Pedagogic research workshops

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Professor Liz Falconer led 4 workshops between January – June 2016 on aspects of pedagogic research for staff and students at UWE who are interested in evaluating and investigating teaching and learning practices. 

Workshop 1: Designing pedagogic research

Wednesday 13th January 2016 13:00 – 14:00
Room 4D23 Frenchay Campus
This workshop looked at the types of research design you might undertake as part of your teaching practice, such as experiments with new teaching approaches, case studies, surveys and evaluations. We discussed  the characteristics of these types of research and how you might develop your ideas for your own research.

Workshop 2: Using technology in pedagogic research

Wednesday 2nd March 2016 12:30 – 13:30
Room 4D23 Frenchay Campus
From social media to online questionnaires, information technology is having an increasing impact on education research. In this workshop we will be looking at both how technology can facilitate education research, and/or how it might form the focus of your research questions. We will consider some of the practical and educational issues of using a range of technologies including social media, and virtualization, simulation and collaboration tools.

Workshop 3: The ethics of pedagogic research

Wednesday 11th May 2016 12:30 – 13:30
Room 4D23 Frenchay Campus
Ethics in pedagogic research is an important issue, from safeguarding data to engaging with participants in appropriate ways. In this workshop we will discuss the issues you will need to consider when designing your research and when students and staff apply for ethics approval for their pedagogic research projects. Following on from the previous workshop, we will also consider the ethical impact of the opportunities and challenges posed by information technologies .

Workshop 4: Dealing with pedagogic research data

Wednesday 8th June 2016 15:30-16:30
Room 4D23 Frenchay Campus
Pedagogic research often yields both qualitative and quantitative data, including assessment scores, questionnaire results and data from focus groups and interviews. In this workshop we will look at ways in which these types of data can be analysed to give as clear a picture as possible of the meaning of your results.