Stephen joined the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues in September 2017. Prior to joining the centre, Stephen worked as a Research Associate at the University of Kent investigating how student motivation influences academic attainment, engagement and well-being at university. His PhD research focused on secondary school education with young adolescents. Stephen also worked as a graduate teaching assistant and sessional lecturer in Sports Psychology and attained a PGCHE teaching qualification during his time at Kent.
Stephen is currently working on the Practical Wisdom and Professional Practice: Integration and Intervention project.
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- PhD, University of Kent – Thesis: “The Role of Young Adolescents’ Psychological Needs at Secondary School: Applying Basic Psychological Needs Theory”.
- Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), University of Kent
- MSc in Sport Management, University of Stirling
- BSc in Sports Studies, University of Stirling
Earl, S. R., Taylor, I. M., Meijen, C., & Passfield, L. (2017). Autonomy and competence frustration in young adolescent classrooms: Different associations with active and passive disengagement. Learning and Instruction, 49, 32-40.