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    Research Informed Teaching Conference.Researching Teaching Practice to enhance the Student Experience – a Criminology Subject Perspective.May08 Research Informed Teaching Conference.Researching Teaching Practice to enhance the Student Experience – a Criminology Subject Perspective.May08 Presentation Transcript

    • RESEARCH STAFF: Rajesh Dhimar,, Richard Lynch, Shawna McCoy Dr. David Patton, Prof. Paul Senior Enhancing the links between Research, Learning and Teaching WEDNESDAY 21ST MAY 2008 Researching Teaching Practice to enhance the Student Experience – a Criminology Subject Perspective
    • Researching Teaching Practice to enhance the Student Experience – a Criminology Subject Perspective
      • the research rational
        • taking risks for progress
      • the research design and process
        • the student peer researcher experience
      • lessons learned
        • the staff response
      • reflections for the future
    • Researching Teaching Practice to enhance the Student Experience – a Criminology Subject Perspective
      • the research rational
        • staff dissatisfaction with student attendance and engagement
        • introduction of new approaches to teaching; ie. blackboard activity
        • defining the 'autonomous learner'
        • risk taking strategy
          • an information gathering exercise
          • an evaluation of current teaching practices
          • acquiring knowledge for informed change
    • Researching Teaching Practice to enhance the Student Experience – a Criminology Subject Perspective
      • the research design and process
        • three, one year research projects supported by LTA Fellowship and CETL funding opportunities
        • criminology student experience questionnaire and semi-structured interview schedule
        • the researcher
          • year 1 - educational researcher LTI
          • year 2 - SHU post graduate students
          • year 3 - peer researchers: current undergraduate students from degree routes
    • Researching Teaching Practice to enhance the Student Experience – a Criminology Subject Perspective
      • the research design and process
        • the student peer researcher experience
          • the potential
            • empowerment, responsibility, self confidence
            • skills development
          • the challenges
            • student engagement and participation
            • effective time management
            • peers vs. friends
    • Researching Teaching Practice to enhance the Student Experience – a Criminology Subject Perspective
      • POTENTIAL....
      • 'allowed me to develop my organisational and communication techniques, and aided my understanding of the ethical considerations and anonymity involved in the research process in a real life context'
      • 'teaching techniques and the 'set up' of the course (ie. workshops, lectures, etc.) are very influential on the experiences of students so research to make sure these areas are positive for future students is important'
    • Researching Teaching Practice to enhance the Student Experience – a Criminology Subject Perspective
      • POTENTIAL....
      • ' the questions regarding 'solutions' was also of use as it allowed students to put forward their views on appropriate ways to solve the problems'
      • 'I sensed students experienced a little 'self realisation' of what their university experience had been about and which areas they could improve upon in the final months before their exams'
      • 'I believe a huge factor in this openness was the choice of peer-researchers and this undoubtedly helped the students feel more at ease and able to share such thoughts and ideas as opposed to talking to a tutor or an 'outside researcher''
    • Researching Teaching Practice to enhance the Student Experience – a Criminology Subject Perspective
      • CHALLENGES....
      • 'the general feeling I obtained from students regarding their feeling towards completing the questionnaire was fine. However, in regards to the interviews there was more reluctance and part of the reason for this seemed to be due to the research being completed at the end of the year when panic regarding coursework/exams was on student's minds'
      • 'I did pick up on a general reluctance from students regarding being involved in research which the results of which would not affect them personally'
    • Researching Teaching Practice to enhance the Student Experience – a Criminology Subject Perspective
      • CHALLENGES....
      • 'there was a few moments of panic regarding worry over time to read through research findings (due to deadlines of coursework), however the postponement of the write up of the results led to a reduction in this tension'
      • 'some of the students were reluctant to speak to me preferring to be interviewed by the researchers ... often of who they knew well'
    • Researching Teaching Practice to enhance the Student Experience – a Criminology Subject Perspective
      • lessons learned
        • acknowledging and providing some insights into the diversity and complexity of the issues
        • recognising the student from a holistic perspective - life beyond academia
        • enhancing the staff/ student relationship as a core aspect of teaching practice
          • acknowledging the importance and influence of assessment
          • recognising the importance of communication being clear and relevant
    • Researching Teaching Practice to enhance the Student Experience – a Criminology Subject Perspective
      • lessons learned
        • balancing the tutor led/ student led approach
          • acknowledging the student voice
        • engaging the autonomous learner
        • STAFF RESPONSE:
          • shaping decision making at revalidation and across delivery practices and approaches
          • enhancing broader academic discourse
        • ANY QUESTIONS!
    • Researching Teaching Practice to enhance the Student Experience – a Criminology Subject Perspective
      • reflections for the future
      • SMALL GROUP ACTIVITY:
      • Discuss the following two questions:
      • 1. briefly describe your own experiences with student focused research activities?
      • 2. how have you effectively disseminated and advanced your research findings into broader research opportunities, and within and across teaching practices?