UK Learning & Teaching and Related Departments

Links to UK university learning & teaching and related* departments are now available in the CLTR Delicious bookmarks collection. Most UK universities are included. Those that are not have no obvious centralised L&T or related department.

If you have any suggestions for inclusions in the listing, please add these as a comment or email me jennie.barnsley@edgehill.ac.uk

CETLs are not included in the CLTR collection. A complete list of these is avalailable on the HEFCE website.

*Related departments = those not solely directed towards L&T, such as Quality or Staff Development departments

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Research Methods Ebulletin

The September 09 issue of the Research Methods Ebulletin is now available online. For further information about the items below please see http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/news/ebulletin/Bulletins/2009/08.php

NEWS ITEMS

* Training bursaries available at the Methods Centre
* New Methods Review paper: Discourse Analysis – varieties and methods
* New Masters degree in Survey Methods at University of Essex

TRAINING COURSES AND EVENTS
* CASS Survey Data Analysis 1: Introducing Descriptive & Inferential Statistics, 23-25 Sept, University of Southampton
* cemmap Workshop: Novel measurement methods for understanding economic behaviour, 25 Sept, IFS, London
* Australian Conference of Economists 2009: Professor Lorraine Dearden, Director of the Methods Centre’s A.D.M.I.N. Node has been invited to be a keynote speaker, 28-30 Sept, Adelaide, Australia
* Survey Skills workshop – Longitudinal surveys (The Millenium Cohort study), 29 Sept, University of Manchester
* Questionnaire Design – NatCen Learning: sharing our experience, 7-8 Oct, Edinburgh
* Survey Skills workshop – Using Diaries in survey research (Expenditure and Food Survey), 14 Oct, Lancaster University
* Methods Centre seminar: FREE Mixed Methods Seminar, 22 Oct, University of Surrey
* Basic statistical analysis for social research – NatCen Learning sharing our experience, 22-23 Oct, London
* Communicating research to policy and practice & Formulating Policy Recommendations, 28-29 Oct, Edinburgh
* Survey Skills Workshop – Health research (Health Survey for England), 30 Oct, University of Southampton
* CASS Methods for Missing Data: Multiple Imputation and Inverse Probability Weighting, 2-4 Nov, University of Southampton
* Methods Centre seminar: FREE FRAMEWORK seminar, 4 Nov, University of Surrey
* Regression analysis for social research – NatCen Learning: sharing our experience, 4-5 Nov, London
* Survey Skills Workshop – Crime surveys (British Crime Survey), 11 Nov, Cardiff University
* Few more free places left! Methods Centre Autumn School on hybrid and cross-over methods in social research, 11-13 Nov, Southampton
* CASS Survey Data Analysis 2: Introduction to Linear Regression Modelling, 11-13 Nov, University of Southampton
* Introduction to BHPS using Stata, 12-13 Nov, University of Essex
* The 25th International Methodology Symposium: Longitudinal Surveys – from Design to Analysis, 27-30 Oct, Gatineau, Canada

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New books and journals – September 2009

This month’s selection of of recent books and journals from the CLTR Delicious bookmarks collection:

The collection is also continuously updated with links to resources relevant to the area of learning and teaching research.

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CLTR Conference Abstracts

For the last three years we have asked our conference presenters to provide an extended abstract (1000-1500 words) to give both conference delegates and our website audience a richer flavour of their work than the normal short (300 word) abstract can provide.

This year’s extended abstracts are now available as a PDF on the conference website http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/cltr/Events/pdfs/ExtendedAbstractsA-Z.pdf

Book Now!
If these abstracts have whetted your appetite, there are still a few place left at the conference. Remember, you don’t need to commit to the whole day – if there are any sessions that interest you, just come for those. But do complete the registration form at http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/edgehill/conferenceregistration

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CLTR Conference News

Application, Integration & Discovery: Researching Learning & Teaching in the Disciplines
Wednesday 3rd June 2009, Education Building, Ormskirk Campus

Don’t forget to book your place at the 8th CLTR Learning & Teaching Research Conference.

You don’t need to commit to the whole day – if there are any sessions that interest you, just come for those. And stay for a cup of tea or a bite to eat.

This year’s conference is a great opportunity to hear speakers from all over the UK, covering a diverse range of topics. Check out the presentations schedule and list of presenters:
http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/cltr/Events/pdfs/PresentationSchedule2009.pdf
http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/cltr/Events/pdfs/PresentationsJune2009_A-ZByPresenter.pdf

We also have two top-flight keynote speakers in Dr Peter Kahn and Dr Jacqueline Potter. See an overview of their presentations at http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/cltr/Events/Conference.htm#keynotes

Remember to register, even if you’re only coming for one session http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/edgehill/conferenceregistration

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CLTR Conference – Keynote Speakers

Dr Peter Kahn Educational Developer, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Liverpool and CLTR Visiting Professor
Academic Leadership in Local Contexts: a Collaborative Vision for Teaching and Learning
Peter will draw on his forthcoming book Collaborative working in higher education: the social academy (August, 2009, Routledge) to offer a vision for academic leadership, addressing learning and teaching in departmental and programme team settings. His current research interests include the application of realistic social theory and critical realism to a range of issues across higher education, including the curriculum, academic staff development, reflective practice, widening participation and cross-cultural awareness.

