Professor Pauline Kneale
Director of PEDRIO - Teaching and Learning Support
Teaching and Learning Support (Teaching and Learning)
Pro-Vice Chancellor Teaching and Learning
Director, Pedagogic Reaserch Institute and Observatory (PedRIO)
Professor of Pedagogy and Enterprise, University of Plymouth
I started my career as an undergraduate geographerat University College London, moved to Bristol as a PHD student and stayed as atemporary lecturer or a year before migrating to Environmental Sciences atTrinity College Dublin, and then via Kingston, to Geography at theUniversity of Leeds in 1985. I moved to University of Plymouth in autumn 2009as Director, The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Geography,Earth and Environmental Sciences, and a Professor in The School of Geography,Earth and Environmental Sciences. In 2010 I took up the PVC post, and shortlyafterwards the Directorship of the Pedagogic Reaserch Institute and Observatory(PedRIO)
Early research interests in slopes, hydrology and mires have slowly beendominated by moving to focus on learning, teaching and enterprise issues, withparticular emphasis on developing innovative teaching and pedagogical research,and encouraging colleagues to engage in pedagogical research. This led to aNational Teaching Fellowship in 2002, and a Higher Education Academy SeniorTeaching Fellowship in the first round in 2007.
I was Director of the Leeds White Rose Centrefor Excellence in Teaching and Learning of Enterprise (2005-10). Thisproject worked with colleagues in Leeds, Sheffield and York to embedenterprise education across the curricula of all disciplines, and with studentsto develop their practical enterprise skills. As part of this project Ideveloped a suite of enterprise elective modules for undergraduates, developedmaterials for medical students, and created a Masters module for Dentalstudents. WRCETLE-related projects centred on embedding enterprise inLeeds, working with medical colleagues in South Africa, and with InformationScientists in Ethiopia.
Recent research has focused on developinginnovative teaching and pedagogical research particularly at taught masterslevel. In 2010 she led two open educational resources projects funded by HEAcademy / JISC: ‘The Open Fieldwork (OF) Project’; and ‘OpenEducational Resources for Accredited Courses for Teachers in HE EducationalDevelopment’.
Current work includes an edited volume onteaching at masters level and a HEA funded project ‘Evaluating teachingdevelopment in HE: towards impact assessment’.
BSc (Hons) Geography, PhD Bristol
FRGS - Fellow Royal Geographical Society
NTF - National Teaching Fellow, 2002
PFHEA - Principal Fellow Higher Education Academy
Royal Geographical Society Taylor and Francis Award for ‘Excellence in the promotion and practice of teaching and learning in Geography in Higher Education 2005
Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers
Higher Education Research Group, Royal Geographical Society
Association of National Teaching Fellows
British Hydrological Society
Roles on external bodies
2010- HEFCE, Teaching, Quality, and the Student Experience Strategic Committee
2010-11 Higher Education Academy Quality Enhancement Committee, Chair
2010- Learning Exchange Editorial Board
2009- ASIMILATE Assessment Masters Level Project Advisory Board, Leeds Metropolitan University
2006-09 Higher Education Academy, Subject Centre for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences Advisory Board
2006- National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (NCGE) International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme, Advisory Board
2005-06 Association of National Teaching Fellows Committee
2004-07 Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Group
2003-05 Entrepreneurship Skills for Graduates, Steering Group (DFES / LTSN Generic Centre)
2002-05 Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, Council Member
2002-05 Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, Education Committee
2002- British Geomorphological Research Group, Education and Outreach Sub-Committee
2001-03 Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Developing the Geography Curriculum Steering Group
2001-06 Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, Higher Education Research Group Chairman
2001-04 Institute for Learning and Teaching, Equal Opportunities Committee
2001-03 Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, Teacher Training Agency, Regional Planning Group
Current teaching through accredited and non-accredited workshops for academic staff development and CPD in HE. Recent workshops have focused on aspects of enterprise and enterprise learning; intrapreneurship; entrepreneurship; teaching at Masters level; being an enterprising researcher; career management for academics; teaching employability and careers; and personal development planning.Links to teaching materials from current and previous projects: HEA GEES Subject Centre
White Rose CETL of Enterprise
PDP Tools and Cases
Motivating student personal development planning
Enterprise, Skills & Entrepreneurship Resource Pack 2006 www.gees.ac.uk/projtheme/entrep/entrepres.htm See sections
