Emeritus Professor Tony Lawson

Emeritus Dr Tony LawsonProfessor of Education

MA (Cantab), M.Ed (Leicester)
PGCE (Leicester) Ph.D (Leicester)
Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Tel: 0116 252 3725
Email: txl@le.ac.uk

Tony is Emeritus Professor of Education. He was the Academic Director for the College of Social Sciences for three years and led the PGCE Social Science course for twenty-three. Tony has held various responsibilities in Advanced level examining, from Chief Examiner to member of the Standing Advisory Committee at AQA. He was President of the Association for the Teaching of the Social Sciences for 12 years. His research focused on  ICT in the classroom, with a particular interest in videoconferencing; mentoring and coaching; and power in education.




Selected Publications

Burgess, H., D. Elhawary, S. El-Kharasi, M. El-Nemr & T. Lawson (2016) ‘Alexandria University’ in: M. Zaalouk, R. Sultana, & P. Bradshaw Building the Capacity of Faculties of Education: case studies of a TEMPUS journey in peer learning and transformations in teacher education Cairo, The Middle East Institute for Higher Education..

Burgess, H., Lawson, T., Wilkins, C., and Forsythe, S. (2015) Building research partnerships through a European Union-funded TEMPUS Project: Capacity development of faculties of education in international approaches to teacher education (CDFEIATE) Research Intelligence 127, 16-17.

Lawson, T., Melek, M., Günduz, M., and Busher, H. (2015) Research on the teaching practicum: a systematic review European Journal of Teacher Education 38(3) 392-407. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02619768.2014.994060

Busher, H., Günduz, M., Cakmak, M. and Lawson, T. (2015) Student teachers’ views of school training placements (practicums) in Turkish and English policy contexts: a comparative study Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 45(3) 445-466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2014.930659

Lawson, T. and Comber, C. (2014) Videoconferencing and learning in the classroom: the effects of being an Orphan Technology? The International Journal of Technologies in Learning 20 (1) 69-79.

Comber, C. and Lawson, T. (2013) Sustaining technological innovation: The example of videoconferencing in English schools. Education and Information Technologies 18 (4) 641-659.

Martin, J. & Lawson, T. (2012) Whose empowerment? The dynamics of power and choice in managing student access to personalised KS4 options Power and Education 5 (2) 159-173.

Lawson, T. (2012) ‘Assessing Students’ in: S. Dymoke (2nd ed.) Reflective Teaching and Learning London, Sage.

Lawson, T (2012) Crime and Deviance Unit Guide (2nd ed.) Deddington: Phillip Allan Publisher.

Garrod, J. and Lawson, T (2012) Beliefs in Society Student Unit Guide (2nd ed.) Deddington: Phillip Allan Publisher.

Busher, H., Wilkins, C., and Lawson, T. (2012) Fostering critical thinking about citizenship education in particular contexts: Notes from an Anglo-Turkish student teachers’ exchange programme. Research in Comparative and International Education, 7 (2) 260-273.

Lawson, T. (2011) Empowerment: liberation, governance or distraction? A review. Power and Education 3 (2) 89-103. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/power.2011.3.2.89

Lawson, T. (2010) Sustained Classroom Observation: what does it reveal about changing teaching practices? Journal of Further and Higher Education, 35 (3) 317-337.

Wilkins, C., Busher, H., Lawson, T., Acun, I. & Göz, N.L. (2010) European citizenship and European Union Expansion: Perspectives on Europeanness and citizenship education from Britain and Turkey. European Educational Research Journal. 9 (4) 444-456.

Lawson, T., Comber, C., Gage, J. & Cullum-Hanshaw, A. (2010) Images of the future for education? Videoconferencing: a literature review Technology, Pedagogy and Education  19 (3) 295-313.

Lawson, T. & Comber, C. (2010) Videoconferencing in English Schools: One technology, many pedagogies? Technology, Pedagogy and Education 19 (3) 315-326. Chosen as Editors’ Choice for the Routledge Education Arena’s Educational Media & Technology Selection.

Lawson, T., Heaton, T. and Brown A. (2010) Education and training (2nd ed.) Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

Lawson, T. and Heaton, T. (2010) Crime and deviance (2nd ed.) Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

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