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Workshop title : Transitioning into pedagogic research – Dual identities and discipline spanning

Name of presenters:

Dr Mark J.P. Kerrigan

Dr Simon Pratt-Adams

Duration of the workshop:


Target Audience:



Workshop content:


This workshop will focus on pedagogic research and the role of the pedagogic researcher in higher education. The focus is to support those transitioning into pedagogical research from another discipline. It will explore the interrelationship between learning, teaching and research at a time when there is increasing emphasis on multidisciplinary research across the HE sector. It will consider the dual relationship between discipline-centred research and pedagogic research areas and the transitioning between these, with a focus on research methodologies and publication. Taking an interactive approach, this workshop will be an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and develop strategies and networks between participants  

Learning Outcomes: 


By the end of this session, the successful participant will be expected to be able to:


  • Discuss the opportunities for developing as a dual-researcher and the position of a pedagogical researcher within the HE environment;


  • Critically evaluate the similarities and differences between research areas and how to manage and transition between these;
  • Explore research methodologies and paradigms, aligned to pedagogical research and develop a critical understanding of how these may differ to one’s own current practice;


  • Develop a strategy, and networks, to support the successful transition into research into educational research in Higher Education.


Assumed participant knowledge:

Participants should have knowledge of what pedagogical research is and may have research experience at UG level or higher. 


Materials required:

Zoom including breakout rooms. 



Biography of each presenter:

Dr Mark J.P. Kerrigan is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the HEA working as the Dean of Learning, Teaching & at the Plymouth College of Art. His role is to drive pedagogical innovation and excellence and provide strong and effective cross-college leadership to enhance learning and teaching. He has research interests in curriculum design and delivery, assessment, digital literacy and mobile/technology-enriched learning. He holds a PhD from Edinburgh University, is a published researcher and an experienced PhD supervisor. 


Dr Simon Pratt-Adams is an Associate Professor of Academic Development and Principal Fellow of the HEA working at Anglia Ruskin University. He has broad interests in educational research and works in the Faculty of Health, Medicine, Education & Social Care and Anglia Learning and Teaching where he is the Acting Director of the Centre for Innovation in Higher Education (CIHE). He is involved in leading the development of pedagogic research strategies and innovative learning and teaching practices across the university..





April 16th, 2021 11:00 AM through  3:00 PM
Online event - link will be provided
United Kingdom
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