Lecturer in Higher Education
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7848 3692
Room 5.14, Waterloo Bridge Wing,
London, SE1 9NN
Dr Gabriel Reedy joined King's Learning Institute as a Lecturer in Higher Education in April 2009. Prior to his position within KLI he was a Curriculum Innovation Fellow at The Open University, where his work engaged with issues of teaching and learning in higher education using new technologies. In 2006 he was a visiting scholar with the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, where he conducted the fieldwork and analysis associated with his doctoral research. His postgraduate work at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, focused on cognition and the learning sciences, and had a special emphasis on technology enhanced learning environments.
Prior to his postgraduate work, Gabriel was a consultant and manager in the software industry, focusing on user training, elearning, and user experience issues. His experience includes work at Microsoft, Intel, and several smaller software and telecom companies, as well as consulting experience in healthcare and education. He has taught at the undergraduate university level in technical communications, and at the postgraduate level in educational technology and teacher training. He has served as an associate lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, and at the Faculty of Education, The Open University.
Dr Gabriel Reedy has been appointed Education Lead alongside Dr Stylianos Hatzipanagos who has been appointed Research Lead for the newly formed Simulation Centre of King’s Health Partners. Building on a multimillion pound grant for the construction and development of a purpose-built learning centre on the campus of Guy’s Hospital, the KHP SAIL (Simulation and Interprofessional Learning) Centre uses high-fidelity simulation technology as an integral part of medical, nursing, and healthcare education. In their respective roles, Gabriel serves to advise, review, and evaluate educational programmes for the Centre, whilst Dr Hatzipanagos serves to advise on research and enquiry into learning through simulation technology.
Gabriel has been awarded both an Early Career Fellowship award by the International Society for the Learning Sciences (funded by the US National Science Foundation) and an Open Resources in Education (SCORE) Fellowship award (funded by HEFCE).
Gabriel teaches on the Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (GCAP), the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education (PGCAPHE) and the MA in Clinical Education (MACE) programmes. He is the programme Director for the Institute's research degrees (MPhil and PhD).
Natural and Mathematical Sciences
As my teaching is primarily working with other teachers, mostly at the postgraduate level, I feel quite strongly that my role as a teacher is to help others seek to understand more about teaching from multiple perspectives. At a pragmatic level, my research interests as an academic explore what it means to learn and to know in various fields, disciplines, and settings. As such, helping colleagues to approach, understand, and implement what research tells us about how people learn and how best to teach is a central part of my work. Also important, however, is to explore how teaching is a fundamentally social and situated endeavour—an experience that necessarily changes both student and teacher in every interaction.
Research - King's Research Profile
My broad research interests focus on issues of teaching, learning, and knowing in various contexts. In particular, I'm very interested in how we teach and learn using various new technologies, and how those new technologies in turn influence our ways of thinking, knowing, and experiencing the world. The sorts of questions I ask are typically broad and exploratory, and thus are suited to qualitative methods of inquiry. Several of my recent studies have been centered in secondary schools and in higher education, attempting to explore how students and staff are engaging with and using ICTs on a day-to-day basis. Because of my background in the technology industry, and especially my experiences designing and managing e-learning, I'm particularly interested in issues around technology-mediated teaching and learning.
Reedy, G.B. & Mordaunt, J. (2010), Assessing Wicked Competencies at a Distance, In: Kemp, P. (Ed), Enhancing Learning Through Assessment, Oxford: Higher Education Academy.
Reedy, G.B. (2008) PowerPoint, Interactive Whiteboards, and the Visual Culture of Technology in Schools, Technology, Pedagogy, and Education, 17(2) 143-162.
Reedy, G.B. (2003) Benjamin Bloom, in: A. Kovalchick and K. Dawson (Eds), Education and Technology: An Encyclopedia, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Presentations - Full presentations (pdf, 13KB)
Reedy, G.B. (2010) Building a Career in the Learning Sciences. International Conference on the Learning Sciences, 28 June-2 July, Chicago, USA.
Reedy, G.B. (2010) Academic E-dentities: New technologies and the changing nature of academic identities in an online world, The International Conference on Academic Identities, 16-18 June, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Reedy, G.B., & Mordaunt, J. (2009) Understanding how undergraduate students use peer feedback in a synchronous online collaborative project, The European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) biennial meeting, 25-29 August, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.