Visiting Professors

​ ​Prof. Steve Blandford

​ ​ ​ ​ ​Steve Blandford
E-mail:

steve.blandford@southwales.ac.uk

 

Research

Research Groups:
• Arts And Humanities Research Group (AHRG)

Research Interests:
• British theatre, film and television drama
• Writing for stage and screen 
• Creative economy development 
• Drama and national identity
• Welsh theatre, film and television

Publications

Books:

Blandford, S. (2013) Jimmy McGovern. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

— (ed.) (2012) Theatre and Performance in Small Nations. Bristol: Intellect.

— (2007) Film, Drama and The Break-Up of Britain. Bristol: Intellect.

— (ed.) (2000) Wales on Screen. Bridgend: Seren.

— (with Grant, B. K. & Hillier, J.) (2000) The Film Studies Dictionary. London: Edward Arnold.


Book Chapters:

Blandford S. (2016), 'Crime and Punishment – Jimmy McGovern's Accused and Common, in McElroy R. (ed.) Contemporary British Crime Drama, London, Routledge.

— (2015), 'Britz, Contemporary British National Identity and 'The War on Terror' ' in Lacey S. and Paget D. (eds.), The 'War on Terror', Post-9/11 Television Drama, Docudrama and Documentary, Cardiff, UWP.

— (2010) 'Cultural representation' in H. Mackay (ed.) Understanding Contemporary Wales. Milton Keynes/Cardiff: Open University/University of Wales Press.

— (2005) 'Dramatic Fictions in a 'Postcolonial' Wales' in J. Aaron & C. Williams (eds.) Postcolonial Wales, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, pp.177-192.

— (2005) 'BBC drama at the margins: the contrasting fortunes of Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh television drama in the 1990s' in J. Bignell & S. Lacey (eds.) Popular Television Drama: Critical Perspectives. Manchester: Manchester University.

Peer-refereed Journals:
Blandford, S. and McElroy R. (vol.3, 2013), 'Memory, television and the making of the BBC's The Story of Wales', special issue, European Television Memories, of Journal of European Television History and Culture

Blandford, S. (2012) 'Wales and the question of the "creative industries"' North American Journal for the Study of Welsh Culture and History, Spring 2012.

— (with Lacey, S., McElroy, R. & Williams, R.) (2011) 'Editorial: television drama and national identity: the case of 'small nations"', Contemporary Studies in Television, 6 (2): xiii-xvii

— (with Lacey, S.) (2011) 'Screening Wales: portrayal, representation and identity: a case study', Contemporary Studies in Television, 6 (2): 1-12.

— (with McElroy, R.) (2011) 'Promoting public service? Branding, place and BBC Wales', Journal of British Film and Television, 8 (3): 392-410.

— (2010) 'Cultural representation' in H. Mackay (ed.) Understanding Contemporary Wales. Milton Keynes/Cardiff: Open University/University of Wales Press.

— (with Lacey, S. McElroy, R. & Williams, R.) (2010) 'Comment: portraying Wales in television drama', Cyfrwng: Media Wales Journal, 7: 96–98.

— (2008) 'A Way of Life: Cinema and New British Identities', Journal of British Film and Television, 5 (1): 99-112.

— (2005) 'Dramatic Fictions in a 'Postcolonial' Wales' in J. Aaron & C. Williams (eds.) Postcolonial Wales, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, pp.177-192.

— (2005) 'BBC drama at the margins: the contrasting fortunes of Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh television drama in the 1990s' in J. Bignell & S. Lacey (eds.) Popular Television Drama: Critical Perspectives. Manchester: Manchester University.

— (2005) 'Wales at the Oscars: heritage film and recent Welsh cinema', Cyfrwng: Wales Media Journal, 2.

Professional / Non-refereed Publications:
Blandford S. & Jones, H. (2011) 'Briefing paper: the media in Europe's small nations'. Submitted to the National Assembly for Wales task and finish group on the future outlook of the media in Wales (Media 4-03-11), Oct 2011.

