The Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) at Plymouth represents researchers whose breadth of knowledge and expertise range across all aspects of higher education (HE) pedagogy, helping us to understand the ways in which students experience higher education in a range of different contexts, and to enhance the opportunities for learning and personal transformation which access to higher education brings. Involvement of researchers from all disciplines of the University provides a platform for interdisciplinary research which impacts and influences policy and practice.
Professor Pauline Kneale
Director of PedRIO
- What kinds of curricula and pedagogies are appropriate for 21st century higher education?
- What is the impact on student learning of different pedagogic approaches or contexts?
- How does learning occur in higher education?
- What is the impact of formal and informal learning, and the hidden curriculum on transformative learning?
Aims of the institute
- undertake innovative research into teaching and learning in a
range of higher education contexts including sustainability, inclusivity,
evaluation, learning gains HE in FE
and online/ blended learning
- provide a forum for sharing and dissemination of inter-disciplinary pedagogic research methods and findings and enable knowledge transfer with impact on policy and practice
- develop new partnerships with external academic organisations and enterprises, both nationally and internationally
- nurture and develop further key areas of research strength such as education for sustainable development, research-informed teaching, inclusivity and digital futures.
Teaching excellence and the Higher Education and Research Bill: Keynote from Nick Hillman, Director of HEPI
In the light of the new UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), it is timely to consider what is meant by teaching excellence in higher education – and how it can best be measured.
Get involved with PedRIO
- Smarter, faster feedback 24 October 2018 10:00 - 12:00
- Designing better assessment 27 November 2018 10:00 - 12:00
- PedRIO Conference 'What is Institutional and Subject Excellence?’ 29 November 2018
- Innovation in Pedagogy Café 5 December 2018 12:00 - 13:30
- Dynamic teaching (aka keeping your students awake) 11 December 2018 10:00 - 12:00
Press office news
- Nursing students take over running hospital ward 24 August 2018
- Plymouth’s dental school ‘best in UK’ for teaching quality 6 August 2018
- Plymouth rises in the Guardian University League Table 30 May 2018
- Government awards the University of Plymouth’s Medical School a further 58 per cent increase for 2019 numbers to train future doctors 20 March 2018
- Plymouth’s medical school earns degree-awarding power 28 February 2018
Professor Debby Cotton
Head of Educational Development, Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy
Dr Julie Anderson
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Postgraduate Professional Development
Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee
Associate Professor of Digital Health & Education
Dr Suanne Gibson
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Education
Dr Karen Gresty
Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning)
Dr Rong Huang
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Tourism Marketing
Professor Dafydd Moore
Executive Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Mr Paul Murray
Associate Professor in Sustainable Construction and Surveying
Dr Samantha Regan de Bere
Lecturer in Medical Humanities
Mrs Ulrike Richards
Development & Partnership Manager
Dr Paul Warwick
Professor Neil Witt
Head of Academic Support, Technology & Innovation
Dr Lynne Wyness