Pamela Cowan

      Dr Pamela Cowan

      Lecturer (Education)

      Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 5931

      For media contact email comms.office@qub.ac.uk
      or call +44(0)2890 973091.

      Scopus Citations 2

      1. 2018
      2. Published

        Developing Confident Computational Thinking through Teacher Twinning Online

        Oldham, E., Cowan, P., Millwood, R., Strong, G., Bresnihan, N., Amond, M. & Hegarty, L. 2018 In : International Journal of Knowledge Society Research. 9, 1, 15 p., 6. , 6

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

      3. 2017
      4. Published
      5. Published
      6. Published

        All aboard or still at check-in? ITE tutors use of digital technologies: lessons from a small island: Paper presented at ESAI, University of Cork, Ireland

        Cowan, P., Roulston, S., O'Hara, J., Brown, M. J., Austin, R. & Conway, P. 2017

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewPaper

      7. Published

        An Investigation into Tenacity Levels at CoderDojos1

        McKelvey, N. & Cowan, P. 2017 In : International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy. 8, 3, p. 35-48 14 p.

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

      8. Published

        CTwins: Does Computational Thinking win when Coding twins are born?: Paper presented at ESAI, University of Cork, Ireland

        Oldham, E., Cowan, P., Millwood, R., Strong, G., Bresnihan, N., Amond, M. & Hegarty, L. 2017

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewPaper

      9. Published
      10. Published

        Teacher Educators’ Practice in ICT: keeping pace with 21st century student teachers?: Paper presented at BERA, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

        Cowan, P., Austin, R., Brown, M. J., Conway, P., O'Hara, J. & Roulston, S. 2017

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewPaper

      11. 2016
      12. Published

        Recognising and addressing inertia affecting teacher education: a case study considering computer science in the Republic of Ireland

        Fisher, L., Oldham, E., Millwood, R., FitzGibbon, A. & Cowan, P. Dec 2016 In : Journal of the World Federation of Associations of Teacher Education. 1, 3a, p. 81-102 22 p.

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

      13. Published

        Fostering Positive Valence at CoderDojos: Paper published in the Proceedings of the Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2016), Dublin, Ireland.

        McKelvey, N. & Cowan, P. Oct 2016 Proceedings of the Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2016), Dublin, Ireland. .

        Research output: ResearchConference contribution

      14. Published

        Factors influencing high school teachers’ perceptions of professional development for teaching computer programming.

        Oldham, E., Fisher, L., FitzGibbon, A. & Cowan, P. Jul 2016

        Research output: ResearchPaper

      15. Published

        Using the Technology Acceptance Model to determine Teachers’ Attitudes towards the introduction of iPads in the Classroom

        Cowan, P. Jun 2016 EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. p. 921-926

        Research output: ResearchConference contribution

      16. Published
      17. Published

        Investigating Secondary Teachers’ Perceptions of Learning Computational Thinking through Games Design: A case study in Ireland

        Cowan, P., Oldham, E. & FitzGibbon, A. 2016 Educating the Best Teachers: a Challenge for Teacher Education Proceedings of the 41st Annual ATEE Conference.

        Research output: ResearchConference contribution

      18. 2015
      19. Published
      20. Published
      21. Published

        Computational Thinking across a Life Course

        Cowan, P., Oldham, E. & FitzGibbon, A. Sep 2015

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewPaper

      22. Forthcoming
      23. Published

        Using an Adapted Continuous Practice Improvement Model to Support the Professional Development of Teachers in a Collaborative Online Environment.

        Cowan, P. 2015 Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. 3rd ed. IGI Global, p. 7419-7428 10 p.

        Research output: ResearchEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

      24. 2014
      25. Published

        The Programming Studio:Investigating teachers’ readiness for teaching programming in the island of Ireland

        Cowan, P., Oldham, E. & FitzGibbon, A. 25 Aug 2014

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewPaper

      26. Published
      27. Published

        The Use of Geo-Spatial Technology in Handheld Devices for Teaching Geography in a Formal School Context

        Cowan, P. & Butler, R. Jul 2014 Encyclopaedia of Information Science and Technology. 3rd ed. p. 2636-2646 11 p.

        Research output: ResearchEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

      28. Published

        Teachers’ Perspectives on Moving Image as a digital literacy tool in Creative Classrooms

        Cowan, P. 23 Jun 2014 Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2014. AACE, p. 114-119

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (peer-reviewed)

      29. Published
      30. 2013
      31. Published
      32. Published
      33. Published
      34. Published
      35. Published

        Multiliteracies and the introduction of Moving Image Media Education to schools in Northern Ireland

        Cowan, P. & Kelly, M. 2013 Paper published in the Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA), Victoria, British Columbia.. AACE

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      36. Published

        Using a teacher e-portfolio to support professional lifelong learning for Teachers. Bridging the gap between Pre-service and In-service education.

