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Dr Sarah Eagle

Dr Sarah Eagle

Dr Sarah Eagle
B.A.(Oxon.), PhD(Bristol)


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Research summary

In my research work I use theories from psychology, particularly cultural-historical approaches (Vygotsky, Bruner) to investigate questions about learning and the contexts of learning, for example: How can we understand/assess how and whether out-of-school learning impacts on education as delivered at school? What lies behind problematic school attendance patterns for young people from low SES backgrounds? What is the relationship between technology use and the wellbeing of secondary school students - how might we begin thinking about 'balance' and how to achieve it?

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I teach on the Masters in Psychology of Education at the School of Education, and also work as a researcher.

My academic career begain with a degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford, after which I carried out some research into quality of life of people with learning difficulties moving from long-stay hospitals into ordinary homes in Bolton, Lancashire. The research inspired me to apply for a postgraduate course in Housing Management at the University of Bristol. After some years in housing (in Housing Associations and small voluntary organisations working for and with people with special needs) I ...

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