Mr Andrew McLaughlin

Mr Andrew McLaughlin
Mr Andrew McLaughlin
Mr Andrew McLaughlin


Office Address
MR411, MacRobert Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
581 King Street
AB24 5UA

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School of Education


Work History

  • Lecturer (Scholarship), University of Aberdeen
  • Empowered Learning (Digital) Development Officer, The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Deputy Head Teacher (Closing the Gap/Covid response), The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Curriculum Leader of the Faculty of Social Subjects and RME , The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Teacher of History and Modern Studies, The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Teacher of Modern Studies and History, Orkney Islands Council
  • Teacher of History, Dundee City Council 


  • GTCS Professional Recognition Learning for Sustainability 
    2020 - University of Edinburgh 
  • PGDE History and Modern Studies 
    2010 - University of Aberdeen 
  • Graduate Diploma, Information Technology 
    2003 - University of St Andrews 
  • MA (Hons) American Studies and History 
    2002 - University of Dundee 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Member of the University Enterprise & Innovation Committee

School of Education Enterprise & Innovation Champion

Co-lead of the Science, Art, Nature Education research group (2024-present)

Professional Studies Coordinator PGDE(S), 2023-present

Assessment Coordinator PGDE(S), 2022-2023

External Memberships

External Examiner, Edinburgh Napier University (2023-2027)

Member of the Board of Trustees, Digital Xtra Fund (2023-present)

Member of the HundrED Academy (2023-present)

Member of the Board of Advisors, Impact School Improvement (2022-present)

Member of the e-Assessment Association (2009-present)


Research Areas

Research Specialisms

  • Secondary Education
  • Secondary Teaching
  • Primary Education

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

Digital Education

I am primarily engaged with critically evaluating digital technologies for learning and teaching.

  • The platformisation of Scottish Education
  • Teaching digital literacy in an AI world
  • Educational Technologies

Learning for Sustainability

I am also exploring elements of Learning for Sustainability

  • Nature-based education in a postdigital world
  • Impact of digital on citizenship education

Knowledge Exchange

  • Education Scotland - Curriculum Review - Digital Literacy exploration group (2024 - present)
  • Education Scotland - Scotland's Approach to Disciplinary Learning Co-design workstream (2022 - present)