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Education/Academic qualification

2017, University of Edinburgh
The factors that enable and constrain Physical Education teachers to exercise agency during large-scale educational reform
Master of Education, University of Edinburgh
Bachelor of Education, Heriot-Watt University

Area of Expertise

Research expertisePhysical Education, Curriculum Policy, Policy Enactment, Agency, Health and Wellbeing, Sociocultural Theories and Concepts.

Current Research Interests

  • pedagogy and curriculum in physical education;

  • policy enactment and teachers as agents of change;

  • developing self-esteem and confidence through physical education;

Collaborative Activity

  • Policy and policy enactment within Health and Wellbeing.

Biography

Journal articles

  • MacLean, J. (2018).The factors that enable and constrain Physical Education teachers to exercise agency during large-scale educational reform.PhD Thesis June 2018. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

     

    MacLean, J. (2017).Teachers as Agents of Change in Curricular Reform : The Position of Dance Revisited. Sport, Education and Society.                      http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2016.1249464

 

  • MacLean, J (2017) Chapter 6 : Physical Education Teachers as agents of policy and curriculum change. In Thorburn, M (Ed) Transformative Learning and Teaching in Physical Education. Routledge London.

 

 

  • MacLean, J., Mulholland, R., Gray, S. & Horrell, A. (2015) Enabling curriculum change in physical education: the interplay between policy constructors and practitioners, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, DOI:10.1080/17408989.2013.798406

 

  •  Gray, S., MacLean, J., Mulholland, R. (2012) Physical education within the Scottish context: A matter of policy. European Physical Education Review 18 (2) p258-27DOI :http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1356336X12440019.

 

 

  • MacLean, J. (2007). A Longitudinal study to ascertain the factors that impact on the confidence of undergraduate physical education student teachers to teach dance in Scottish schools.European Physical Education Review, 13(1): 99-116 http://epe.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/13/1/99

Conference Papers

    • MacLean, J. (2019). Exercising agency during times of educational change. Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. (Pending Acceptance)

    • MacLean, J. (2018). Transformative Learning and Teaching in Physical Education AIESEP Conference, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

    • MacLean, J. (2017). Physical Education Teachers as agents of Policy and Curricular change. PE Research Forum (PERF), University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

    • MacLean, J (2016) Revisiting PE Teachers Confidence to Teach Dance in CfE SERA, Dundee.

     

    • Simmons, J., & MacLean, J. (2016). PE teachers’ perceptions of factors that inhibit and facilitate the enactment of curriculum change in a high stakes exam climate SERA, Dundee.

     

    • Mulholland, R., MacLean, J., Horrell, A., & Gray, S., (2014) ‘Healthy Expectations Part II'! -Physical Education Teachers’ Perceptions of Curriculum Change within Scotland’, SERA , Edinburgh.

     

    • Mulholland, R., MacLean, J., Horrell, A., & Gray, S., (2013) ‘Healthy Expectations! -  Physical Education Teachers’ Perceptions of Curriculum Change within Scotland’, ECER, Istanbul.

     

    • MacLean, J., Mulholland, R., Gray, S., Horrell, A (2013) Physical Education Teachers Perceptions of the factors that influence Curriculum Change WEI 2013 Conference USA

 

    • Gray, S, MacLean, J, Mulholland, R (2012) EGSS 11th Annual Conference: Physical Education within the Scottish Context: A Matter of Policy. McGill University

     

    • MacLean, J., Mulholland, R., Gray, S., Horrell, A (2013) Physical Education Teachers Perceptions of the factors that influence Curriculum Change WEI 2013 Conference USA

     

    • Gray, S, MacLean, J, Mulholland, R (2012) EGSS 11th Annual Conference: Physical Education within the Scottish Context: A Matter of Policy. McGill University

     

    • MacLean, J, Mulholland, R, Grey, S (2011) A Fine Balancing Act Part (I): Physical Education in Contemporary Times. SERA Stirling

     

    • Mulholland, R , MacLean, J, Grey, S (2011)A Fine Balancing Act Part (II): Physical Education in Contemporary Times. SERA Stirling

     

    • MacLean, J, Mulholland, R, Grey, S, Physical Education Teachers Perceptions of Curriculum Change Part 1 ICERI Conference (2011) Madrid

     

    • Mulholland, R, MacLean, J, Grey S, Physical Education Teachers Perceptions of Curriculum Change Part 2 ICERI Conference (2011) Madrid 

Biography

1989-1993       BEd (Hons) Physical Education, Herriot-Watt University.

1999-2002       MEd Advanced Educational Studies, University of Edinburgh

 

2018                PhD Research Publications, University of Edinburgh

 

Dr Justine MacLean has worked as a lecturer in physical education at Moray House Institute, the School of Education of the University of Edinburgh since 1998. She has worked as a physical educator within comprehensive schools and within the commercial, charitable and voluntary sectors. Justine’s primary remit is to teach on the MA (PE) programme and undertake research within this area, however, she is well known for her passion for teaching and working with students.

Justine is a member of the Physical Education Forum research group and works collaboratively with other staff in Sport and Recreational Management, Sports Science and the Primary Education course. Justine has acted as a reviewer for a number of academic journals including Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and the European Physical Education Review.

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