The pedagogical impact of law school sabbaticals

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The pedagogical impact of law school sabbaticals

  1. 1. The pedagogic impact of law school sabbaticals <ul><li>UKCLE funded project. </li></ul><ul><li>Interim Findings </li></ul><ul><li>Penny Kent </li></ul><ul><li>Maureen Spencer </li></ul><ul><li>Middlesex University </li></ul>
  2. 2. Type of University
  3. 3. Regions
  4. 4. RAE 2008
  5. 5. Respondent and RAE
  6. 10. Sabbaticals for Teaching? <ul><li>If Universities are to demonstrate a real commitment to delivering quality teaching and learning experiences, then staff must be allowed adequate time to develop pedagogically informed courses. For research active academics this is impossible to achieve alongside delivering teaching and research outputs. (Respondent from pre-1992 university). </li></ul>
  7. 11. Pedagogic Impact <ul><li>Should the recipient of a research sabbatical be required to demonstrate its impact on teaching and/or the curriculum? </li></ul>
  8. 12. Should Pedagogic Impact be Required?
  9. 13. Should pedagogic impact be required? <ul><li>‘ I do not think it is necessarily always possible [the] future impact in a sabbatical application. This link between research and teaching should be organic rather than forced and there may well be valuable research projects...that have nothing to do with what I teach.....’(Respondent from pre-1992 university) </li></ul>
  10. 14. Any Questions? <ul><li>Is a pedagogic impact requirement for a sabbatical desirable? </li></ul><ul><li>Would this reduce academic freedom? </li></ul>

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