Dr Patricia Driscoll


NameDr Patricia Driscoll
Job titleFaculty Director of Research Development

Research outputs

Cultural threads in primary schools

Driscoll, P. and Holliday, A. 2020. Cultural threads in primary schools. ITL International Journal of Applied Linguistics . (32).

The sustainable impact of a short comparative teaching placement abroad on primary school language teachers’ professional, linguistic and cultural skills

Driscoll, P., Rowe, J. and Thomae, M. 2014. The sustainable impact of a short comparative teaching placement abroad on primary school language teachers’ professional, linguistic and cultural skills. The Language Learning Journal. 42 (3), pp. 307-320. https://doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2014.917332

Making the case for primary languages

Driscoll, P. 2001. Making the case for primary languages.

The role of research in developing effective practice

Driscoll, P. 2002. The role of research in developing effective practice.

Achieving consistency through effective transition

Driscoll, P. 2004. Achieving consistency through effective transition.

The characteristics of effective practice: a report on the findings of the systematic review

Driscoll, P. 2004. The characteristics of effective practice: a report on the findings of the systematic review.

Primary languages in England: implications for initial and in-service teacher development

Driscoll, P. 2004. Primary languages in England: implications for initial and in-service teacher development.

Ensuring the professional development of primary languages teachers: the essential ingredient in best practice

Driscoll, P. 2005. Ensuring the professional development of primary languages teachers: the essential ingredient in best practice.

Findings from 'baseline' research: language learning at key stage 2: where to now?

Driscoll, P. 2005. Findings from 'baseline' research: language learning at key stage 2: where to now?

Hosting a student from overseas: the impact on the hosting teacher and children

Driscoll, P. and Dinvaut, A. 2006. Hosting a student from overseas: the impact on the hosting teacher and children.

Transition: the key to success

Driscoll, P. 2007. Transition: the key to success.

Language learning provision at key stage 2: implications for training teachers

Driscoll, P. and Sing, S. 2008. Language learning provision at key stage 2: implications for training teachers.

Does international engagement enhance intercultural understanding in primary schools? They may call it 'Wasser' but we know it's water really!

Driscoll, P. 2009. Does international engagement enhance intercultural understanding in primary schools? They may call it 'Wasser' but we know it's water really!

Primary languages pedagogy in the UK (2006-2009): a discussion on developments, implications and impact on pupils' attitude and motivation

Driscoll, P. and Sing, S. 2010. Primary languages pedagogy in the UK (2006-2009): a discussion on developments, implications and impact on pupils' attitude and motivation.

Building on firm foundations – what is happening in primary languages?

Driscoll, P. 2010. Building on firm foundations – what is happening in primary languages?

The sustained impact of an international experience during initial teacher education for primary language teachers

Driscoll, P., Rowe, J. and Thomae, M. 2011. The sustained impact of an international experience during initial teacher education for primary language teachers.

Languages in English primary schools: rationales and learning outcomes

Driscoll, P. 2011. Languages in English primary schools: rationales and learning outcomes.

Language learning and intercultural development in English primary schools

Driscoll, P. and Earl, J. 2011. Language learning and intercultural development in English primary schools.

Creativity through curriculum innovation: teachers' and children's perceptions of integrating language and music

Driscoll, P., Wheway, D. and Schulze, V. 2011. Creativity through curriculum innovation: teachers' and children's perceptions of integrating language and music.

Creative teaching and training: same issues, new solutions

Driscoll, P. 2011. Creative teaching and training: same issues, new solutions.

The sustained impact of a bilateral placement during initial teacher education on qualified primary language teachers' practice

Driscoll, P. and Rowe, J. 2011. The sustained impact of a bilateral placement during initial teacher education on qualified primary language teachers' practice.

Internationalising teacher education: the impact of teaching placement abroad on the emerging professional values of future primary school teachers from England, France, Germany and Spain

Driscoll, P. and Rowe, J. 2011. Internationalising teacher education: the impact of teaching placement abroad on the emerging professional values of future primary school teachers from England, France, Germany and Spain.

The sustained impact of an international experience during initial teacher education for primary language teachers

Driscoll, P. and Thomae, M. 2011. The sustained impact of an international experience during initial teacher education for primary language teachers.

Meanings that matter: an investigation of teachers' and children's perceptions of integrating language and music

Driscoll, P., Schulze, V. and Wheway, D. 2012. Meanings that matter: an investigation of teachers' and children's perceptions of integrating language and music.

Schools at the crossroads: innovating in a climate of uncertainty

Young, V., Driscoll, P. and Pagden, A. 2012. Schools at the crossroads: innovating in a climate of uncertainty.

Early professional development and languages teaching in primary schools

Driscoll, P. and Griffiths, V. 2012. Early professional development and languages teaching in primary schools.

What works and why: a case study investigation of participants' perceptions of the impact of a parenting intervention on parents and their children

Driscoll, P., Tupling, C., Summerson, M. and Thomae, M. 2012. What works and why: a case study investigation of participants' perceptions of the impact of a parenting intervention on parents and their children.

The European Music Portfolio development - the EMP-L: integrated music pedagogies as a framework for learning

Driscoll, P. and Marjanen, K. 2013. The European Music Portfolio development - the EMP-L: integrated music pedagogies as a framework for learning.

Languages learning at Key Stage 2: a longitudinal study

Cable, C., Driscoll, P., Mitchell, R., Sing, S., Cremin, T., Earl, J., Eyres, I., Holmes, B., Martin, C. and Heins, B. 2010. Languages learning at Key Stage 2: a longitudinal study. Department for Children, Schools and Families. https://doi.org/DCSF-RR198

The role and nature of the cultural dimension in primary modern languages

Driscoll, P., Earl, J. and Cable, C. 2013. The role and nature of the cultural dimension in primary modern languages. Language, Culture and Curriculum. 26 (2), pp. 146-160. https://doi.org/10.1080/07908318.2013.799675

Broadening the lens: an investigation of student teachers' changing perceptions of pedagogy following a teaching placement in a primary school in mainland Europe

Driscoll, P. and Rowe, J. 2012. Broadening the lens: an investigation of student teachers' changing perceptions of pedagogy following a teaching placement in a primary school in mainland Europe. Education 3-13. 40 (4), pp. 417-431. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2012.691375

Language learning at Key Stage 2: findings from a longitudinal study

Cable, C., Driscoll, P., Mitchell, R., Sing, S., Cremin, T., Earl, J., Eyres, I., Holmes, B., Martin, C. and Heins, B. 2012. Language learning at Key Stage 2: findings from a longitudinal study. Education 3-13. 40 (4), pp. 363-378. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2012.691371

A systematic review of the characteristics of effective foreign language teaching to pupils between the ages 7 and 11

Driscoll, P., Jones, J., Martin, C., Graham-Matheson, L., Dismore, H. and Sykes, R. 2004. A systematic review of the characteristics of effective foreign language teaching to pupils between the ages 7 and 11. London EPPI-Centre, Institute of Education.

Ventures into uncharted territory

Driscoll, P. 2001. Ventures into uncharted territory. Times Educational Supplement.

Reconstructing primary modern foreign languages: an inclusive process towards the development of competence

Driscoll, P. 2000. Reconstructing primary modern foreign languages: an inclusive process towards the development of competence. Early Language Learning Bulletin.

Primary classroom teacher or specialist?

Driscoll, P. 2000. Primary classroom teacher or specialist? Times Educational Supplement.
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