Blandford S., Lacey S., McElroy R & Williams R., (2010) Screening the Nation: Wales and Landmark Television. Report for the BBC Trust and BBC Cymru Wales Audience Council.

Conference Papers:
'The BBC and the Importance of Place in Television Drama: The Case of Roath Lock Studios' (with Dr Huw Jones), Topographies of Popular Culture, University of Tampere, Finland, October 2013.

'No cops on the box – Jimmy McGovern's Accused', Cops on the Box, Conference on Television Drama and the Police, University of South Wales, March 2013.

'Negotiating Imagined Communities: the making of a national TV history programme', co-presented with Dr Ruth McElroy, Narratives and Social Memory Conference, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, 2012

'Adapting A Bloody Good Friday', Cyfrwng Media Wales Conference, co-presented with Dr Marta Minier, University of Swansea, 2012.

'Performing Cracker – the impact of casting on a television series' – AHRC-funded Spaces of Television Symposium, University of Glamorgan, 2012

'Current trends in UK theatre', Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Feb 2012.

'National Theatre Wales', Performance beyond London 1945-2010, University of Reading, Sept 2010.

'The impact of Doctor Who and Torchwood on broadcasting in Wales', Marymount University, Jul 2010.

'The Tardis in Wales: changing the face of a small nation through television', European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, Lund University, Jun 2009.

'Creative industries and identity', AHRC Wales-Ireland Network, Aberystwyth University, Apr 2009.

'British Cinema and the Break-Up of Britain', Celtic Media Festival, Leeds Metropolitan University, Mar 2009.

'Questions of identity and creative industries', MeCCSA, University of Bradford, Jan 2009.

'Wales and the creative industries', International Welsh Studies Conference, Toronto University, Jul 2008.

'Keynote: Cinema and Englishness', BFI Media Conference, National Film Theatre, Jun 2008.

Profile

Professor Steve Blandford is Emeritus Professor of Theatre, Film and Television in the Faculty of Creative Industries, University of South Wales. He was the co-founder and director (until 2014) of the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations was a founding trustee of National Theatre Wales. He became a Board member of Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff in 2013 where he chairs the Artistic and Learning policy committee.

He holds a Visiting Professorships at the University of Winchester as well as at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

In addition to the above Steve currently works in part-time and consultancy roles at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and The University of South Wales.

Steve's teaching and research interests include: British film, theatre and television; new writing for stage; screen performance; and media and performance in small nations. His most recent monograph was on the acclaimed television scriptwriter Jimmy McGovern (Manchester University Press, 2013).

Prior to moving into academia, Steve had experience as a writer, actor and director for theatre and television, producing work for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Chapter Arts Centre, Sherman Theatre and the BBC. Currently he is again engaged in creative writing projects alongside his research interests.

External Links

Board memberships:

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, 2013-

North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History, 2010-

Founding Trustee, National Theatre Wales, 2008-13

Zoom International Festival of Young's Film, 2006-12

Skillset Screen Academy Wales, 2006-10

Editorships:

The Contemporary Television Series (University of Wales Press)

The Small Nations and Global Context Series (University of Wales Press)

Editorial Board – Cyfrwng: Media Wales Journal

Editorial Board – Planet: The Welsh Internationalist

Further Information

Expertise:

British theatre, film and television drama

Writing for stage and screen

Creative economy development

Drama and national identity

Welsh theatre, film and television


Prof. Steve Kennewell

​E- mail:skennewell@cardiffmet.ac.uk

 

Research

Memberships:
• ITTE (Honorary Member)
• IFIP (Working Groups 3.1 and 3.3)

Research Interests:
• The use of digital technology in teaching and learning
• Teaching and learning Computing as a subject

Publications

Books / Book Chapters:

KENNEWELL, S., TANNER, H. & PARKINSON, J. (2000)    Developing the ICT capable school, London: RoutledgeFalmer.

KENNEWELL, S., TANNER, H. & PARKINSON, J. (EDS) (2003) Learning to teach ICT in the secondary school, London: Routledge Falmer.

KENNEWELL, S. (2004) Meeting the standards in using ICT for secondary teaching, London: RoutledgeFalmer.

