Research into Learning and Teaching
The Centre for Learning and Teaching has responsibility for co-ordinating and supporting research into HE across the university.
We run research-related events such as the annual pedagogic research conference, symposia and workshops. For more details please go to the research events page. We also run more informal thematic enquiry groups, enabling colleagues to come together to explore common interests which may later become the basis of a collaborative research project.
To support colleagues wishing to research learning and teaching in HE, whether through an enquiry group project, a Learning & Teaching Fellowship or on their own initiative, we organise workshops, seminars and conferences. We can also offer one-to-one advice to lecturers undertaking such research, and may help to arrange mentoring or collaborative partnerships.
For most academics, pedagogic research will be complementary to research in their own discipline. It may draw on existing expertise and methodologies, but might also require the development of new or hybrid approaches. The educational research resources in this section offer a starting point and links to further information and advice. Pedagogic enquiry can provide important new insights which enhance the effectiveness of your own and others' teaching, and the process is also a valuable form of professional development in its own right.
CLT staff also carry out their own research. Some CLT research projects are externally funded, while others are internally commissioned by the University to help improve the quality of learning and teaching. Details of current and recent projects can be found in the CLT research pages.