Deanship of Research And Doctoral Studies
عمادة الدراسات وبحوث الدكتوراه
Steven Coombs
academic title and school
Academic title
Program Director & Professor
School Affiliation
Contact Info

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Research

Educational Technology
Learning & Knowledge Technologies
Open Distance & Flexible Learning (ODFL)
Professional Learning & Leadership
Action Learning
Personal Construct Theory
Self-organized Learning (S-o-L)
Living Global Citizenship

Education

BSc Hons Applied Physics – University of Bath, UK – 1979
PGCE Physical Sciences – University of Bristol, UK – 1980
PGDip Comp Ed – University of Exeter, UK – 1989
PhD Human Learning – Brunel University, UK - 1996
Teaching Fellowship – Bath Spa University, UK – 2007
Professor of Teacher Education – University of the South Pacific - 2013

Professional experience

  • BSc Hons Applied Physics – University of Bath, UK – 1979
  • PGCE Physical Sciences – University of Bristol, UK – 1980
  • PGDip Comp Ed – University of Exeter, UK – 1989
  • PhD Human Learning – Brunel University, UK - 1996
  • Teaching Fellowship – Bath Spa University, UK – 2007
  • Professor of Teacher Education – University of the South Pacific - 2013

Recent publications

Books

  • Sharma, A., Coombs, S., Chandra, S., & Sagaitu, M. (2015) Education in Fiji: Evolution from Colonial to Modern Times, in Crossley, M., Hancock, G., Sprague, T. (Eds.), Education in Australia, New Zealand and The Pacific. Bloomsbury: London.
  • Coombs, S., Potts, M. & Whitehead, J. (2014) International Educational Development and Learning through Sustainable Partnerships: Living Global Citizenship. London, NY: Palgrave.
  • Isaacs, T. Zara, C. Herbert, G. Coombs, S.J. & Smith, C. (2013) Key Concepts in Educational Assessment. London: SAGE.
  • Gardner, F. & Coombs, S. (Eds.) (2010). Researching, Reflecting and Writing about Work: Guidance on training course assignments and research for psychotherapists and counsellors. London: Routledge.

Journals

  • Coombs, S. & Potts, M. (2013) Living citizenship: transcending the cultural divide, Educational Action Research, 21:3, 429-443, DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2013.813401. To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09650792.2013.813401
  • Zhao, H. and Coombs. S. (2012) Intercultural teaching and learning strategies for global citizens: a Chinese EFL perspective. Teaching in Higher Education, 17(3), 245-255. DOI:10.1080/13562517.2011.611874. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2011.611874
  • Coombs, S. & Simon, C. (2011). Designing accredited CPD for the Children’s Workforce: Challenges and opportunities facing Higher Education in England. Professional Development in Education, 37(1), 111-129. DOI: 10.1080/19415257.2010.486585. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2010.486585
  • Coombs, S. & Sorensen, N. (2010). Whither postgraduate professional development? Towards a theoretical framework to guide long-term teacher development in England. Professional Development in Education. 36(4), 683–689, Viewpoint article. DOI: 10.1080/19415250903181295 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19415250903181295
  • Zhao, H.; Coombs, S. & Zhou, X.  (2010). Developing professional knowledge about teachers through metaphor research: facilitating a process of change. Teacher Development: An international journal of teachers' professional development. 14(3), 381-395. DOI: 10.1080/13664530.2010.504024. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13664530.2010.504024

Research Conference Papers