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. Jan 2018 In : International Journal of Knowledge Society Research. 9, 1, p. 61-75 6. , 6

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    3. 2017
    4. Published
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      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: Contribution to conferencePaper

    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: Contribution to journalArticle

    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: Contribution to conferencePaper

    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: Contribution to conferencePaper

    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: Contribution to journalArticle

    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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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: Contribution to conferencePaper

    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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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: Contribution to conferencePaper

    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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry 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: Contribution to conferencePaper

    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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    29. Published
    30. 2013
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    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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    64. Unpublished

      Teaching in Institutes of Technology in the Republic of Ireland

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

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    67. 2006
    68. Published

      Teaching Mathematics

      Cowan, P. Mar 2006 KoganPage.

      Research output: Book/ReportBook

    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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Contribution to journalArticle

    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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Contribution to journalArticle

    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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    79. 2003
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      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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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      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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Contribution to journalArticle

    86. Published

      An evaluation of the CCEA-ALTA Project for English

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

      Research output: Book/ReportOther report

    87. Published

      An evaluation of the CCEA-ALTA Project for Mathematics

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

      Research output: Book/ReportOther 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    89. Published

      Evaluation of the CCEA-ALTA System for English

      Cowan, P. 2002 In : CCEA. *

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    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: Contribution to journalArticle

    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: Contribution to journalArticle

    93. Published

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

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

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)