Colin’s research interest are in the areas of experiential learning. Currently he is working on the experience of pleasure in learning, and other forms of affect, in terms of how it influences learning.
He is also working on space and place dynamics of learning in the workplace (and in educational institutions). This research is also exploring sensory intelligence, and the relational nature of mind, body and field.
See ‘publications’ for details.
Research Contracts Awarded:
2010/2011. Funding body: Pedagogic Research Award, Higher Education Academy Network for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network. Title: Experiential Conversations and PPD.
2005/2006. Funding body: Pedagogic Research Award, Higher Education Academy Network for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network. Title: Student Achievement: The Role of Emotions in Motivation to Learn – Emotional Maps.
2005/2009. Funding body: Higher Education Funding Council for England. Title: NTF Fellowship Scheme: General support, and research into the Intrinsic Motivation and the Student Learning Experience.
1994/5.Award Holder: Geoff Broom. Funding body: Countryside Council for Wales. Title: Paying & Charging for Access. Government Research Contract Number FC 73-04-78.
1992. Funding body: Countryside Council for Wales. Title: The Training Development & Deployment of Access Negotiating Skills in Wales. Government Research Contract FC 73-04-20.
Research: Recent invitations to act as an examiner for doctoral work.
Warwick University, UK: PhD – Postive teacher-student relationships in response to current Chinese educational reform – introduction of circle time in secondary schools in China.
Helsinki University, Finland: PhD – Theorising on the nature of reflection.