Dr Ken Gale
Profiles

Dr Ken Gale

Lecturer in Post-16 Education

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Ken can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Narrative enquiry
  • Performative writing
  • Collaborative writing
  • Deleuze
  • Autoethnography
  • Poststructuralism
Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Ken's main teaching interests are within the philosophy of education, the study of post structural theory and narrative and autoethnographic inquiry as they may be applied to teacher education and continuing professional development . Ken has written and currently teaches modules on the masters and BA programmes within the faculty on the philosophy of education, gender studies, discourse theory, higher education in further education contexts and narrative approaches to education.

Research

Research

Research interests

Ken's main research interests are within the philosophy of education, the study of post structural theory and narrative and autoethnographic inquiry as they may be applied to teacher education and continuing professional development .

Ken's EdD thesis, which was completed in May 2008, is an inquiry into writing and subjectivity.

Research groups

Grants & contracts

£5,000 from the Teaching Fellowship Award Scheme set up to enquire into Writing for Professional Development with colleagues from the Faculty of Education.

£5,000 ESCALATE grant to support a collaborative writing research group with colleagues from the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Keele engaged in an enquiry into collaborative writing and research processes amongst post graduate students. The main output from this research will be to produce, in conjunction with technical support from the HEA, an online, collaborative writers/researchers ‘toolkit’ by the end of 2009.

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals

Gale. K, Gallant. M, Gannon. S, Kirkpatrick. D, Malthouse. M, Percy. M, Perrier. M, Porter. S, Rippin. A, Sakellariadis. A, Speedy. J, Wyatt. J, and Wyatt. T. (2013) Inquiring into Red/Red Inquiring, Humanities, 2(2), 253-277.

Gale. K, Pelias R, Russell L, Spry T, & Wyatt J (2013) Intensity: A collaborative autoethnography. International Review of Qualitative Research, 6, 1, 165-180

Gale. K, Pelias R, Russell L, Spry T, & Wyatt J. (2012) Darkness and silence: The dis/connection of writing intimacy. International Review of Qualitative Research, 5, 4, 407-426

Gale, K., Martin, V., Sakellariadis, A., Speedy, J., and Spry, T., (2012) Collaborative Writing in Real Time, Critical Studies/ Critical Methodologies, Vol. 12 (5) pp. 401- 407.

Gale, K. and Pineau, E. (2012) Flows, tides and transatlantic drifts: an emergent methodology of collaborative performative writing, International Review of Qualitative Research, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp. 317-335.

Wyatt J, Gale K, Pelias R, Russell L, and Spry T. (2011). How writing touches: An intimate scholarly collaboration. International Review of Qualitative Research, 4, 3, 253-277

Gale, K and Wyatt, J (2008) Two men talking: A nomadic inquiry into collaborative writing. International Review of Qualitative Research Vol. 1, No.3, Nov. 2008, pp.361-380

Gale, K and Wyatt, J (2008) Becoming men, becoming-men? A collective biography. International Review of Qualitative Research Vol. 1, No. 2, Aug 2008, pp.235-255

Gale. K, Wheeler, S. and Kelly, P. (2007) Learning in cyberspace: an examination of changes in professional identity and practice style in an online problem-based learning environment The Quarterly Review of Distance Education, Volume 8(4), 2007, pp. 297-307

Wheeler S, Kelly P and Gale K (2005) The Influence of Online Problem Based Learning on Teachers’ Professional Practice and Identity in ALT-J, Research in Learning Technology Vol. 13, No. 2, June, pp 125 – 137

Gale, K. (2003) Creative Pedagogies of Resistance in Post Compulsory Teacher Education, in E. Atkinson, K. Gale and J. Satterthwaite (Eds) Discourse Power and Resistance: Challenging the Rhetoric of Contemporary Education Stoke on Trent Trentham.

Gale, K. (2001) Teacher Education within Post Compulsory Education and Training: A Call for a Creative Approach, in A. Craft, B. Jeffrey and M. Liebling (Eds) Creativity in Education London Continuum.

