Role in HANDSON Project
As the pedagogical expert and eMentor for the HandsOn project Sarah’s main main role, as researcher, is to focus on the pedagogy in the course development and content and to manage the team of mentors and the teachers who are piloting the two stages.
Dr Sarah Younie has been involved in international research on educational technologies and teaching for twenty five years. She has been involved in the use of digital technologies in educational
settings for UNESCO, the EU, UK Government Agencies, Local Authorities, educational charities and other funders. She has worked as a teacher and researcher in secondary schools, universities and as
the UK Chair of the national subject association of IT in Teacher Education (ITTE) she has conducted national research, including gathering evidence for the Parliamentary Select Committee Inquiry into Education.
Dr Younie is a visiting Senior Research Fellow at University of Bedfordshire and Principal Lecturer at De Montfort University, where she is also Programme leader for the MA in Education Practice.
She has published widely on educational technologies and is the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the international Journal of Technology, Pedagogy and Education. Dr Younie’s latest book published by
the Open University Press is entitled ‘Teaching with Technology: the essential guide’. Dr Younie is a founder member of MESH (Mapping Education Specialist knowhow) and is the Editor-in-Chief of the
MESHguides for ICT.