Dr Roger Cutting
Profiles

Dr Roger Cutting

Visiting Specialist

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Role

Visiting Research Fellow

Qualifications

BSc(Hons) P.G.C.E., Dip ASHE, PhD

Teaching interests

I have taught on and contributed to a variety of undergraduate and post-graduate modules concerned both with Sustainability and Global Education. I also have a an interest in Science Education. In more recent times my interests have moved to animal welfare and human-animal approaches in sustainability education.




Research interests

My research interests are primarily in the areas of Education for Sustainability and Global Education. My doctoral thesis, while based more around the science of sustainability, also addressed the nature and loss of indigenous knowledge and practice in relation to environmental management and practices. 

My subsequent research and writing has addressed different aspects of pedagogy adopted in Education for Sustainability (EfS) and has attempted to provide rigorous and critical expositions of them.
More recently I have become interested in the potential influences of EfS in distinct the areas of activism, radicalism and extremism.

Current projects include:

Developing and evaluating  animal-based pedagogical approaches to sustainainability.

Recent funded research;

P.I. for Wild Wood: A longitudinal evaluation of the impact upon disadvantaged primary age children attending outdoor learning over a 3 year period. In partnership with the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Funded by the Blagrave Trust.

P.I. for An evaluation of learning through the development of community-based wood fuel co-operatives. Funded by the Seale Hayne Educational Trust.

P.I. for Practitioner Views on the Role of Spirituality in Outdoor Education (Funded by the Institute of Education)


Other research

Member of the Learning Outside Formal Education Research Cluster
http://www6.plymouth.ac.uk/researchcover/rcp.asp?pagetype=G&page=400

Member of the Outdoor and Environmental Education Research Network
http://www.oelres.net/research/


Books

Cutting, R. L., and Kelly, O. (2014) Creative Teaching in Primary Science. London:Sage Publishing. 

Summers, D. and Cutting, R. L. (2016) Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education: Embedding Sustainability into Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum. (Basingstoke:Palgrave Macmillan).

Chapters

Bettany, J., Cutting, R. L. and Kelly, O. (2017) Understanding places and people through history and geography outside the classroom. In  Waite, S. (Ed) Children Learning Outside the Classroom  2nd Edition (London:Sage)


Cutting, R. L., and Summers, D. (2016) Introducing Education to Sustainable Development. In Summers, D. and Cutting, R. L. (2016) Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education: Embedding Sustainability into Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum. (Basingstoke:Palgrave Macmillan). pp-1-9

Cutting, R. L. (2016) Sustainability and Community Initiatives: Where's the FE Sector? In Summers, D. and Cutting, R. L. (2016) Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education: Embedding Sustainability into Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum. (Basingstoke:Palgrave Macmillan). pp249-262

Cutting, R. L. (2016) Developing Pedagogic Approaches to Encourage Decision-making, Invention and Problem-solving. In Summers, D. and Cutting, R. L. (2016) Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education: Embedding Sustainability into Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum. (Basingstoke:Palgrave Macmillan). pp263-278

Cutting, R. L., and Summers, D. (2016) Looking to the Future. In Summers, D. and Cutting, R. L. (2016) Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education: Embedding Sustainability into Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum. (Basingstoke:Palgrave Macmillan). pp 279-289

Cutting, R. L. and Kelly, O. (2015) “We weren’t taught this way”. Overcoming problems with the transition to new forms of pedagogy in Science and Sustainability’. In Stratton, S., Hagevik, R., Feldman, A. and Bloom, M. (Eds) Educating Science Teachers for Sustainability. (New York: Springer) 421-441

Cutting R. L. & Garrett, B. (2012) An Evaluation of using Web 2.0 Technologies to Develop International Study Partnerships Between Students in Africa, Europe and North America. In New Perspectives in Science Education. (Florence: Simoelli University Press).

Cutting, R. L. & Kelly, O. (2011) Human, Social and Environmental Understanding. In Waite, S. (Ed) Children Learning Outside the Classroom (London:Sage) 106-119.

