Where possible I try to publish in open access outlets. Non-open access articles are marked with an asterisk (*). If you would like a copy of any of these please get in touch on j.canning[at]

*Abdul Rauf, Kriszta Rostás & John Canning (2022) Learning-outcomes-based assessments at universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands: perceptions of business lecturers, Quality in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/13538322.2022.2051300

Canning, J. & Masika, R. (2020) The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL): the thorn in the flesh of educational research, Studies in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2020.1836485

Canning, J. and Eve, J. (2020) ‘Assessment in higher education: the anatomy of a wicked problem’. In Masika, R. (ed.) Research Matters: The Pedagogic Research Conference and Articles 2019, pp.51-60. Brighton: University of Brighton. Available at: (Open access)

*Canning, John (2017) The UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) as an illustration of Baudrillard’s hyperreality.- Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 

*Canning, J. (2017) Conceptualising student voice in UK higher education: four theoretical lenses. Teaching in Higher Education 22(5), 519-531

Masika, R., Wisker, G. and Canning, J. (2016) Defining and supporting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): A Sector-wide Study, SoTL Case Studies. York: HEA

*Canning, J. (2015) Teaching in 21st century higher education: Reading Chekhov's ‘A Boring Story’ to stimulate reflective practice. Reflective Practice

Canning, J. (2015) What’s worse than a Ref for teaching? An Ofsted for universities. The Guardian (online) 13 July 2015

*Canning, J. (2015) A new measurement and ranking system for the UK National Student Survey. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education 19(2), pp.56-65

*Kemp, Simon, Julia Kendal, Adam Warren, Laurence Wright, John Canning, Marcus Grace, and Clare Saunders (2015). ‘Global Consensus Is a Dream, but Twitter Is Real: Simulating a Sustainable Development Goals Summit Through Interdisciplinary Classroom Politics and Negotiation by Social Media’. In Integrative Approaches to Sustainable Development at University Level, edited by Walter Leal Filho, Luciana Brandli, Olga Kuznetsova, and Arminda Maria Finisterra do Paço, 551–66. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Canning, J. (2014) Developer, financier, designer and contributor:  building hybrid projects outside the university.  Hybrid Pedagogy: a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology

prospectsCanning, J. (2014) Prospects and pitfalls of extending the National Student Survey to postgraduate students: an international review.(Brighton: University of Brighton CLT)

Canning, J. (2013) Introduction to statistics for the humanities (online book)

Canning, J. (2011) Shaping your department’s success: an audit for language departments in higher education (Southampton: UCML)

*Gallagher-Brett, A. and J.Canning (2011 ) Disciplinary disjunctures in the transition from secondary school to higher education study of Modern Foreign Languages: A case study from the UK. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 10 (2), pp. 171-188 

John Canning, Clark, Billy, Cole, Rachel, Culik, Jan, Daller, Michael, Falconer, Liz, Gastinel-Jones, Marie, Gray, John, Heffer, Christopher, Hellmuth, Sam, Minney, James, O'Donoghue, Clare, Payne-Woolridge, Ruth, Sakel, Jeanette, Sewell, Adrian, Shaw, Sylivia, Tejerizo, Margaret, Treffers-Daller, Jeanine and Williams, Simon (2011) Understanding the National Student Survey: investigations in languages, linguistics and area studies. Southampton , GB, LLAS (Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies), 13pp. On LLAS website

John Canning, Angela Gallagher-Brett, Fabio Tartarini and Heather McGuinness (2010) Routes into Languages: Report on teacher and pupil attitude surveys (Southampton, Routes into Languages). Available from the Routes website.

*Canning, J. and A. Gallagher-Brett (2010) Building a bridge to pedagogic research: teaching social science research methods to humanities practitioners. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 2, (2), pp.3-9 Download

Sustainability education*Canning, J. (2010) Translating words into action and actions into words: Sustainability in Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies curricula,” In P. Jones, D. Selby and S. Sterling (eds.) Sustainability Education: Perspectives and Practice Across Higher Education (London: Earthscan).

*Canning, J. (2010). The invisible developers? Academic coordinators in the UK Subject Centre Network. Teaching in Higher Education, 15(4), 461-466. doi:10.1080/13562517.2010.493330

*Bernasek, L and Canning, J. (2009) Influences on the Teaching of Arabic and Islamic Studies in UK Higher Education: connections and disconnections. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 8 (3), 259-275  doi:10.1177/1474022209339954

Canning, J. (2009). A skill or a discipline? An examination of employability and the study of modern foreign languages. Journal of Employability and the Humanities 3. Available from soton eprints :

Canning, J. (2008) Motivations for volunteering on heritage railways. Self-published. Download (.pdf)

Canning, J. (2008). Five years on: the language landscape in 2007. Southampton, UK, Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, 16pp Download

*Canning, J. (2007). Pedagogy as a discipline: emergence, sustainability and professionalisation. Teaching in Higher Education, 12(3), 393-403. doi:10.1080/13562510701278757

Croucher, K., J. Canning, and J. Gawthrope (2007) Here be dragons? Enterprising graduates in the humanities. (Southampton: Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies). Download

*Canning, J. (2005). Disciplinarity: a barrier to quality assurance? The UK experience of area studies, Quality in Higher Education 11 (1), pp.37-46. doi:10.1080/13538320500074931

*Canning, J. (2005). Placing Quebec nationalisms: Constructing English identities in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, British Journal of Canadian Studies 18 (1), pp. 120-136. doi:10.3828/bjcs.18.1.6 Download

*Canning, J. (2005). Building the Quebec nation: A geographical approach. In C. Morgan and C. Rolfe, Focus on Quebec 3: Essays on Quebecois Culture and Society (Edinburgh: BACS/ Le Grefc) pp.20-29 Download

*Canning, J. (2004). Nationalism(s) as local practice(s). Re-examining Quebec nationalisms in the Eastern Townships. In D. Ramsey & C. Bryant, (eds.) The Structure and Dynamics of Rural Territories: Geographical Perspectives. (Brandon MB: Rural Development Institute) pp. 43-61. Download

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