KENNEWELL, S., CONNELL, A., EDWARDS, A., WICKENS,C & HAMMOND, M (2007) A practical Guide to teaching ICT in the Secondary School, London: Routledge.

KENNEWELL, S. (1997)  'The integration of IT into teachers' decision-making', in Information Technology: supporting change through teacher education (eds. Samways, B. & Passey, D.) Chapman & Hall, London, 169-175

KENNEWELL, S. (1998)  'Research Collaboration between School and University'. In Supporting the Wider Teaching Community: case studies in IT INSET  (eds. M. Monteith & J. Underwood). BECTA, Coventry, 21-23

KENNEWELL, S., TANNER, H. & PARKINSON, J. (2000) 'A model for the study and design of teaching situations with ICT'.  In Learning in a networked society eds. D. Watson & T. Downes.  Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, 129-138.

KENNEWELL, S (2003) 'The nature of ICT as a subject'.  In Learning to teach ICT in the secondary school (eds S. Kennewell, H. Tanner & J. Parkinson), London: RoutledgeFalmer, 18-36.

KENNEWELL, S. & HUGHES, I. (2003)  'Structuring lessons and units of work'. In Learning to teach ICT in the secondary school, (eds S. Kennewell, H. Tanner & J. Parkinson), London: RoutledgeFalmer, 49-69.

KENNEWELL, S  & HENDLEY, D. (2003) 'Planning learning activities and preparing resources for pupils'. In Learning to teach ICT in the secondary school, (eds S. Kennewell, H. Tanner & J. Parkinson), London: RoutledgeFalmer, 70-88.

KENNEWELL, S. & HUGHES, I. (2003) 'Organising learning and monitoring progress'.  In Learning to teach ICT in the secondary school, (eds. S. Kennewell, H. Tanner & J. Parkinson), London: RoutledgeFalmer, 89-107.

KENNEWELL, S. (2003) 'Developing an ICT Capability for learning'. In Learning in School, Home and Community: ICT in Early and Elementary Education (eds. G. Marshall and Y. Katz), Boston: Kluwer Academic Press, 75-83.

KENNEWELL, S. (2003) 'Developing research models for ICT pedagogy'.  In ICT and the Teacher of the Future (eds. C. Dowling and K. Lai) Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Press, 247-250.

KENNEWELL, S. (2007) 'Developing your ICT Capability', in A practical Guide to teaching ICT in the Secondary School (Eds. S.Kennewell, A. Connell, A. Edwards, C. Wickens, M. Hammond), London: Routledge.

KENNEWELL, S. (2009) 'ICT in educational activity settings: orchestrating its features to promote learning' In McDougall, A. (ed.)  Researching IT in Education: Theory, practice  and future directions, London: Routledge, 112-119. 

Peer-refereed Journals:
KENNEWELL, S. (1992) 'Computing for the Terrified', Computers and Education, 18, 195-200

KENNEWELL, S.  (1995) 'Education for Information Technology Capability', Welsh Journal of Education, 4, 81-94

KENNEWELL, S. (1997) 'Computer modelling and the curriculum - integrated or loosely attached?' Education and Information Technologies, 2(3), 247-260

KENNEWELL, S.  & SELWOOD, I. (1997) 'The professional development needs of IT Coordinators'.  Journal of IT in Teacher Education, 6(3), 339-355

KENNEWELL, S. (1999) 'ICT in subject teaching: can teacher education succeed as tailor to the Emperor?' Welsh Journal of Education, 8(2), 35-47

KENNEWELL, S.  (2001) 'Using affordances and constraints to evaluate the use of ICT in teaching and learning', Journal of IT and Teacher Education, 10 (1&2), 101-116

KENNEWELL, S. & MORGAN, A. (2005) 'The role of play in the pedagogy of ICT' Education and Information Technologies, 10:3, 177-188, 2005

KENNEWELL, S. & MORGAN, A. (2006) 'Factors influencing learning through play in ICT settings', Computers and Education, 46(3), 256-279