2a) Embedding business start-up in the university curriculum, 33-36
2c) Exploring gender issues in entrepreneurship 43-44
Example B: Verbal business card icebreaker, 79-84
Example C: You are on your own - ice breaker, 85-86
Example D: Two lectures to introduce the concepts of intrapreneurship, 87
Example E: Developing understanding of intrapreneurship and the links to entrepreneurship. An intrapreneur’s story: Education Officer and Senior Ranger, 89
An essay that for good marks needs some personal research, 92-93
Example G: Exploring the motivation and skills of entrepreneurs 95-102
Selling ideas, an enterprising activity for many modules - the elevator pitch, 103-105
Staff serving as external examiners
University of Hull, School of Geography BSc and MSc degrees
International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme (IEEP), National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship. Fellowship Awards and MA validation, University of Coventry
Recent research for learning and teaching has focused on aspects of enterprise and enterprise learning; intrapreneurship; entrepreneurship; teaching at Masters level; being an enterprising researcher; career management for academics; teaching employability and careers and personal development planning,
Links to teaching materials from current and previous projects:
Current PhD Students
Cathy Scofield: 'A comparison of the research-teaching nexus in Universities and Colleges of Further Education delivering Higher Education courses'
Julie Osborne: 'Perceptions of Student Charters and student psychological contracts in Higher Education'
Armani Shephard: 'A critical phenomenological study into undergraduate music: models and pedagogy'
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
1993 Alan Howard Modelling cyanobacteria in lakes and reservoirs, with Prof A McDonald, University of Leeds.
1997 Sean Reynolds, Investigations of coloured water in forested catchment environments, with Prof A McDonald, University of Leeds.
1998 Sara Lewis Modelling the form and distribution of peat mires, with Prof MJ Kirkby, University of Leeds.
1996 James Marshall, An investigation of the processes involved in the movement of Cryptosporidial oocysts in large catchments, with Prof A McDonald and Prof D Kay, University of Leeds.
1997 Andrew Skellern, The application of a hydrologically based peat model to forecast global peat change, with Prof MJ Kirkby, University of Leeds.
1998 Joanna Bull, Identifying, developing and assessing undergraduate skills in Geography, with Dr CM Leigh University of Leeds and Prof G Brown.
1996 Katherine Heal, Manganese in soils and runoff in upland catchments, with Prof A McDonald. University of Leeds.
2001 Beasley, G. Modelling the biological impact of metal contaminated runoff from urban sub-catchments
2010 Chaipimonplin, T. Exploring neural network modelling procedures for a monsoon catchment in Thailand, with Dr Linda See. University of Leeds
Grants & contracts
2011 Higher Education Academy, GEES Subject Centre transition project, £80500
2010 Higher Education Academy / JISC open educational resources programme phase 2, The Open Fieldwork (OF) Project, GEES led bid with RGS, IES, BGS and UoP, £75000
2010 Higher Education Academy / JISC open educational resources programme phase 2 - Open Educational Resources for Accredited Courses for Teachers in Higher Education Educational Development Open Resources (EDOR), GEES led bid UoP and UPC £20000
2009-11 Higher Education Academy GEES Subject Centre Annual Budget £420k
2009 British Council Education Partnerships in Africa, Engendering Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia, (EE4E) £55500
2007 Enterprise and Languages project, HE Academy Languages and Linguistics Subject Centre £40000
2005-6 Higher Education Academy GEES small grant £5000
2005-10 White Rose Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning of Enterprise, (WRCETLE) University of Leeds share £716k capital, £815k revenue
2002-5 National Teaching Fellowship, HEfCE £50000
2002-5 University of Leeds Teaching Fellowship £25000
2002-4 LTSN-GEES Employability Project interest group
2001-3 LTSN-GEES Research Programme on Fieldwork (participant)
2000-1 NERC Business Plan Competition. Rounds 1 and 2 (Awarded £1000 for successfully reaching and completing round 2) with Linda See
2001 White Rose – Enterprising Intrapreneurship £26300
2000-5 Learning Styles and Concepts held by Geography Undergraduates: An international comparison. GEES LTSN Project. John Bradbeer (University of Portsmouth) budget holder; Mick Healey (University of Gloucestershire); Pauline Kneale (University of Leeds)
2000 University of Leeds, Geography Department Funding – Wetlands 2000, Quebec. £650
2000 The Centre for Canadian Studies, Wetlands 2000 Conference, Quebec. £300
2000 White Rose - Enterprise for Masters Hydrology Students (EHMS) £5000
1999-01 Science Enterprise Challenge – Pilot Survey
1999 The Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Leeds, £300 to develop teaching materials related to Canadian wetlands
1999 Canadian Government, Canadian Studies Faculty Enrichment Award, Cdn$3400, to develop teaching materials related to Canadian wetlands.