Articles
Gale K (2021) 'Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: Living With Deleuze, Intimating in the Dance of Movements, Moments, and Sensation' Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies 21, (6) 466-472 , DOI
Gale K & Wyatt J (2021) 'Making Trouble With Ontogenesis: Collaborative Writing, Becoming, and Concept Forming as Event' Qualitative Inquiry 107780042110268-107780042110268 , DOI Open access
Gale K (2020) 'Writing in Immanence' Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 9, (2) 92-102 , DOI Open access
Gale K (2019) 'Worlding with Objects' Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 8, (3) 64-68 , DOI Open access
Gale K & Wyatt J (2018) 'Autoethnography and Activism: Movement, Intensity, and Potential' Qualitative Inquiry 25, (6) 566-568 , DOI Open access
Wyatt J & Gale K (2017) 'Writing to it: creative engagements with writing practice in and with the not yet known in today’s academy' International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 1-11 , DOI Open access
Gale K (2016) 'Ordinary? Affects? Swimming with Kathleen Stewart and Others against the Tide Race of Representation and the Heresies of Names' Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 5, (4) 48-61 , DOI Open access
Gale KJ & Wyatt J (2016) 'Working at the Wonder: Collaborative Writing as Method of Inquiry' Qualitative Inquiry 23, (5) 355-364 , DOI
Mckenzie L, Turner R & Gale K (2016) 'Reflective writing: I wouldn’t start from here – examining a professional development initiative to enhance the scholarly activity of English HE in FE lecturers' Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives , DOI Open access
Gale K (2015) 'Writing Minor Literature' Qualitative Inquiry 22, (5) 301-308 , DOI
Gale K (2014) 'Moods, Tones, Flavors: Living With Intensities as Inquiry' QUALITATIVE INQUIRY 20, (8) 998-1004 Author Site , DOI
Wyatt J & Gale K (2014) 'Introduction to the Special Issue on Collaborative Writing as Method of Inquiry' Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies 14, (4) 295-297 , DOI
Wyatt J, Gale K, Gannon S, Davies B, Denzin NK & St. Pierre EA (2014) 'Deleuze and Collaborative Writing' Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies 14, (4) 407-416 , DOI
Gale K (2014) 'Remembering Learning About America' Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies 14, (3) 237-241 , DOI
Gale K (2014) 'Developing narrative theory: life histories and personal representation' JOURNAL OF EDUCATION FOR TEACHING 40, (2) 189-191 Author Site , DOI
Gale KJ (2013) 'Action research and the assemblage: engaging Deleuzian pedagogy and inquiry beyond the constraints of the individual and the group in education settings,' International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, N/a, , DOI
Gale K, Pelias R, Russell L, Spry T & Wyatt J (2013) 'Intensity' International Review of Qualitative Research 6, (1) 165-180 , DOI
Gale K, Turner B & McKenzie L (2013) 'Action research, becoming and the assemblage: a Deleuzian reconceptualisation of professional practice,' Educational Action Research 21, (4) 549-564 Publisher Site
Gale K, Martin V, Sakellariadis A, Speedy J & Spry T (2012) 'Collaborative Writing in Real Time' Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies 12, (5) 401-407 , DOI
Gale K (2012) 'Knowing Me, Knowing You: Becoming Father, Becoming Son in the Fluid Play of Memory, Affect, and Intuition' QUALITATIVE INQUIRY 18, (2) 149-152 Author Site , DOI
Wyatt J & Gale K (2011) 'The Textor, the Nomads, and a Labyrinth: A Response to Graham Badley' QUALITATIVE INQUIRY 17, (6) 493-497 Author Site , DOI
Done E, Knowler H, Murphy M, Rea T & Gale K (2011) '(Re)writing CPD: creative analytical practices and the ‘continuing professional development’ of teachers' Reflective Practice 12, (3) 389-399 , DOI
Gale KJ, Turner R & Mc Kenzie L (2011) 'Communities of praxis, scholarship and practice styles of the HE in FE professional' Journal of Vocational Education and Training 63, 159-169 , DOI Open access
Wyatt J, Gale K, Gannon S & Davies B (2010) 'Deleuzian Thought and Collaborative Writing: A Play in Four Acts' QUALITATIVE INQUIRY 16, (9) 730-741 Author Site , DOI
Gale KJ, Wyatt, J & McKenzie L (2010) 'Deleuze and collaborative writing: reflections upon a Masterclass' Research Intelligence (113) 16-17
Gale K (2010) 'An Inquiry in to the Ethical Nature of a Deleuzian Creative Educational Practice' QUALITATIVE INQUIRY 16, (5) 303-309 Author Site , DOI
Gale K, Speedy J & Wyatt J (2010) 'Gatecrashing the Oasis? A Joint Doctoral Dissertation Play' QUALITATIVE INQUIRY 16, (1) 21-28 Author Site , DOI
Gale K & Wyatt J (2007) 'Writing the incalculable - A second interactive inquiry' QUALITATIVE INQUIRY 13, (6) 787-807 Author Site , DOI
Gale K (2007) 'Teacher education in the university: working with policy, practice and Deleuze' TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION 12, (4) 471-483 Author Site , DOI
Gale K (2007) 'A conversation with Labov' Qualitative Inquiry 13, (5) 728-742 , DOI
Kelly P, Gale KJ, Wheeler S & Tucker V (2007) 'Taking a stance: Promoting deliberate action through online Postgraduate Professional Development' Technology Pedagogy and Education 16, (2) 153-176 , DOI
Gale K (2007) 'Technology-mediated narrative environments for learning' INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS 15, (2) 201-206 Author Site , DOI
Gale K & Wyatt J (2006) 'Inquiring into writing - An interactive interview' QUALITATIVE INQUIRY 12, (6) 1117-1134 Author Site , DOI
Gale K, Martin K & McQueen G (2002) 'Triadic Assessment' Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 27, (6) 557-567 , DOI
Gale KJ & Wyatt J 'Gale, K. J., & Wyatt, J. (2017). Working at the Wonder: Collaborative Writing as Method of Inquiry. Qualitative Inquiry, 23(5), 355-364. doi: 10.1177/1077800416659086' Qualitative Inquiry, , DOI
Books

