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Dr Joan Mowat

Senior Lecturer

Education

Personal statement

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education. I joined the University in 2005 after twenty-eight years in the classroom, the last seven of which as Depute Head Teacher at Vale of Leven Academy in West Dunbartonshire. I hold the Scottish Qualification for Headship [SQH] and have successfully worked with four cohorts of SQH students. I am Course Leader for the Masters in Education.

My PhD, ‘Teaching for Understanding within the Affective Field’, undertaken at the University of Glasgow, focuses upon the evaluation of a social constructivist approach to support children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Needs. This work was developed further through the award of a grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to develop the approach in two Scottish Local Authorities – Falkirk and Aberdeenshire. I am currently engaged in consultancy work with Aberdeenshire council to develop the approach across networks of Primary and Secondary schools. I am an executive member of the Scottish Educational Research Association. I am currently engaged in writing Research Briefs for the recently formed Scottish College for Educational Leadership.

Publications

Interrogating the concept of 'leadership at all levels' : a Scottish perspective
Mowat Joan G., McMahon Margery
Professional Development in Education, pp. 1-17, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2018.1511452
'Closing the gap' : systems leadership is no leadership at all without a moral compass - a Scottish perspective
Mowat Joan G.
School Leadership and Management, pp. 1-39, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632434.2018.1447457
Closing the attainment gap – a realistic proposition or an elusive pipe-dream?
Mowat Joan Gaynor
Journal of Education Policy Vol 33, pp. 299-321, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2017.1352033
Towards a new conceptualisation of marginalisation
Mowat Joan G
European Educational Research Journal Vol 14, pp. 454-476, (2015)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474904115589864
Examining and exploring issues of power and ethics in researching marginalised youth : the dilemmas of the practitioner researcher
Mowat Joan G.
Researching Marginalized GroupsResearching Marginalized Groups, (2015)
Character, Culture and Values Conference Report
Mowat Joan
(2015)

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Professional activities

ECER 2018
Participant
4/9/2018
BELMAS Conference 2018
Participant
6/7/2018
National Youth Justice Conference
Participant
20/6/2018
BELMAS: Research Interest Group: Leadership Preparation
Participant
16/5/2018
SERA Leadership in Scottish Education Network
Speaker
15/3/2018
Professor Greany : ‘Hierarchy, markets, networks and leadership: understanding the ‘self-improving’ school system agenda in England.’
Participant
27/2/2018

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Projects

Digital Resources Development, Scottish College for Educational Leadership (£7,584.62)
Mowat, Joan (Academic)
Period 01-Apr-2014 - 09-Jun-2014
Furthering Differentiated Practice to meet individual pupil needs
Mowat, Joan (Academic)
A programme of consultancy undertaken with Paisley Grammar School, Renfrewshire to further differentiated practice
Period 27-Feb-2012 - 28-Jun-2013
Account Name: DEVELOPING THE SCOTTISH COLLEGE FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP Account Number: 15401 SA1231
Mowat, Joan (Academic)
Period 01-Apr-2014 - 09-Jun-2014
Using Support Groups to Improve Behaviour: A Social Constructivist Approach
Mowat, Joan (Principal Investigator)
Period 16-Aug-2010 - 28-Feb-2013

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