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Evaluating Academic Development in Higher Education

Centre for Academic and Professional Development, Queen Mary University of London

Thursday, 25 May 2017 from 13:00 to 14:00 (BST)

Evaluating Academic Development in Higher Education

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Educational Research Seminar 25 May 2017 Free  

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Evaluating Academic Development in Higher Education

 

 

Presented by:                                       

Prof Pauline Kneale PhD, NTF, PFHEA, FRGS
Director Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory, 
Professor of Pedagogy and Enterprise, 
University of Plymouth

 

Please feel free to bring along your lunch.

 

Abstract

Increasing emphasis on the professionalisation of university teaching has brought into sharp relief the need to know how ‘good’ teaching and learning evolve in university settings. One key element of this is the delivery of academic development and its impacts on teaching and learning. This seminar reports on the findings of a national research project which underpinned the development of a toolkit resource for evaluating academic development (Kneale et al. 2016). The research suggests that evaluation practices vary across the sector and that there is a definitive need across the academic development community for practical guidance and support. Piloting the toolkit with the academic development community revealed consistent challenges to enhancing current evaluation practice. These included the presence and distribution of evaluation expertise and the complex nature of evidencing student learning. These findings informed the final development of the toolkit which advocates for inclusive, holistic and longitudinal evaluation supported by aligned institutional process. There will be opportunity to critique these ideas and consider alternative approaches to evaluating academic development- and to view the toolkit resource (available here).

Biography

Pauline Kneale studied at University College London and University of Bristol, and has held academic posts at Bristol University, Trinity College Dublin, Kingston Polytechnic and the University of Leeds, before moving to Plymouth in 2009.

Her hydrology and teaching and learning expertise was recognised through her Chair appointment and a National Teaching Fellowship award in 2002. In 2010 she took up the Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning post, and shortly afterwards the Directorship of the Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory at Plymouth University.

Recent research has focused on developing innovative teaching and pedagogical research particularly at master’s level. In 2010 she led two open educational resources projects funded by HE Academy / JISC: ‘The Open Fieldwork (OF) Project’; and ‘Open Educational Resources for Accredited Courses for Teachers in Higher Education Educational Development’. A 2009 the British Council Education Partnerships in Africa project, ‘Engendering Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia’ project followed on from the award for White Rose Centre for Excellence in Enterprise Teaching, developing innovation in teaching across three universities. Recent work includes an edited volume on teaching at Masters level, projects on inclusive assessment and student engagement, and HEA funded projects ‘Evaluating teaching development in HE: towards impact assessment’, and ‘Learner Analytics’.

 

Find out more about the Educational Research Seminars series and book upcoming seminars on the CAPD website.

Please contact the Seminar Series co-ordinator: capd@qmul.ac.uk with any enquires.


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Centre for Academic and Professional Development
Queen Mary University of London
Room 0.15, Scape East
E1 4GG 438-490 Mile End Road
United Kingdom

Thursday, 25 May 2017 from 13:00 to 14:00 (BST)


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Centre for Academic and Professional Development, Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London is a member of the Russell Group and recognised as one of the world’s top 100 universities. We are one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 17,840 students and 4,000 staff, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. 

 

The Centre for Academic and Professional Development provides excellent development opportunities across all areas of the University’s work, to staff and research students at QMUL and to other clients.

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