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.
Press office news
- 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
- New Head for Plymouth Business School 21 February 2018
- Immunologist’s teaching recognised in national award 19 December 2017
- New iPads to help medical students learn anytime, anywhere 19 September 2017
Professor Pauline Kneale
Director of PEDRIO - Teaching and Learning Support
Professor Debby Cotton
Head of Educational Development, Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy
Dr Julie Anderson
Associate Head of School (Pgrad)
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
Dr Paul Warwick
Professor Neil Witt
Head of Academic Support, Technology & Innovation
Dr Lynne Wyness