Prof Carol Costley


Prof Carol Costley
NameProf Carol Costley
Job titleProfessor
Research institute
Primary appointmentEducation
Email addressC.Costley@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7996-8908
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Carol Costley has worked as a Professor of Work and Learning in the research area that explores how experienced people learn at work. has been in this field of study for over 25 years and engaged in European research projects and as a teacher of adults studying part time in full time work. She is well published in the area of work based learning https://www.mdx.ac.uk/news/2020/11/work-based-learning-research-bibliometric-carol-costley and specialises in doctoral education that is designed for people at work undertaking part time awards in higher education from certificate to doctorates. Prof Carol Costley : Middlesex University Research Repository (mdx.ac.uk)

Teaching

Carol mainly teaches on the postgraduate research degrees of PhD Work Based Learning, PhD Work Based Learning by Public Works, Doctor of Professional Studies and Doctor of Professional Studies by Public Works Doctoral & Post-Grad Programmes | Middlesex University London (mdx.ac.uk). All her teaching involves a practice-based approach to learning and teaching. her approach to teaching is informed by pedagogical research that is designed to enhance learning in work situations and develop work environmrnt through worker as researcher approaches to curriculum design.

Education and qualifications

PhD
12 Apr 1995
University of Surry

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Interprofessional and intraprofessional teamwork and handovers in healthcare: challenges and recommendations from work-based learning

Lazzari, C., Costley, C. and Nikolou-Walker, E. 2024. Interprofessional and intraprofessional teamwork and handovers in healthcare: challenges and recommendations from work-based learning. Farringdon, Oxfordshire Libri Publishing.

The pivotal role of student assessment in work-integrated learning

Boud, D., Costley, C., Cranfield, S., Desai, J., Nikolou-Walker, E., Nottingham, P. and Wilson, D. 2023. The pivotal role of student assessment in work-integrated learning. Higher Education Research & Development. 42 (6), pp. 1323-1337. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2022.2152981

The introduction of work-based learning to higher education in the UK

Costley, C. 2022. The introduction of work-based learning to higher education in the UK. Work Based Learning e-Journal International. 11 (1), pp. 56 -63.

Equality, diversity and inclusion for work and learning in higher education

Costley, C., Nottingham, P. and Nikolou-Walker, E. 2021. Equality, diversity and inclusion for work and learning in higher education. Work Based Learning e-Journal International. 10 (2), pp. 42-52.

Introduction to special edition: access and inclusion in work and learning

Costley, C., Nottingham, P. and Nikolou-Walker, E. 2021. Introduction to special edition: access and inclusion in work and learning. Work Based Learning e-Journal International. 10 (2), pp. 1-3.

Definitions of different forms of Work and Learning in Higher Education

Costley, C. 2021. Definitions of different forms of Work and Learning in Higher Education. Work Based Learning e-Journal International. 10 (2), pp. 53-67.

The development and impact of professional doctorates

Costley, C. and Boud, D. 2021. The development and impact of professional doctorates. in: Malloch, M., Cairns, L., Evans, K. and O'Connor, B. (ed.) The SAGE handbook of learning and work London Sage. pp. 223-238

The role of practice in doctoral degrees. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 26:3, 257-273, ISSN 1359-6748

Armsby, P., Costley, C. and Weller, G. 2021. The role of practice in doctoral degrees. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 26:3, 257-273, ISSN 1359-6748. Taylor & Francis (Routledge).

Impacts of a professional practice doctorate: a collaborative enquiry

Boud, D., Costley, C., Marshall, S. and Sutton, B. 2021. Impacts of a professional practice doctorate: a collaborative enquiry. Higher Education Research & Development. 40 (3), pp. 431-445. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1765744

Editorial

Armsby, P. and Costley, C. 2019. Editorial. Studies in Continuing Education. 41 (2), pp. 135-141. https://doi.org/10.1080/0158037X.2019.1605086

Ethics

Fulton, J. and Costley, C. 2019. Ethics. in: Costley, C. and Fulton, J. (ed.) Methodologies for Practice Research; Approaches for Professional Doctorates London Sage. pp. 77-92

Research approaches in professional doctorates: notes on an epistemology of practice

Costley, C. 2019. Research approaches in professional doctorates: notes on an epistemology of practice. in: Costley, C. and Fulton, J. (ed.) Methodologies for Practice Research; Approaches for Professional Doctorates London Sage. pp. 17-32

Revisiting search and review for work-based projects

Costley, C. and Nottingham, P. 2018. Revisiting search and review for work-based projects. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. 55 (5), pp. 511-520. https://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2017.1417885

Transdisciplinary qualities in practice doctorates

Costley, C. and Pizzolato, N. 2018. Transdisciplinary qualities in practice doctorates. Studies in Continuing Education. 40 (1), pp. 30-45. https://doi.org/10.1080/0158037X.2017.1394287

A review of the basic elements, organizational and theoretical foundations of work-based learning (WBL) in the higher education

Talbot, J., Costley, C., Dremina, M. and Kopnov, V. 2017. A review of the basic elements, organizational and theoretical foundations of work-based learning (WBL) in the higher education. The Education and Science Journal. 19 (6), pp. 91-118. https://doi.org/10.17853/1994-5639-2017-6-91-118

The design of doctorate curricula for practising professionals

Armsby, P., Costley, C. and Cranfield, S. 2018. The design of doctorate curricula for practising professionals. Studies in Higher Education. 43 (12), pp. 2226-2237. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2017.1318365

A review of the practice of work-based learning (WBL) at higher education level in the UK

Talbot, J., Costley, C., Dremina, M. and Kopnov, V. 2017. A review of the practice of work-based learning (WBL) at higher education level in the UK. The Education and Science Journal. 19 (1), pp. 119-141. https://doi.org/10.17853/1994-5639-2017-1-119-141

The Lifelong Learning University in 20 years

Costley, C. 2016. The Lifelong Learning University in 20 years. in: Cendon, E., Moerth, A. and Pellert, A. (ed.) Theorie und Praxis verzahnen Lebenstlanges Lernen an Hochschulen Munster and new York Waxmann. pp. 253-254

The impact of work-based research projects at postgraduate level

Costley, C. and Abukari, A. 2015. The impact of work-based research projects at postgraduate level. Journal of Work-Applied Management. 7 (1), pp. 3-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWAM-10-2015-006

Educational knowledge in professional practice: a transdisciplinary approach

Costley, C. 2015. Educational knowledge in professional practice: a transdisciplinary approach. in: Gibbs, P. (ed.) Transdisciplinary Professional Learning and Practice Springer. pp. 121-133

General credit: a recognition of lifewide learning

Costley, C. 2014. General credit: a recognition of lifewide learning. in: Jackson, N. and Willis, J. (ed.) Lifewide learning & education in universities and colleges Lifewide Education.

Evaluation of the current status and knowledge contributions of professional doctorates

Costley, C. 2013. Evaluation of the current status and knowledge contributions of professional doctorates. Quality in Higher Education. 19 (1), pp. 7-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/13538322.2013.772465

Conflicting values in reflection on professional practice

Siebert, S. and Costley, C. 2013. Conflicting values in reflection on professional practice. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. 3 (3), pp. 156-167. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-07-2011-0032

The business value of structured workplace learning

Costley, C. and Critten, P. 2012. The business value of structured workplace learning. Global Focus Magazine. 6 (1), pp. 14-17.

The Community of Workers' University: a pragmatic institution for the future?

Gibbs, P. and Costley, C. 2012. The Community of Workers' University: a pragmatic institution for the future? Higher Education Quarterly. 66 (1), pp. 90-105. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2273.2011.00507.x

Work-based doctorates: professional extension at the highest levels

Costley, C. and Lester, S. 2012. Work-based doctorates: professional extension at the highest levels. Studies in Higher Education. 37 (3), pp. 257-269. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2010.503344

Work based learning pedagogies and academic development

Costley, C. and Dikerdem, M. 2011. Work based learning pedagogies and academic development. London, UK Middlesex University.

SRA final report: evaluation: work based learning scheme pilot: cohort 1: 2008-2010

Maguire, K., Costley, C. and Scott Hunt, S. 2010. SRA final report: evaluation: work based learning scheme pilot: cohort 1: 2008-2010. Institute for Work Based Learning Middlesex University.

Workplace learning and higher education

Costley, C. 2010. Workplace learning and higher education. in: Evans, K., Malloch, M., Cairns, L. and O'Connor, B. (ed.) The SAGE handbook of workplace learning London Sage.

