Opportunities for student teachers to showcase their work

The Student Teachers Perspectives online repository is an intiative of TEAN, the Teacher Education Advancement Network. It is designed to be a showcase for excellent research and scholarly activity from student teachers. 

There are two repositories for Student Teacher Perspectives:

  •  The STeP journal
  •  High quality student dissertations, showing innovative research and excellence of presentation

This web page presents:

  • The latest issue of the STeP journal
  • The archives of the STe journal
  • The archives of student dissertations
  • Full details of how to submit to STeP

The STeP Journal

Here you will find the latest issue of the STeP journal and the archives of past issues 

The ISSN of the STeP journal of you to use when needed is:  ISSN 2517-5009

 

THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE STeP JOURNAL is:

STeP Journal Vol 5, No 1 (2018)

 

THE ARCHIVE ISSUES OF THE STeP JOURNAL ARE:

STeP Journal Vol 4, No 4 (2017)

STeP Journal Vol 4, No 3 (2017)

STeP Journal Vol 4, No 2 (2017) 

STeP Journal Vol 4, No 1 (2017)

STeP Journal Vol 3, No 2 (2016)

STeP Journal Vol 3, No 1 (2016)

STeP Journal Vol 2, No 4 (2015)

STeP Journal Vol.2 No.3: Special Issue Scotland

STeP Journal Vol.2 No.2 (2015)

STeP Journal Vol.2 No.1 (2015)

STeP Journal Vol.1 No.1 (2014)

Access Student Teacher Perspective dissertations

LATEST SUBMISSIONS PUBLISHED IN 2018

            Visual Art Education

            The learning of analogue time

            Physical Activity Breaks in the Classroom

           An App to aid transition

 

Archive of past submissions - 2014 - 2017 

Mairead Conwell – St Mary’s University College, Belfast – 2014 - Gender differences in physical activity in primary seven children

Brendan Hasson – St Mary’s University College, Belfast – 2014 - Creativity within the Design Folder

Ryan Lynch – St Mary’s University College, Belfast – 2014 - Links between a child's level of physical activity and their academic performance

Sam Curran – University of Cumbria – 2014 - How children learn Geometry

Paul Smart – St Mary’s University College, Belfast – 2014 - Relationship between the variables of physical fitness and academic achievement within a Primary School

Fionnuala Rodgers – St Mary’s University College, Belfast – 2014 - Breakfast consumption and physical fitness levels in children

Leah Robinson - Leeds Beckett University – 2015 - The use of stories in the primary classroom: The different methods of engagement and facilitation.

Tazreen Kassim-Lowe - Keele University - 2015 - An investigation into the extent to which Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory (1983) features in KS2 classroom practice, structure and climate

Seanpaul Gibson and Patrick Bradley St. Mary’s University College, Belfast - 2017 -  A study of Northern Ireland Key Stage 2 pupils’ perceptions of using the BBC Micro:bit in STEM education

All contributions for this folder should be sent to Alison Jackson.

Submitting to STeP

Introduction

The Student Teacher Perspectives Journal (STeP journal) is a TEAN initiative which seeks to establish an online publication, showcasing high quality research and scholarly activity undertaken by student teachers. The journal is available open access online and papers are welcome from student teachers in the UK and worldwide. Any potential contributors must follow the guidelines with care, as papers will not be considered if they do not adhere to the necessary criteria. It is expected that your paper will be based on some research project or assignment that you have undertaken as part of your course and adapted to the requirements of a journal. Please note that it is also possible to send in a ‘thought piece’ provided that it is well researched and referenced.

 

STeP journal - information for tutors

As a tutor, please recommend the STeP journal to your students. Please note that TEAN is looking for high quality work and your help with this is appreciated. The STeP journal does require journal papers, not assignments or dissertations. Therefore if you are recommending a student to submit for the journal, please ensure that they have read the guidelines and are prepared to ensure that their submission is adaptable to the journal requirements.

