Senior Lecturer & PhD Supervisor
Institute of Education
tel: 01905 855504
PhD (Religious Studies/Anthropology)
Cert.Ed. (Early Years), 1982
BA (Hons) in Biblical Studies
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
My work focuses on motivation to learn. Also: Research methods, social and emotional education, critical multiculturalism, world religions.
- Professional Bodies
Escalate (HE Academy)
British Educational Research Association
International Professional Development Association
Centre for Beliefs and Values
Society for Old Testament Study
Bigger S (ed) 1989 Creating the Old Testament: the Emergence of the Hebrew Bible Oxford, Basil Blackwell.
Ashcroft K, Bigger S & Coates D 1996 Researching into Equal Opportunities in Colleges and Universities London, Kogan Page.
Bigger S & Brown E 1999 Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education: Exploring Values in the School Curriculum London, David Fulton
Bigger, S. (2010) Literature For Learning: Can Stories Enhance Children’s Education? Almas , Vol. 11 . ISSN 1818-9296 (text)
Bigger S. and Webb J. 2010 Developing Environmental Agency and Engagement through Young People's Fiction. Environmental Education Research (text)
Bigger, S. (2009) Review Article: Victor Turner, Liminality and Cultural Performance. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 30 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1361-7672
Bigger, S. (2009) Review, The Lucifer Effect: How Good People Turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo. Journal of Beliefs and Values . pp. 1-3. ISSN 1361-7672 (text)
Bigger, S. (2009) The Potential of Blogs in Higher Degree Supervision, in Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching issue 1 (online)
Bigger, S. 2009 Ethno-spirituality: A postcolonial problematic? Alternation Special Edition 3 (2009) 218 - 236 ISSN 1023-1757 Association for the Study of Religion in Southern Africa (text)
Bigger, S. 2009 Victor Turner's Ritual and Contemporary Cultural Performance:Review article, Journal of Beliefs and Values) September 2009 (text)
Bigger, S. (2008) Evaluation Report on the Swindon Youth Empowerment Programme, archived at http://eprints.worc.ac.uk/380 (text)
Bigger S 2008 Building self-worth and self understanding through guided visualisation: a unique project with disturbed pupils, Research Focus, University of Worcester (text)
Bigger, S. 2008 Review article: Roehlkeptartain E C et al, (2006), The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence Thousand Oaks: Sage (JBV 29 (3) 2008, 336-8)
Bigger, S 2007 Secular Spiritual Education? Educational Futures, vol 1, no. 1, June, pp.49-69 (British Education Studies Association) (text)
Bigger, S 2006 Muslim Women’s Views on Dress Code and the hijaab: some issues for education, Journal of Beliefs and Values, vol. 27 (2) 215-226. (text)
Bigger, S 2005, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials: The Nature of Good and Evil, National Theatre Teachers Website.
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- External Responsibilities
Vice-Chair Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET)
CPD Committee 2001-4
Director Birmingham Compact 1992-4
Chair, NATFHE Religious Studies Section, 1989-92
Inspector, British Accreditation Council (since 2009)
External examiner since 2000: University of Bath (MA, MRes 2001-5); University of Gloucestershire (EdD, 2005-9)
PhD Examiner (12): Oxford Brookes, Chichester, Lampeter, Anglia Ruskin, Bath, Worcester, Sargodha (Pakistan), Tamil Nadu (India)