Sunday, 14 March 2010

Research informed Teaching: Delivering participation, engagement and enquiry

Research informed Teaching: Delivering participation, engagement and enquiry

Wednesday July 14 2010, 9.30am – 4.45pm

Staffordshire University

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Alan Jenkins, Oxford Brookes University

Alan has long taught and researched geography and contemporary China studies, in higher education  in the UK . He  was a founding editor of the international Journal of Geography in Higher Education.

He is now an educational developer / researcher on higher education and Emeritus Professor at Oxford Brookes University UK : Consultant on teaching research relations for the HE Academy; Consultant for QAA Scotland on the Research/Teaching Linkages  theme; and a Reinvention Fellow for the Reinvention Centre for Undergraduate Research at Oxford Brookes and Warwick Universities

Prof. Stuart Hampton-Reeves, University of Central Lancashire

Professor Stuart Hampton-Reeves is Professor of Research-informed Teaching at the University of Central Lancashire. His research interests include Research-informed Teaching, Shakespeare in Performance and Shakespeare's history plays. He is also a trustee and director of the British Shakespeare Association and the Blackpool Grand Theatre.


The aim of the conference is to bring together practitioners, academics, researchers, students, policy makers and learning support staff to explore the pedagogic issues and policies surrounding the contested notions of Research informed Teaching and the research-teaching nexus in higher education.


Provisional Programme:

Registration                                                                        9.30am – 10.00am

Welcome                                                                             10.00am – 10.15am

Keynote 1: Alan Jenkins                                                 10.15am – 11.00am

Parallel session 1                                                                11.00am – 12.00pm

Lunch                                                                                      12.00pm – 1pm

Keynote 2: Stuart Hampton-Reeves                          1.00pm – 1.45pm

Parallel session 2                                                                1.45pm – 2.45pm

Break                                                                                       2.45pm – 3.15pm

Parallel session 3                                                                 3.15pm – 3.45pm

Notes from rapporteurs                                                  3.45pm – 4.30pm

Concluding remarks                                                           4.30pm – 4.45pm


4.45 Close and depart

Workshop themes:

Papers are welcomed on any of the following themes, with an overall focus on Research informed Teaching/ research-teaching nexus in higher education:

·         Pedagogies for the research-teaching nexus for example, enquiry/inquiry-based learning

·         The student voice in Research informed Teaching

·         The role of technology in the research-teaching nexus

·         The role of information literacy in the research-teaching nexus

·         Reports from Research informed Teaching projects – design and impact

·         Fostering communities of practice in Research informed Teaching

·         Benchmarking Research informed Teaching

Call for Papers & Posters:

Abstracts for the conference to be submitted by SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2010. Notification of a decision will be made by WEDNESDAY MARCH 31, 2010

Presentations will be 30mins in length, 20mins content plus 10mins for questions

Posters should be A0 in size.

In your abstract please use the following guidelines:

The title of the presentation or poster

Indicate clearly which theme(s) it will address

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words.

Please visit the following website to submit your abstract:

Papers accepted for this conference will be given the opportunity to submit a full article to a special edition of an HE teaching and learning journal. 


Registration is now open.

Please use the online booking form at:

Cost of attendance: £95 (£45 Staffordshire University employees)

For more information on the conference please visit the conference web page at:

We look forward to seeing you on the 14th.




Dr Geoff Walton, BA (Hons), MA, PhD, PgCHPE, FHEA, MCLIP

Subject Librarian & Research informed Teaching Project Co-ordinator,

Information Services,

D112 Thompson Library,

Staffordshire University,



Tel: 01782 294448

Fax: 01782 295799


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