Once you have recommended that your student contact STeP, it is up to the student, not you, to work with the editor. 

Your role is:

  • You act as first reviewer - i.e. you think the paper suitable for submission, no extra work (the editor of STeP is second reviewer).
  • The editor will ask you to endorse the paper if it is accepted for publication by responding to this:

    Please confirm that any ethical concerns were satisfactorily addressed for this paper (if applicable) and that you see no problem with it going onto the TEAN website.

  • You will be informed when your student's paper is issued in the STeP journal.

Your interest in STeP is much appreciated - thank you. 

STeP journal - Information for students

 If you decide to submit for the STeP journal, please note the following: 

  • Papers for the STeP journal can be sent at any time but note that publication is not immediate, there is one issue a year in July. 
  • Your paper must have a title. 
  • Please provide an abstract of 100-150 words giving a brief overview of the content of the paper. This is not part of the word count.
  • It is expected that your paper will be based on small scale research which you have undertaken as part of your course. However, please note that ‘thought’ pieces, which are not particularly based on a piece of research will also be considered, provided that they are supported by thorough referencing.
  • Appendices are not suitable for a journal article except in exceptional circumstances - please delete them and any reference to them in the text. If you are unsure about this, contact the editor for advice. 
  • It is important that you have the recommendation of your tutor as to the suitability and quality of the paper and that the paper is of a high standard.
  • Ideally papers should be 4000 - 5000 words, excluding references and abstract. However, please note that variations to this can be suggested and may be acceptable - contact alison.jackson@cumbria.ac.uk if you are not sure whether what you have is suitable for the STeP journal. Often papers are formed from dissertations of considerable length - as long as the resultant article is not overlong, it will be considered.
  • Please number the pages of your manuscript and use Arial 12 font and Word - not a pdf.
  • Please note that TEAN follows the guidelines for referencing as explained in CITE THEM RIGHT, Ninth edition, published 2013. NB Use References, not a bibliography.

Papers should be sent as an email attachment Word file to alison.jackson@cumbria.ac.uk Please accompany your submission with an email explaining what it is, an email address that is best to contact you on, your institution and the name and contact details of your tutor. 

Submitting a dissertation - information for tutors

As a tutor, please recommend the STeP repository for dissertations to your students. Please note that TEAN is looking for high quality work only and your help with this is appreciated.  Therefore if you are recommending a student to submit their dissertation, please ensure that they have read the guidelines.

Once you have recommended that your student contact STeP, it is up to the student, not you, to work with the editor. 

Your role is:

  • You act as first reviewer - i.e. you think the dissertation suitable for submission, no extra work (the editor of STeP is second reviewer).
  • The editor will ask you to endorse the dissertation if it is accepted for publication by responding to this:

    Please confirm that any ethical concerns were satisfactorily addressed for this dissertation (if applicable) and that you see no problem with it going onto the TEAN website.

  • You will be informed when your student's dissertation is issued online.

Your interest in STeP is much appreciated - thank you.

Submitting a dissertation - information for students

If you decide to submit your dissertation to STeP, please note the following: 

  • Dissertations can be sent at any time. 
  • Your dissertation must have a title. 
  • Appendices are not usually suitable except in exceptional circumstances - please delete them and any reference to them in the text. If you are unsure about this, contact the editor for advice. 
  • It is important that you have the recommendation of your tutor as to the suitability and quality of the dissertation and that the dissertation is of a high standard.

Dissertations should be sent as an email attachment Word file to alison.jackson@cumbria.ac.uk Please accompany your submission with an email explaining what it is, an email address that is best to contact you on, your institution and the name and contact details of your tutor. If you have any problem with sending your dissertation by email because of the size of the file, contact the editor. 

General points - dissertations

  1. In your submission e-mail, send details of the name of your tutor, tutor’s e-mail and tutor’s affiliation.
  2. Your paper – make sure you have the title of your paper, your name and your institution.