McGuigan, Aileen

Dr

  • Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Education
  • 8 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20112019

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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Aileen McGuigan graduated from the University of Glasgow with a joint honours degree in English and Scottish Literature and continued there, completing a PhD in 1998. Her thesis centred on literary history from a feminist perspective. During her postgraduate years, she worked part-time, teaching at the University of Glasgow and in community education with the Workers' Education Association.

Aileen has experience of teaching in a whole range of educational sectors: secondary and tertiary as well as community learning. After completing her PGCE, she taught English and Media Studies in secondary schools and then in the college sector, firstly at Langside in Glasgow and on moving to Tayside with her family, at Angus College. Later on she was employed in outreach work for the University of Dundee, organising a programme of courses for adults in community settings throughout Tayside and delivering a range of short courses herself.

She took up a lecturing post in the Teaching Qualification Further Education team within the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education (ESWCE) here at the University of Dundee, in October 2006. She was TQFE Programme Director from 2010-2016.

Research interests

Aileen's research stems from a social constructivist epistemology.  She is interested in:

  • Design for learning in online environments
  • Professional development
  • Online collaboration
  • Web 2.0 social media tools in learning contexts

Awards

Aileen and the TQFE team have won various awards and shortlistings:

  • 2014  TQFE case study shortlisted to final four (highly commended) in the Scotland-wide JISC RSC iTech awards: The Teaching Qualification in Further Education TQFE-Tutor blogosphere at the University of Dundee   http://www.rsc-scotland.org/?p=4604
  • 2012 University of Dundee Honorary Graduates' Award for Innovation in Teaching (for TQFE-Tutor, an integrated tutoring and communications system for the TQFE programme)
  • 2011 College of Arts and Social Sciences (UoD) Award for innovative teaching (for TQFE-Tutor)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 1999

Master of Arts, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 1991

Keywords

  • L Education (General)
  • online learning
  • online collaboration
  • professional development
  • social media tools for learning

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Research Output

  • 8 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Other contribution
  • 1 Conference contribution

Transforming practice, transforming practitioners: reflections on the TQFE in Scotland

Bain, Y., Brosnan, K. & McGuigan, A., 2019, In : Research in Post-Compulsory Education. 24, 1, p. 83-101 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • An unusual transition: lecturer to university student

    McGuigan, A., Jul 2015, Dundee : University of Dundee.

    Research output: Other contribution

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    I'm a friend of someone who responds: avoiding the void in online learning communications

    McGuigan, A., 2013, ICERI 2013 Proceedings. IATED, p. 3990-3995 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Blogospheric learning in a continuing professional development context

    McGuigan, A., 2012, Collaborative learning 2.0: open educational resources. Okada, A. L. P., Connolly, T. & Scott, P. J. (eds.). Hershey, PA.: IGI Global, p. 222-237

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Prizes

    College Award for Inovative Teaching

    McGuigan, Aileen (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Honorary Graduates Award for Innovation in Teaching

    McGuigan, Aileen (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Two TQFE case studies highly commended

    McGuigan, Aileen (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • University of Dundee Honorary Graduates' Award for Innovation in Teaching

    McGuigan, Aileen (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 11 Participation in conference
    • 1 Festival/Exhibition
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Other

    eLene4Life - Learning and Interacting to Foster Employability

    Neil Taylor (Member), , Helen Booth (Member), , Aileen McGuigan (Member), & Divya Jindal-Snape (Member)

    Jan 2018Sep 2021

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    ALT Scotland

    Aileen McGuigan (Participant)

    7 Jun 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) 38th Annual Conference 2013

    Aileen McGuigan (Speaker)

    2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    ALT-C 2013

    Aileen McGuigan (Speaker)

    2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference