Dr Steve Connolly

Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education

Steve Connolly

After spending 18 years as a teacher, Head of Department and Senior Leader in secondary schools in London, I took up my position as Lecturer in Education in January 2015.

During my teaching career I taught a range of subjects including English and Drama, but became increasingly interested in both Media Education and the application of technology in the classroom.

Research Interests include:

  • Media Education and Media Literacy
  • Academic and Vocational routes through Arts Education
  • Technology and Literacy
  • Creativity
  • Learning Processes - cognitive, social, critical and cultural
  • Philosophy of Education - particularly epistemology and curriculum


  • PhD - Media Education, Institute of Education, London
  • MA - Media Education, Institute of Education, London
  • PGCE - Secondary English, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • BA (Hons) - Philosophy and American Studies, University of Nottingham


Research Projects and Reports

Other Articles

Book Chapters

  • Connolly, S. (2018) "W(h)ither Media in English?" in Goodwyn, A., Durrant, C., Sawyer, W., Zancanella, D. & Scherff, E. (eds.). The Future of English teaching worldwide and its histories: celebrating 50 years from the Dartmouth conference. London, Routledge
  • Connolly, S. & Readman, M. (2017) Towards "Creative Media Literacy" International Handbook of Media Literacy Education. De Abreu, B., Mihailidis, P., Yee, A., Melki, J. & McDougall,J. (eds) Routledge. Oxford.
  • Connolly, S (2013) "Media Education: A Tool for Social Inclusion". Current Perspectives in Media Education. P. Fraser and J. Wardle. Palgrave McMillan. London.
  • Connolly, S. (2008). "Using video production work to teach about the language of the Moving Image." Media Teaching: Language, Audience and Production. A. Burn and C. Durrant. Kent Town, South Australia, Wakefield Press.

Contact Details

T: +44 (0)1582 743233
E: steve.connolly@beds.ac.uk

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