1999 University of Leeds, Departmental Fund – pilot investigation of oil in sediments at 60 sites in Yorkshire. Funding for laboratory analyses.
1999 Environment Agency, Northumbria Division, Neural Network Tool for Flood Forecasting, £4767
Kneale, P.E. Study Skills for Geography Students: A Practical Guide, 276pp. London, Arnold. 1999
Collins, S.E. and Kneale, P.E. Study Skills for Psychology Students: A Practical Guide,275pp. London, Arnold. 2000
Donald, S. and Kneale, P.E. Study Skills for Language Students: A Practical Guide, 286pp, London, Arnold. 2001
Kneale, P.E. Study Skills for Geography Students: A Practical Guide, 288pp. 2nd Edition London, Arnold. 2003
Kneale, P.E. 2011 Study Skills for Geography, Earth and Environmental Science Students, 310pp. 3rd Edition London, Hodder Education
Abrahart, R.J., Kneale, P.E. and See, L.M. (Eds.) Neural Networks for Hydrological Modelling, AA Balkema, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2004
Kneale, P.E. Teaching and Learning for Employability: knowledge is not the only outcome, in Fry, H., Ketteridge, S. and Marshall, S. (Eds). A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, enhancing academic practice. 3rd Ed. Routledge, London 99-112, 2008
Kneale, P.E Insights into the activities and motivations of women students creating businesses, In Kyaruzi, I.S. and Markovic, M.R. Female Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Growth: A Case of Countries in Transition, Outskirts Press, Inc. Denver, Colorado, US. Chapter 3, 2009
Rooney, P., Kneale, P.E., Gambini, B., Keiffer, A., Van Drasek, B. and Gedye, S. Variations in International Understandings of Employability for Geography, in Healey, M., Pawson, E. and Solem, M. Active Learning and Student Engagement, Routledge 181-193 ISBN: 978-0-415-56492-2 NB this book reprints a 2006 JGHE article, 2010
McEwen, L., Monk, J., Hay, I, Kneale, P.E. and King, H. Strength in Diversity: Enhancing Learning in Vocationally-Orientated, Master’s Level Courses, in Healey, M., Pawson, E. and Solem, M. Active Learning and Student Engagement, Routledge 131-149. ISBN: 978-0-415-56492-2 NB this text reprints a 2008 JGHE article, 2010
Kneale P.E. and Maxey L. 2012 Creating the Life You Want: Lifelong Professional Development for Geographers. in Practicing Geography, Solem, M., Foote, K.E., and Monk, J. Chapter 16, 198-209, 2012
Papers in Refereed Journals: Hydrology and Geomorphology (recent)
Chaipimonplin T., See, L.M. and Kneale, P.E. Using radar data to extend the lead time of neural network forecasting on the River Ping. Disaster Advances, v.3, 3, 35-43 2011
Chaipimonplin,T, See, L.M. and Kneale, P.E. Improving Neural Network for Flood Forecasting Using Radar Data on the Upper Ping River. Proceedings of the International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Perth, Australia, 2011 http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2011/C1/chaipimonplin.pdf
Papers in Refereed Journals: Learning and Teaching (recent)
McEwen, L., Monk, J., Hay, I, Kneale, P.E. and King, H. Strength in Diversity: Enhancing Learning in Vocationally-Orientated, Master’s Level Courses, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 32, 1, 101-119, 2008 www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a789799211~db=all~jumptype=rss
Kneale P.E. Getting the Best from an International Year, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Directions, 32, 2, 337-345, 2008 www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a792135418&db=all
