Completed projects

Developing Pedagogy and Practice 2009

Project title Leader Institution
Developing NQTs e-pedagogies for inclusion Dr Nigel Beacham University of Aberdeen
Exploring the Rules of Engagement via Exemplars: enhancing staff and student dialogue about assessment and learning practice Professor Kay Sambell Northumbria University
Research Informed Pedagogy for the 21st Century Teacher Mr Simon Hoult Canterbury Christ Church University
Researching beginning science, maths and english teachers' pedagogies. Applying learning theory to inform enriched planning and practice. Dr Debra McGregor University of Wolverhampton
The CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Needs of Mentors in Post-Compulsory ITT (Initial Teacher Training) Dr Ewan Ingleby University of Teesside
Tipping out the Boot Grit: the use of on-going feedback devices to enhance feedback dialogue Dr Jan McArthur University of Edinburgh
Understanding Pedagogy in Online Doctoral Learning Ms Sheena Banks University of Sheffield

Developing Pedagogy and Practice 2010/11

Project title Leader Institution
Assessment Reassessed: A student and lecturer collaborative enquiry Dr Will Curtis De Montfort University
Balancing the demands of in-school placement with out-of-school study Dr Debbie Holley Anglia Ruskin University
Supporting STEM: providing intervention strategies for borderline ITE students in STEM subjects to increase their success Mrs Ruth Edwards University of Southampton
Teacher Educators' experience and use of reflection in the Lifelong Learning Sector Ms Liz McKenzie University of Plymouth

Development (2000-08)

