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Ibrar Bhatt

My research and teaching interests lie at the intersections of Literacy Studies, Applied Linguistics, and Educational Technologies.

I have had the pleasure of working at the University of Bradford, Lancaster University, and now at Queen's University Belfast.

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@ibrar_bhatt

Actor-Network Theory

If we take the view that the tools we use for certain actions do not simply facilitate them, but they ultimately transform them in a mutually constitutive way, then the study of one (actor) necessitates the study of the other (actor). As such, an approach known as Actor […]

World Café

Gosh it’s been a while. From organising and presenting at academic conferences, I now have to do the toughest job of all – facilitating a ‘World Café’ session for academic staff. Why did I even bother suggesting it??? A World Cafe approach is designed to focus and enhance […]

Reflections on reading

Having scoped the literature, although not completely exhaustively, a conclusion that can be drawn from the mass of differing evidence seen is that research outcomes appear to be dependent on their particular contexts and specific methodologies employed in each case. Whether writers – both skilled and un-skilled – […]