Jenny Bain

Staff details

Position Senior Lecturer in Design Education
Department Design
Email j.bain (
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7782


PGCE Design & Technology, BAEd Design and Technology, PG Cert in the Management of Learning and Teaching, MA Design Education, PhD - Academic Practice

Research Interests

My research interests are located in the field of pedagogy, particularly assessment, equity and student voice. Much of my research has been in the secondary education sphere.  However, my most recent research has been exploring assessment as an integrated component of a critical pedagogy and has led to the development of a conceptual model of ‘Assessment for Becoming’ (Bain, 2007), which offers a philosophical framework for approaching assessment in Higher Education.



Bain, Jennifer . 2006. Teacher Assessment Activities Design and Technology for Key Stage 3. QCA, p. 58. ISBN 1858388309

Conference or Workshop Item

Bain, Jennifer and Golmohammadi, Lili. 2016. 'Integrating Student Voice in Higher Education Assessment Practice: Negotiating the Dialogic Vacuum'. In: BERA Annual Conference 2016. Leeds, United Kingdom 13 - 15 September 2016.

Bain, Jennifer . 2016. 'The Role of Ontological Design in an Object-Led 21st Century Skills Curriculum'. In: PATT 32 - TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION FOR 21st CENTURY SKILLS. Utrecht, Netherlands.

Bain, Jennifer and Golmohammadi, Lili. 2016. 'Assessment for Empowerment: Using the Assessment Criteria to Create a Transformative Dialogic Learning Space'. In: Assessment in Higher Education Seminar- Transforming Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education on a wider scale: The challenge of change at institutional level. Manchester, United Kingdom.

Bain, Jennifer . 2009. 'Attitudes toward Peer Assessment in Initial Teacher Education Students: An Exploratory Case Study'. In: D&T – A Platform for Success: Education and International Research Conference 2009. University of Loughborough, United Kingdom.

Stables, Kay ; McLaren, Susan and Bain, Jennifer . 2007. 'Chicken or egg: links between approaches to gathering data through authentic assessment activity and ways of supporting sustainable assessment of creative performance'. In: BERA Annual Conference. Institute of Education, University of London 5-8th September 2007.

Bain, Jennifer and McLaren, S.. 2006. 'Sustainable Assessment: Exploring a learner-centred approach in practice'. In: The 4th International Conference on Technology Education Research: Values in Technology Education. Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia 7-9 December 2006.

Bain, Jennifer . 2005. 'Photo-stories from Durham: a case study on assessing design innovation'. In: Inspire and Educate: DATA International Research Conference. UNDEFINED 2005.


Bain, Jennifer ; Golmohammadi, Lili and McCauley-Bowstead, Jay. 2017. Mapping Disjunction in Design Learning: Toward a Pedagogy of Possibility. Multiplexer(1), ISSN 2059-1543

Lee, Dong and Bain, Jennifer . 2016. Developing a Cross-Cultural Design Methodology: A study of UK-South Korean Collaboration in Higher-Education Design. The Global e-Learning Journal, 5(2),

Bain, Jennifer . 2010. Integrating student voice: assessment for empowerment. Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 4(1), pp. 14-29. ISSN 1755-1382

Bain, Jennifer . 2009. Review of Learning Cultures in Online Education,. Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 14(3), pp. 72-73. ISSN 1360-1431

Book Section

Stables, Kay and Bain, Jennifer . 2009. Transforming assessment: assessment of learning becomes assessment for learning. In: Alister Jones and Marc de Vries, eds. International Handbook of Research and Development in Technology Education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 493-508. ISBN 978-90-8790-877-5


Bain, Jennifer and Sprake, Juliet . Nov 2017 - ongoing Design as Transformative Educational Practice.

Bain, Jennifer and Sprake, Juliet . November 2017 - ongoing Designing Education: Theorising a Critical-creative Practice.

Bain, Jennifer . August 2015 - August 2020 Design Ventura.


Bain, Jennifer and Keirl, Steve . 2013. Scholarly Review 1. Other. For The Design and Technology Association, Wellesbourne.

Bain, Jennifer ; Kimbell, Richard ; Miller, Soo and Stables, Kay . 2004. Assessing Design Innovation: a research & development project for the DfES and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Project Report. Technology Education Research Unit, UK.