Project title Leader Institution
Accredited Continuing Professional Development: the motivational and inhibiting factors affecting the completion of courses by teachers Tony Rea Oxford Brookes University
An ESCalate/Institute of Education Workshop on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education April 2003 Dr Kelly Coate and Dr Andrew Brown Institute of Education, University of London
An evaluation of the pedagogical uses and cognitive applications to subject specialism teaching in post-compulsory education of the 'chronological' approach described in the best selling text book "Teaching & Training in Post-Compulsory Education" Dr Dennis Hayes Canterbury Christ Church University College
Animation in Education: Its impact on learning, creativity and behaviour Britta Pollmuller Norwich School of Art and Design
Assessment and Mentoring of Work-Based Learning in Foundation Degrees Claire Taylor Bishop Grosseteste College
Bilingual teaching in ITET in HEIs in Wales Professor Gareth Roberts School of Education, University of Wales, Bangor
Breaking the Anxiety Chain - the role of ITT institutions in reducing maths anxiety in primary teacher trainees. Dr Marcus Witt Bath Spa University
CETTlers Ms Diane Thurston Newcastle College
Collaborative Professional Enquiry Dr Jenny Reeves University of Stirling and the Partnership for Professional Enquiry
Coming from Behind: an investigation of learning issues in the process of widening participation in higher education Dr Jenny Moon University of Exeter
Decision Making and Student Progression in Transition Project (udecide) : Proposal for Customised Materials for Selected Groups of Learners Helen Cormack / Kenny Anderson Glasgow University
Designing for Interaction in an Online CPD Programme Dr Andrew Sackville Edge Hill College of Higher Education
Developing a Critical Professional Learning CPD Framework and Network for the Children’s Workforce at Postgraduate Level Dr Mike Calvert York St John University
Developing a systematic approach towards Impact field research Dr Steven Coombs Bath Spa University
Developing an electronic science subject audit for primary trainee teachers Keith Ross University of Gloucestershire
Developing and evaluating a collaborative research tool John Grey University of Sunderland
Developing Assessment Use for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Dr Val Klenowski Institute of Education, University of London
Developing collaborative academic writing communities and a collaborative writer's toolbox Dr Jane Speedy University of Bristol
Developing Good Pedagogical Practice in Research Training Programmes for Professional Doctorate Education Dr Alexis Taylor Brunel University
Developing professionally relevant research and study skills for mature students as preparation and induction for HE Mr Scott Buckler Institute of Education, University College Worcester
Developing research capabilities in FE lecturers through practitioner led action research Ian Minty Lews Castle College, UHI Millennium Institute
Developing Teaching and Learning Programmes for New Lecturers in Higher Education to allow for exploration of the link between research and teaching: a collaborative UK/Canadian Project Lisa Lucas University of Bristol
Developing the partnership between out of school educational agencies and initial teacher education Dr John McCullagh Stranmillis University College
Developing the use of computer-mediated communication (CMC) to facilitate reflective journal writing in the professional education of teachers – Online dialogue journals. Moira Hulme School of Education, University of Wolverhampton
Developing web-based materials to support the induction of new academic staff working on education courses in Higher Education Dr Jean Murray Brunel University
Dyslexia and work-based learning: a resource for mentors Dr Heather Wharrad, Dr Fiona McCandless, Mrs Jo Sanderson-Mann School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Nottingham
E-Research: using multimedia for research methods teaching and learning Mr Vic Lally University of Sheffield
Educational Development: The Views of Academics Dr Kym Fraser Warwick University
Effective use of CHAT in online learning Anita Pincas Institute of Education, University of London
Effective use of learning technologies (ICT) with campus-based students Anita Pincas Institute of Education, University of London
Encouraging the use of evidence to inform practice among teachers early in their careers Dr Stephen Bigger Institute of Education, University College Worcester
Enhancing the effectiveness of student feedback and support in a distance learning context Chris Kynch St Martin's College, Lancaster and Ambleside
Exploring the use of an on-line environment to develop the learning biographies of mature students on a foundation degree programme. Alan Bainbridge Canterbury Christ Church University College
Exploring Ubuntu through music education Jenny Hughes University College Worcester
Forging the links: Raising Awareness of Diversity Issues in Primary and Secondary MFL ITE Ms Farhana Zaman Nottingham Trent University
Hearing the student voice: involving students in curriculum design and development Ms Fiona Campbell Napier University
Investigating good practices in preparing new teachers for inclusive schools and classrooms. Dr Eileen Winter Graduate School of Education, Queen’s University
Investigating good practices in the induction of teacher educators into Higher Education Dr. Jean Murray Brunel University
Learning through dialogue: using examples of teacher-pupil discourse to deepen understanding of classroom learning processes David Skidmore and Louise Poulson University of Bath
Lifelong Education Research Networking (LERN) Phase Two Professor Geoff Chivers Loughborough University
Making real the learning to learn (L2L) rhetoric embedded in an ITE Learning and Teaching Strategy Dr Linda Rush University College Chester
New Trade Union Education Curriculum Agendas Daniel Vulliamy University of Hull
Professional development for those leading quality enhancement initiatives Professor Ranald Macdonald Sheffield Hallam University
Promoting and encouraging the effective use of the student voice to enhance professional development in learning, teaching and assessment within higher education Fiona Campbell Napier University
Promoting good practice and innovations in learning and teaching: developing a multi-institutional learning and teaching forum Ms Alison Swanson University of Dundee
Recognising and supporting PhD students crossing conceptual thresholds Professor Gina Wisker University of Brighton
Reflective Journelling for the Development of Abilities Dr Elisabet Weedon University of Edinburgh
Research skills enhancement for vocational Lifelong Learning Professionals in HE Professor Geoff Chivers Centre for Hazard and Risk Management, Loughborough University
Secondary PGCE students’ use of ICT in science teaching: case studies of practice Dr Rob Toplis Brunel University
Sharing Our Experience: people with learning difficulties supporting change through learning disability studies in Higher Education Craig Blyth University of Manchester
Strategic Development of Online Communities: Learning from the Experience of Others to Enhance Provision for ITT (Learning and Skills) Mr Keith Webb University of Huddersfield-The Consortium for PCET
Student social anxiety; an exploratory study Graham Russell University of Plymouth
Supplementary Materials to help QTS trainees overcome areas of weakness identified in the Mathematics Audits Mr Euros Davies, Mrs Jan Morgan North East Wales Institute
Synchronised Integration of Art and Science in the Primary School Dr. Ivor Hickey St Mary's University College
The development of expertise and resources to support mentors in training PGCE secondary science students to use the Internet within their teaching John Twidle, Peter Sorensen, Ann Childs, Janet Godwin Loughborough University
The Enabling School: within school factors that may support teachers in completing postgraduate professional development activity Dr. Amanda Pill University of Gloucestershire
The on-line tutorial: developing and evaluating resources & disseminating experience Dr Kerry Shephard University of Southampton-Education
The Reflective Practitioner: Undergraduate Independent Study Modules in Education Studies. Jean Williams De Montfort University
The use of web-based materials to support teaching by PGCE secondary science students John Twidle Loughborough University
The use, evaluation and contribution of teaching observation for quality assurance (QA) and quality improvement (QI) in teaching in HE Ms Sue Oosthuizen University of Cambridge
UK ITE Network for Education for Sustainable Development/global citizenship Professor Sally Inman London South Bank University
Understanding students’ prior experiences of assessment and feedback Dr Graham Holden Sheffield Hallam University
Using ICTs to enhance the learning environment Dr Kate O'Riordan University of Sussex-Continuing Education
Validation of a Steiner-Waldorf teacher education programme: auditing the programme Dr Iddo Oberski and Prof Peter Cope University of Stirling
Welsh-language access technology interface: enabling a fuller educational experience through the medium of Welsh for blind and partially-sighted students Dr K Janet Pritchard University of Wales, Bangor
“The Secrets of Biblioland” – development, use and evaluation of the pilot version of an educational interactive game designed to support students in understanding issues in relation to referencing, the construction of bibliographies and plagiarism Elena Moschini London Metropolitan University - Department of Applied Social Sciences

