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Dr Jonathan Mann


CIRCLE (Community for Impactful Research in Connected Learning Experiences)

Lecturer - Mental Wealth Champion

    Dr Jonathan Mann BA (hons) MA PGCert PGCE SFHEA is a Lecturer at the University of East London, teaching on the Education Studies programme, as a Module Leader and Mental Wealth Champion for the School of Education and Communities.  His research on (online) pedagogy and academic literacy/capital has appeared in a number of scholarly journals. His literary research has been published in books in the UK and France. He is an advocate for social mobility through literacy and writing.

    Jonathan is also the co-founder/co-editor of the Journal of Impact Cultures. The Journal of Impact Cultures (JIC) is a journal/resource for transforming educational policy and practice. The journal is published by CIRCLE, which is an interdisciplinary research group. The journal and its associated research group is based at the University of East London but operates in collaboration with colleagues from a number of universities in the UK and beyond. Publications in this journal intervene with and extend current debates in teaching and learning.

    He has presented scholarly papers at conferences in the UK, South Africa, Malaysia, France, Sweden and Mexico. His AHRC-funded PhD thesis was supervised by Professor Andrew Biswell, Burgess's biographer, and Director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. Jonathan’s research on Burgess is published in the UK and France. He is preparing The Collected Poetry of Anthony Burgess for publication by Carcanet/Fyfield. In addition to this, Jonathan is the promoter/curator of the Capital Letters live poetry reading series in east London, which promotes collaboration and dialogue between experimental poets.

    Prior to his work in Higher Education, Jonathan had a long and extensive career in marketing, holding senior management positions, and advising both SMEs and major brands alike on ways to grow their business online, from startup to IPO.




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    Abrahamson, E. and Mann, J. (2018) For whom is the feedback intended? A student-focused critical analysis of turnitin software as a tool for learning. Journal of Pedagogical Research. 2 (3), pp. 146-166.

    Mann, J. (2017) ‘Using Turnitin to Improve Academic Writing: An Action Research Inquiry’, Research in Teacher Education. (6)1.

    Mann, J. (2015) 'Con-text, Cont/ext, Co-text: Three Types of Context in Adult Learning', Research and Practice in Adult Literacies, 87.

    Mann, J. (2015) ‘Practical Approaches to Vocational Contextualisation’, Research and Practice in Adult Literacies, 86.