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Professor Marilyn Osborn

Professor Marilyn Osborn

Professor Marilyn Osborn
B.Sc., M.Phil.(Lond.), Ph.D.(Bristol)

Emeritus Professor

Area of research

Teachers' work and professional identity, pupil perspectives on learning, comparative education and adult learning.

Office 2.22
Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
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Summary

  • Home School Knowledge Exchange Project, Transfer Strand Director
  • Systems, Teachers, and Educational Policy (STEP) (ESRC Funded)
  • Quality in Experiences of Schooling Trans-Nationally (QUEST) (ESRC Funded)
  • Education and National Culture: a comparative study of attitudes to secondary schooling (ENCOMPASS) (ESRC Funded)
  • A study funded by QCA comparing primary school children's learning strategies in England and France
  • Management of Human Resources in Education (EU)

Biography

Marilyn Osborn is professor of education and currently directs the Hong Kong EdD programme.  She was director of research from 2002 until 2005 and previously director of the MPhil/PhD programme.  For several years she also co-directed the Centre for International and Comparative Studies in Education.

She has led a number of ESRC funded international collaborative research projects and has published extensively in the area of teachers’ work and professional identity, pupil perspectives on learning, adult learning, comparative research and qualitative research in education.  She has also researched the role of home/school links in the process of transfer from primary to secondary school as part of the ESRC funded Home/School Knowledge Exchange Project.

She is on the editorial boards of a number of international journals, is a member of the European Network of Experts in Social Science of Education and Training, and is on the adjudication committee of an overseas Research Council.

Teaching

Apart from her supervision of research students, Marilyn teaches on the Doctor of Education programme in Hong Kong and sometimes contributes to the Doctor of Education programme in Bristol.

Keywords

  • professional identity
  • pupil perspectives on learning
  • comparative education
  • adult learning
  • qualitative research

Skills

  • European Network of Experts in Social Science of Education and Training (NESSE).
  • British Association for International & Comparative Education (BAICE).
  • British Educational Research Association (BERA).
  • Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE).

Memberships

Organisations

School of Education

Recent publications

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