Peter’s role within the Centre is to work on pedagogic research and on continuing professional development (CPD) for staff involved in teaching. In addition he contributes to the centre’s programmes in learning and teaching, acting as the Co-Director for the MA/PGDip in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. He has published extensively in learning and teaching, authoring, co-authoring and editing books on teaching and learning mathematics in higher education, study skills for mathematics students, staff and educational development and the development of university teaching. He has recently published Kahn P E and Walsh L (2006) Developing Your Teaching, Routledge, London.


Dr Jacqueline Potter
Academic Development Manager, CAPSL, Trinity College Dublin
Disciplines and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
This paper considers the relationships between disciplines and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in Higher Education. How did come to be and why is it how it is? It presents a brief history of the formation and development of ‘modern’ HE teacher scholarship, with particular focus on the disciplinary influences that have shaped and moulded the current paradigm. In reviewing the present state and status of SoTL the paper asks, ‘is SoTL a discipline?’ The paper looks forward to possible futures for teacher scholarship. The paper speculates and theorises how SoTL would look in two different scenarios: the first where teacher scholarship develops a strong disciplinary identity of its own, the second, where disciplinary pedagogies emerge.

Dr Jacqueline Potter works at Trinity College Dublin, and is on the Management Board of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (NAIRTL). Across her work supporting academic and institutional development goals, her abiding interest is in supporting and researching ‘what’s happening and working’ when learning happens. Current research and development topics include research leadership and supervision, student conceptions of research and approaches to academic writing.

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CLTR Conference – Presentations Programme Confirmed

Application, Integration and Discovery: Researching Learning & Teaching in the Disciplines
Wednesday 3rd June 2009, 08:45-16:45 – Ormskirk Campus

Booking is now open for the 8th Centre for Learning & Teaching Research Centre (CLTR) Conference. To book your place please complete the online registration form on the conference website: http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/edgehill/conferenceregistration
The conference is free of charge to Edge Hill staff. Since SOLSTICE is holding its conference on Thursday 4th June, booking for both conferences is being taken on the same form.

Along with our two keynote speakers, Dr Peter Kahn and Dr Jacqueline Potter, we have 21 presentations from academics from around the UK and within Edge Hill. A full list is availabe below. Continue reading

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CLTR Conference 2009 – Book Now!

Application, Integration and Discovery: Researching Learning & Teaching in the Disciplines
Wednesday 3rd June 2009, 08:45-16:45 – Ormskirk Campus

Booking is now open for the 8th Centre for Learning & Teaching Research Centre (CLTR) Conference. A draft programme and schedule of presentations is attached.

Registration
To book a place please complete the online registration form on the conference website: www.survey.bris.ac.uk/edgehill/conferenceregistration
The conference is free of charge to Edge Hill staff. Since SOLSTICE is holding its conference on Thursday 4th June, booking for both conferences is being taken on the same form.

Keynote Speakers
Dr Peter Kahn (Educational Developer, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Liverpool and CLTR Visiting Professor) – Academic Leadership in Local Contexts: a Collaborative Vision for Teaching and Learning
Dr Jacqueline Potter (Academic Development Manager, CAPSL, Trinity College Dublin) – Disciplines and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Conference Themes
* the teaching-research nexus
* first year of undergraduate study
* postgraduate learning in the disciplines
* academic engagement
* work in progress

Conference Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk/cltr/Events/Conference.htm
Conference Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=25922028890

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New books and journals February 2009

This month’s selection of of recent books and journals from the CLTR Delicious bookmarks collection:

The collection is also continuously updated with links to resources relevant to the area of learning and teaching research.

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Committee of Inquiry into the Changing Learner Experience Website

Committee of Inquiry into the Changing Learner Experience Website

The Committee is an independent body, chaired by Professor Sir David Melville CBE, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Kent, and backed by the leading bodies in UK higher and further education.

Our remit – UK wide – is to consider the impact of the newest technologies such as social networking and mobile devices on the behaviour and attitudes of students coming up to and just entered higher education and the issues this poses for universities and colleges.

Our aim is to bring focus and coherence to an area where there has been a great deal of dispersed activity to date and to do so in a way that brings it to the attention of a wider audience – one that includes those directing policy and strategy both inside and outside of universities and colleges. We are looking to draw the big picture and to interpret it clearly and concisely.

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