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Dr Julia Ellen Sargent

Julia Sargent

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Professional biography

Julia is a Lecturer working in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) supporting teaching and research in Academic Professional Development (APD). She is the academic lead for Scholarly Career Development. Her role is mainly focused around the development of pan-university scholarship and use of technology to enhance professional learning and staff development. She also looks at digital pedagogies and how digital technology can support learning and learning materials.

Prior to this role, Julia completed her PhD at Loughborough University in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. She explored how and why physical education teachers' used digital technology.

Research interests

Her research interests include digital technology, technology enhanced learning, teaching, learning, strengths-based approaches and practice-based research. 

Teaching interests

Julia is an FHEA and has taught on a number of research methods modules. She has also taught lectures on the use of digital technology in physical education teaching. 

External collaborations

Julia is a reviewer for the following journals:

  • Sport, Education and Society
  • European Physical Education Review
  • Leisure Studies Journal
  • International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education
  • Physical Education and Sport Pedgagogy (member of the editorial board) 



Flipped Learning, Pedagogy and Digital Technology: Establishing Consistent Practice to Optimise Lesson Time (2020)
Sargent, Julia and Casey, Ashley
European Physical Education Review, 26(1) (pp. 70-84)

Appreciative inquiry for physical education and sport pedagogy research: a methodological illustration through teachers’ uses of digital technology. (2020)
Sargent, Julia and Casey, Ashley
Sport, Education and Society ((Early Access))

Using the meaningful physical education features as a lens to view student experiences of democratic pedagogy in higher education (2020)
Lynch, Shrehan and Sargent, Julia
Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy ((Early Access))

[Book Review] Debates in physical education (2020)
Sargent, Julia
Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education ((Early access))

Action research with parkrun UK volunteer organisers to develop inclusive strategies (2019)
Fullagar, Simone; Petris, Sandra; Sargent, Julia; Allen, Stephanie; Aktar, Muhsina and Ozakinci, Gozde
Health Promotion International ((Early Access))

[Book Review] Digital technologies and learning in physical education: pedagogical cases (2018)
Sargent, Julia
Sport, Education and Society, 23(1) (pp. 108-110)

Using digital technologies to enhance your teaching of physical education (2020)
Sargent, Julia and Casey, Ashley
In: Capel, Susan; Cliff, Joanne and Lawrence, Julia eds. A practical guide to teaching physical education in the secondary school
Publisher : Routledge (In Press) | Published : London

Exploring pedagogies of digital technology in physical education through appreciative inquiry (2018-05-24)
Sargent, Julia and Casey, Ashley
In: Koekoek, Jeroen and van Hilvoorde, Ivo eds. Digital Technology in Physical Education: Global Perspectives. Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport (pp. 69-85)
ISBN : 9781138569881 | Publisher : Routledge

Tools and Technologies for Advancing Professional Development (2019-06-18)
FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Adams, Anne; Bektik, Duygu; Bossu, Carina; Clough, Gill; Ismail, Nashwa and Sargent, Julia
In : CALRG Annual Conference 2019 (17-18 Jun 2019, The Open University, Milton Keynes)

Exploring Pedagogy And Digital Technology In Physical Education Through Appreciative Inquiry (2018-05-23)
Sargent, Julia
PhD thesis Loughborough University

Innovating Pedagogy 2020: Open University Innovation Report 8 (2020-01-09)
Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Beirne, Elaine; Conole, Gráinne; Costello, Eamon; Coughlan, Tim; Ferguson, Rebecca; FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Gaved, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea; Holmes, Wayne; Mac Lochlainn, Conchur; Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Mairéad; Rienties, Bart; Sargent, Julia; Scanlon, Eileen; Sharples, Mike and Whitelock, Denise
The Open University, Milton Keynes.