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Transitioning into pedagogical research – ‘Dual identities and discipline spanning’

Friday, 12 May 2017

This workshop will focus on pedagogic research and the role of the pedagogic researcher in higher education. The focus is to support those transitioning into pedagogical research from another discipline. It will explore the interrelationship between learning, teaching and research at a time when there is increasing emphasis on multidisciplinary research across the HE sector. It will consider the dual relationship between discipline-centred research and pedagogic research areas and the transitioning between these, with a focus on research methodologies and publication. Action research will be used as a named example. Taking an interactive approach, this workshop will be an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and develop strategies and networks between participants.
By the end of this workshop, successful participants will be able to:
1.            Discuss the opportunities for developing as a dual-researcher and the position of a pedagogical researcher within the HE environment;
2.            Critically evaluate the similarities and differences between research areas and how to manage and transition between these;
3.            Exploring research methodologies and paradigms, aligned to pedagogical research and develop a critical understanding of how these may differ to one’s own current practice;
4.            Evaluate the role of ‘action research’ in Higher Education and how this can be used as a transitional mechanism into pedagogical research;
Develop a strategy, and networks, to support the successful transition into research into educational research in Higher Education;


Dr Mark J.P. Kerrigan


Dr Mark John Patrick Kerrigan is responsible for fostering excellence in teaching, learning and assessment, and the design and implementation of strategies to enrich the staff/student experience. He currently works at Anglia Ruskin University as the Director of Learning & Teaching in the Faculty of Medical Science. He has a strong interest in assessment, Digital Literacies and mobile/technology-integrated learning. Mark is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Dr Simon Pratt-Adams

Dr Simon Pratt-Adams is a highly experienced academic working at Anglia Ruskin University. He has broad interests in educational research and works in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and Anglia Learning and Teaching. He is involved in leading the development of research strategies and innovative learning and teaching practices across the university and its national/international partners.


Dr Richard Race

Dr. Richard Race is Senior Lecturer of Education at Roehampton University and MA Education Programme Convenor. He has extensive postgraduate teaching experiences about research processes in schools domestically and internationally in Greece, Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands and Malaysia. He is author of the monograph Multiculturalism and Education  (2nd Edition, 2015) which is published by Bloomsbury. He is a co-convenor of the Postgraduate Pin within the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE).







09:30 -10:00

Networking, ‘pre-arrival’ activity and morning coffee

Session 1

10:00 -11:30

·         Presentation & discussion:Opportunities for developing as a dual-researcher and the position of a pedagogical researcher within the HE environment’

·         Presentation of delegate situation, ideas and problems

Delegates will present the research theme they want to spend the day working.

Session 2

11:30 - 13:00

·         Presentation & discussion:Exploring research methodologies and paradigms within pedagogical research – what, why, when, how, who and where’

·         Workshop 1

Delegates work with the workshop facilitators linking the themes of session to their own work and research.


13:00 - 14:00

Networking and talking about research projects

Session 3

14:00 - 15:30

·         Presentation & discussion: Role of ‘action research’ in Higher Education’

·         Workshop 2

Delegates explore the potential for action research within their own research area

Session 4

15:30 - 16:30

·         Activity & future planning:Develop a strategy, and networks, to support the successful transition into research into educational research in Higher Education’

·         Summary, evaluation & close


Network: Professional Development Programme
Date(s): Friday, 12 May 2017
Times: 10.00 - 16.30
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE
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