Publishing Console  >> 
 

Professor Maggi Savin-Baden


hsx249@coventry.ac.uk
http://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/learninginnovation

Professor of Higher Education Research
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
Room: I.V. Building 5
Biography:

As someone who has always been interested in innovation and change, my interest in learning has been the focus of my research for many years. My current research is focussing on the impact of virtual worlds on learning and teaching, through a large Leverhulme-funded project. Further, over the last three years I have been developing the method of Qualitative Research Synthesis.

To date I have published six books on problem-based learning; and another entitled Learning Spaces (McGraw Hill). In 2010 I published 3 books: An Introduction to Qualitative Research Synthesis (Routledge) in January; New Approaches to Qualitative Research: Wisdom and Uncertainty (Routledge) in April and Teaching and Learning in Second Life (McGraw Hill) in June. I have recently completed an MSc in e-learning at The University of Edinburgh and just finished my 11th book - on Qualitative Research Methods.

In my spare time I am a runner, rock climber and snow boarder.

The awards I have received are:

  • Routledge author of the month May 2011
  • National Teaching Fellowship 2008-2012 (£10,000)
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2013)

Mission Statement:

My research over the last 5 years has focussed on exploring learning in a digital age and examining the impact of diverse forms of digital technology on learning. Such research has been focussed on examining new pedagogical stances and perspectives, and the research has been located in and through a variety of qualitative approaches. My research has also sought to examine the value and use of qualitative approaches across higher education whilst also seeking to find ways of collating and analysing qualitative study that can enable change to policy and practice.

View Maggi's expert directory profile.


Qualifications

  • M.Sc., University of Edinburgh
  • Diploma, Educational Leadership, University of Leicester
  • Ph.D., University of London
  • M.A., Further and Higher Education, University of London
  • Diploma, Teaching and Curriculum Development in Higher Education, University of London

Research Interests

  • Problem-based Learning
  • Research methodologies
  • Qualitative Research Synthesis
  • Second Life Learning
  • Academic Writing and Publication
  • Learning Spaces
  • Liquid Learning

Selected Outputs

  • Steils, N., Tombs, G., Mawer, M., Savin-Baden, M., and Wimpenny, K. (2014) 'Implementing the liquid curriculum: the impact of virtual world learning on higher education'. Technology, Pedagogy and Education. Available from http://bit.ly/1m9RTIJ
  • De Jong, N., Savin-Baden, M., Cunningham, A.M., and Verstegen, D.M.L. (2014) 'Blended Learning in Health Education: Three Case Studies'. Medical Education. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40037-014-0108-1
  • Wimpenny, K., Cook, C., and Savin-Baden, M. (2014) 'A qualitative research synthesis examining the effectiveness of Interventions used by occupational therapists in mental health'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 77 (6), 276-288. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.4276/030802214X14018723137959
  • Fredholm, A., Savin-Baden, M., Henningsohn, L., and Silen, M. (2014) 'Autonomy as both Challenge and Development in Clinical Education'. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction
  • Savin-Baden, M. (2014) 'Scrap your teaching and use Problem-based learning: New constellations for the 21st Century'. The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
  • Wimpenny, K., and Savin-Baden, M. (2014) 'Using Theatre and Performance for Promoting Health and Well Being amongst the 50+ Community: an Arts-Informed Evaluation'. The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts 8 (1), 47-64. Available from http://bit.ly/1sTDohN
  • Savin-Baden, M., Tombs, G., Burden, D., and Wood, C. (2013) 'It’s almost like talking to a person: student disclosure to pedagogical agents in sensitive settings'. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning 5 (2), 78-93. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jmbl.2013040105
  • Wimpenny, K., and Savin-Baden, M. (2013) 'Alienation, agency and authenticity: a synthesis of the literature on student engagement'. Teaching in Higher Education 18 (3), 311-326. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2012.725223
  • Savin-Baden, M. (2013) 'Spaces in between us: a qualitative study into the impact of spatial practice when learning in Second Life'. London Review of Education 11 (1), 59-75. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14748460.2012.761820
  • Savin-Baden, M., and Major, C. (2013) Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practice. London: Routledge. Available from http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415674782/
  • Wimpenny, K., Savin-Baden, M., Mawer, M., Steils, N., and Tombs, G. (2012) 'Unpacking Frames of Reference to Inform the Design of Virtual World Learning in Higher Education'. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 28 (3), 522-545. Available from http://bit.ly/174GC5l
  • Major, C., and Savin-Baden, M. (2011) 'Integration of qualitative evidence: towards construction of academic knowledge in social science and professional fields'. Qualitative Research 11 (6), 1-19. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468794111413367
  • Savin-Baden, M. (2010) A Practical Guide to Using Second Life in Higher Education. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill. Available from http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335242146.html
  • Savin-Baden, M., and Tombs, C. (2010) 'Provisionality, Play and Pluralism in Liminal Spaces'. In Rethinking Learning for a Digital Age: How Learners are Shaping their Own Experiences. Ed. by Sharpe, R., Beetham, H., and de Freitas, S. UK: Routledge.Available from http://amzn.to/19mwBXg
  • Major, C., and Savin-Baden, M. (2010) An Introduction to Qualitative Research Synthesis: Managing the Information Explosion in Social Science Research. London: Routledge. Available from http://bit.ly/1bqKSE1
  • Savin-Baden, M. (2010) 'Changelings and Shape Shifters? Identity Play and Pedagogical Positioning of Staff in Immersive Virtual Worlds'. London Review of Education 8 (1), 25-38. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14748460903557662
  • Conradi, E., Kavia, S., Burden, D., Rice, D., Woodham, L., Beaumont, C., Savin-Baden, M., and Poulton, T. (2009) 'Virtual Patients in Virtual Worlds: Training Paramedic Students'. Medical Teacher 31 (8), 713-720. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01421590903134160