Cutting, R., Cook, R. & Summers, D. (2010) If Sustainability Needs New Values; Whose Values? Initial Teacher Training and the Transition to Sustainability. In Selby, D., Sterling, S. & Jones, P. (Eds) Sustainability Education London. Earthscan.

Waite, S., Cutting, R., Cook, R., Burnett, J. and Opie, M. (2009) Learning Outside the Classroom In Environments for Experiential Enrichment. In: Nygaard, C., Holtham, C. and Courtney N. (Eds) Improving Students’ Learning Outcomes. (Copenhagen. Copenhagen Business School Press) 239 - 256

Cutting, R. (2009) Widening Participation in Adult Education. In: Gibson, S and Haynes, J. (Eds) Perspectives On Participation and Inclusion: Engaging Education. (London. Continuum). 147-165

Peer Reviewed Papers

McCree, M., Cutting,R. L., & Sherwin, D. (2018) The Hare and the Tortoise go to Forest School:taking the scenic route to academic attainment via emotional wellbeingoutdoors. Early Child Development andCare. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2018.1446430

Garrett, B andCutting, R. L. (2018) A Double-Blind Behavioral Experiment: The Influence ofParanormal Beliefs and Media Messaging in Undergraduate Nursing and EducationStudents. SAGE Research Methods Cases.http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526442123

Garrett, B andCutting, R. L. (2017) Magical Science: Discriminating Science and Pseudosciencein Media Messaging with Undergraduate Students. Heliyon 3 (11). http:// doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2017.e00433

Cutting, R. L. (2015) Contemporary Reflections on Outdoor Education and English ‘Organic’ Fascism in the 1930’s. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2015.1086661

Bell, J. and Cutting, R.L. (2014) Social or Anti-social Forestry? An evaluation of community-based ‘social forestry’ working groups. The Quarterly Journal of the Royal Society of Forestry 108 (3)

Cutting, R. L. and Cook, R. (2014) 'Low Impact Communities' and Their Value to Experiential Education for Sustainability in Higher Education. Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, 14 (3) 247-260.

Cutting, R. L. & Garrett, B. (2014) Ways of Knowing: Realism, non-realism, nominalism and a typology revisited. Nursing Inquiry 39 (104).

Cutting, R. L. & Garrett, B. (2012) Using Social Media to Promote International Study Partnerships. Nurse Education Today (12) 340-345

Cutting R, and Cook, R. (2009) The World Environmental Education Congress 2007: a critical appraisal. Environmental Education Research 15 (2), 177-187

Kelly, O and Cutting, R. (2008) Going Up Alleys To See If They’re Blind: The use of problem solving as a basis for teaching undergraduate science programmes. The Proceedings of the International Organisation for Science and Technology Teaching Symposium. Kursadasi, Turkey. 21-26 September 2008. p944-952

Cutting, R. & Cook, H. (2008) The contribution of ancient water meadows to future agricultural sustainability. The Journal of Farm Management 13 (5), 351-361

Cutting, R. & Cook, H. (2008) The Harnham Water Meadows Trust. Complex management for a heritage landscape by the voluntary sector. The Journal of Farm Management 13 (5), 361-368

Cutting, R. &Cook, R (2007) “Intergenerational Conflict and Education for SustainableDevelopment” The Proceedings of the 4th World Environmental Education Congress,Durban, South Africa 2-6 July 2007 available on-linehttp://www.bgci.org/worldwide/event/0045

Cutting, R. (2007) Drowning by Numbers: The mechanics of floated water meadows. In Cook, H. F. &Williamson, T. Water Meadows: History, Ecology & Conservation Windgather Press. p70-82

Cummings I.P.F. & Cutting, R. (2007) The Effects of Floatingon Plant Communities. In: Cook, H. F. & Williamson, T. Water Meadows:History, Ecology & Conservation. Windgather Press. p82-94

Everard, M.,Cook, H. F. & Cutting, R. (2005) The origins of water meadows. In Everard,M. (Ed) Water on the Landscape. Keele University Press. Chapter 1 p5-19

Cutting,R. & Cook, H.F. (2005) Physical & Chemical Impacts. In Everard, M. (Ed) Water on the Landscape. Keele University Press. Chapter 2.08p103-109

Cutting, R. & Cook, H.F. (2005) Sediment, nutrients & grassgrowth In Everard, M. (Ed) Water on the Landscape. Keele University Press.Chapter 4.02. p267-277

Cutting,R., Cummings I.P.F. & Cook H. F. (2003)Hydraulic conditions, oxygenation, temperatures & sediment relations of bedwork watermeadows. Hydrological Processes.17 pp 1823-1843

Cutting,R., CummingsI.P.F. & Cook H. F. (2003) Influences of the ‘floating’ method of watermeadow management on early growth, productivity & floristic diversity. InJarvet, A & Lode E, (Eds) Ecohydrological Processes in Northern Wetlands -Selected Papers. Tallinn - Tartu. pp138 – 143

Cook, H.F., Cummings, I.P.F.& Cutting, R. (2003) Flooding, irrigation & sequestration of carbon,phosphorus & nitrogen in floodplain topsoil under grass. In Jarvet, A &Lode E, (Eds) Ecohydrological Processes in Northern Wetlands - Selected Papers. Tallinn - Tartu. pp181 – 188

Cutting,R., Buhler, W., Cummings I.P.F.& Cook H. F. (2003) Productivity & Soil Nutrient Relations of Bedwork Watermeadows. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
Cutting R. (2002) Attenuation of suspended sediments & nutrient fluxes during the flooding of Water Meadows. In: A New Treatise on Watering. The Harnham Water Trust.

Cutting,R., & Cummings, I.P.F. (2000) Water meadows: their form operation &plant ecology. In Cook, H.F. & Williamson, T. (Eds) Water Management in theEnglish Landscape: Field, Marsh & Meadow. Edinburgh University Press, 157-178

Cutting, R., Cook, H.F. & Cummings, I.P.F. (2000) Tales from theRiver Bank: An interim report on current research into the form & functionof water meadows. The Research Bulletin: A Journal of Reflections on Work inProgress. Vol 6 pp105 -116

Cutting, R., (2000) Accessing Science: Changingperceptions to learning of a student cohort from entry to degree. The ResearchBulletin: A Journal of Reflections on Work in Progress. Vol 6 pp105 -116

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
McCree M, Cutting R & Sherwin D 2018 'The Hare and the Tortoise go to Forest School: taking the scenic route to academic attainment via emotional wellbeing outdoors' Early Child Development and Care 188, (7) 980-996 , DOI
Garrett BM & Cutting RL 2017 'Magical beliefs and discriminating science from pseudoscience in undergraduate professional students' Heliyon 3, (11) e00433-e00433 , DOI
Cutting R 2015 'Reflections on outdoor education and English ‘Indigenous Organic Fascism’ in the 1930s' Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning 16, (2) 105-116 , DOI
Cook HF, Cutting RL & Valsami-Jones E 2015 'Flooding with constraints: water meadow irrigation impacts on temperature, oxygen, phosphorus and sediment in water returned to a river' Journal of Flood Risk Management 10, (4) 463-473 , DOI
Cook R & Cutting R 2014 '‘Low-impact communities’ and their value to experiential Education for Sustainability in higher education' Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning 14, (3) 247-260 , DOI
Garrett BM & Cutting RL 2014 'Ways of knowing: realism, non-realism, nominalism and a typology revisited with a counter perspective for nursing science' Nursing Inquiry 22, (2) 95-105 , DOI
Garrett BM & Cutting R 2012 'Using social media to promote international student partnerships' Nurse Education in Practice 12, (6) 340-345 , DOI
Cook HF, Cutting RL & Valsami-Jones E 2011 'Impact of meadow irrigation on temperature, oxygen, phosphorus and sediment relations for a river' trexfeathers.co.uk
Cutting RL 2009 'Exploring International Interdisciplinary Science Study Partnerships for Undergraduate Students Using Social Networking Technologies'
Cutting R & Cook R 2009 'The World Environmental Education Congress 2007: a critical appraisal' ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION RESEARCH 15, (2) 177-187 Author Site , DOI
Cutting RL & Cook HF 2008 'The contribution of ancient water meadows to future agricultural sustainability' Journal of Farm Management 13, (5) 351-361
Cutting RL & Cook HF 2008 'The Harnham Water Meadows Trust. Complex management for a heritage landscape by the voluntary sector' 13, (5) 361-368
Cook HF, Cutting RL, Buhler W & Cummings IPF 2004 'Productivity and soil nutrient relations of bedwork watermeadows in southern England' Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 102 (1), 61-79 , DOI
Cutting RL, Cook HF & Cummings IPF 2003 'Hydraulic conditions, oxygenation, temperatures and sediment relationships of bedwork watermeadows' Hydrological Processes 17, (9) 1823-1843
Cutting RL & Ginesi L 2001 'Access to medicine programmes: the rocky road from theory to reality' Evidence Based Medicine
Chapters
Cook R, Summers D & Cutting R 2010 'If Sustainability Needs New Values - Whose Values? Initial Teacher Training and the Transition to Sustainability' in Sterling S; Jones P; Selby D Sustainability Education Earthscan / James & James 313-327
Cutting R 2009 'Widening Participation in Adult Education' in Gibson S; Haynes J Perspectives on Participation and Inclusion Continuum Intl Pub Group 147-165
Waite S, Cutting RL, Cook R, Burnett J & Opie M 2009 'Learning outside the classroom: environments for experiential enrichment' in Nygaard C; Holtham C; Courtney N Improving Students' Learning Outcomes Copenhagen Business School Press
Cutting R 2007 'Drowning by Numbers: The Functioning of Bedwork Water Meadows' in Cook HF; Williamson T Water Meadows. History, Ecology and Conservation Windgather Press 70-81
Cutting R 2007 'The Effects of Floating on Plant Communities' in Cook HF; Williamson T Water Meadows. History, Ecology and Conservation Windgather Press 82-93
Cook HF & Cutting R 2005 'Physical and Chemical Impacts' in Everard M Water meadows 103-109
Everard M, Cook HF & Cutting R 2005 'The origins of water meadow systems' in Everard M Water meadows 1-5
Cook HF, Cummings IPF & Cutting R 2003 'Flooding, irrigation & sequestration of carbon, phosphorus & nitrogen in floodplain topsoil under grass' in Järvet A; Lode E Ecohydrological processes in northern wetlands 181-189
Cutting RL, Cummings IPF & Cook HF 2003 'Influences of the ‘floating’ method of water meadow management on early growth, productivity and floristic diversity' in Jarvet A; Lode E Ecohydrological Processes in Northern Wetlands - Selected Papers Tallinn - Tartu.
Cummings IPF & Cutting R 1999 'Water Meadows: Their form,operation and plant ecology' in Cook HF; Williamson T Water management in the English landscape Edinburgh Univ Pr 157-178
Conference Papers
Gristy CL & Cutting R 2016 'Sustainability and Inclusion: Similar Discourse, Different Outcomes' ECER (European Conference for Education Research) 2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers Dublin 22/08/2016 26/08/2016
DeAmicis S, Crust G, Mikhail C, Davidson J, Gristy C, Cutting R, Consorte-McCrea A, Kosta K, Bessant S 2015 'Education for Sustainable Development: Towards the Sustainable University' Wyness L Education for Sustainable Development Plymouth, UK 08/01/2015 08/01/2015 Plymouth Plymouth University Publisher Site PEARL
Kelly O & Cutting RL 2008 'Going up alleys to see if they're blind: the use of problem solving as a basis for teaching undergraduate science programmes' International Organisation for Science and Technology Teaching Symposium Kursadasi, Turkey 944-952