Nick Young

 
​Position:Lecturer  
​School:​ Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
​E- mail:nyoung@cardiffmet.ac.uk
​ Telephone:029 2020 6527
​Room No:​B219

 

Research

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

Memberships:

• BESA

• NUT

• BERA

Research Interests:

• ICT in Education

• Outdoor Education

• Sport in Education

• Collaborative Learning

Publications

Conference papers:
Young, N. (2015). 'Exploring the development of 'Future Skills' across primary, secondary and HE through the engagement with Robotics kits'. Digital Wales Conference. 5th April 2015.

Young, N. (2016). 'Examination of teacher's perceptions to the impact of introducing robotics to enhance 'Future Skills' within the classroom'. BESA National Conference. 9th July 2016. University of Wolverhampton.

Young, N. (2017). 'Facilitating Remote Inter-Group Collaborative Learning Using Multi-touch Tables – pedagogy and practice'. BESA National Conference. 28th July 2017. Liverpool Hope University.

Other Papers:
Young, N., McNaughton, J., Crick, T., Joyce-Gibbons, A. et al. (2017) 'Facilitating collaborative learning between two primary schools using large multi-touch devices’, Journal of Computers in Education DOI:10.1007/s40692-017-0081-x (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40692-017-0081-x)

Projects

Project Funding Year Role Project Detail
Digital Competency, Computer Game Design project.

EAS

Welsh Government

​September 2016-Present ​Co Project Leader A collaborative project involving 3 primary schools, The School of Animation (Cardiff Met), Computer Games Design (Cardiff Met) and students from Primary Education Studies (Cardiff Met). The aim of this project is to design and create a driving computer game in which participants will use digital, literacy and collaborative skills to reach the goal of the project. https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/news/Pages/Cardiff-Met-Hosts-Premiere-of-Computer-Racing-Game-Designed-by-Pupils.aspx
'Examination of teacher's perceptions to the impact of introducing robotics to enhance 'Future Skills' within the classroom'. ​SEWCTET ​2015 ​Project Lead ​Groups from Primary, Secondary and HE were introduced to Robotics kits and their engagement and interaction with this technology was observed and assessed.
The Digital Ambassador Network ​USW ​2015 ​Co Project Lead ​Working with Education Technology providers ‘Aspire To Be’ students across the 3 year path way of BA Primary Teaching were trained in the latest technology to become ‘Digital Ambassadors’ and to pass these skills and knowledge onto other students and staff.

Profile

I am a lecturer in Primary Education Studies who is passionate about using relevant technology to enhance learning within education. Having gained a varied experience across the education sector working as a Primary School teacher in South Korea, Spain and most recently in Wales.

My career started on a very different path to Education by obtaining a Degree in Journalism. This along with valuable skills learnt whilst traveling have contributed to my teaching career.

As my experience grew as did my passion for using technology within the classroom. I have been fortunate within my career to lead research projects within areas I have a real interest such as sport, International collaboration and technology within Education.

My teaching within Higher Education began in 2015 on a seconded post teaching on the BA Primary Education with QTS degree. On this programme I led the teaching of ICT, Maths and Geography and I was able to lead research into developing digital skills in both Primary and Secondary Sectors. During this secondment my enthusiasm grew to help develop others who were looking to enter the education sector.

External Links

Led the TeachBites event in April 2017 which brought teaching practitioners and students together to share best practice and to bring the Digital Competency Framework to life:

https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/news/Pages/Cardiff-Met-Hosts-TeachBites-Event-to-Showcase-the-Latest-in-Classroom-Digital-Technology.aspx          

News coverage of the Robotics Action Research project. 1st April 2015:

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-04-01/robot-helps-newport-pupils-learn-computer-coding/