Mrs Yvonne Dewhurst

Mrs Yvonne Dewhurst

Senior Lecturer

Overview
Mrs Yvonne Dewhurst
Mrs Yvonne Dewhurst

Contact Details

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Address
The University of Aberdeen Room 401, School of Education University of Aberdeen MacRobert Building, 4th Floor King's College Aberdeen AB24 5UA

Biography

Yvonne's research interests include student teacher situated learning, sustainability development education and creativity in education,and she has presented her research findings at several international conferences.

Using hermenetic phenomenology, her Masters in Research dissertation focused on student teachers' sense of belonging during school placement experiences. A recent Visiting Scholarship to Griffith University, Queensland, Australia (2018) further developed joint research on student teachers' sense of belonging with Professor Donna Pendergast and Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia.

An Internal Teaching Review of the School of Education (February 2013) noted:

A staff member received recognition for the ‘Best Refereed Paper’ at a major international conference in her field, following the review of over 60 applications. Yvonne Dewhurst, Lecturer in Education, received the accolade for a co-authored paper at the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) World Congress in Melbourne, Australia in July 2012”.

She has also been involved in nationally funded projects relating to effective learning and teaching, children's health in schools, health promoting settings and health in initial teacher education.  As past Chair of the Food and Health Excellence Group,  formed  by the Scottish Government and a member of the SQA Curriculum Area Review Group for Health and Wellbeing, she continues to work at national and international levels.

She is also a member of the Think Tank and Education committees for the International Federation of Home Economics and External Examiner for two universities.

Yvonne is currently involved in the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education and the MA (Hons) programme. She is also a Governor of the Dick Bequest Trust and member of the British Nutrition Education Working Group for Scotland.


Her background is in secondary teaching,interspersed with periods of national and local authority secondments and as a part time senior lecturer at the former Northern College of  Education. The secondments related to the introduction of Standard Grade; as a Development Officer for Grampian Regional Council and as a National Development Officer for post 16 qualifications (Higher Still).

Research

Research Interests

Scholarly Award

Best Refereed Paper - a co-authored paper presented at the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) World Congress in Melbourne, Australia, July 2012. Dewhurst, Y., and Pendergast, D. (2012). Home economics and food literacy – An international investigation (Submitted for peer review).

 

Publications

Das, S., Dewhurst, Y., and Gray, D. (2011). A Teacher’s Repertoire – Developing Creative Pedagogies. International Journal for Education & the Arts. 12(15), pp.1-39.

Dewhurst, Y., and Pendergast, D. (2011).  Teacher perceptions of the contribution of home economics to sustainable development education: A cross cultural view. International Journal of Consumer Studies.35,pp.569-577. 

Book Chapter - Scallops, Schools and Scholars: Reflections on the Emergence of a Research Oriented Learning Project.  Menter, I. and Murray, J. (eds.) (2011). Developing Research in Teacher Education, London: Routledge.  ISBN: 978-0-415-59486-8.

Gray, D., Graham, A., Dewhurst, Y., Kirkpatrick, G., MacDougall, L., Nicol, S., and Nixon, G.(2009). Scallops, Schools and Scholars: Reflections on the Emergence of a Research Oriented Learning Project.  Journal of Education for Teaching: 35(4), pp.425-440.

Dewhurst, Y.,and Pendergast, D. (2009). Daring to lead: Global perceptions of the IFHE Position Statement Home Economics in the 21st Century. Journal of the Home Economics Institute of Australia. 16(2), pp.21-32.

Dewhurst, Y., and Pendergast, D. (2008). he21C: A cross cultural comparative study. International Journal of Home Economics; 1(1), pp.63-87.

Dewhurst, Y.,and McMurtry, D. (2006). The Effectiveness of School Placements in Facilitating Student Teacher Learning and Professional Development. Scottish Educational Review, 38(2), pp.158-172.

 

Conference Proceedings

Dewhurst, Y., Pendergast, D., Turkki, K., and Yoo, T. (2012). Megatrends in Education in: Proceedings of Home Economics Victoria Education Conference, Melbourne Australia.

Dewhurst, Y., and Pendergast, D. (2009). Daring to lead:  Global perceptions of the IFHE Position Statement "Home Economics in the 21st Century " In: Proceedings of the national biennial conference of the Home Economics Institute of Australia Darwin: Home Economics Institute of Australia.

Pendergast, D., and Dewhurst, Y. (2007). Comparing home economics: A cross cultural perspective on values. In: Proceedings of the national biennial conference of the Home Economics Institute of Australia: Horizons in Home Economics. p.57-69, Sydney: Home Economics Institute of Australia.