        Cowan, P., McNair, V. & Stewart, G. 2013 Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference, Brighton, UK..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      37. 2012
      38. Published

        Location-aware technology: learning Geography in a real digital space outside the classroom.

        Cowan, P. & Butler, R. 2012 Paper published in the Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference (SITE), Austin, Texas.. AACE

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      39. Published

        The uniqueness of teacher educators as online tutors: what teacher professionalism means online.

        Cowan, P., Neil, P. & Winter, E. 2012 Paper published in the Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA), Denver, Colorado.. AACE

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      40. 2011
      41. Published

        An Evaluation of the Professional Development of Experienced Teachers in the use of VLEs for Classroom Teaching

        Cowan, P. 2011 Report to Hewlett-Packard.

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      42. Published

        Face-zine the Future: How are we moving to online teaching?

        Cowan, P., Neil, P. & Winter, E. 2011 Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference, London, UK..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      43. Published

        Face-zine the Future: Moving into Digital Spaces.

        Cowan, P., Neil, P. & Winter, E. 2011 Paper presented at the European Conference of Educational Research (ECER), Berlin, Germany..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      44. Published

        Making regulation supportive in Early Teacher Education using a Teacher E-portfolio

        Cowan, P., McNair, V., Dunn, J., O'Doherty, S. & Stewart, G. 2011 Paper presented at the Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL) Conference, Manchester, UK..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      45. Published

        The four I-model for scaffolding the professional development of experienced teachers in the use of virtual learning environments for classroom teaching.

        Cowan, P. 2011 Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA), Lisbon, Portugal.. AACE

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      46. 2010
      47. Published

        E-scape for minibeasts: Using PDAs with Primary School pupils on an educational field trip.

        Cowan, P. 2010 Paper published in the Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA), Toronto: Canada.. AACE

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      48. Published

        Exploring the effects of a technologically enhanced learning environment in a classroom for students with learning difficulties: An Activity Theory perspective

        Cowan, P. & Buhagiar, D. 2010 Paper presented at the European Conference of Educational Research (ECER), Helsinki, Finland..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      49. Published

        Revealing PRIDE in student teachers’ e-portfolios.

        Cowan, P. 2010 Paper presented at the European Conference of Educational Research (ECER), Helsinki, Finland..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      50. 2009
      51. Published

        E-merging experiences of tutors in the transition from paper-based to e-portfolio use in teacher education.

        Cowan, P., Dunn, J., O'Doherty, S. & McNair, V. 2009 Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference, Manchester, UK..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      52. Published

        E-motion: tutors’ experiences of the transition to e-portfolio use in pre-service teacher education.

        Cowan, P., Dunn, J., O'Doherty, S. & McNair, V. 2009 Paper presented at the European Conference of Educational Research (ECER), Vienna, Austria..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      53. Published

        Listen to the evidence: Student teachers’ perceptions of using an e-portfolio in a one year initial teacher education course.

        Cowan, P. 2009 Paper presented at the Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL) Conference, Brighton.

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      54. Published

        Student teachers’ perceptions of e-portfolios to capture reflective practice in a one year pre-service teacher education course.

        Cowan, P. 2009 Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, San Diego, California..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      55. 2008
      56. Published

        E-portfolios for E-reflection or E-assessment? A Case study of a one year Initial Teacher Education course in Northern Ireland.

        Cowan, P. 2008 Paper published in the Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference (SITE), Las Vegas, Nevada.. AACE

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      57. Published

        Standards-Based Reform using a Teacher E-portfolio System: A Case Study of Pre-Service Teachers in Northern Ireland.

        Cowan, P. 2008 Paper published in the Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA), Vienna, Austria.. AACE

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      58. Published

        The use of an e-portfolio by student teachers in developing their skills as reflective practitioners.

        Dunn, J., Cowan, P. & O'Hagan, M. 2008 Paper presented at the European Conference of Educational Research (ECER), Gothenberg, Sweden..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      59. 2007
      60. Published

        Encouraging reflection on pedagogical practices through the use of MOODLE.

        Cowan, P. 2007 Paper published in the Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA), Vancouver, Canada.. AACE

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      61. Published

        Engaging student teachers in reflective practice through the use of their e-portfolio.

        Cowan, P. 2007 Paper presented at the European Conference of Educational Research (ECER), Ghent, Belgium..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      62. Published

        Making MOODLE mine’ – PGCE students’ attitudes towards creating an online course

        Cowan, P. 2007 Paper presented at the Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL) Conference, Dublin, Ireland..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      63. Published

        NI Teacher e-portfolio standards: policy meets practice.

        Cowan, P., Dunn, J., O'Hagan, M., McNair, V. & Rice, A. 2007 Paper presented at the International Professional Development Association (IPDA) conference, Belfast, UK.

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      64. Unpublished

        Teaching in Institutes of Technology in the Republic of Ireland

        Palmer, M. & Cowan, P. 2007 Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association conference, London, UK.

