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Kendall is a Lecturer in Higher Education and Academic Practice at the University of Kent. With a background in UG and PG teacher education and education leadership course delivery, Kendall’s teaching and research focuses on the exploration and enhancement of learning through the use of experiential and internationalized pedagogies. As a Senior Fellow of the HEA he is committed to working with colleagues to advance their teaching, learning and curriculum design capabilities for the benefit of student learning.

Kendall’s tertiary studies began in Australia where he completed a BSocSc (Charles Sturt University), BEd (University of South Australia) and MPHEd (University of Wollongong). He completed his PhD through the University of Canterbury (NZ). He has also completed additional postgraduate courses in Applied Educational Leadership and Management at UCL and a PGCHE at Leeds Beckett University.

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Jarrett, K. (2020) "Maintaining the connection: story sharing as a function of home institution support for study abroad students", Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice. Available at: https://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/.
Jarrett, K. (2019) "Managing a decentralized student recruitment initiative in a higher education institution: the experience of using a double-adoptive approach", Journal of Higher Education Management, pp. 61-69.
Jarrett, K. and Light, R. (2018) "The experience of teaching as a learner, collaborator, and a catalyst: collective experiences of using game based approaches to teach games", European Physical Education Review. Sage Publications Inc. doi: 10.1177%2F1356336X17753023.
Jarrett, K. and Light, R. (2017) "In-service teachers' experiences of using game based approaches to teach games: implications for physical education teacher educators", International Journal of Physical Education, Sports & Health. KHELJournal, pp. 73-81. Available at: http://www.kheljournal.com/archives/?year=2017&vol=4&issue=2&part=B&ArticleId=843.
Jarrett, K. and Harvey, S. (2016) "Similar, but not the same: comparing the game based approaches of TGfU and Game Sense", eJournal de la Recherche sur l'Intervention en Education Physique et Sportive. IUFM Franche-Comté, pp. 92-113. Available at: http://elliadd.univ-fcomte.fr/ejrieps/system/files/eJ38_Jarrett_Harvey%20.pdf.
Eloi, S., Langlois, V. and Jarrett, K. (2015) "The role of the libero in volleyball as a paradoxical influence on the game: logical debate and the proposal for a rule change", The Sport Journal. United States Sports Academy, pp. 1-21. Available at: https://thesportjournal.org/article/the-role-of-the-libero-in-volleyball-as-a-paradoxical-influence-on-the-game-logical-debate-and-the-proposal-for-a-rule-change/.
Jarrett, K. (2015) "'What else can I do?' Radical suggestions to help physical education teachers successfully implement a game based approach to teach games", ACHPER Active & Healthy Magazine. ACHPER, pp. 27-30. Available at: https://www.achper.org.au/products/special-editions/volume-22-issue-23-2015.
Jarrett, K., Mouchet, A., Harvey, S., Scott, C. and Light, R. (2014) "Using elicitation interview within a phenomenographic framework: developing the breadth of research designs associated with game based approaches", Agora for Physical Education and Sport, pp. 291-306. Available at: http://agora-revista.blogs.uva.es/files/2014/12/agora_16_3g_jarrett_et_al.pdf.
Harvey, S. and Jarrett, K. (2014) "A review of game centred approaches to teaching and coaching literature since 2006", Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. Taylor & Francis, pp. 278-300. doi: 10.1080/17408989.2012.754005.
Jarrett, K., Eloi, S. and Harvey, S. (2014) "Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) as a positive and versatile approach to teaching adapted games.", European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity. European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (EUFAPA), pp. 6-20. Available at: https://eujapa.upol.cz/artkey/euj-201401-0001_teaching-games-for-understanding-tgfu-as-a-positive-and-versatile-approach-to-teaching-adapted-games.php.
Jarrett, K. (2011) "Undergraduate sports students' perceptions of a change to game sense pedagogy", Asian Journal of Exercise & Sports Science. Sagamore, pp. 1-18. Available at: https://js.sagamorepub.com/ajess/article/view/2453.
Book section
Thomas, D. S. (2020) "Becoming a leader", in Jarrett, K. and Newton, S. (eds.) The Practice of Leadership in Higher Education: Real-world Perspectives on Becoming, Being and Leaving. London, UK: Routledge. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/The-Practice-of-Leadership-in-Higher-Education-Real-world-Perspectives/Jarrett-Newton/p/book/9780367423674.
Jarrett, K. (2020) "Positive pedagogy in cricket coaching: a season of reflections", in Light, R. and Harvey, S. (eds.) Positive pedagogy for sport coaching in action: coaches' experiences. Routledge, pp. 1-11.
Jarrett, K. and Harvey, S. (2014) "Recent trends in research literature on game based approaches to teaching and coaching games", in Light, R., Quay, J., Harvey, S., and Mooney, A. (eds.) Contemporary developments in games teaching. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 87-102. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/Contemporary-Developments-in-Games-Teaching/Light-Quay-Harvey-Mooney/p/book/9780415821193.
Conference or workshop item
Jarrett, K. (2019) "Developing the art of storytelling as a pedagogical tool for academics", in 2018 University of Brighton Learning and Teaching Conference. 2018 University of Brighton Learning and Teaching Conference, Brighton, UK, pp. 83-89.
Jarrett, K. (2016) "Re-presenting teachers' experiences of game based approaches through poetic transcription", in Bruce, J. and North, C. (eds.) 2015 Game Sense for Teaching and Coaching Conference. 2015 Game Sense for Teaching and Coaching Conference, School of Sport and Physical Education, University of Canterbury College of Education, Health and Human Development, pp. 53-63. Available at: http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/sportpe/gamesense/documents/game-sense-for-teachers-and-coaches-conference-proceedings.pdf.
Jarrett, K. (2016) A phenomenographical inquiry into experiences of using game based approaches among physical education teachers in England and Australia.
Total publications in KAR: 17 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

Kendall combines his current teaching load with continued research outputs relating to his discipline backgrounds of sport pedagogy and teacher education. Kendall also has additional research interest in the fields of educational leadership and higher education pedagogies. Kendall continues to collaborate on a range of research projects with colleagues from France, USA, Spain, New Zealand and Australia.

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