Steve Kennewell was appointed as Visiting Professor at Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2012 following retirement from his post as Principal Lecturer at Swansea Metropolitan University. His role is to support research within the field of Education, particularly regarding the effects of digital technology on teaching and learning.
At SMU he was Course Leader for the PGCE (Secondary) in ICT and Coordinator for Technology-Enhanced Learning across the University. He also taught on Masters courses, supervised PhD students, and led a number of funded research projects in the field of ICT in Education. These included an ESRC-funded project in the Teaching and Learning Research Programme. Prior to this, he was a Senior Lecturer at Swansea University, leading the MA (Education) course in addition to the PGCE in ICT.
He was Editor-in-Chief of the international refereed journal Technology, Pedagogy and Education from 2007 to 2014, and remains on the board of the journal. He is also a member of two working groups of the International Federation for Information Processing: those concerning School Education and Research. He has published a large number of journal papers and several books, either as sole author or lead editor.
Professor Kennewell has particular expertise in the use of Activity Theory and Ecological Psychology in the analysis of teaching and learning and in the role of ICT is supporting different pedagogical approaches.