• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 14 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
19942019
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Stephen Roulston is the Course Director for the MEd with Specialisms. He teaches in three modules of the educational leadership specialism as well as one of the modules in the ICT specialism.He spent 20 years teaching, largely Geography and Geology in a range of schools in Northern Ireland, following which he was an Educational Consultant in eLearning. He completed his PhD, in Education, in 1991 at Ulster University while still teaching in schools; he joined Ulster University as a Lecturer in 2009.Dr Roulston has pioneered the use of ICT in supporting learning, particularly in innovative uses of VLEs in collaborative problem-based learning scenarios. His research interests include online learning, alongside other uses for ICTs in supporting learning and teaching. More recently the use of GIS in schools has been a focus of his research, and the use of GPS-enabled tracking devices to elucidate children’s geographies.He has worked closely with colleagues in the School of Geography and Environmental Sciences to develop teachers’ skills in GIS, developing with those colleagues a masters level short course in GIS for teachers. This academic partnership has also resulted in continued research outputs.Dr Roulston is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Team Award from Ulster University. He is the NI representative on the International Geographical Union, a member of the International Commission on Geographical Education, a recipient of the Digital Earth GIS Centre of Excellence award and winner of the Association of Geographical Information Education Award in 2015.He has authored a range of textbooks for schools, currently with 13 such publications.

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geography Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences
CD-ROM Social Sciences
Geographical Information System Social Sciences
school Social Sciences
curriculum Social Sciences
resources Social Sciences
education Social Sciences

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Research Output 1994 2019

Empowering school principals to overcome turbulence in school partnerships through governance systems for equity, renewal and peace: Northern Ireland

McGuinness, S. J., Bates, J., Roulston, S., Keating, S., Quinn, C. & Waring, B., Jan 2019, Turbulence, Empowerment and Marginalisation in International Education Governance Systems. Taysum, A. & Arar, K. (eds.). Bingley, UK, p. 137-157 19 p. (Studies in Educational Administration).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

principal
peace
equity
governance
school
road
society
school
education
contact
Open Access
geography
town
segregation
Group
poverty
Open Access
File
geography
methodology
evaluation
user-friendliness
development of methods

Fact or Fiction? How to spot fake news.A guide for teachers and parents

Bates, J., McKeever, C., Reilly, J. & Roulston, S., 30 Jun 2017, (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Open Access
File

Prizes

teacher
education