Dr Ken Gale
Profiles

Dr Ken Gale

Lecturer in Post-16 Education

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)

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 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.

Publications, Book Reviews and Conference Presentations 

(last up dated December 2014) 

Publications: 

Current Publications: 

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.

 Wyatt J, Gale K, Gannon S, and Davies B. (2011) Deleuze and collaborative writing: An immanent plane of composition. Oxford: Peter Lang.

Gale K and Wyatt J, (2010) Between the two: a nomadic inquiry into collaborative writing and subjectivity 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.

Book 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.

 

Papers


Gale, K. (2014) Remembering Learning About America: Real/izing the Impact of Western Movies on the Discursive and Material Construction of (My)Self, Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, Volume 14 Issue 3 June 2014 pp. 237 - 241..

Gale, K. (2014) Moods, tones, flavours: living with intensities as inquiry, Qualitative Inquiry, Vol. 20, No. 8, 998-1005.

Wyatt, J., Gale, K., Pelias, R., Spry, T. and Russell, L. (2013) Intensity, International Review of Qualitative Research, Vol. 6, No. 1, 165-180.

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. Turner, R, and McKenzie, L. (2013) Action research, becoming and the assemblage: a Deleuzian reconceptualisation of professional practice, Educational Action Research, Vol. 21, No.4, 549-564.

Gale, K. (2013) Action research and the assemblage: engaging Deleuzian pedagogy and inquiry beyond the constraints of the individual and the group in education settings. International Review of Qualitative Research in Education. pp. 1-15 | DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2013.805447

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.

 Gale, K. (2012) Knowing me, knowing you: becoming father, becoming son in the fluid play of memory, affect and intuition, Qualitative Inquiry, Special Edition, Fathers-Sons Collection, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp.149-152.

 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., Wyatt, J (2011) The Textor, the Nomads, and a Labyrinth: A Response to Graham Badley Qualitative Inquiry Volume 17, Issue 6, July 2011, pp. 493 – 497.

 Gale, K. Turner, R, and McKenzie, L. (2011) Communities of praxis, scholarship and practice styles of the HE in FE professional, Journal of Vocational Education and Training, Vol. 63, No. 2, 159-169. (June 2011)

 Done, E., Knowler, H., Murphy, M., Rea, T. and Gale. K. (2011) (Re)Writing CPD: Creative Analytical Practices and the ‘Continuing Professional Development’ of Teachers Reflective Practice, 12.3 (June 2011) pp. 389-399.

 Gale, K., Wyatt, J., McKenzie, L. and Jonsdottir, G. (2010) Deleuze and collaborative writing: reflections upon a Masterclass, Research Intelligence, British Education Research Association, Issue 113, pp.16/17.

 Wyatt J, Gale K, Gannon S, and Davies B. (2010) Deleuzian thought and collaborative writing: a play in four acts. Qualitative Inquiry Volume 16, (9) pp. 730-741

Gale K (2010) An Inquiry in to the Ethical Nature of a Deleuzian Creative Educational Practice Qualitative Inquiry Volume 16, No. 5, pp. 303-309.

Gale, K. Speedy, J. and Wyatt, J. (2010) Gatecrashing the oasis? A joint doctoral dissertation play, Qualitative Inquiry, 16 (1) 21-28.

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. and Wyatt J. (2007) Writing the incalculable: a second interactive inquiry in Qualitative Inquiry 14.1, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 787-808.

 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

Gale. K. (2007) Teacher Education in the University: Working with Policy, Practice and Deleuze in Teaching in Higher Education Volume 12, Number 4 (August) pp. 471-583

Gale. K. (2007) A Conversation about Labov in Qualitative Inquiry, Vol. 13, No. 5, July, pp.728-742.

 Kelly, P., Gale, K., Wheeler, S., and Tucker, V. (2007) Taking a stance: promoting deliberate action through online postgraduate professional development Technology, Pedagogy and Education Vol. 16, No, 2, July, pp. 153-176.

Gale. K. and Wyatt J. (2006). Inquiring into Writing: an Interactive Interview Qualitative Inquiry, Volume 12, No. 6 December, pp.1117-1134

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., Martin, K. and McQueen, G. (2002) Triadic Assessment, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 27, 6.

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.

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.

 

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  

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 

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 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/

 

 Grant Applications

 £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.