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Cathy Burnett

Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University

Cathy Burnett is professor of literacy and education at Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University where she leads the Language and Literacy Education Research Group. Her research has explored the relationship between new technologies and literacies within and beyond educational contexts from a sociomaterial perspective, with a recent interest in the significance of research and data practices to literacy education. Her most recent co-authored and co-edited books include Undoing the Digital: Literacy and Sociomaterialism (Routledge), New Media in the Classroom: Rethinking Primary Literacy (Sage) and The Case of the iPad: Mobile Literacies in Education (Springer). She is a previous editor of the journal Literacy and on the editorial boards/editorial review boards for the Journal of Early Childhood, Literacy, the Australian Journal for Language and Literacy and the Journal of Literacy Research. She is president of the United Kingdom Literacy Association.

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Doing data differently

As various studies of teachers’ lives and work have explored, using attainment data in schools goes over and above what that data are designed to do. The datafication of schooling in England and...

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Blog post4 Feb 2021