-learning-environment/

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