 

National Reports

Dewhurst, Y. (Chair) (2011) Food and Health Excellence Group Report. Edinburgh:Scottish Government. Available: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/91982/0114475.pdf

Beaton, L.Dewhurst,Y. Forrest, J., and Stewart, J. (2002). A Study Guide on Children's Health. Edinburgh:Scottish Executive Education Department. Available: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/46746/0024025.pdf

Dewhurst, Y., Flood, M. Lavin, F. &Neilson, M. (1999). The Health Promoting Teacher Education Institution. Edinburgh:Scottish Office Education and Industry Department. 

 

Keynote addresses

Dewhurst, Y., Pendergast, D., Turkki, K., and Yoo, T. (2012). Megatrends in Education.Home Economics Victoria Education Conference, 16 July 2012, Melbourne Australia

Dewhurst, Y. & Pendergast, D. (2009).  Daring to lead:  Global perceptions of the IFHE Position Statement "Home Economics in the 21st Century." July 2011, Darwin: Home Economics Institute of Australia

Dewhurst, Y. (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, ) Contemporary Issues in Home Economics. Dundee:University of Aberdeen

Dewhurst, Y. (2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999) Contemporary Issues in Home Economics. Dundee: Northern College of Education

Dewhurst, Y., Holmes, R., Lavin, F. Forrest, J., and Ramsay, I. (1999). National collaborative project on health education in initial teacher education- final dissemination conference. Edinburgh:Scottish Office Education and Industry Department.

 

Conference presentations.

Dewhurst, Y. & Pendergast, D.(2012). Home economics and food literacy – An international investigation, Melbourne, Australia: International Federation of Home Economics World Congress 17-21 July 2012.

Dewhurst, Y. & Pendergast, D. (2010). , International Federation of Home Economics-"Vision 2020: Home Economics, Changing Perspectives in a Changing Environment" 19-22July, Ireland, 2010. Teacher perceptions of the contribution of home economics to sustainable development education: a global view. 

Das, S. Dewhurst, Y. Gray, D. (2009) Arts as a Tool for Learning Across the Curriculum. British Educational Research Association, Manchester, 2-5 September 2009.

Dewhurst, Y., and Pendergast, D. (2008). Comparing home economics: A cross cultural perspective on values. XXth World Congress of the International Federation of Home Economics, 10-14 July, Switzerland 2008.

Pendergast, D., and Dewhurst, Y. (2007). Comparing home economics: A cross cultural perspective on values. Sydney: Home Economics Institute of Australia.8-11 January 2007.

Dewhurst, Y., MacDougall, L., and Nicol, S. (2007) Actor-Network Theory and the Beneficial School Experience.  Presentation at the SERA annual conference 2007 symposium, Actor Network Theory, Associations for Learning and The School Experience in Scottish Teachers for a New Era. Perth, 22-24 November 2007.

Gray, D., Johnston, D., Dewhurst, Y., and McMurtry, D. (2006). From School Placement to Investigative Field-work: Developments for Year 1 Student Teachers within the STNE Project. Perth: Scottish Educational Research Association. Perth, November 2006.

Dewhurst, Y., and McMurtry, D. (2006).The Effectiveness of School Placements in Facilitating Student Teacher Learning and Professional Development. Perth: Scottish Educational Research Association. Perth, November 2005.

 

Reviewer

  • International Journal of Home Economics
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
  • Education in the North
  • Health Promotion International

 

 

Current Research

1.Johnston, D.H. and Dewhurst, Y. ‘It was just like being part of a family’: Student Teachers, School Placement and Experiences of ‘Belonging’. Paper in process of submission

 

2.  Dewhurst, Y. Student Teachers' need to belong during School Placement.  

 

 

Research Group Membership

  • Teacher Education
  • Professional Learning and Leadership

Collaborations

  

 

Partnerships

 

International Federation for Home Economics: Think Tank  and Education committees

Scottish Qualifications Authority: Curriculum Area Review Group(CARG) for health and wellbeing in Scotland

Aberdeenshire : Health Improvement

HMIE:  Health and Nutrition

Professor Donna Pendergath: Griffith University, Gold Coast,Australia 

The British Nutrition Foundation: Education Working Group

Research Grants

 International Development Education Association of Scotland (2008-2009) £500

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

 

 

PGDE Professional Studies 1

PGDE Professional Studies 2

MA/PGDE Health and Wellbeing

MA3 and MA4 Curriculum- Health and wellbeing

 

Further Info

External Responsibilities

Curriculum for Excellence Curriculum Area Review Group ( CARG) Health and Wellbeing - Committee

External Examiner: University of Strathclyde

External Examiner: National University of Ireland, Galway

British Nutrition Foundation Education Committee

International Federation of Home Economics: Think Tank Committee

International Federation of Home Economics: Education Committee       

Dick Bequest Trust Governor.

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