Work-based learning at higher education level: value, practice and critique

Lester, S. and Costley, C. 2010. Work-based learning at higher education level: value, practice and critique. Studies in Higher Education. 35 (5), pp. 561-575. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075070903216635

A literature review of employee learning research.

Costley, C., Abukari, A. and Little, B. 2008. A literature review of employee learning research. York Higher Education Academy.

Work based learners’ engagement with the university: an exploratory study

Costley, C., Shukla, N. and Inceoglu, I. 2010. Work based learners’ engagement with the university: an exploratory study. London Middlesex University.

Literature review of work based learning: October 2008

Costley, C., Abukari, A. and Little, B. 2010. Literature review of work based learning: October 2008. London Middlesex University.

Doing work based research: approaches to enquiry for insider research

Costley, C., Elliott, G. and Gibbs, P. 2010. Doing work based research: approaches to enquiry for insider research. London Sage.

Work-based learning impact study

Costley, C. and Abukari, A. 2010. Work-based learning impact study. York, UK Higher Education Academy.

Critical perspectives on researching the professional doctorate (Editorial)

Flint, K. and Costley, C. 2010. Critical perspectives on researching the professional doctorate (Editorial). Work Based Learning e-Journal International. 1 (1), pp. 1-14.

Doctoral learning that leads to organisational and individual change

Costley, C. 2010. Doctoral learning that leads to organisational and individual change. Work Based Learning e-Journal International. 1 (1), pp. 177-201.

Work-based research: approaches to enquiry for insider-researchers.

Costley, C., Elliott, G. and Gibbs, P. 2010. Work-based research: approaches to enquiry for insider-researchers. London Sage.

Editorial.

Costley, C. and Abukari, A. 2009. Editorial. The European Journal of Education. 44 (3), pp. 311-317. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3435.2009.01399.x

Impact of work based learning in higher education.

Costley, C. 2007. Impact of work based learning in higher education. York Higher Education Academy.

Knowledge work and learning.

Costley, C. 2002. Knowledge work and learning. Work Based Learning (UK) Network annual conference. UWIC, Cardiff

A way forward: developing APEL in the UK through a productivity model for learning, recognition and development (LRD).

Costley, C. 2004. A way forward: developing APEL in the UK through a productivity model for learning, recognition and development (LRD). APEL national forum: Recognising workplace learning and achievement as a tool to enhance the delivery of foundation degrees.. London Metropolitan University 22 Jul 2004

Tensions and struggles concerning work based learning.

Costley, C. 2006. Tensions and struggles concerning work based learning. Conference on European work based learning approaches in higher education.. Florence

How higher education is managing the social context of knowledge: a work based learning perspective.

Costley, C. 2006. How higher education is managing the social context of knowledge: a work based learning perspective. Beyond boundaries: new horizons for research into higher education, SRHE annual conference.. University of Sussex, Brighton 12 - 14 Dec 2006

Reconstructing APEL to enhance individual and organisational learning.

Costley, C. and Garnett, J. 2007. Reconstructing APEL to enhance individual and organisational learning. Researching transition in lifelong learning: an international conference (Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning). University of Stirling 22 - 24 Jun 2007

Work based learning: models and implementations.

Costley, C. 2002. Work based learning: models and implementations. New capability. 5 (1), pp. 1-3.

Report on research leading to an options appraisal and feasibility study for the establishment of an all-Wales Workforce Development Centre.

Costley, C., Stephenson, J. and Abukari, A. 2009. Report on research leading to an options appraisal and feasibility study for the establishment of an all-Wales Workforce Development Centre. Cardiff Higher Education Funding Council of Wales.

Developing work based learning at doctoral level

Armsby, P. and Costley, C. 2009. Developing work based learning at doctoral level. in: Work based learning: journeys to the core of higher education London Middlesex University Press. pp. 102-117

Building doctorates around individual candidates professional experience.

Costley, C. and Stephenson, J. 2008. Building doctorates around individual candidates professional experience. in: Boud, D. and Lee, A. (ed.) Changing Practices of Doctoral Education London and New York Routledge. pp. 171-187

The European journal of education [special issue].

