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Dr Sean McCusker

Associate Professor

Department: Social Sciences

HLS_Northumbria -University -Staff _Sean -Mc Cusker _ELLHe has a background in Engineering with a Ph.D in Civil Engineering. However, since moving to Education, he has spent many years in educational research and development. He has worked on large scale Assessment projects, including the World Class Arena and World Class Tests and the KS3 ICT Tests. He has been applying creative ideas to adapt practices and techniques from a range of environments for use in education. He has led projects in Storytelling and ICT-enabled distance learning.  He has been and continues to be involved in a number of European Projects, taking part in and leading the UK partnership in projects on; Girls and STEM, Girls and Technology, LEGO® Serious Play® and Seniors and Technology.

His research interests are centred on Understanding and Communication within broad educational contexts.  This covers many strands including; developing methods for representing large and complex data sets, understanding how data is interpreted and used, Assessment and Assessment for Learning and LEGO® Serious Play®!

Qualifications

  • Civil Engineering PhD June 30 1999
  • Fellow Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA) 2015
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2010

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The Use of Metaphors With LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY ® For Harmony and Innovation, McCusker, S., Clifford Swan, J. 21 Dec 2018, In: International Journal of Management and Applied Research
  • Who needs examinations: a story of climbing ladders and dodging snakes, Mccusker, S. Jun 2017, In: Research in Mathematics Education
  • Damaging the Case for Improving Social Science Methodology Through Misrepresentation: Re-Asserting Confidence in Hypothesis Testing as a Valid Scientific Process, Nicholson, J., Mccusker, S. 31 May 2016, In: Sociological Research Online
  • Lego®, Serious Play TM: Thinking About Teaching and Learning, Mccusker, S. 24 Aug 2014, In: International Journal of Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurship


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