Dr John P Wilson

Management School

University Teacher

J.P.Wilson@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3355

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Dr John P Wilson
Management School
Room C16
Western Bank Villa
300-302 Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TN
Research interests

Although my main focus is on teaching I have also conducted a wide variety of applied research and have written numerous academic articles, blogged for the CIPD and authored and edited ten books.

Publications

Books

  • Beard C & Wilson JP (2018) Experiential Learning A Practical Guide for Training, Coaching and Education. Kogan Page. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Beard CM & Wilson JP (2013) Experiential Learning A Handbook for Education, Training and Coaching. Kogan Page Limited. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wilson JP (2012) Dream Your Life, Your Future. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wilson JP (2012) International Human Resource Development Learning, Education and Training for Individuals and Organizations. Kogan Page Limited. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Beard CM & Wilson JP (2006) Experiential Learning A Best Practice Handbook for Educators and Trainers. Kogan Page Publishers. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wilson JP (2005) Human Resource Development Learning & Training for Individuals & Organizations. Kogan Page Publishers. RIS download Bibtex download
  • 比尔德 , Bear C比, 威尔逊 & Wilson JP威 (2003) 体验式学习的力量. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Beard CM & Wilson JP (2002) The Power of Experiential Learning A Handbook for Trainers and Educators. Taylor & Francis US. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wilson JP (1999) Human Resource Development Learning & Training for Individuals & Organizations. Kogan Page Publishers. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wilson JP () The Routledge Encyclopaedia of UK Education, Training and Employment. Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

Research group

PhD students

I am jointly supervising (with Prof. Simon Jobson, University of Winchester) Dominic Irvine who is researching: A comparison of mental fatigue between ultra-endurance cyclists and senior business leaders.

I have previously supervised Nasir Mohammed – An examination of the Malaysian Education System

I am particularly interested in supervising in the areas of: learning and development; strategic foresight, and knowledge management.

Grants

I have been involved with many successful grant applications including the following:

  • Higher Education Academy – Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series: Using experiential learning to ensure Business and Management departments successfully survive national and international competition. 30 October 2013. £750
  • Heritage Lottery Fund: All Our Stories: Home of Football: £7,400. This award helped enable an additional £40,000 to be awarded from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. (2012)
  • Leonardo da Vinci: Training and Educators Academy for Contact Centres; €396,269 (2008/9)
  • Leonardo da Vinci Call Centre Training and Knowledge Transfer – €463,616 (2004)
  • Department for Education and Skills - Accelerated Learning - £12k (2004)
  • West Yorkshire Learning and Skills Council - Work-based Learning - £100k (2002)
  • Department for Education and Skills - Research of DfES labour market initiatives £35k (2001).
  • European Commission DGIX - Training programme - £15k (1998/9).
  • European Regional Development Fund: £75k, plus £75k matched funding (1996).
  • Management Update Programme 9 x 12 week programmes (1994 - 1997) Training for Work, Sheffield TEC Income (c. £200k)
  • Management Update Programme Six courses (1987-8) Adult Training, Manpower Services Commission: Income (c. £23k)
Teaching interests

My main focus is on teaching and encouraging successful learning in my classes.

I have consistently received high teaching grades from students and delegates in the institutions where I have worked and am the first and only tutor to achieve 100% scores from all course delegates for a programme at the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford.

I was also a Continuing Professional Development Manager at the University of Oxford where I continue to be a tutor.

I began my career as a teacher and then taught in Sweden for a number of organisations including: Volvo, Alfa Laval, State Railways, and FFV Defence.

I then taught in Saudi Arabia for an oil company and have since worked in many countries.

Experiential learning underpins my teaching philosophy and I have jointly authored (with Colin Beard) four editions of the core text: Experiential Learning: A Practical Guide for Training, Coaching and Education.

The application of these principles translates into student-centred learning involving: competitions, questionnaires, discussion, Socratic enquiry, problem-based learning, and the provision of core knowledge.

My teaching is underpinned with wide practical work and consultancy experience in many sectors including: aerospace engineering, airlines, banking, defence, health, law, oil, pharmaceuticals, retail, transportation, and for the United Nations Development Programme in Ethiopia and Nigeria.

The result of this ongoing experience is that my teaching connects grounded academic theory with practical relevance to real and current business operations.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. I also recently set up a not-for-profit organisation.