Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Pedagogic research conferences at Plymouth


Dear colleagues,

Please find below information about two upcoming conferences, organised by the Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) at Plymouth University, one of which includes a call for papers. Please do circulate to interested colleagues, and encourage them to submit an abstract for the April conference. One of our keynote speakers, Simon Kemp, has just been awarded the Times Higher Education Most Innovative Teacher of the Year!

1)    PedRIO Internationalisation and the Student Experience 2013 Conference – 18th December 2013 – Registration open

The Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory, Plymouth Business School and the English Language Centre are hosting a one day conference on internationalisation and the student experience in HE on 18 December 2013 from 8.30am - 5.15pm.

The day will feature high quality, interactive contributions from academics including Dr Sheila Trahar, from the University of Bristol:   Are we still struggling with ‘internationalisation’? and Plymouth University's Professor Troy Heffernan: Transnational Education: Navigating a Complex Future , as well as practitioners and students involved with pedagogical research in an international context.

For further details and registration please click here.

2)    PedRIO Annual Conference – 2nd April 2014 – Call for Abstracts open

The Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) is hosting its third annual conference in 2014.  Aimed at bringing together leading academics from the UK and beyond, the conference will present:

·         High quality papers;

·         Interactive workshops;

·         Show and tell sessions;

·         Poster contributions.

The conference will be themed around six key areas and welcomes contributions based on research from across and  between disciplines:

·         Education for sustainable development

·         Medical education

·         Masters level teaching

·         Spaces to think

·         Digital innovations

·         Inclusivity and engagement

It will also include keynote papers by Simon Kemp (University of Southampton) and Jack Miller (University of Toronto).

For further details, please see:

To submit an online abstract please click here (deadline: 10th January 2014).

There is no charge for attending either event, and tea, coffee and lunch will be provided. If you have further queries or would like any additional information please email or call 01752 584529

I look forward to welcoming you to Plymouth.

Best wishes,




Debby Cotton

Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy & Head of Educational Development,

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA),

PedRIO Fellow,
Room 107, 3 Endsleigh Place,

Plymouth University,
Devon PL4 8AA

Tel: 01752 587614

Follow me on Twitter: @profdcotton



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