Costley, C. 2008. The European journal of education [special issue]. Carfax. https://doi.org/0141-8211

Critiquing work-based learning in higher education: a review

Costley, C. and Armsby, P. 2008. Critiquing work-based learning in higher education: a review. in: Garnett, J. and Young, D. (ed.) Work-based learning futures II: proceedings University Vocational Awards Council. pp. 7-21

From project supervision to advising: new conceptions of the practice

Boud, D. and Costley, C. 2007. From project supervision to advising: new conceptions of the practice. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. 44 (2), pp. 119-130. https://doi.org/10.1080/14703290701241034

Assessment and evaluation in higher education. Volume 32, 2007 - Issue 1: Work‐based learning: assessment and evaluation in higher education [special issue]

Costley, C. 2007. Assessment and evaluation in higher education. Volume 32, 2007 - Issue 1: Work‐based learning: assessment and evaluation in higher education [special issue]. Taylor and Francis.

Special Issue: The worker as researcher. Journal of workplace learning. Volume 19 Issue 3 [special issue]

Costley, C. 2007. Special Issue: The worker as researcher. Journal of workplace learning. Volume 19 Issue 3 [special issue]. MCB University Press Ltd..

Approaches to and uses of work-based research knowledge.

Costley, C. 2007. Approaches to and uses of work-based research knowledge. Work based learning: a multi-dimensional approach to knowledge.. Middlesex University 05 - 06 Jul 2007 pp. 28-33

Ethical considerations for practitioner-researchers.

Costley, C. 2007. Ethical considerations for practitioner-researchers. in: Researching work and learning: 5th international conference on researching work and learning (RWL5): conference proceedings, Cape Town, South Africa, 2-5 December 2007. Bellville, South Africa University of the Western Cape. pp. 97-111

Methodologies for undergraduates doing practitioner investigations at work

Costley, C. and Armsby, P. 2007. Methodologies for undergraduates doing practitioner investigations at work. Journal of Workplace Learning. 19 (3), pp. 131-145. https://doi.org/10.1108/13665620710735611

The impact of a professional doctorate centred on the candidate's work

Costley, C. and Stephenson, J. 2007. The impact of a professional doctorate centred on the candidate's work. Work Based Learning e-Journal International.

Developing the ethics of worker-researchers through phronesis

Gibbs, P., Costley, C., Armsby, P. and Trakakis, A. 2007. Developing the ethics of worker-researchers through phronesis. Teaching in Higher Education. 12 (3), pp. 365-375. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562510701278716

Research influences on a professional doctorate

Costley, C. and Armsby, P. 2007. Research influences on a professional doctorate. Research in Post-Compulsory Education. 12 (3), pp. 343-357. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596740701559803

The legitimisation of knowledge: a work based learning perspective of APEL

Armsby, P., Costley, C. and Garnett, J. 2006. The legitimisation of knowledge: a work based learning perspective of APEL. International Journal of Lifelong Education. 25 (4), pp. 369-383. https://doi.org/10.1080/02601370600772368

Work based learning as a field of study in higher education.

Costley, C. 2006. Work based learning as a field of study in higher education. in: Hager, P. and Brown, T. (ed.) Challenges for integrating work and learning: selected papers from the 4th international conference on researching work and learning. Bradford Emerald.

Work based projects: the worker as researcher.

Costley, C. 2006. Work based projects: the worker as researcher. Work based projects 2006.

Practitioner-led enquiry as development of professional practice.

Costley, C. 2006. Practitioner-led enquiry as development of professional practice. Professional lifelong learning: beyond reflective practice. University of Leeds 03 Jul 2006

An ethics of community and care for practitioner researchers

Gibbs, P. and Costley, C. 2006. An ethics of community and care for practitioner researchers. International Journal of Research and Method in Education. 29 (2), pp. 239-249. https://doi.org/10.1080/17437270600891689

Introduction: work based learning: assessment and evaluation in higher education

Costley, C. 2006. Introduction: work based learning: assessment and evaluation in higher education. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. 31 (4), pp. 1-9.

Work based learning assessed as a field or a mode of study

Costley, C. and Armsby, P. 2006. Work based learning assessed as a field or a mode of study. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. 31 (4), pp. 21-33.

Researching others: care as an ethic for practitioner researchers

Costley, C. and Gibbs, P. 2006. Researching others: care as an ethic for practitioner researchers. Studies in Higher Education. 31 (1), pp. 89-98. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075070500392375

Work-based learning: discipline, field or discursive space or what?

Costley, C. and Gibbs, P. 2006. Work-based learning: discipline, field or discursive space or what? Research in Post-Compulsory Education. 11 (3), pp. 341-350. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596740600916575

The impact of workplace doctorates: a review of 10 case studies at Middlesex University suggests they promote candidates personal credibility, capability and continuing development.

