Dr Richard Malthouse

Dr Richard Malthouse

Senior Lecturer

Department of Early Childhood & Education , School of Education and Communities

Richard joined UEL in 2016 where he currently lectures on Researching Issues in Education, the supervision of Level 6 Dissertations and those working towards their thesis on the Doctoral Programme.

Areas Of Interest

Richard's interests include authoring books which can be found here.

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OVERVIEW

Richard is responsible for the Dissertation module, both for attending and distance learning students.  His roles includes that of Academic Advisor.

CURRENT RESEARCH

Richard's research interests include reflective practice.  He introduced the theoretical model of Situated Reflective Practice (SRP) which focuses upon a situation an individual may experience due to external influences. Another area of focus is that of Reflective Questioning which promotes an individual to think reflectively.  He is currently researching the phenomenon of PRreflection and Feed Forward. The purpose of this study is to support students as they engage in academic study. His latest Reflective Practice model, Past, Present, Future is the subject of his ongoing research. He is continuing his research into Reflective Practice and PReflection and is piloting a new reflective model for undergraduates who are not involved in teacher training. 

His latest interests are that of students needs in relation to learning support post C19.  Richard also focuses on racism, bullying and sexism within organisations.

Richard's Journal include:

 

Research in Education: Sage Journals

Malthouse, R, Roffey-Barentsen, J,  Watts, M, 'Reflective questions, self-questioning and  managing professionally situated practice' (2015)

Abstract
Reflective self-questioning arises within the work-place when people are confronted with professional problems and situations. This paper focuses on reflective and 'situated reflective' questions in terms of self-questioning and professional work-place problem solving. In our view, the situational context, entailed by the setting, social and personal/individual perspectives, is interactional. The supporting empirical data is drawn from our work with two groups in their tertiary phase of education: professional trainers within a large corporate organisation and para-professionals within a large college system; each embraces phenomenological principles. The discussions of situated reflective practice (SRP) entail those circumstances where change is visited upon the individual by forces outside their immediate control. The positive sense of SRP is that it can prepare an individual for anticipated change, and is therefore considered a method of change management. The situation acts as a catalyst for the thought.

Professional Development in Education

Malthouse, R, Roffey-Barentsen, J,  Watts, M, Reflectivity, 'Reflexivity and Situated Reflective Practice' (2014)

This paper describes an aspect of reflective practice referred to as 'Situated Reflective Practice' (SRP). The overarching theory is derived from social theories of structuration and reflexivity. In particular, from Giddens's (1984) theory of structuration, this sees social life as interplay of agency and structure. Discussion of the research reported here centres on the nature of such situated reflection, considers related literature and presents the data collected in a recent small-scale study. The original purpose of the research was to explore the perceptions of corporate trainers on a course for Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS). (2) As a result of this research the concept of Situated Reflective Practice was generated.  It is argued that here exist some situations where a person will find themselves in a position over which they have little control, avoidance or veto. The major conclusion of this study was that key interview themes enabled the delineation of a series of five characteristics representing increasing structural distance in space and time between the reflective practitioner and the professional situation in which they work.

PUBLICATIONS

Malthouse, R. & Roffey-Barentsen, J. (2019) Can 'feed-forward' work? University students' perceptions of their PReflective practice (2019). In Watts, M. and Pedrosa, H. Academic growth in Higher Education: Questions and Answers. Leiden (NL): Koninklijke Brill


Anticipated Publication:

  • Roffey-Barentsen, J. and Malthouse, R. (2021) Accountabilities of a reflective mentor. In Salehjee, S. (2021) (Ed) Mentoring Science Teachers in the Secondary School. London: Routledge
     

Richard's publications include the following:

