The Pedagogical Research (PedR) Group aims to promote, support and develop pedagogical research activity across the University. The benefits of a well-established PedR community include the development and embedding of an evidence informed approach to teaching and learning practice and an enhanced reputation for high quality scholarly activity.
- Promote the benefits of embedding a research informed approach in teaching and learning activities
- Support the development of teaching and learning practice by facilitating the development of skills to undertake pedagogic research
- Develop a community of practice that benefits from close collaboration with our National Teaching Fellows and Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (covering Associate, Fellow, Senior and Principal Fellowships)
- Mentor those wishing to engage with pedagogical research as part of their teaching and learning practice
- Collate resources, good practice and provide opportunities to celebrate institutional research outputs internally, nationally and internationally.
- Society for Research into Higher Education SRHE is a UK-based international learned society concerned to advance understanding of higher education, especially through insights, perspectives and knowledge offered by systemic research and scholarship.
- The British Educational Research Association BERA is the leading authority on educational research in the UK, supporting and representing the community of scholars, practitioners and everyone.
- Association for Learning Development in Higher Education ALDinHE is committed to representing and supporting all those working in the field of Learning Development in the UK. Aiming to cultivate a community of practice, promote discussion and ideas exchange, and further the professional development of our members by offering training opportunities and quality assurance.
- Staff and Educational Development Association SEDA offering scholarly and accessible developmental resources and opportunities to everyone involved in positive educational change and innovation in HE.
- The Library & Information Association CILIP is the UK’s library and information association. We work to improve services, develop our members’ expertise and champion the sector.
- Association of Learning Technology ALT support a collaborative community for individuals and organisations from all sectors including Further and Higher Education and industry and provide professional recognition and development
Selected scholarly journals
- Journal of learning development in higher education (JLDHE) an online, peer-reviewed journal which supports the production of high quality, research-informed writing in Learning Development.
- Research in Learning Technology aims to raise the profile of research in learning technology, encouraging research that informs good practice and contributes to the development of policy.
- Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education publishes papers, reports and research on all aspects of assessment and evaluation within higher education.
- Computers & Education to increase knowledge and understanding of ways in which digital technology can enhance education, through the publication of high-quality research, which extends theory and practice.
- Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE) content covers preservice and inservice teacher education, graduate programs in areas such as curriculum and instruction, educational administration, staff development instructional technology, and educational computing.
- Journal of Management Education (JME) encourages contributions that respond to important issues in management education.
- Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice the journal's intention is to explore both commonalities and differences in policy and practice.
- British Journal of Educational Technology informs the development of policy and practice by promoting the best quality evidence produced by educational research.
- Innovations in Education and Teaching International the journal of the Staff and Educational Development Association SEDA.
Student feedback references examples in different forms, PDF and Word.
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Peer learning and assessment References example in pdf.
Bickle, E., Bishopp-Martin, S., Canton, U., Chin, P., Johnson, I., Kantcheva, R., Nodder, J., Rafferty, V., Sum, K. and Welton, K. (2021) Emerging from the third space chrysalis: Experiences in a non-hierarchical, collaborative research community of practice. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 18 (7), 135-158,
Bonfield, C. Salter, M. Longmuir, A. Benson, M. Adachi, C. Transformation or evolution?: Education 4.0, teaching and learning in the digital age Higher Education Pedagogies.
De Rodanas Valero, M. Reid, T. Dell, G. Stacey, D. Hatt, J. Moore, Y. Clift, S. Embedding employability and transferable skills in the curriculum: a practical, multidisciplinary approach Higher Education Pedagogies.
Creating an environment to foster pedagogic research informed decision making on quality matters QAA - University of Bath Pedagogical Research Network has received a grant along with project Partners; University of Hull, Leeds Trinity University, Barnsley College, Askham Bryan College and Scholars School System.
Our Terms of Reference
The PedR Network Terms of Reference (ToR) can be found here
PedR Network Members
The members of our steering group provide representation across the University of Baths faculties and schools.
Dr Alan Hayes (Chair), Department of Computer Sciences
Prof James Davenport, Department of Computer Science
Dr Alexander Lunt, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr Gan Shermer, Department of Chemistry
Mr Jamie Chapman, Department for Health
Dr Lana St Leger, Department for Health
Mr Nicholas Willsmer, Department for Health
Dr Gareth Roberts, Department for Health
Dr Frances Laughton, Department of Physics
Ms Lynn Hanning, Department for Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Mr Ian Crawford, School of Management
Dr Paul Chin, Centre for Learning & Teaching
Mrs Marie Salter, Centre for Learning & Teaching
Dr MariCarmen Gil Ortega, Department of Education
Dr Kate Mattacks, Centre for Learning & Teaching
Dr Clare Power, Centre for Learning & Teaching
Dr Hazel Corradi, Centre for Learning & Teaching
Mrs Stephanie Kamffer (Secretary), Centre for Learning & Teaching
Programme of Events
Conversations with Cakes
- Monday 9th May 2022 - Edufest Networking Event, more details and book here
- Tuesday 10th May 2022 - Edufest Online Conference, programme of events and book here
PedR Networking and Launch Event
- Wednesday 8th June 2022 - Details to follow