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Yr Athro Martin Jephcote

Yr Athro Martin Jephcote

Dean for Education and Students for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor in School of Social Sciences

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

Martin's work is informed by a social constructionist perspective which underpins his understanding of and research into the construction of knowledge, the processes of learning and education and training policies and practices.

As Dean of Education and Students, Martin supports the development and implementation of the University’s education strategy and the College’s education agenda.

Martin liaises with and supports College Board and Directors of Teaching and Learning in maintaining academic standards and assuring the quality of teaching. In this he works closely with the College Associate Deans for Assessment and Feedback and for Employability. Martin also leads the College ARG, supporting the admission and recruitment of new students. He meets regularly with student representatives from across the College, and with the Student’s Union officers and ensures that student voices are heard and acted on in the College to enhance the student experience.

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I contribute to teaching at all levels. I am currently convenor of master’s modules in school management and school leadership, and managing and improving learning.

I supervise master’s and doctoral students in the broad area of education and training with a particular interest in the post-compulsory (further education) stage and continue to be interested in school subject histories.

I have been involved in the start-up of a major new Master’s in Educational Practice programme, which is a Welsh Government fully funded programme open to all newly qualified teachers in Wales.  More widely I have a particular interest in the quality assurance of higher education programmes, with a particular interest in assessment and feedback, and more generally in quality assurance processes including validation.

My work is informed by a social constructionist perspective which underpins my understanding of and research into the construction of knowledge, the processes of learning and education and training policies and practices.

I am interested in the contested and evolutionary nature of the construction of pedagogic discourse and the ways in which policies are made and implemented. My work was the first to make a substantial contribution in the field of school economics and pointed to the functions of the under-researched meso-level in mediating policy and the interplay of power and control.

With a particular focus on the impacts of policy changes on teachers’ lives and work and students’ learning, I am interested in the social organisation of learning, and both teacher and learner identities: see for example, The International Journal of Learning, 2008, 2009 and Teaching and Teacher Education, 2009, 2010.

I am a member of the Teacher Education Research Group and involved in the development of information to for beginning teacher educators, was principal investigator in an ESRC/TLRP research project called Learning and Working in Further Education in Wales and a co-researcher in the ESRC/TLRP Learning to Teach in Post-Devolution UK project.

I have recently been involved in the start up of a major new Master’s in Educational Practice programme aimed at newly qualified teachers in Wales.

My current scholarship and research is focussed on developing a comparative dimension and is among the first of its kind to compare UK colleges of Further Education with American Community Colleges and their global counterparts.

A particular focus has been on the impacts of financial downturn on the college curriculum, on teaching, and organisation and open access policies: see for example Research in Post Compulsory Education, 2012.