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SoLT and PedR: spicing up learning and teaching in Higher Education.


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Presentation by Professor Simon Haslett to the Partnership Conference 'Transition and Progression through Further Education into Higher Education' at the University of Wales, Newport, on Tuesday 27th April 2010. Professor Haslett is Director of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of Wales, Newport.

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SoLT and PedR: spicing up learning and teaching in Higher Education.

  1. 1. SoLT and PedR: spicing up learning and teaching in Higher Education. Presentation to the Partnership Conference Transition and Progression through Further Education into Higher Education University of Wales, Newport Tuesday 27 th April 2010 P rofessor Simon Haslett Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
  2. 2. <ul><li>The CELT is a Research Centre with its main functions to foster a culture of research-informed teaching 1 and assist staff in: </li></ul><ul><li>Devising pedagogic research projects; </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting papers at conferences; and </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminating published outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Umbrella </li></ul><ul><li>CELT draws together existing SoLT and PedR activity across the institution. </li></ul><ul><li>Beacon </li></ul><ul><li>CELT is a beacon of SoLT 2 and PedR 3 , and teaching excellence in the HE landscape. </li></ul>1 Systematic inquiry into the L & T process (Jenkins and Healey, 2005) 2 SoLT – Scholarship of Learning and Teaching 3 PedR – Pedagogic Research What makes Higher Education higher? Research and scholarship. Transition from FE to HE teaching requires development of discipline research, and SoLT and PedR.
  3. 3. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning <ul><li>individually-focused scholarship for personal use; </li></ul><ul><li>internally-focused scholarship for local (e.g. departmental, institutional) use; </li></ul><ul><li>externally-focused scholarship , such as defined by the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, 2005, p. 34) as “the creation, development and maintenance of the intellectual infrastructure of subjects and disciplines”; and </li></ul><ul><li>research for external dissemination at conferences and in publications (i.e. pedagogic research). </li></ul><ul><li>Where does your SoTL sit? </li></ul><ul><li>(from Haslett, 2009, based on Ashwin and Trigwell, 2004; RAE, 2005) </li></ul>
  4. 4. CELT support for Scholarship and Research <ul><li>CELT encourages staff to become active members of L&T communities of practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Become a CELT Associate (CELT website). </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in the UK (24 subject centres). </li></ul><ul><li>Membership of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE): Annual Conference again at Newport (13-16 th December 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>Membership of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual Conference: Liverpool (19-22 October 2010). </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Enrol in our PGCert HE <ul><li>Postgraduate Certificate in Developing Professional Practice in Higher Education . </li></ul><ul><li>Two M-Level Modules (60 credits) </li></ul><ul><li>Distance-learning mode of study. </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education Academy accredited. </li></ul><ul><li>Approaches to teaching, planning, assessment, employability, culture and diversity, technology, research, etc. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Join a CELT Research Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL); </li></ul><ul><li>Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC); </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible Learning in Employment and Community Scenarios (FLECS). </li></ul>Coordinators PhD Students
  7. 7. <ul><li>Attend the </li></ul><ul><li>Newport NEXUS Conference 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Learning and Teaching Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Monday 14th June to Wednesday 16th June 2010 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sign up to attend CELT Workshops and Seminars <ul><li>Monthly workshops and occasional seminars on topical issues. </li></ul><ul><li>CELT Winter Conference and Awards. </li></ul><ul><li>Expert speakers and facilitators from Newport, and other UK and international scholars e.g. 5 from Australia in 2009-10. </li></ul><ul><li>Online resources captured at workshops. </li></ul><ul><li>Invite CELT staff to facilitate a workshop. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Submit a paper: </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Insights </li></ul><ul><li>Development and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogic Research </li></ul><ul><li>(Re)Views </li></ul><ul><li>Framework Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions for Vol. 3 are welcome (see CELT website for author guide). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Apply for the CELT Writing Retreat <ul><li>The Academic Writing Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drafting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer review process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proof stage and publication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gregynog 2010 (deadline 15 May) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Participate in CELT Pedagogic Research Expeditions </li></ul><ul><li>ExPedR Leg 1 (July 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Australia - Darwin </li></ul><ul><li>4 expedition members </li></ul><ul><li>Attended HERDSA 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Visited five other HEIs </li></ul><ul><li>Promoted Newport/CPIs </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminated best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Developed research links. </li></ul><ul><li>2010 STLHE Toronto. </li></ul><ul><li>2011 HERDSA Brisbane. </li></ul>Using #expedr09 Blog - YouTube – NewportCELT Channel
  12. 12. <ul><li>Apply for a </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Teaching Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Up to £5000 for full grants (3 deadlines/year). </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Response Grants up to £2000 anytime. </li></ul><ul><li>Buy out time to undertake research. </li></ul><ul><li>Pump prime to develop external funding. </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate practice/research at conferences. </li></ul><ul><li>Publish results in journals. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul><ul><li>CELT Contact Details: </li></ul><ul><li>CELT Office: C53, Main Building, Lodge Road, Caerleon, NP18 3QT, UK. </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: +44 (0)1633 435230 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul>