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Professor Mike Watts

Professor Mike Watts
Professor of Education

Halsbury Building 105

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Pedrosa de Jesus, HM., Guerra, C. and Watts, M. (2016) 'University teachers’ self-reflection on their academic growth'. Professional Development in Education. ISSN: 1941-5257 Open Access Link

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Pedrosa de Jesus, MH., Moreira, AC., da Silva Lopes, B. and Watts, DM. (2014) 'So much more than just a list: Exploring the nature of critical questioning in undergraduate sciences'. International Journal of Science Education, 32 (2).

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Crowe, N. and Watts, DM. (2014) ''When I click "ok" I become Sassy – I become a girl.' Young people and gender identity: Subverting the ‘body’ in massively multi-player online role-playing games'. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 19 (2). pp. 217 - 231. ISSN: 0267-3843 Open Access Link

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Watts, DM. (2013) 'Foreword', in Roffey-Barentsen, J. and Malthouse, R. (eds.) Reflective practice in the lifelong learning sector. London : Learning Matters.

Book chapter

Kanhadilok, P. and Watts, DM. (2013) 'Western science and local Thai wisdom: Using museum toys to develop bi-gnosis'. Canadian Journal for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 13 (1). pp. 33 - 48. ISSN: 1492-6156

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Crowe, N. and Watts, DM. (2013) 'Editorial feature'. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 18 (1). pp. 1 - 4. ISSN: 0267-3843

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Pedrosa-de-Jesus, H., da Silva Lopes, B., Moreira, A. and Watts, DM. (2012) 'Contexts for questioning: Two zones of teaching and learning in undergraduate science'. Higher Education, 64 (4). pp. 557 - 571. ISSN: 0018-1560 Open Access Link

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Kanhadilok, P. and Watts, DM. (2012) 'Zones of play-learning: Teaching science through traditional toys within the National Science Museum, Thailand'.Geographies of Education Conference. Lougborough University.[unpublished]

Conference paper

Pedrosa de Jesus, MH. and Watts, DM. (2012) 'Learning styles and questioning styles'.17th Annual Conference of European Learning Styles Information Network (ELSIN). Cardiff University, Wales. 27[unpublished]

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Kanhadilok, P. and Watts, DM. (2012) 'Toy make-and-play activities and science learning outcomes'.International Ireland Conference on Education (IICE). University College Dublin.[unpublished]

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Kanhadilok, P. and Watts, DM. (2012) 'Family play-learning: Some learning outcomes from make-and-play activities with toys at a science museum'. Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal, 1 (2).

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Pedrosa-de-Jesus, H. and Watts, DM. (2012) 'Managing affect in learners' questions in undergraduate science'. Studies in Higher Education, 39 (1). pp. 102 - 116. ISSN: 1470-174X Open Access Link

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Karim, BW., Toplis, TT. and Watts, DM. (2011) 'Preliminary investigations of primary pre-service teachers professional problem solving styles'.16th Annual Conference of the European Learning Styles Information Network. Antwerp, Belgium. 29 - 1 July[unpublished]

Conference paper

Almeida, P., Pedrosa de Jesus, MH. and Watts, DM. (2011) 'Kolb’s learning styles and approaches to learning through the use of students’ critical questions', in Rayner, SA. and Cools, E. (eds.) International perspectives on style differences in human performance: Leading edge research, theory and practice. New York : Routledge. pp. 115 - 128. ISBN 13: 978-0-415-80199-7.

Book chapter

Sharda, M. and Watts, DM. (2011) 'Health and sex education in India: The collapse of a policy', in Taylor, N., Quinn, F., Littledyke, M. and Coll, RK. (eds.) Health education in context: An international perspective on the development of health education in schools and local communities. Sense Publications.

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Barker, J., Alldred, P., Watts, DM. and Dodman, H. (2010) 'Pupils or prisoners? Institutional geographies and internal exclusion in UK secondary schools'. Area, 42 (3). pp. 378 - 386. ISSN: 0004-0894 Open Access Link

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Watts, DM. and Pedrosa de Jesus, H. (2010) 'Questions and science', in Toplis, R. (ed.) How Science Works: Exploring effective pedagogy and practice. London : Routledge. pp. 85 - 102. ISBN 10: 0415562805. ISBN 13: 978-0415562805.

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Selvaruby, PS. and Watts, DM. (2009) 'Environmental education in a troubled land', in Taylor, N., Littledyke, M., Eames, C. and Coll, RK. (eds.) Environmental education in context: An international perspective on the development of environmental education. London : Sage. ISBN 10: 9087909624. ISBN 13: 9789087909628.

Book chapter

Pedrosa de Jesus, MH., Watts, DM. and da Silva Lopes, B. (2009) 'Teaching approaches in higher education: The role of classroom questioning'.London Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 7th International Conference. City University, London. 4[unpublished]

Conference paper

Pedrosa de Jesus, MH., da Silva Lopes, B. and Watts, DM. (2009) 'The interplay of preferential teaching approaches and classroom questioning in higher education: Two case studies'.14th ELSIN Conference. Bulle-en-Gruyere, Switzerland.[unpublished]

Conference paper

Leask, M. and Watts, DM. (2009) 'Unit 2.3: Taking responsibility for the whole classroom', in Capel, S., Leask, M. and Turner, A. (eds.) Learning to teach. London : Routledge.

Book chapter

Coole, H. and Watts, DM. (2009) 'Communal e-learning styles in the online classroom'. Research in Education, 82. pp. 13 - 27. ISSN: 0034-5237

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Selvaruby, P., O'Sullivan, B. and Watts, DM. (2008) 'School-based assessment in Sri Lanka: Ensuring valid processes for assessment-for-learning in physics', in Coll, RK. and Taylor, N. (eds.) Science Education in Context: An International Examination of the Influence of Context on Science Curricula Development and Implementation. Rotterdam, The Netherlands : Sense Publishers. pp. 131 - 144. ISBN 10: 9087902484. ISBN 13: 978-90-8790-248-3.

Book chapter

Almeida, P., Pedrosa de Jesus, H. and Watts, DM. (2008) 'Learning styles: A review of research presented at ELSIN conferences'.13th Annual Conference of the European Learning Styles Information Network: Style and cultural differences: how can organisations, regions and countries take advantages of style differences?. Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Gent, Belgium. 23 - 25 June[unpublished]

Conference paper

Pedrosa de Jesus, MH., Watts, DM. and Almeida, P. (2008) 'The snowball effects of students’ questions: Contributions of mini-projects'.IASK International Conference - Teaching and Learning. Aveiro, Portugal. 26 - 28 May[unpublished]

Conference paper

Valkanova, Y. and Watts, D. (2008) 'Digital story telling in a science classroom: Reflective self-learning (RSL) in action', in Evans, R. and Jones, D. (eds.) Metacognitive approaches to developing oracy: Developing speaking and listening with young children. London : Routledge. ISBN 10: 0415495555. ISBN 13: 9780415495554.

Book chapter

Almeida, P., Pedrosa de Jesus, HM. and Watts, DM. (2008) 'Developing mini-projects: Students’ questions and learning styles'. The Psychology of Education Review, 32 (1). pp. 6 - 17.

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Neri de Souza, F., Watts, D. and Moreira, A. (2008) 'E-questioning tutorial'.IASK Conference. University of Aveiro, Portugal.[unpublished]

Conference paper

Mallick, J. and Watts, DM. (2007) ''Drugsbridge': A humanistic approach to drug education'. Research in Education, 78 (1). pp. 110 - 128. ISSN: 0034-5237

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Mallick, J. and Watts, DM. (2007) 'Personal construct theory and constructivist drug education'. Drug and Alcohol Review, 26 (6). pp. 595 - 603.

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Watts, DM., Almeida, P. and Pedrosa de Jesus, H. (2005) 'Orchestrating learning and teaching in inter-disciplinary chemistry'. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 5 (1). pp. 71 - 84. ISSN: 1492-6156

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Watts, M. (2005) 'Orchestrating the confluence: a discussion of science, passion and poetry', in Alsop, S. (ed.) Beyond Cartesian Dualism: Encountering Affect in the Teaching and Learning of Science. Dordrecht : Springer. , 29. pp. 149 - 159. ISBN 10: 1-4020-3807-0.

Book chapter

Pedrosa de Jesus, H., Almeida, P. and Watts, M. (2004) 'Questioning styles and students' learning: Four case studies'. Educational Psychology, 24 (4). pp. 531 - 548. ISSN: 0144-3410

Journal article

Barbosa, R., Jófili, Z. and Watts, M. (2004) 'Cooperating in constructing knowledge: case studies from chemistry and citizenship'. International Journal of Science Education, 26 (8). pp. 935 - 949. ISSN: 0950-0693

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Alsop, S. and Watts, M. (2003) 'Science education and affect'. International Journal of Science Education, 25 (9). pp. 1043 - 1047. ISSN: 0950-0693

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Watts, M. (2001) 'Science and poetry: passion v. prescription in school science?'. International Journal of Science Education, 23 (2). pp. 197 - 208. ISSN: 0950-0693

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Watts, M. (2001) 'The PLUS factors of family science'. International Journal of Science Education, 23 (1). pp. 83 - 95. ISSN: 0950-0693

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Watts, M. and Jofili, Z. (1998) 'Towards critical constructivist teaching'. International Journal of Science Education, 20 (2). pp. 173 - 185. ISSN: 0950-0693

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Watts, M., Alsop, S., Gould, G. and Walsh, A. (1997) 'Prompting teachers' constructive reflection: Pupils' questions as critical incidents'. International Journal of Science Education, 19 (9). pp. 1025 - 1037. ISSN: 0950-0693

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Watts, M., Alsop, S. and Zylbersztajn, A. (1997) ''Event-centred-learning': An approach to teaching science technology and societal issues in two countries'. International Journal of Science Education, 19 (3). pp. 341 - 351. ISSN: 0950-0693

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Watts, M. and Alsop, S. (1996) 'The QUESTCUP Project: A study of pupils’ questions for conceptual understanding'.American Educational Research Association. New York. American Educational Research Association.

Conference paper

Watts, M. and Vaz, A. (1996) 'Freire meets Kelly: Using constructs to generate themes in science education'.European Personal Construct Association Conference. University of Reading. European Personal Construct Association.

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Taber, K. and Watts, M. (1996) 'The secret life of the chemical bond: students’ anthropomorphic and animistic references to bonding'. International Journal of Science Education, 18 (5). pp. 557 - 568. ISSN: 0950-0693

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Vaz, A. and Watts, M. (1996) 'A clash of cultures: Physics and the primary scientist'. Early Child Development and Care, 117 (1). pp. 99 - 112. ISSN: 0300-4430

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Watts, M. and Taber, K. (1996) 'An explanatory gestalt of essence: Students’ conceptions of the ‘natural’ in physical phenomena'. International Journal of Science Education, 18 (8). pp. 939 - 954. ISSN: 0950-0693

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Watts, M. (1996) 'A review of Driver, R. Leach, J; Millar, R, and Scott, P. (1996) Young People’s Images of Science'. British Council Science Education Newsletter. pp. 26 - 27.

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Watts, M. and Bentley, D. (1994) 'Humanizing and feminizing school science - reviving anthropomorphic and animistic thinking in constructivist science-education'. International Journal of Science Education, 16 (1). pp. 83 - 97. ISSN: 0950-0693

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Watts, M. and Ebbutt, D. (1988) '6th-formers views of their science-education, 11-16'. International Journal of Science Education, 10 (2). pp. 211 - 219. ISSN: 0950-0693

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Watts, DM. and Bentley, D. (1987) 'What makes good science-education television'. Journal of Educational Television, 13 (3). pp. 201 - 215. ISSN: 0260-7417

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