        Research output: ResearchConference contribution

      65. Published

        Using CAT for 11-plus testing in Northern Ireland: what are the issues?

        Cowan, P. 2007 Paper presented at the Computer-Assisted Assessment (CAA) Conference, Loughborough, UK..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      66. Published

        Using e-portfolios to capture the experiences of student teachers on a one year PGCE course in Northern Ireland.

        Cowan, P. 2007 Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference, London, UK.

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      67. 2006
      68. Published

        Teaching Mathematics

        Cowan, P. Mar 2006 KoganPage.

        Research output: ResearchBook

      69. Published
      70. Published

        Factors influencing Pre-Service teachers’ attitudes towards using a Moodle environment for teaching and learning.

        Cowan, P. 2006 Paper published in the Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference (SITE), Florida, USA.. AACE

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      71. 2005
      72. Published

        The fallibility of high stakes '11-plus' testing in Northern Ireland

        Gardner, J. & Cowan, P. Jul 2005 In : Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice. 12(2), p. 145-165 21 p.

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

      73. Published

        BlackBoard™ – is it just another teaching tool for PGCE students?

        Cowan, P. 2005 Paper presented at the Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL) Conference, Bristol, UK..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      74. Published

        Merrily Moodling along or in a Muddle? An evaluation of the experiences of PGCE students using a Moodle environment.

        Cowan, P. 2005 Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference, Cambridge, England..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      75. Published

        NOF ICT training for teachers in UK: implications for the Chinese context

        Gardner, J., Yuan, L. & Cowan, P. 2005 In : Chinese Education Information. 9, p. 60-65 6 p.

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

      76. 2004
      77. Published

        Teaching students how to create a VLE as part of their PGCE course: are we moving too far too fast?

        Cowan, P. 2004 Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference, Manchester, England.

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      78. Published

        The CAUSES project: Standard-setting, Vygotsky and pupils with SEN.

        Cowan, P. 2004 Paper published in the Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EdMedia), Lugano, Switzerland.. AACE

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      79. 2003
      80. Published
      81. Published

        The CAUSES Project: Findings and Future plans for the use of IT as an assessment tool for pupils in Special Schools.

        Cowan, P. 2003 Paper presented at the Information Technology in Teacher Education (ITTE) conference, Leeds, England..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      82. Published
      83. Published

        Using Information Technology to compensate for Special Educational Needs in mathematics assessment.

        Cowan, P. 2003 Paper presented at the Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL) Conference, Dublin, Ireland..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      84. 2002
      85. Published

        Disseminating standards in higher order learning: systemically valid instruments for standards-based reform.

        Cowan, P., Morrison, H., Wylie, C., McBride, F., Lee, M. & Greenaway, G. Oct 2002 In : Interactive Learning Environments. 10(3), p. 217-241 25 p.

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

      86. Published

        An evaluation of the CCEA-ALTA Project for English

        Cowan, P. & Brannagan, P. 2002 Unknown Publisher.

        Research output: ResearchOther report

      87. Published

        An evaluation of the CCEA-ALTA Project for Mathematics

        Cowan, P. & Brannagan, P. 2002 Unknown Publisher.

        Research output: ResearchOther report

      88. Published

        An Investigation of PGCE Students’ Development of ICT during a One Year Initial Teacher Education Course.

        Cowan, P. 2002 Paper presented at the Information Technology in Teacher Education (ITTE) conference, Brighton, UK.

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      89. Published

        Evaluation of the CCEA-ALTA System for English

        Cowan, P. 2002 In : CCEA. *

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

      90. 2001
      91. Published

        Assessment in the twenty-first century: the role of computerised adaptive testing in National Curriculum subjects

        Cowan, P. & Morrison, H. Jul 2001 In : Teacher Development. 5(2), p. 241-257 17 p.

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

      92. Published

        How defensible are current trends in GCSE Mathematics to replace teacher-assessed coursework by examinations?

        Morrison, H. & Cowan, P. Jan 2001 In : Evaluation and Research in Education. 15 (1), p. 33-51 19 p.

        Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

      93. Published

        Alleviating the problem of Key Skills in Pure Mathematics modules using ICT.

        Cowan, P. 2001 ALT-C, Edinburgh, Scotland..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      94. 1998
      95. Published

        A Computerised Tool for Internalising the Higher Order Skills in Creative Writing

        Cowan, P. 1998 Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference, Belfast, NI..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      96. Published

        Computerised Adaptive Testing in the Assessment of Mathematical Knowledge against a Scale of Standards.

        Cowan, P. 1998 Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference, Belfast, UK.

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

      97. Published

        Mathematical Problem-Solving: One implementation of Bruner’s Spiral Curriculum

        Cowan, P. 1998 Paper published in the Proceedings of Bringing IT into Education (BITE), Maastricht..

        Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)