Academic Practice

Convenors:
Dr. Geoffrey Hinchliffe, University of East Anglia
EmailG.Hinchliffe@uea.ac.uk
Professor Helen Walkington, Oxford Brookes University

There are multiple representations of academic practice; differences in interpretation, understanding and delivery between higher education institutions nationally and between nations and cultures internationally. However, globally, there are commonalities, shared notions of what makes academic practice distinct and how good academic practice might be explored and defined.
 
The SRHE Academic Practice Network seeks to reflect on the (re)negotiations and enactments of values, identities and epistemologies that is higher education, particularly the responses to the dilemmas that current broader cultural and political patterns call forth – responses that make HE what it is at any given point in time and place.
 
This network welcomes all participants in HE in any role, whether student, teacher, researcher, manager (etc) in its enquiry into practice and its demanding environments, especially an awareness of what informs, legitimises and contests judgment and action.
 
Academic practice is not ‘owned’ by any one group or discipline and this SRHE Network especially aims to connect with HE practitioners and researchers who have -- successfully or unsuccessfully -- crossed fields or contexts, are interested in HE as a distinctive semi-fluid institution (or culture) and have a range of critically analysable perspectives to offer.
 
We aspire to broaden the traditional academic practice community and vocabulary, to extend the existing recognisable 'academic practice' world to new and different communities, priorities and trajectories.

Upcoming Events +

03 April 2019
Experts, knowledge and criticality in the age of ´alternative facts’: re-examining the contribution of higher education

08 May 2019
´Practising a Pragmatic Critical Pedagogy in Higher Education: Insights from a Trans-National Education Development´


Past Events +

08 March 2019
Senior Leaders in Higher Education

19 June 2018
Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of social reproduction and its implications for educational research

22 May 2018
The Marketisation of HE and its impact on academic identity and academic practice.

24 April 2018
The implications of the student engagement agenda for student freedom

15 February 2017
Pedagogy and Innovation: A critical appraisal

17 November 2016
Pedagogy and Knowledge

09 May 2014
Still divided cultures? Researching the practice interactions of art and science

07 February 2012
Problematizing Student Support: The affective and academic dimensions

01 November 2011
Work-based Learning and Knowledge: Can Universities Help?

06 July 2011
Intellectual Leadership in Universities

29 April 2010
The challenges of collaboration in the Academy

30 October 2009
Network Meeting

30 April 2009
Evaluating the Impact of Newer Researcher Training & Development: Which Direction Forward?

09 May 2008
Academic Leadership at the Local Level

Worldwise news
Forum for Access & Continuing Education (FACE) Conference
3-5 July-Sheffield Hallam
Transitioning into pedagogic research – ‘Dual identities and discipline
15th May 2019
SRHE Newer Researchers Awards 2019
Apply by 31 March
Vacancy: Associate Professor in Education, UWE Bristol
Closes 12 April 2019
CGHE Conference, UCL Institute of Education - Challenging higher education
Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Centre for Global HE Annual Conference
3 April, UCL IoE
16th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM (HER2019)
Submit by 14.05.19
Pathologies of Professionalism in Higher Education Research Colloquium
25th April 2019
14th annual conference of the German Society for HE Research (GfHf)
20-22nd March 2019
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