Dr Roger Cutting
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Environmental Studies
Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)
Programme Leader for the MSc in Learning for Sustainability
BSc(Hons) P.G.C.E., Dip ASHE, PhD
I teach on and contribute 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. The modules that I lead are specifically:
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.
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).
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. & 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
Cook, R., Cutting, R. L. and Honey, S. (in press) Environmental Activism and its Influence on Learning in Sustainability Education in Higher Education.
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