ARU is developing its engagement with pedagogic research in higher education. Anglia Learning & Teaching is the central point of contact for this growing area of study.
We are passionate about ensuring that knowledge, experience and strategies are shared across our university. Work has included establishing the Pedagogic Research Directory and a cross faculty research group to support the development of educational expertise.
Pedagogic research can be defined as research that enhances the theoretical and/or conceptual understanding of teaching and learning processes, experiences, outcomes and contexts in higher education.
We host a number of activities to develop Pedagogic Research across the university. A key driver has been our link with the Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) from 2012-2019 at Plymouth University.
The focus on pedagogic research has emerged at a time when there is greater emphasis on multidisciplinary research about teaching and learning across the higher education sector with the advent of the Teaching Excellence Framework and the Stern Review of the Research Excellence Framework.
Since the 2016/17 academic year, Dr Simon Pratt-Adams and Dr Mark Warnes have been building a pedagogic research community at ARU. The community aims to:
Simon and Mark also run informal monthly seminars and writing cafes for those interested in the field to talk about their work. View the Upcoming events section below for more information.
The Pedagogic Research Directory is a searchable database containing all publications resulting from University Teaching Fellowship Awards and Learning and Teaching Project Awards. It also aims to develop new knowledge of relevance to learning and teaching in higher education. Furthermore it also offers information about suitable learning and teaching journals for publication.
The Open University publishes a series of reports entitled Innovating Pedagogy. The series explore new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.
On the second Monday or second Tuesday of every month, from 4-5.30pm, online.
On the third Tuesday of every month, from 4-5.30pm, online.
28 November 2022, from 10am-4pm
9 December 2021 and 17 March 2022, from 10am-4pm