Bio

Biography

Alexia is a Lecturer in the School of Education and Social Work. She currently teaches on the MA (Hons) and MEd programmes. 

Alexia has ten years of teaching and management experience in early years and primary settings, in the UK and abroad. She has also worked as a Research Associate with the Centre for Psychophysiology in Education, of the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens and as a Research Assistant for iConcipio, a UK based company developing an online mental health and wellbeing intervention for HE students.

Alexia works at the intersection of psychology and education, and in particular outdoor learning. She is currently exploring how different experiences and pedagogical approaches can promote (or hinder) nature connectedness in children in the early years and beyond.  

Alexia’s other research interests include:

Mental health and wellbeing

Nature connectedness in teacher education

Research-informed education practice

Interplay between academic research and teacher practice

 

Alexia is a Consulting Editor for the International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education. 

Publications

Preliminary psychometric evidence of the Greek adaptation to the EC-CC HOME scale for use in institutional environments
4/2019, Advances in Developmental and Educational Psychology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Nature relatedness in student teachers, perceived competence and willingness to teach outdoors : An empirical study
4/2019, Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Refocusing Environmental Education in the Early Years : A brief introduction to a Pedagogy for Connection
3/2019, Education Sciences
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Flourishing in the forest : looking at Forest School through a self-determination theory lens
10/2018, Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

The Case for Nature Connectedness as a Distinct Goal of Early Childhood Education
2/2019, International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

The Learning Styles educational neuromyth : Lack of agreement between teachers’ judgments, self-assessment, and students’ intelligence
11/2018, Frontiers in Education
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Supporting mental health, wellbeing and study skills in Higher Education : an online intervention system
9/2018, International Journal of Mental Health Systems
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Outdoor learning and Nature Connectedness : the teacher education aspect
6/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Poster

Pedagogy in Nature : Benefits, Challenges and Directions
6/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Blinded by science: The social implications of epigenetics and neuroscience : The social implications of epigenetics and neuroscience by David Wastell and Sue White (2017)
3/2018, Critical and Radical Social Work
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Book/Film/Article review

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Press

“An additional reason to abandon learning styles” – teachers and pupils do not agree on the pupils’ preferred learning style

Alexia Barrable

12/12/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research



Enough with the "Learning Styles" Already!

Alexia Barrable

8/12/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research



Teaching Now blog, 'Learning Styles' Aren't a Reliable Way to Categorize Students, Study Says. 3 December 2018 by Sarah Schwartz

Alexia Barrable

3/12/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



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Activities

Nikoletta Christodoulou

Alexia Barrable (Host)
6 May 201911 May 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

Activity Type: Host Visitor

International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (Journal)

Alexia Barrable (Peer reviewer)
4 Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Activity Type: Editorial Work

Education Sciences (Journal)

Alexia Barrable (Peer reviewer)
20 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Activity Type: Editorial Work

The Therapeutic Forest

Alexia Barrable (Speaker)
10 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

TEDx Limassol talk

Alexia Barrable (Speaker)
10 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

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