Allen Thurston

Professor

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    United Kingdom

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20042019
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Personal profile

Research Interests

Allen's research interests include improving learning in schools and research methods. His school based work looks at how to raise attainment for those students from socio-economic disadvantaged backgrounds. He predominantly uses randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and is currently running two-large RCTs on improving literacy levels for students in schools. His pedagogicl expertise lies in the area of cooperative/peer learning. He has published extensively in this area.

Achievements

Allen is Editor in Chief of International Journal of Educational Research (IJER). He is on the Editorial Boarda of Technology, Pedagogy and Education, and Educational Psychology. He was awarded the 2013 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Cooperative Learning SIG award for 'Outstanding Research Contribution in the Field of Cooperative Learning'. He served as Secretary/Treasurer of the AERA Cooperative Learning SIG from April 2014 until April 2017. He is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and has Reviewed Grant Applications for Social Science Research Councils in Canada, Portugal, Oman and the Netherlands. Allen is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Zhengzhou University, China. 

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Projects 2012 2018

Research Output 2004 2019

interdependence
classroom
Group
self-regulation
self-esteem
1 Citation (Scopus)
smoking
school grade
school
student
arms control
primary school
assistant
research planning
diagnostic
comprehension

Protocol: An efficacy randomized controlled trial of Reciprocal Reading in high schools

Cockerill, M., Thurston, A. & Taylor, A., 25 Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Educational Research. 97, p. 99-106 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

school
comprehension
assistant
research planning
literacy
Open Access
File
Social Environment
Smoking
imidazole mustard
Northern Ireland
Logistic Models

Prizes

AERA Outstanding Research Award

Allen Thurston (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

cooperative learning

Activities 2011 2019

Using cooperative learning to enhance outcomes for students from low socio-economic backgrounds

Allen Thurston (Advisor)
28 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

Using cooperative learning to enhance outcomes for students from low socio-economic backgrounds

Allen Thurston (Advisor)
23 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

Improving literacy for school students from high poverty backgrounds using peer learning

Allen Thurston (Advisor)
27 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

How to improve your productivity when publishing journal articles

Allen Thurston (Advisor)
18 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

Using peer support to improve international publications

Allen Thurston (Advisor)
17 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media