Hot Topic

Project title Leader Institution
'Wordle soup - how to make feedback more nourishing' Miss Rebecca Bell Nottingham Trent University
Enabling practice learning in a context of scarce resources and competing claims Mr Jim Reid
Faciltating peer coaching Dr Jane Essex Keele University
Friday Fry Up Event Mrs Lynn Boyle University of Dundee
Fundamental Movement Skills Ms Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan Bath Spa University - Education
Getting started with Diigo social bookmarking - a checklist Miss Anne-Florence Dujardin Sheffield Hallam University
Is it possible to assess social bookmarking activities? Miss Anne-Florence Dujardin Sheffield Hallam University
Screencasting feedback Mr James Nelson Stranmillis University College
Silence as a trigger for support: using online learner support tools Mrs Karen Fitzgibbon University of Glamorgan
Supporting social bookmarking activities Miss Anne-Florence Dujardin Sheffield Hallam University


Project title Leader Institution
A UK community of ITE practice in Education for Sustainable Development Professor Sally Inman London South Bank University
COASTAL: (Curriculum,Outcomes,And Sustainable Teaching, Assessment,Learning) Sustainable Development in HE Professor Gina Wisker University of Brighton
Conceptualising learning and teaching for the ‘new lifelong learning sector’ Mr Andrew Holmes University of Hull-Continuing Education
Dual identities: enhancing the in-service teacher-trainee experience in further education Mr Kevin Orr University of Huddersfield
Employer Concepts of Graduate Employability Dr Geoffrey Hinchliffe University of East Anglia-Continuing Education
Interactive and collaborative blended learning for undergraduates Mike Jeffries University of Exeter
Meeting the Every Child Matters agenda and the challenge for employers: a tale of two cities Dr Sean MacBlain University College Plymouth St Mark & St John
mLearning: Development and Delivery - creating opportunity and enterprise within the HE in FE context Stephen Rose Somerset College of Arts and Technology
Narrowing the gap: alternative modes of engaging employers Mrs Claire Taylor Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln
Promoting Education for Sustainable development in Schools and Colleges through HE action Dr Peter Hopkinson University of Bradford
Using reflective dialogue to assess professional learning Mrs Ruth Pilkington University of Central Lancashire
Using video for the identification and assessment of learning in initial teacher education Dr John McCullagh Stranmillis University College

Sharing Ideas

Project title Leader Institution
ePIC and web 2.0 tools Dr Aileen McGuigan University of Dundee
Interactive use of video conferencing in ITT Ms Jan Machalski Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln

Student (2006-9)

Project title Leader Institution
Constructing Resiliencies: Support through Learning in Nunavut, Canada Ms Heather Moquin University of Glasgow
Developing early algebraic reasoning in primary classrooms: Student and teacher perspectives Ms Jodie Hunter University of Plymouth-Education
Exploring the use of video as a method to promote doctoral students self-reflection on their research experiences Ms Carol Taylor Sheffield Hallam University-Education
Supporting the Academic Writing of Widening Participation Students Miss Joelle Adams University of Bath-Education
The Education of Gifted and Talented children in Music Miss Angela Jaap University of Glasgow

Student 2010

Project title Leader Institution
Access student perceptions of factors that impact upon their learning journey Mrs Laura Mears University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
Is University really for everyone? Miss Alice Collett Bath Spa University
Supporting the Professional Learning of Induction Year Teachers in Scotland Ms Rachel Shanks University of Aberdeen

Themed Funding: Graduates with Impact

Project title Leader Institution
Understanding the value of extra-curricular activities in creating graduates with impact in education Mrs Jacqueline Stevenson Leeds Metropolitan University

Themed funding: Student Well-being

Project title Leader Institution
Trainee teachers' physical and mental wellbeing: a study of university and school experience provision. Miss Jan Huyton and Lalage Sanders University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
Troublesome Encounters: Strategies for managing the wellbeing of Postgraduate Education students during their learning processes Prof Gina Wisker University of Brighton

Themed funding: Teacher Educators for the 21st Century

Project title Leader Institution
Face-zine the Future: Moving to online teaching Dr Pamela Cowan Queen's University, Belfast
Promoting cohesion, challenging expectations: educating the teachers of tomorrow for race equality and diversity in 21st century schools. Mr Peter Hick Manchester Metropolitan University
The Work of Teacher Education Dr Viv Ellis University of Oxford

Themed Funding: Work Based Learning

Project title Leader Institution
An investigation into the impact and effectiveness of beginning and early career primary teachers, trained on a work-based learning route, in the delivery of primary languages at Key Stage 2 Prof Vivienne Griffiths Canterbury Christ Church University
Work-based Learning Pedagogies and Academic Development Professor Carol Crossley Middlesex University