Dr Matt Cochrane

Name: Dr Matt Cochrane
Department: Secondary and Further Education
Current position: Senior Lecturer Secondary and Further Education (Physics)
Email: cochram@edgehill.ac.uk
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education

Biography

Teaching:

  • 2013-present: Senior Lecturer (Physics) –
  • 2012-2013, Assistant course leader:  BSc Secondary Science Education.
  • 2004-2012, Head of Department/Assistant Head of Secondary Education,
  • 1991-2004, Head of Science, Christ the King High School, Southport
  • 1982-1991, IT Coordinator, Christ the King High School, Southport
  • 1976-1982, Assistant physics teacher, King George V School, Southport

Qualifications:

  • EdD, Keele University, completed March 2015
  • MA, Open University, Open University, Education, 1989
  • Professional Diploma in Educational Computing, University of Central Lancashire, 1984
  • PGCE, Physics with Mathematics, University of Sheffield, 1976
  • BSc  (Hons) Physics, University of Sheffield, 1975

Interests & Achievements:

Matt is a Member of the Institute of Physics, and is interested in the use of Android technology for education, particularly for recording and measuring physics data using smart phones.

Research:

  • Doctoral research investigated how social and cultural background influences career choice in young people.
  • Use of Android technology in the collection of scientific data.

Published work:

Authored:

  • Liversidge, A., Cochrane, M., Kerfoot, B. and Thomas, J. (2009) Teaching Science: Developing as a Reflective Science Teacher, London, Sage.

Edited:

  • Adams, J., Cochrane,  M., Dunne, L. (2011) Applying Theory to Educational Research: an introductory approach with case studies, London, Wiley-Blackwell.

Chapters in books:

  • Cochrane M. (2016) ‘Turn your phones on: using Android devices to collect scientific data’ in M. Shelley, S.A. Kiray and I Celik (eds) ‘Educatiopn Research highlights in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2016’. Ames, Iowa: International Society for Research in Education and Science (ISRES). pp 89-95.  ISBN 978605669501-8
  • Cochrane, M. (2011) , ‘Children’s university aspirations and the effects of socio-economic status and social class’, in J. Adams, M. Cochrane and L. Dunne (eds), Applying Theory to Educational Research: an introductory approach with case studies, London, Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9780470972359
  • Cochrane, M. (2011) Making science creative, in V. Duckworth, S. Hussain, S. Ingle and T. Morley (eds) Teaching tomorrow: creative approaches by today’s trainees, Warrington, Gatehouse.

Refereed Journals:

  • Woolhouse, C. and Cochrane, M. (2015) ‘Educational policy or practice?  Traversing the conceptual divide between subject knowledge, pedagogy and teacher identity in England’, European Journal of Teacher Education, 38(1) pp87-101 DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2014.921154
  • Duckworth, V. and Cochrane, M. (2012) ‘Spoilt for choice, spoilt by choice: long-term consequences of limitations imposed by social background’, Education + Training, 54 (7) 579-591 DOI: 10.1108/00400911211265620
  • Woolhouse, C. and Cochrane, M. (2010) ‘Now I think of myself as a Physics Teacher’: Negotiating professional development and shifts in self-identity’, Reflective Practice,  11(5) 607-618.  DOI:10.1080/14623943.2010.516972
  • Cochrane, M. (2010) ‘Do role models help to widen participation? An investigation into the effect of social background on choice of role model’, Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 12(1) 7-17.
  • Woolhouse, C. and Cochrane, M. (2009) ‘Is subject knowledge the be all and end all? Investigating professional development for science teachers’, Improving Schools, 12(2) 166-176.

Non-refereed Journals:

  • Straker, K. and Cochrane, M. (2006) ‘School Vocational Pathways: pupils’ perspectives on the choice process’, Edge Hill Occasional Papers,  2, 6.