MORGAN, A. & KENNEWELL, S. (2006) 'Initial teacher education students' views on play as a medium for learning – a divergence of personal philosophy and practice', Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 15(3), 307-320

KENNEWELL, S. & BEAUCHAMP, G. (2007) 'The features of interactive whiteboards and their influence on learning', Learning, Media and Technology 32(3), 227-241 (with G. Beauchamp)

KENNEWELL, S., TANNER, H., JONES, S. & BEAUCHAMP, G. (2008) 'Analysing the use of interactive technology to implement interactive teaching', Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 24(1), 61-73

KENNEWELL, S. & BEAUCHAMP, G. (2008) 'The influence of ICT on the interactivity of teaching', Education and Information Technologies 13, 305-315

KENNEWELL, S., TANNER, H., JONES, S. & BEAUCHAMP, G. (2009) 'InteractiveTeaching and ICT', Welsh Journal of Education, 15, 29-44

JONES, S., TANNER, H., KENNEWELL, S. & BEAUCHAMP, G. (2009)  'Using Video Stimulated Reflective Dialogue to support the development of ICT based pedagogy in Mathematics and Science', Welsh Journal of Education, 15, 63-77

TANNER, H., JONES, S., KENNEWELL, S. & BEAUCHAMP, G. (2009) 'An investigation of the affordances of ICT for the development of effective pedagogy in mathematics and science classrooms – the i-ped project', Welsh Journal of Education, 15, 137-143

BEAUCHAMP, G. & KENNEWELL, S. (2009) 'Interactivity in the classroom and its impact on learning', Computers & Education 54, 759–766

BEAUCHAMP, G., KENNEWELL, S., TANNER, H., & JONES, S. (2010)  'Interactive whiteboards and all that jazz: the contribution of musical metaphors to the analysis of classroom activity with interactive technologies', Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 19, 143-157


Professional / Non-refereed Publications:

KENNEWELL, S. (2001) 'Interactive whiteboards – yet another solution looking for a problem to solve?' In Information Technology in TeacherEducation Newsletter, 39, 3-6.

KENNEWELL, S. (2006) 'Interactive whiteboards – have they solved any problems yet' In Information Technology in TeacherEducation Newsletter, 54, 3-6.

KENNEWELL, S. (2006) 'Interactive Teaching and ICT' In Improving teaching and learning in schools London: TLRP.

KENNEWELL, S. (2009)  'ICT as a medium for dialogic teaching', Teaching and Learning Update, 24, 4-7.


Conference Papers:

KENNEWELL, S.  (1992) 'Developing Information Technology Capability through Spreadsheet Modelling in Mathematics' in Sancho, J.(ed) Proceedings of the European Conference about IT in Education: A Critical Insight, Barcelona: University of Barcelona, 401-411

KENNEWELL, S.  (1994) 'Articulating mathematical thought: the computer's role in revealing and influencing learners' understanding', in Killen, R. (ed.) Proceedings of the AARE Conference, Newcastle, NSW: University of Newcastle, 1994 [WWW]. http://www.swin.edu.au/aare/

KENNEWELL, S.  (1995) 'Information Technology Capability - how does it develop?', in World Conference in Computer Education: Liberating the Learner, (eds. J D Tinsley & T Van Weert), London, Chapman and Hall, 419-428

KENNEWELL, S. (1997) 'A comparison of computer environments for the development of quantitative modelling skills'. In Proceedings of CAL'97, Eds. Davis, N. & Milne, W., Exeter: University of Exeter March 1997 [WWW], http://www.dcs.ex.ac.uk/~masoud/cal-97/papers/kennewel.htm

SELWOOD , I & KENNEWELL, S. (1999) 'Co-ordinating Information Technology in Secondary Schools', in Jimoyiannis A., (ed.), Panhellenic Conference: Information Technology and Education, Ioannina: Association of IT Teachers of Greece, 141- 153 (With I. Selwood).

