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Personal profile

Teaching

I am the Director for the MSc TESOL at Queen’s University Belfast, and lead on the following modules: Digital Literacy & Communication (EDU7273) and Issues in Language Assessment for TESOL (EDU7253). I also contribute to the MRes Social Research Methods on the module Advanced Qualitative Research (SOC9061), and supervise doctoral projects on issues related to language education, literacy & writing research, digital literacy & educational technology.

Research Interests

My research and teaching interests lie at the intersections of applied linguistics (including TESOL), literacy studies, and educational research. Much of this recently has been concerned with digital literacy and writing, and these interests emerge through my 2017 book 'Assignments as Controversies' and a co-authored monograph 'Academics Writing: The Dynamics of Knowledge Creation' (both published by Routledge/T&F).

 

I am also interested in the writing practices and knowledge creating work of academics across contemporary Higher Education. Prior to joining Queen's University, I was a Senior Researcher on a 2 year ESRC project which investigated the changing nature of academic work, writing, and knowledge creation.

 

I received my PhD from the University of Leeds (ESRC funded) for a thesis which investigated the impact of cyberspace and digital media on the literacy practices of adult learners during the writing of their course assignments. I conducted fieldwork informed by 'screen-in-screen' videographies to capture writing unfolding.

 

Prior to this, I was employed at the University of Bradford in a project management capacity on a JISC funded learning innovation project.

 

I haven’t always worked in Universities. My career began in community learning and Further Education where I taught on and managed Adult ESOL and Literacy courses. It is from this context that my interest in digital literacy and language learning began to emerge: through observing how people who were otherwise marginalised and displaced could - through their digital literacies - become core participants of communities in digital environments, and thus radically transform their lives.

Other

I am a co-convener of the Digital University Network for the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), and a member of the Society's Governing Council.

Web Links:
Twitter: @ibrar_bhatt
Website: http://ibrarspace.net

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Projects 2018 2018

Research Output 2012 2019

Academics Writing: The Dynamics of Knowledge Creation

Tusting, K. P., McCulloch, S. A., Bhatt, I., Hamilton, M. & Barton, D., 2019, Routledge. 200 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Curation

Khan, S. & Bhatt, I., Feb 2019, The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy. Hobbs, R. & Mihailidis, P. (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

information management
social media
museum
producer
narrative
4 Citations (Scopus)

Just Google it! Digital literacy and the epistemology of ignorance

Bhatt, I. & MacKenzie, A., 20 Feb 2019, In : Teaching in Higher Education. 24, 3, p. 302-317 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

epistemology
search engine
literacy
student
education

Lies, Bullshit and Fake News: A Consideration of Their Epistemic Vices

MacKenzie, A. & Bhatt, I., 26 Oct 2019, In : Postdigital Science and Education. 2, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opposing the power of lies, bullshit and fake news: the value of truth

MacKenzie, A. & Bhatt, I., 14 Nov 2019, In : Postdigital Science and Education. p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
news
Values
integrity
withdrawal
proliferation

Prizes

Best Concise Paper Award

Ibrar Bhatt (Recipient) & Alison MacKenzie (Recipient), Nov 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Ibrar Bhatt (Recipient), Jun 2018

Prize: Election to learned society

Trustee and Member of Governing Council of the SRHE

Ibrar Bhatt (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2015 2019

Just Google it: digital literacy & the epistemology of ignorance

Ibrar Bhatt (Invited speaker), Alison MacKenzie (Invited speaker)
25 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Postdigital Science and Education (Journal)

Ibrar Bhatt (Editorial board member)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

European University Cyprus

Ibrar Bhatt (Visiting lecturer)
Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

Postdigital Science and Education (Journal)

Alison MacKenzie (Guest editor), Ibrar Bhatt (Guest editor)
20192020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Just Google it: digital literacy & epistemologies of ignorance

Ibrar Bhatt (Invited speaker), Alison MacKenzie (Invited speaker)
04 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk