Presentation on theme: "Publishing your work on teaching and learning in Higher Education Professor Christine Jarvis, Dean of the School of Education and Professional Development."— Presentation transcript:
Publishing your work on teaching and learning in Higher Education Professor Christine Jarvis, Dean of the School of Education and Professional Development and National Teaching Fellow
Three Types of publication Teaching and Learning literature Research Work that makes a contribution to knowledge – that adds to our understanding of the topic. May include work that would not be included in the REF using current criteria and REF-able writing
Teaching and Learning Literature Guides to good practice; descriptions of projects; discussions of new teaching and learning techniques; text books; reflective accounts of innovations and experimentation. It shares existing knowledge It might show how something worked in a specific context, without generating significant transferable new knowledge It helps promote excellent practice It can be significant in building a CV for UTF or NTF. It may be very scholarly and informed, powerfully argued and well written, but is not research because it is not generating new knowledge.
Research Work that makes a contribution to knowledge – that adds to our understanding of the topic. May include work that would not be included in the REF using current criteria, because it is not internationally excellent or world leading (3* or 4*) i.e. could be 1* or 2* research Might include the analysis of empirical data that challenges or adds to existing understandings of the topic Might include an engagement with or challenge to, existing theories or practices Would normally be located in a theoretical framework or at least firmly linked to existing literature on the topic Meet usual expectations for research with respect to reliability and validity etc.
Research likely to be included in a REF exercise Warning: the rules may change!!! Work that is internationally excellent or world leading in terms of its significance, rigour and originality (3* or 4*). It will therefore include all the things mentioned in the slide on research generally, AND It will do some (not necessarily all) of the following: –Produce ideas about teaching and learning that are new and important – that either develop existing knowledge significantly or reframe it in some way –Be situated in a theoretical framework –Challenge existing theory, practice or policy using carefully articulated and theoretically sound processes –Have a strong empirical base – either based on substantial data or on data of significant depth and richness