Research Students

PhD: 5 completions 4 current students

Selected Professional Activities

  • Reviewer for grant-awarding bodies ESRC, South African Research Funding Council and the Hong Kong Government

Professor Maggi Savin-Baden

Professor of Higher Education Research
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
Room: I.V. Building 5
Biography:

As someone who has always been interested in innovation and change, my interest in learning has been the focus of my research for many years. My current research is focussing on the impact of virtual worlds on learning and teaching, through a large Leverhulme-funded project. Further, over the last three years I have been developing the method of Qualitative Research Synthesis.

To date I have published six books on problem-based learning; and another entitled Learning Spaces (McGraw Hill). In 2010 I published 3 books: An Introduction to Qualitative Research Synthesis (Routledge) in January; New Approaches to Qualitative Research: Wisdom and Uncertainty (Routledge) in April and Teaching and Learning in Second Life (McGraw Hill) in June. I have recently completed an MSc in e-learning at The University of Edinburgh and just finished my 11th book - on Qualitative Research Methods.

In my spare time I am a runner, rock climber and snow boarder.

The awards I have received are:

  • Routledge author of the month May 2011
  • National Teaching Fellowship 2008-2012 (£10,000)
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2013)

Mission Statement:

My research over the last 5 years has focussed on exploring learning in a digital age and examining the impact of diverse forms of digital technology on learning. Such research has been focussed on examining new pedagogical stances and perspectives, and the research has been located in and through a variety of qualitative approaches. My research has also sought to examine the value and use of qualitative approaches across higher education whilst also seeking to find ways of collating and analysing qualitative study that can enable change to policy and practice.

View Maggi's expert directory profile.


Qualifications

  • M.Sc., University of Edinburgh
  • Diploma, Educational Leadership, University of Leicester
  • Ph.D., University of London
  • M.A., Further and Higher Education, University of London
  • Diploma, Teaching and Curriculum Development in Higher Education, University of London

Research Interests

  • Problem-based Learning
  • Research methodologies
  • Qualitative Research Synthesis
  • Second Life Learning
  • Academic Writing and Publication
  • Learning Spaces
  • Liquid Learning

Selected Outputs

  • Steils, N., Tombs, G., Mawer, M., Savin-Baden, M., and Wimpenny, K. (2014) 'Implementing the liquid curriculum: the impact of virtual world learning on higher education'. Technology, Pedagogy and Education. Available from http://bit.ly/1m9RTIJ
  • De Jong, N., Savin-Baden, M., Cunningham, A.M., and Verstegen, D.M.L. (2014) 'Blended Learning in Health Education: Three Case Studies'. Medical Education. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40037-014-0108-1
  • Wimpenny, K., Cook, C., and Savin-Baden, M. (2014) 'A qualitative research synthesis examining the effectiveness of Interventions used by occupational therapists in mental health'. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 77 (6), 276-288. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.4276/030802214X14018723137959
  • Fredholm, A., Savin-Baden, M., Henningsohn, L., and Silen, M. (2014) 'Autonomy as both Challenge and Development in Clinical Education'. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction
  • Savin-Baden, M. (2014) 'Scrap your teaching and use Problem-based learning: New constellations for the 21st Century'. The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
  • Wimpenny, K., and Savin-Baden, M. (2014) 'Using Theatre and Performance for Promoting Health and Well Being amongst the 50+ Community: an Arts-Informed Evaluation'. The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts 8 (1), 47-64. Available from http://bit.ly/1sTDohN
  • Savin-Baden, M., Tombs, G., Burden, D., and Wood, C. (2013) 'It’s almost like talking to a person: student disclosure to pedagogical agents in sensitive settings'. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning 5 (2), 78-93. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jmbl.2013040105
  • Wimpenny, K., and Savin-Baden, M. (2013) 'Alienation, agency and authenticity: a synthesis of the literature on student engagement'. Teaching in Higher Education 18 (3), 311-326. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2012.725223
  • Savin-Baden, M. (2013) 'Spaces in between us: a qualitative study into the impact of spatial practice when learning in Second Life'. London Review of Education 11 (1), 59-75. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14748460.2012.761820
  • Savin-Baden, M., and Major, C. (2013) Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practice. London: Routledge. Available from http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415674782/
  • Wimpenny, K., Savin-Baden, M., Mawer, M., Steils, N., and Tombs, G. (2012) 'Unpacking Frames of Reference to Inform the Design of Virtual World Learning in Higher Education'. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 28 (3), 522-545. Available from http://bit.ly/174GC5l
  • Major, C., and Savin-Baden, M. (2011) 'Integration of qualitative evidence: towards construction of academic knowledge in social science and professional fields'. Qualitative Research 11 (6), 1-19. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468794111413367
  • Savin-Baden, M. (2010) A Practical Guide to Using Second Life in Higher Education. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill. Available from http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335242146.html
  • Savin-Baden, M., and Tombs, C. (2010) 'Provisionality, Play and Pluralism in Liminal Spaces'. In Rethinking Learning for a Digital Age: How Learners are Shaping their Own Experiences. Ed. by Sharpe, R., Beetham, H., and de Freitas, S. UK: Routledge.Available from http://amzn.to/19mwBXg
  • Major, C., and Savin-Baden, M. (2010) An Introduction to Qualitative Research Synthesis: Managing the Information Explosion in Social Science Research. London: Routledge. Available from http://bit.ly/1bqKSE1
  • Savin-Baden, M. (2010) 'Changelings and Shape Shifters? Identity Play and Pedagogical Positioning of Staff in Immersive Virtual Worlds'. London Review of Education 8 (1), 25-38. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14748460903557662
  • Conradi, E., Kavia, S., Burden, D., Rice, D., Woodham, L., Beaumont, C., Savin-Baden, M., and Poulton, T. (2009) 'Virtual Patients in Virtual Worlds: Training Paramedic Students'. Medical Teacher 31 (8), 713-720. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01421590903134160

Research Students

PhD: 5 completions 4 current students

Selected Professional Activities

  • Reviewer for grant-awarding bodies ESRC, South African Research Funding Council and the Hong Kong Government