Haynes, J. Gale, K. and Parker, M. (2014) Philosophy and Education: An introduction to key questions and themes, London: Routledge.

Wyatt, J., Gale, K., Pelias, R., Spry, T. and Russell. L (2012) How Writing Touches: An Intimate Scholarly Collaboration, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Gale, K. (1985) Behavioural and Supervisory Studies (for Hotel and Catering Operations), Cheltenham: Stanley Thorne

Gale, K. and Odgers, P. (1984) Hotel and Catering Supervision, Cheltenham: Stanley Thorne.

Gale K (2018) Madness as Methodology. Routledge , DOI
(2018) International Perspectives on Autoethnographic Research and Practice. Routledge , DOI
Haynes JE, Gale K & Parker M (2014) Philosophy and Education An Introduction to Key Questions and Themes. Foundations of Education Series
Wyatt J, Gale K, Gannon S & Davies B (2011) Deleuze & Collaborative Writing: An Immanent Plane of Composition. New York Peter Lang Publisher Site
Gale K & Wyatt J (2010) Between the Two: A Nomadic Inquiry into Collaborative Writing and Subjectivity. Newcastle upon Tyne Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Chapters

Gale, K (2015) Animating Creativity as Becoming: A Posthuman Engagement with Pedagogic Practice in Contemporary Higher Education Settings, in Posthuman Research Practices in Education, Taylor, C. and Hughes, C. (Eds.)London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Gale, K. and Beaumont, E. (2015) Teacher and student experiences of collaborative writing at Masters Level in Kneale, P.E. (Ed.) Masters Level, teaching, learning and assessment, Palgrave: London.

Gale, K. and Wyatt, J. (2014) Two men talking: Performing selves in emergent relational space in Speedy, J. and Wyatt, J. (eds.), Creative practitioner inquiry in the helping professions, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp.177–183.

Wyatt, J. and Gale, K. (2013) Assemblage/ethnography: Troubling constructions of the self in the play of materiality and representation. In Short, P, Turner, L, and Grant, A. (Eds.) Contemporary British autoethnography, Rotterdam, Sense, pp. 139-157.

Wyatt, J. and Gale, K. (2013) Getting out of selves: An assemblage/ethnography? The Autoethnography Handbook, Adams. T., Ellis. C, Holman-Jones, S. (Eds.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 300-313.

Gale K (2009) Writing a collaborative dissertation: some reflective considerations in Brown T (Ed.) The doctorate: stories of knowledge, power and becoming pp. 33-41 Bristol Higher Education Academy.

Gale K (2009) Cyberculture and poststructural approaches, in Wheeler S (Ed.) Connected minds, emerging cultures: cybercultures in online learning, Charlotte N.C: Information Age Publishing, pp.159-167.

Gale, K. (1986) The Hotel and Catering Industry: A Students Guide, in Odgers P (3 chapters on Communication and Study Skills, pp. 83-117, Cheltenham: Stanley Thorne.

Wyatt J & Gale K (2018) 'Writing to it: Creative engagements with writing practice in and with the not yet known in today’s academy' Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere Routledge 171-185
Wyatt J & Gale K (2016) 'Getting out of selves: An assemblage/ethnography?' Handbook of Autoethnography 300-312
Gale K (2016) 'Theorizing as practice: Engaging the posthuman as method of inquiry and pedagogic practice within contemporary higher education' Posthuman Research Practices in Education 242-257 , DOI
Gale K & Wyatt J (2014) 'Two Men Talking' Creative Practitioner Inquiry in the Helping Professions SensePublishers 177-183 , DOI
(2013) 'Contemporary British Autoethnography' SensePublishers , DOI
Gale K (2003) 'Creative pedagogies of resistance in post compulsory (teacher) education' 165-174 Author Site
Conference Papers

Conference papers and workshops

Gale, K, Pelias, R, Russell. L, Spry. T and Wyatt, (2011) Collaborative Writing and Performativity, Panel Session at 7th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, May 2011.

Gale, K. (2011) Knowing me, knowing you: becoming father, becoming son in the fluid play of memory, affect and intuition, invited presentation at Fathers and Sons panel session at 7th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, May 2010

Gale, K. (2011) Action Research and the Higher Education Practitioner, Discourse Power and Resistance Conference, April 2011, Plymouth.

