Research

Journal Articles

Dylan Adams & Gary Beauchamp (2020) A study of the experiences of children aged 7-11 taking part in mindful approaches in local nature reserves, Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, DOI: 10.1080/14729679.2020.1736110

Adams, D., & Beauchamp, G. (2019). ‘Spiritual moments making music in nature. A study exploring the experiences of children making music outdoors, surrounded by nature.’ International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, 24(3), pp. 260-275.

Adams, D., & Beauchamp, G. (2018). Portals between worlds: A study of the experiences of children aged 7–11 years from primary schools in Wales making music outdoors. Research Studies in Music Education. May, 2018.

Reynolds, F. and Adams, D. (2014). Sound and Performance in Public Archaeology: Examining the Benefits of Outdoor Learning with Creative Engagement at the Neolithic Site of Tinkinswood Burial Chamber, Vale of Glamorgan. Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture. Volume 7, Issue 1, 2014.

Book Chapters

Beauchamp, G., Haughton, C., Ellis, C., Sarwar, S., Tyrie, J. ADAMS, D and Dumitrescu, S. (2019) Ethical considerations in using innovative methods in early education research, in, Brown, Z. and Perkins, H. (ed.) Using Innovative Methods in Early Years Research. London: Routledge

Other Papers

Adams, D. 2007. Can music be used to enhance learning in the classroom? Cardiff School of Education Research Papers. Available at: http://www.uwic.ac.uk/documents/pdf/csejournalv4.pdf

Adams, D. 2008. Play to learn. Teaching Wales. Edition 16. Spring 2008. Available at: http://www.gtcw.org.uk/gtcw/images/stories/downloads/newsletters/Journal_16.pdf

Adams, D. 2010. Music-making: bringing sound into a silent past. The value of creative analogies in the Neolithic Symposium, University of Cardiff. 28 June, 2010.

Adams, D. 2010. Exploring the past through drama and music. History Teacher Education Network Conference. Newport University. 19 July, 2010.

Adams, D. 2011. Music-Making at Prehistoric Sites Helping to Understand Present Intuition of Music. Leading Music Education International Conference. 1 June, 2011. University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Adams, D. and Brassil, K. The Out of Doors Museum: Being Creative At Prehistoric
Monuments. Museum Education Monitor. July 2013 Issue.

Conference Papers:

Adams, D. and Beauchamp, G. (2019) Spiritual moments making music in nature. A study exploring the experiences of children making music outdoors surrounded by nature. British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference. 10th – 12th September 2019. Manchester University, Manchester.

Adams, D. and Beauchamp, G. (2019) Being immersive and subversive in nature. A study of the experiences of Key Stage 2 children from four different primary schools taking part in mindful approaches in local nature reserves. British Education Studies .Association (BESA) Conference. 28th June 2019. University of Wales Trinity St David.

Adams, D. and Young, N. (2019) ‘Students’ well-being, wild-ness and freedom from the ‘magic capture’ of assessments’. British Education Studies Association (BESA) Conference. 28th June 2019. University of Wales Trinity St David.

Adams, D. and Beauchamp, G. (2018). Musicking in nature and the nature of musicking. BESA Conference, 2018. June 28, (2018). University of Bolton, England.

Adams, D. (2018). Mind the Magic. Mindfulness and the importance of experience in education. NetworkEd Conference. Tramshed. Cardiff.

Adams, D. (2016). Comedy, Carnival, Fantasy and Hope. Discomfort and Delight in Dahl. The Fantastic Mr Fiction, Roald Dahl Conference, November 2016. Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Adams D. and Beauchamp, G. (2016). A study of the experiences of learners and teachers from six different primary schools making music in outdoor rural locations. BESA conference 2016, University of Wolverhampton

Adams, D. and Beauchamp, G. 2015. Portals. A study of the experiences of learners and teachers from four different primary schools, making music in rural outdoor locations. RIME Research in Music Education Conference. University of Exeter.

Adams, D. 2015. How Fantastic is Literacy? This paper explores different definitions of literacy and why it arguably demands discrete attention on an Education Studies course. It examines contemporary theories and focuses on a scene from the film ‘The Fantastic Mr Fox’ to highlight the possible plurality and potential power of literacy. BESA Conference. Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Adams, D. and Beauchamp, G. 2016. Portals between worlds: A study of the experiences of seven groups of children aged 7-11 years from six different primary schools in Wales making music outdoors.

Adams, D. 2011. Music-Making at Prehistoric Sites Helping to Understand Present Intuition of Music. Leading Music Education International Conference. 1 June, 2011. University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Adams, D. 2010. Exploring the past through drama and music. History Teacher Education Network Conference. Newport University. 19 July, 2010.

& Adams, D. 2010. Music-making: bringing sound into a silent past. The value of creative analogies in the Neolithic Symposium, University of Cardiff. 28 June, 2010.
Other Publications:

Adams, D. (2011) Myth and Melody. CAA. Aberystwyth University.

Rhys, E. Morgan, R. and Adams, D. (2010) TellyTales. CBEEBIES. BBC.

Rhys, E. Hunt, R. Day, N. and Adams, D. (2006) Rockpool Rap. BBC Network.

Rhys, E. Day, N. and Adams, D. (2004) Evacuees. Time and Tune. BBC Network.

Rhys, E. Day, N. and Adams, D. (2003) Peter Pan. Time and Tune. BBC Network.

Rhys, E. Day, N. and Adams, D. (2002) Alice@Wonderland.com Time and Tune. BBC Network.

Current Research Interests: –Outdoor Education; Eco-Pedagogy; Music Education; Indigenous Pedagogies; Contemplative Pedagogies. 

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