Kneale P.E. Raising student awareness of enterprise skills: accredited and non-accredited routes, Planet Special Edition Employability, Employer Engagement and Enterprise in the GEES Disciplines, 21, 39-42 2009 www.gees.ac.uk/planet/index.htm#P21
Hill, J. Kneale, P., Nicholson, D., Waddington, S. and Ray, W. 2011 Re-framing the Geography Dissertation: A Consideration of Alternative, Innovative and Creative Approaches, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 35, 3, 331-349 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03098265.2011.563381
Chalkley, B.S. and Kneale P.E. Challenging Times in HE Support: The Closure of the UK's Subject Centre for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES), Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 35, 4, 457-464 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03098265.2011.622743
Learning and Teaching related articles
Kneale, P.E. 2009 Raising student awareness of enterprise skills: accredited and non-accredited routes, Planet Special Edition Employability, Employer Engagement and Enterprise in the GEES Disciplines, 21, 39-42 www.gees.ac.uk/planet/index.htm#P21
Kneale, P.E. 2010 Developing students as researchers – its all a muddle, Plymouth Student Scientist, editorial, 3,2, 1-2 www.theplymouthstudentscientist.org.uk/index.php/pss/issue/view/6
Kneale, P.E., Sanders, M. and Stokes, A. 2012 Making Fieldwork Resources Accessible to All, Teaching Earth Sciences, 37, 1, 20-22
Reports & invited lectures
Learning and Teaching Presentations, workshops and lectures since 2009
Kneale, P.E. 2009 Women in Science and Engineering, Turning your ideas into business, Introductions and Enterprise Zone briefing, University of Leeds
Kneale, P.E 2009 Enterprise skills and approaches in medical and healthcare curricula, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Kneale, P.E. 2009 Industry and Innovation: How physics translates to commercial purposes. Day workshop for Physics RF and PhD students, University of Leeds
Kneale, P.E. 2009 Keynote: Masters Level Teaching - Enhancement or Reframing? The Masters Experience, University of Exeter Learning and Teaching Conference
Kneale, P.E. 2009 Masters and / or CPD? An opportunity to reframe a module. Workshop Masters Experience, University of Exeter Learning and Teaching Conference
Kneale, P.E. 2009 Being an enterprising researcher? Starting a Business? Day workshop University of Exeter
Kneale, P.E. 2009 Managing yourself - goal setting. Workshop for RPG and RF; Planning your life and research career: getting the balance right. University of Leeds
Kneale, P.E. 2009 Assessment is the problem – is the answer project management? Assessment for Learning, HEA GEES Annual Conference, Manchester.
Kneale, P.E.* with Murdoch-Eaton, D.E., Hugo, J.. van Rooyen, M., de Klerk, B., Manning, D. and Kwizera, E.N. 2009 Empowering Medical and Healthcare Students to be Change Agents, SAAHE (South African Association of Health Educationalists) 2nd National Health Sciences Education Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.
van Rooyen, M.*, Kneale, P.E.*, Murdoch-Eaton, D.E., Kwizera, E.N., de Klerk, B., Manning, D. Hugo, J., and Couper, I. 2009 Empowering Students for Change: a collaborative enterprise project. SAAHE (South African Association of Health Educationalists) 2nd National Health Sciences Education Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.
Kneale, P.E. 2009 What is Masterly? Thoughts into Action. Three day workshop, University of Leeds.