Gale, K, Pelias, R, Russell. L, Spry. T and Wyatt, (2010) Collaborative Writing and Performativity, Panel Session at 6th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, May 2010.

Gale, K. and Pineau, E. (2010) Chasing shadows; making sense of lived experience through collaborative writing and performance, Panel Session at 6th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, May 2010.

Gale, K, Wyatt, J, Davies, B and Gannon, S (2009) Deleuze and Collaborative Writing Spotlight Session at 5th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, May 2009

Gale, K, Pelias, R, Russell. L, Spry. T and Wyatt, (2009) Collaborative Writing and Performativity Panel Session at 5th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, May 2009

Gale. K, White, J, Clark-Keefe, K, Sikes, P, et al (2009) Creativity and Ethics Panel Session at 5th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, May 2009

Gale, K and Wyatt, J (2008) Two men talking two: Therapy – a story. 4th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 15-17 May 2008

Gale, K, Pelias, R, Russell, L, Spry, T and Wyatt, J (2008) Five ways of caring: the complexities of a loving performance. 4th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 15-17 May 2008

Gale, K. and Wyatt, J. (2007) Two men talking: a nomadic enquiry into collaborative writing. Paper presented at Arts-Based Educational Research Conference, University of Bristol, 5-7 July 2007

Gale, K. and Wyatt, J. (2007) Two men talking: a nomadic enquiry into collaborative writing. Paper presented at Third International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 3-5 May 2007

Gale, K. and Wyatt, J (2006) Performing an inquiry into writing (1) Paper presented at Second International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 4-6 May 2006

Gale, K and Wyatt, J (2006) Performing an inquiry into writing (2) Paper presented at Second International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 4-6 May 2006

Gale, K and Wyatt, J (2006) Performing an inquiry into writing (1) Paper presented at Discourse, Power, Resistance (5) conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 20-22 April 2006

Gale, K and Wyatt, J (2006) Performing an inquiry into writing (2) Paper presented at Discourse, Power, Resistance (5) conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 20-22 April 2006

Gale K (2003) The use of ‘transgressive data’ in the construction of a creative research practice Paper presented at Discourse Power and Resistance Conference, University Of Plymouth, 6th – 8th April 2003

Gale K (2003) The use of ‘transgressive data’ in the construction of a creative research practice Paper presented at BERA Conference, Herriot-Watt University Edinburgh, September 11th – 13th, September 2003

Gale K (2002) Flanerie: A Creative Pedagogy for Teacher Education in Post Compulsory Education and Training? Paper presented at: BERA Conference, University of Exeter, September 12th – 14th. Creativity SIG Symposium - Conceptualising Creativity

Other Publications

Book reviews

Ryan A (2001) Feminist Ways of Knowing: Towards Theorising the Person for Radical Adult Education London NIACE

Bold C (2008) Using Narrative in Research: Theory and Practice London Sage


Editor


Gale, K and Wyatt, J. (2014) (Eds.) Collaborative Writing as a Method of Inquiry, Special Edition of Cultural Studies ó Critical Methodologies. Volume 14, Number 4 August 2014.

Wyatt, J. and Gale, K., (2013) (Eds.) Collaborative Writing, Special Edition of International Review of Qualitative Research. Vol. 5, No. 4, Winter.

Member of the editorial board of Departures in Critical Qualitative Research published by Left Coast Press.

Personal

Personal

Reports & invited lectures

Invited seminars

Gale K and Wyatt J (2011) Invited Workshop, Deleuze and Collaborative Writing 7th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, May 2011

Gale, K. and Wyatt, J. (2010) Research Master Class on Deleuze and Collaborative Writing as a Method of Inquiry. British Education Research Association, 2010 Annual Conference, University of Warwick, September 2010.

Gale, K. (2010) Invited presentation: Putting Deleuze to Work, 1st International Summer Institute in Qualitative Research: Putting Theory to Work. Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, July 2010.

Gale K and Wyatt J (2010) Invited Workshop, Deleuze and Collaborative Writing 6th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, May 2010

Gale, K. and Wyatt, J. (2008) Two men talking: a nomadic enquiry into collaborative writing. Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford, 6th March 2008.

Gale K (2007) Creativity and Performativity: An Examination of Constructions of Creativity within Institutional Settings, Truro College July 2007

Gale, K. and Wyatt, J. (2007) Two men talking: a nomadic enquiry into collaborative writing. Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, 11 December

Other academic activities

Other scholarly activity

Panel chair, Third International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 4-6 May 2007

Panel chair, Fourth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, May 2008

Narrative Approaches to Education Research, co-authored with Pat Sikes, component of the University of Plymouth, Faculty of Education, Integrated Masters Programme, Research in Education module (RESINED) at http://www.edu.plymouth.ac.uk/resined/