Costley, C. and Stephenson, J. 2005. The impact of workplace doctorates: a review of 10 case studies at Middlesex University suggests they promote candidates personal credibility, capability and continuing development. American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting. Montreal 11 - 15 Apr 2005

Bridging rhetoric and reality: accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) in the UK.

Garnett, J., Portwood, D. and Costley, C. 2004. Bridging rhetoric and reality: accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) in the UK. Bolton University Vocational Awards Council. https://doi.org/090731113X

Work based learning opportunities for lifelong earning (21-22 November; Intercollege, Cyprus): conference proceedings.

Costley, C. and Vrasidas, C. 2003. Work based learning opportunities for lifelong earning (21-22 November; Intercollege, Cyprus): conference proceedings. Middlesex University.

Research approaches selected by practitioner researchers on a professional doctorate

Armsby, P. and Costley, C. 2003. Research approaches selected by practitioner researchers on a professional doctorate. in: Work based learning opportunities for lifelong learning (21-22 November; Intercollege, Cyprus): conference proceedings. Middlesex University. pp. 161-168

Practice-based research methodologies for practitioner-researchers

Armsby, P. and Costley, C. 2002. Practice-based research methodologies for practitioner-researchers. Middlesex University.

Learning organization [special issue]

Costley, C. 2001. Learning organization [special issue]. MCB University Press. https://doi.org/0969-6474

Context and intertextuality in work based learning.

Costley, C. 2001. Context and intertextuality in work based learning. in: 2nd International conference on researching work and learning: conference proceedings, University of Calgary, 26-28 July 2001. Calgary University of Calgary. Faculty of Continuing Education..

Organizational and employee interests in programs of work based learning

Costley, C. 2001. Organizational and employee interests in programs of work based learning. Learning Organization. 8 (2), pp. 58-63. https://doi.org/10.1108/09696470110387991

Research driven projects.

Armsby, P. and Costley, C. 2000. Research driven projects. in: Portwood, D. and Costley, C. (ed.) Work based learning and the university: new perspectives and practices Birmingham SEDA.

Work based learning: an accessible curriculum

Costley, C. 2000. Work based learning: an accessible curriculum. Widening participation and lifelong learning : the journal of the Institute for Access Studies and the European Access Network.. 2 (2), pp. 33-39.

Overview: where to next?

Portwood, D. and Costley, C. 2000. Overview: where to next? in: Portwood, D. and Costley, C. (ed.) Work based learning and the university: new perspectives and practices. Birmingham, UK SEDA.

Models of work based learning in the undergraduate curriculum.

Armsby, P., Costley, C. and Kennedy, P. 2000. Models of work based learning in the undergraduate curriculum. in: Symes, C. (ed.) Working knowledge: productive learning at work: proceedings [of the] international conference (Sydney, Australia, December 10-13, 2000). Sydney Research Centre for Vocational Education and Training, University of Technology, Sydney.

The boundaries and frontiers of work based knowledge

Costley, C. 2000. The boundaries and frontiers of work based knowledge. in: Portwood, D. and Costley, C. (ed.) Work based learning and the university: new perspectives and practices Birmingham SEDA.

Citation and related argumentation strategies in reflective essays by work based learners

Costley, C. and Doncaster, K. 2000. Citation and related argumentation strategies in reflective essays by work based learners. in: Mitchell, S. and Andrews, R. (ed.) Learning to argue in higher education Portsmouth Heinemann-Boynton/Cook. pp. 107-118

Work based learning and the university: new perspectives and practices

Portwood, D. and Costley, C. 2000. Work based learning and the university: new perspectives and practices. Birmingham SEDA.

Work based knowledge: creation, recognition and use - a paradigm shift for higher education

Costley, C., Doncaster, K., Garnett, J. and Ferreira, I. 1999. Work based knowledge: creation, recognition and use - a paradigm shift for higher education. in: Researching work and learning: a first international conference: conference proceedings. Leeds School of Continuing Education, University of Leeds. pp. 53-60

Music and gender at Key Stage Three (11–14): an action research project

Costley, C. 1993. Music and gender at Key Stage Three (11–14): an action research project. British Journal of Music Education. 10 (03), pp. 197-203. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0265051700001753
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