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Transitioning into pedagogic research – ‘Dual identities and discipline spanning´

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

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;
5. Develop a strategy, and networks, to support the successful transition into research into educational research in Higher Education;

Facilitators:

Dr Mark J.P. Kerrigan

Dr Mark John Patrick Kerrigan was recently appointed as the Director of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement at the Plymouth College of Art. His role is to drive toward pedagogical innovation and provide strong & effective cross-college leadership that will enhance learning and teaching across FE/HE provision. He has research interests in assessment & feedback, Digital Literacies and mobile/technology-integrated learning. Mark is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Stephen Felmingham

Stephen Felmingham is an artist and educator, teaching drawing, painting, print and contemporary art practice on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across the UK. He is a Senior Lecturer in the postgraduate Fine Art, Drawing, Painting and Printmaking courses at Plymouth College of Art. He studied at Middlesex University, completed his MA Drawing at the University of the Arts London (Wimbledon) and later his doctorate at the University of Leeds in 2014. His research interests are drawing, creative pedagogy and socially-engaged art practices and his work is represented in collections nationally and internationally.

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, Medicine, Education & Social Care and Anglia Learning and Teaching where he is the Acting Director of the Centre for Innovation in Higher Education (CIHE). He is involved in leading the development of pedagogic research strategies and innovative learning and teaching practices across the university and its national partners.

* There are a limited number of free places for Plymouth College of Art staff members. Please register using your institutional email address and select invoice at checkout. *


Structure / Session Time Activities


10.00-10.30 Registration - Networking, ‘pre-arrival’ activity and morning tea/coffee


10.30-11.45 Session 1  

 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.


11:45-13.15 Session 2

• 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.


13:15 - 14:00 Lunch - Networking and talking about research projects


14:00 - 15:30 Session 3

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


• Workshop 2
Delegates explore the potential for action research within their own research area

 

15.30-15.45 Tea/coffee break


15:45 - 16:30 Session 4

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

• Summary, evaluation & close

 

* There are a limited number of free places for Plymouth College of Art staff members. Please register using your institutional email address and select invoice at checkout. *
 

Network: Newer Researchers
Date(s): Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Times: 10:00-16:30
Location: Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth PL4 8AT
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