Web-based resource: 

  • Cochrane, M., Henesy, J., and Smith A. (2015) ‘Case study: Using Android or iPhone technology to collect scientific data’ accessed Nov 11th 2015 at http://reflectiveteaching.co.uk/books-and-resources/reflective-teaching-in-higher-education/teaching-for-learning/11.-pedagogy/case-study-using-android-or-iphone-technology-to-collect-scientific-data/

Doctoral thesis: 

  • Cochrane, M. (2015) Pupils’ choices in their educational and career trajectories, Ed.D Thesis.  Keele University

Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise

Refereed conference contributions:

  • Cochrane, M. (2016) ‘Are Smartphones the data logging devices of the future?’ Annual Conference for Research in Education (ACRE), Edge Hill University, 12th-13th July.
  • Cochrane, M. (2016) ‘Turn your phones on: using android devices to collect scientific data.’ International Conference on Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology:  Bodrum, Turkey, 19th-22nd May.
  • Cochrane, M. (2012) ‘Hitting the target: do school expectations meet pupil need?’ Identity – State – Education, Fourth Annual Conference on Learner Identity, Centre for Learner Identity Studies (CLIS): Edge Hill University, 11th-13th July
  • Cochrane, M. and Woolhouse, C. (2011) ‘”But we thought that’s what you wanted!” Using student focus groups to collaborate in course development’: Collaboration and Active Learning, Improving University Teaching Annual Conference, Bielefeld University, Germany, 19th – 22nd July.
  • Cochrane, M. (2011) ‘Communication by email: three golden rules’: Collaboration and Active Learning, Improving University Teaching Annual Conference, Bielefeld University, Germany, 19th – 22nd July.
  • Duckworth, V., Bostock, J., Brzeski, A., Cochrane, J. and Cochrane, M. (2011) ‘Sharing professionalism through research and teacher dialogue to support learners on their transition through the field of education’, 3rd CLIS Annual Conference, Centre for Learner Identity Studies, Edge Hill University, 7th July.
  • Cochrane, M. (2010) Transformations in learner identity: how ‘Becky’ became ‘Vicky’, 2nd CLIS Annual conference, Centre for Learner Identity Studies, Edge Hill University, 18th  June.
  • Cochrane, M. (2009) ‘Gendering the Looking Glass? A traveller’s tale from Kidworld’, BERA Annual Conference, British Educational Research Association, University of Manchester, 3rd – 5th  Sept.
  • Cochrane, M. and Woolhouse, C. (2009) ‘Turning teachers into learners: evaluating the impact of a professional development program’, Navigating innovations in teaching and learning, Improving University Teaching Annual  Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 14th -17th  July.
  • Sackville, A., Cochrane, J., Cochrane, M. and Sherratt, C. (2009) ‘D.A.R.E. to innovate? Technology for teaching: Navigating innovations in teaching and learning’, Improving University Teaching Annual Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 14th -17th  July.
  • McAteer, M., Cochrane, M., Hallett, F. and Sherratt, C. (2008) ‘Ethical Issues in Educational Research’, Collaborative Action Research Network Annual Conference, CARN, University of Liverpool, 6th -8th  Nov.
  • Cochrane, M. and Straker, K. (2005) ‘Secondary School Vocational Pathways: a critical analysis and evaluation’, BERA Annual Conference, British Educational Research Association, University of Glamorgan, 8th -10th  Sept.

Non-refereed conference contributions:

  • Chapman, A. and Cochrane, M. (2012) ‘Pupil:teacher ratios in the standards documents: a Martian perspective’. Identity – State – Education, Fourth Annual Conference on Learner Identity, Centre for Learner Identity Studies (CLIS): Edge Hill University, 11th-13th July
  • Cochrane, M. (2012) ‘From inspiration to publication: an account of an editor’s experience’. Identity – State – Education, Fourth Annual Conference on Learner Identity, Centre for Learner Identity Studies (CLIS): Edge Hill University, 11th-13th July
  • McAteer, M., Cochrane, M., Hallett, F. and  Penketh, C. (2006) ‘Planes, trains and automobiles: individual experiences of the research journey’, CLTR conference, Edge Hill University, June 15th.

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