Kneale, P.E. 2010 Masters level Teaching and Learning, GEES Workshop, Manchester Metropolitan University
Kneale, P.E. 2010 Embedding enterprise and entrepreneurship at Exeter - Could we? Should we?, Inspiring Leadership in Education, 2010 Seminar Series, University of Exeter
Kneale, P.E. 2010 Is it worth discussing teaching? School of Geography seminar, University of Bristol
Kneale, P.E. 2010 Employability issues for geographers at school and HE, COBRIG (Council of British Geographers), London
Kneale, P.E. 2010 Teaching in geography ... Where does it fit with research? Workshop for postgraduates, University of Bristol
Kneale, P.E. 2010 Exploring issues in Masters level learning, GEES Workshop, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester
Kneale, P.E. 2010 Master level teaching for Agriculture, GEES Workshop, Scottish Agricultural College, Ayr
Kneale, P.E. 2010 What is Masters level learning?, GEES Workshop, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester
Kneale, P.E. 2010 Being an enterprising researcher, Research Fellows Workshop, University of Exeter
Kneale, P.E. and Sanders, M. 2010 Creating your own GEES Open Educational Resources (OERs), GEES Subject Centre Anniversary Conference - GEES Learning and Teaching to 2020, Plymouth
Kneale, P.E. and McEwen, L. Teaching and Learning at Taught Masters Level, GEES Workshop at RGS with IBG Conference 2010, London
Kneale, P.E., Jackson, A. and Hill, J. 2010 Induction to University programmes, GEES Workshop at RGS with IBG Conference 2010, London
France, D. and Kneale, P.E. 2010 Writing Successfully for Learning and Teaching, RGS with IBG Conference 2010, London
Kneale, P.E. 2010 Current Themes in Learning and Teaching Enhancement, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Kneale, P.E. 2010 Research postgraduates as teachers, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Kneale, P.E. 2010 Careers and career development issues, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Kneale, P.E. 2010 Career Development Planning, Career Development Symposium for Early Career Academics, WGSG and HERG, London
Kneale, P.E. 2011 Linking teaching and assessment, challenging current norms, University of Hull
Sanders, M., Kneale, P., Knight, Y. & Stokes, A. (2011) Open Fieldwork Project: Bringing together open licensed resources for fieldwork education (poster). Geoscience Education Graduates for the 21st Century (GEES Subject Centre), Leeds, UK. (http://openfieldwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Leeds-poster-final.pdf).Kneale, P.E. 2011 Problem Based Learning - creating effective teaching; Plotting Career Paths; Exploring your teaching issues. 3 Workshops for GEES Early Career Lecturer Workshop (ECLW), University of Chester
Kneale, P.E. 2011 Enhancing student engagement, with a culture of learning excellence, GEES Subject Centre Annual Conference, Birmingham
Sanders, M., Stokes, A., Knight, Y. and Kneale, P.E. (2011) Open Fieldwork Project: The Fieldwork Education Resource Collection (poster). GEES Subject Centre Annual Conference, Birmingham. (http://openfieldwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/GEES11poster.pdf)
Kneale, P.E. 2011 Keynote, Assimilate Conference 2011, Enhancing student engagement, induction to graduation, Leeds Metropolitan University
Sanders, M., Stokes, A., Knight, Y. & Kneale, P.E. (2011) Open educational resources in fieldwork, and their potential for transcending disciplinary boundaries. VC Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Plymouth. (http://openfieldwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/OFVCsConf.ppt)
Kneale, P.E. 2011 Developing a culture of learning excellence; enhancing student engagement, VC Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Plymouth
Kneale, P.E., Knight, Y., Sanders, M. and Stokes, A. 2011 The Open Fieldwork Project: enhancing fieldwork learning using open educational resources. Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) Annual Conference, London
Kneale, P.E. 2011 Exploring Issues in Masters level Teaching, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban.
Kneale, P.E. 2011 Enhancing Engagement with Taught Masters Students, Society for Research in Higher Education, Issues in Taught Postgraduate Programmes, London (Invited Workshop)
Reports since 2004
Kneale, P.E. 2004 White Rose Centre for Enterprise, Enterprise Learning Final Project Report: Intrapreneurship.
Kneale, PE and Sim, P. 2007 Enterprise and Languages project, HE Academy Languages and Linguistics Subject Centre www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/enterprise
Kneale, P.E. and McFadyen, J. 2008 T6 – Translate excellence in research and scholarship into learning opportunities for students. Some opportunities for enhancement in the Faculty of Environment, Faculty TQEF Project Report
Kneale, P.E. 2010 HE Academy Subject Centre GEES, End of year report.
Kneale, P.E. and Saunders M. 2011 Open Fieldwork (OF) Project, Final Report, HEA/ JISC Thematic Collections Strand UK OER2. http://openfieldwork.org.uk/
Kneale, P.E. and Knight Y. 2011 Educational Development Open Resources (EDOR), Higher Education Academy (HEA)/JISC Final Report, http://edor.org.uk
Kneale, P.E. 2011 HE Academy Subject Centre GEES, End of year report