KENNEWELL, S. & BEAUCHAMP, G. (2003) 'The influence of a technology-rich classroom environment on elementary teachers' pedagogy and children's learning'.  In Young children and learning technologies, eds. Wright, J., McDougall, A., Murnane, J. and Lowe, J. Sydney: Australian Computer Society, 65-70 (With G. Beauchamp).

KENNEWELL, S. & MORGAN, A.  (2003) 'Student teachers' experiences and attitudes towards using interactive whiteboards in the teaching and learning of young children'.  In Young children and learning technologies, eds. Wright, J., McDougall, A., Murnane, J. and Lowe, J., Sydney: Australian Computer Society. 71-76 (With A. Morgan).

KENNEWELL, S. (2005) 'Interactive teaching with interactive technology', Proceedings of the World Conference in Computer Education, Stellenbosch, South Africa, July 2005

TANNER, H., JONES, S., KENNEWELL, S. & BEAUCHAMP, G. (2005) 'Interactive Whole Class Teaching and Interactive White Boards', paper presented at MERGA, Melbourne July 2005 (with H. Tanner, S. Jones, G. Beauchamp)

KENNEWELL, S. (2006) Reflections on the interactive whiteboard phenomenon: A synthesis of research from the UK. Paper presented to the AARE International Conference, Adelaide, Nov 2010.  Available online http://www.aare.edu.au/data/publications/2006/ken06138.pdf

KENNEWELL, S. & BEAUCHAMP, G. (2008) 'Analysing interactivity in classrooms, groups and individuals'.  Paper presented at BERA Annual Conference Heriott-Watt University, Edinburgh, September 3-6 2008

KENNEWELL, S. & BEAUCHAMP, G.  (2009)     'Interactivity in the classroom and its impact on learning'.  Paper presented at CAL 09, Brighton, April 3-5 2009

KENNEWELL, S. et al. (2009) 'The contribution of ICT to dialogic teaching in mathematics and science', Paper presented to the Annual Conference of BERA, Manchester, September 2009 (with 10 others)

KENNEWELL, S.  (2010) 'Future strategies for research into the use of digital technology in schools'.  Paper presented to the AARE International Conference, Melbourne, Nov 28-Dec 2 2010.  Available online http://aare.edu.au/10pap/1720Kennewell.pdf


Other Publications:

KENNEWELL, S. et al.  (1999) Whole School Approaches to Developing IT Capability: Full Report. ACCAC, Cardiff., 58pp

KENNEWELL, S. et al. (2007) 'The use of ICT to improve learning and attainment through interactive teaching', Final Report to ESRC (Project RES-139-25-0167)

 

Projects

Title ​Funding Body ​Amount ​Year ​Role
​The use of video-stimulated reflective dialogue for professional development in ICT​BECTA​£19,950​2008​Project Leader
​The use of ICT to improve learning and attainment through interactive teaching​ESRC / TLRP​£114,794​2005 - 2008​Principle Investigator
​Whole School Approaches to Developing IT Capability​ACCAC​£34,500​1997 - 1998​Project Leader

Profile

Steve Kennewell was appointed as Visiting Professor at Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2012 following retirement from his post as Principal Lecturer at Swansea Metropolitan University.  His role is to support research within the field of Education, particularly regarding the effects of digital technology on teaching and learning.

At SMU he was Course Leader for the PGCE (Secondary) in ICT and Coordinator for Technology-Enhanced Learning across the University.  He also taught on Masters courses, supervised  PhD students, and led a number of funded research projects in the field of ICT in Education.  These included an ESRC-funded project in the Teaching and Learning Research Programme.  Prior to this, he was a Senior Lecturer at Swansea University, leading the MA (Education) course in addition to the PGCE in ICT.

He was Editor-in-Chief of the international refereed journal Technology, Pedagogy and Education from 2007 to 2014, and remains on the board of the journal.  He is also a member of two working groups of the International Federation for Information Processing: those concerning School Education and Research.  He has published a large number of journal papers and several books, either as sole author or lead editor.

Further Information

Expertise:

Professor Kennewell has particular expertise in the use of Activity Theory and Ecological Psychology in the analysis of teaching and learning and in the role of ICT is supporting different pedagogical approaches.