  • Crowe, N, Malthouse, R., Roffey-Barentsen, J. and Watts, M (2013) Studies in Informal Learning.  Contemporary Education Studies.  London: Thalassa.
  • Malthouse, R. (2014) Writing your MA Literature Review.  Contemporary Education Series. London: Thalassa.
  • Malthouse, R and Roffey-Barentsen (2015) Writing your Research Proposal. Contemporary Education Studies.  London: Thalassa
  • Malthouse, R. and Roffey-Barentsen, J. (2014) Teachers’ Reflective Practice; I’m a scientist.  In M.Watts (ed) Debates in Science education.  Routledge.
  • Malthouse, R. and Roffey-Barentsen,, J. (2013)  Research Projects and Dissertations: A Collection. Volume 1. Contemporary Education Series. London: Thalassa.
  • Malthouse, R. and Roffey-Barentsen, J. (2013)  Academic Skills. Contemporary Education Series. London: Thalassa.
  • Malthouse, R. and Roffey-Barentsen,, J. (2013)  Action Research Projects: A Collection. Contemporary Education Series. London: Thalassa.
  • Malthouse R, (2012) Reflecting Blues.  Perceptions of policing students in relation to reflective practice and associated skills. Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Roffey-Barentsen, J. and Malthouse, R. (2013) Reflective Practice in Education and Training. (2nd Ed).  London: Sage
  • Roffey-Barentsen, J and Malthouse, R. (2013)  Comparative Education.  Contemporary Education Series. London: Thalassa.
  • Roffey-Barentsen, J. and Malthouse, R. (2009) Reflective Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Exeter: Learning Matters 

 

Richard's books for children include:

  • Gentile, G and Malthouse, R. (2018)  Bunny and Dog: Book 1
  • Gentile, G and Malthouse, R. (2019)  Robin’s Nest: Egg.
  • Gentile, G and Malthouse, R. (2020)  Robin’s Nest: The Nest
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2017)  Badgers' Beach:  The Big Rainbow
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2017)  Badgers' Beach:  The Big Rainbow. A dual language book in Arabic
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2017)  Badgers' Beach:  The Big Rainbow. A dual language book in Traditional Chinese.
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2017)  Badgers' Beach:  The Big Rainbow. A dual language book in Simplified Chinese
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2017)  Badgers' Beach:  The Big Rainbow. A dual language book in Italian
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2017)  Badgers' Beach:  The Big Rainbow. A dual language book in Dutch
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2017)  Badgers' Beach:  The Big Rainbow. A dual language book in German
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2017)  Badgers' Beach:  The Big Rainbow. A dual language book in Finnish
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2017)  Badgers' Beach:  The Big Rainbow. A dual language book in Romanian
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2017)  Badgers' Beach:  The Big Rainbow. A dual language book in Bengali
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2018)  Badgers' Beach:  The Big Rainbow. A dual language book in Danish
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2018)  Badgers' Beach:  The Big Rainbow. A dual language book in Polish
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2020) Badgers' Beach:  The Big Rainbow. A dual language book in Latvian
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2019)  Badgers' Beach:  The Big Rainbow. A dual language book in Patois
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2019)  Badger’s Beach: The Great Clean Up.
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2019)  Badger’s Beach: The Great Clean Up. A dual language book in Italian
  • Malthouse, R and Barentsen, J. (2019)  Badger’s Beach: The Great Clean Up. A dual language book in Dutch.
  • Malthouse, M and Malthouse, R. (2018) Wayne the Wasp: Adventures by the River.  A book highlighting the need to listen to the advice given by elders. 
  • Malthouse, M and Malthouse, R. (2019)  Freddie the Frog.  About a frog 

TEACHING

MODULES

Richard joined UEL in 2016 where he currently lectures in Research on the BA Education programme.  Prior to this he worked in various FE and HE institutions where he taught on the Certificate of Education and the Post Certificate in Education courses (teaching teachers).  He was a reviewer for the Institute for Learning which involved assessing teachers who were working towards the QTLS award.  His teaching experience includes that of a Teaching Fellow at  Brunel University and lecturing in the United Arab Emirates.  He was also Lecturer at the University of West London. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.