This SEDA publication aims to improve student learning in Higher Education through developing research-informed teaching and learning environments and practices, and in contributing to enhancing higher education institutions (HEI) research capabilities. These synergistic aims are addressed by exploring how staff capacity for pedagogic research (PedR) can be developed and supported. The publication is designed to act as both a stimulus for developing strategy and practice at a range of levels (department, faculty, cross institution), and as a resource for staff development.
The publication will be of essential reading for staff in a range of roles in HE. It is intended to inform policy makers, senior managers, educational developers, research leaders, course leaders and academic staff by engendering discussion around what constitutes good practice in the development of pedagogic research capacity at individual and institutional levels. Useful resources are also sign-posted that can support PedR development in institutions.