Dr Rebecca Turner
Profiles

Dr Rebecca Turner

Educational Developer

Educational Development (Library and Educational Development)

Biography

Biography

 
Educational Developer

Qualifications

Employment History
2010 - to date:
Educational Developer, Educational Development, University of Plymouth
2006 - 2010: Educational Researcher & Developer, HELP CETL, University of Plymouth


Other professional activities
End Point Assessor for Advance HE
Course Lead for SEDA PDF Award Supporting College Based HE

Education & Qualifications
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy Award 2015
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice Awarded 2010

2003 - 2006:
PhD (Late Quaternary fire history of the Eastern Mediterranean region), University of Plymouth.
2001 - 2002: MSc in Biological Diversity (Distinction), University of Plymouth 
1999 - 2001 :BSc Geography 2.i (Hons), University of Hull.

Professional membership

Chair of SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association) Publications Committee 2017 to date

Member of SEDA Executive 2017

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

My teaching interests include:

First year experience

Assessment and feedback

Research methods 

Student voice

Evaluation of teaching

Peer Review of Teaching

Research

Research

Research interests

My current research addresses issues relating to student academic representation and student voice, first year experience and transitions to higher education and learning gain. 

Previously I have undertaken considerable work to examine the development of college-based higher education and continue to research this area.  

I have also been involved with projects to develop evaluation practices in support of educational development work.  

Pedagogic Research Income:

2020: Advance HE Accreditation Impact Evaluation: £60,000 

2017: SEDA Identifying the Education Development of Education Sabbatical Officers: £1,000

2015-17 HEFCE Piloting and Evaluating Measures of Learning Gain: Employing research methods to measure and characterise learning gain in higher education (with Mark Stone, Dr Claire Gray, Carole Sutton, Julie Swain & Prof Pauling Kneale) £100,000

2015-16 PedRIO Funded project: Research methods training for the dissertation in contemporary Higher Education (with Dr Claire Gray, Carole Sutton, Julie Swain): £8,183

2014 HEA Tender: Evaluating Teaching Development: towards and impact assessment (with Prof. Pauline Kneale, Dr Jennie Winter & Dr Lucy Spowart, Plymouth University) £100,000

2013-14 HEA Social Science Strategic Project Supporting Research Methods Teaching in College Higher Education (with Claire Gray, Carole Sutton & Julie Swain, Plymouth University) £9,950

2012-13 HEA Social Science Strategic Project 2013: Mapping, Understanding, and Supporting Research Teaching within College HE networks (with Claire Gray, Carole Sutton & Julie Swain, Plymouth University) £9,998

2012-13 PedRIO Funded project International students' perspectives on employability: a missing voice (with Dr Rong Huang, Plymouth University) £9,134

2012-13 PedRIO Funded project: Becoming a university lecturer in the UK: Negotiating knowledge, experience and learning (with Dr Rong Huang, Dr Nick Pratt & Polly Magne, Plymouth University) £11,567

2012-13 PedRIO Funded project: The Application of Writing as Method of Inquiry and Pedagogic Practice: the promotion and enhancement of teaching, learning, research and scholarly activity within a framework of continuing professional development (with: Dr Ken Gale & Dr Liz McKenzie, Plymouth University) £8,298

2011-12 SEDA Research & Evaluation Small Grants 2011, Evaluation of a university teaching fellowship scheme as a tool to promote pedagogic research and development (with Priska Schoenborn, Plymouth University) £500


Grants & contracts

PRTI Funded project: Engaging international students in employability activities: an innovative approach (with Dr Rong Huang, Shirley Walker): £4,500

HEFCE Piloting and Evaluating Measures of Learning Gain: Employing research methods to measure and characterise learning gain in higher education. £100,000 (with Mark Stone, Dr Claire Gray, Carole Sutton, Julie Swain & Prof Pauling Kneale)

Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory 2015: 

The research methods training for the dissertationin contemporary Higher Education £8,813 (with Dr Claire Gray, Carole Sutton & Julie Swain).

HEA Tender EvaluatingTeaching Development in Higher Education: towards an impact assessment: £100,000 (with Prof. Pauline Kneale, Dr Jennie Winter & Lucy Spowart, Plymouth University).

HEA Social Science Strategic Project 2014, Supporting Research Methods Teaching in College Higher Education: £9,950 (with Dr Claire Gray, Carole Sutton & Julie Swain, Plymouth University)

HEA Social Science Strategic Project 2013: Mapping, Understanding, and Supporting Research Teaching within College HE networks: £9,998 (with Dr Claire Gray, Carole Sutton & Julie Swain, Plymouth University)

Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory 2013, University of Plymouth. International students' perspectives on employability: a missing voice: £9,134 (with Dr Rong Huang, Plymouth University)

Plymouth University Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2013, Subjectivity and assumption in assessment - exploring differences through a comparative evaluation: £8,094 (with Dr Claire Gray & Julie Swain, Plymouth University). 

Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory 2012, University of Plymouth, Becoming a university lecturer in the UK: Negotiating knowledge, experience and learning:£11,567 (with Dr Rong Huang, Dr Nick Pratt & Ms, Polly Magne, Plymouth University).

Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory 2012, University of Plymouth, The Application of Writing as Method of Inquiry and Pedagogic Practice: the promotion and enhancement of teaching, learning, research and scholarly activity within a framework of continuing professional development: £8,298 (with: Dr Ken Gale & Dr Liz McKenzie, Plymouth University)

SEDA Research & Evaluation Small Grants 2011, Evaluation of a university teaching fellowship scheme as a tool to promote pedagogic research and development: £500 (with Priska Schoenborn, Plymouth University)

HEA HE in FE Enhancement Programme, To organise four one-day research skills workshops aimed at supporting HE in FE lecturers /managers to engage in scholarly activity and research: £5,000 (with Dr Angus Carpenter, City College Norwich)

University of Plymouth Teaching Fellowship Award Scheme 2010, Evaluate the use of enterprise to create synergies between graduate skills development, career management and successful induction: £5,000 (with Dr Ross Pomeroy, Claire Gray, Julie Georing (City College Plymouth) & Marc Lintern, Plymouth University)

HEA HE in FE Enhancement Programme, To organise three one-day research skills workshops aimed at supporting HE in FE lecturers / managers to engage in scholarly activity and research: £5,000 (with Dr Angus Carpenter, City College Norwich)

British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara: Travel Grant (£400) for fieldwork in Anatolia, Turkey.

 

 

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Turner R, Webb O & Cotton D (2021) 'Introducing immersive scheduling in a UK university: Potential implications for student attainment' Journal of Further and Higher Education , DOI Open access
Spowart L & Turner R (2020) 'The alien world of reflective practice: A non-fictional ‘tale’ of academics’ experiences of applying for Senior Fellowship' Innovations in Education and Teaching International 1-10 , DOI Open access
Webb OJ & Turner R (2019) 'The association between residential arrangements and academic performance in UK university students' Journal of Further and Higher Education 1-15 , DOI Open access
Spowart L, Winter J, Turner R, Burden P, Botham K, Muneer R, van der Sluis H & Huet I (2019) '‘Left with a title but nothing else’: The challenges of embedding professional recognition schemes for teachers within higher education institutions' Higher Education Research and Development , DOI Open access
Eastwood WJ, Fairbairn A, Stroud E, Roberts N, Lamb H, Yigitbasioglu H, Senkul Ç, Moss A, Turner R & Boyer P (2018) 'Comparing pollen and archaeobotanical data for Chalcolithic cereal agriculture at Çatalhöyük, Turkey' Quaternary Science Reviews 202, 4-18 , DOI Open access
Dismore HC, Turner R & Huang R (2018) 'Let me edutain you! Practices of student engagement employed by new lecturers' Higher Education Research and Development , DOI Open access
Turner R, Sutton C, Gray C, Stevens S & Swain J (2018) 'Student experiences of research methods education in college-based higher education' Research in Post-Compulsory Education , DOI Open access
Turner R, Sutton C, Muneer R, Gray C, Schaefer N & Swain J (2018) 'Exploring the potential of using undergraduates’ knowledge, skills and experience in research methods as a proxy for capturing learning gain' Higher Education Pedagogies , DOI Open access
Huang R & Turner R (2018) 'International experience, universities support and graduate employability – perceptions of Chinese international students studying in UK universities' Journal of Education and Work 31, (2) 1-15 , DOI Open access
Spowart L, Winter J, Turner R, Muneer R, McKenna C & Kneale P (2017) 'Evidencing the impact of teaching-related CPD: beyond the ‘Happy Sheets’' International Journal for Academic Development 1-13 , DOI Open access
Winter J, Turner R, Spowart L, Muneer R & Kneale P (2017) 'Evaluating academic development in the higher education sector: academic developers’ reflections on using a toolkit resource' Higher Education Research & Development 1503-1514 , DOI Open access
Turner R, Morrison D, Cotton D, Child S, Stevens S, Nash P & Kneale P (2017) 'Easing the transition of First Year Undergraduates Through an Immersive Induction Module' Teaching in Higher Education , DOI Open access
Turner R, Spowart L, Winter J, Muneer R, Harvey C & Kneale P (2016) '‘The lecturer should know what they are talking about’: Student Union Officers perceptions of teaching-related CPD and implications for practice' Innovations in Education and Teaching International 54, (2) , DOI Open access
Mckenzie L, Turner R & Gale K (2016) 'Reflective writing: I wouldn’t start from here – examining a professional development initiative to enhance the scholarly activity of English HE in FE lecturers' Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives , DOI Open access
Turner R, Huang R, Poverjuc O & Wyness L (2015) 'What role do teaching mentors play in supporting new university lecturers to develop their teaching practices?' Professional Development in Education Author Site , DOI Open access
Spowart L, Turner R, Shenton D & Kneale P (2015) '‘But I’ve been teaching for 20 years…’: encouraging teaching accreditation for experienced staff working in higher education' International Journal for Academic Development Author Site , DOI Open access
Gray C, Turner R, Sutton C, Petersen C, Stevens S, Swain J, Esmond B, Schofield C & Thackeray D (2015) 'Research methods teaching in vocational environments: developing critical engagement with knowledge?' Journal of Vocational Education and Training 67, (3) 274-293 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Winter J, Turner R, Gedye S, Nash P & Grant V (2014) 'Graduate teaching assistants: responding to the challenges of internationalisation' International Journal for Academic Development 20, (1) 33-45 Author Site , DOI Open access
Turner R, Brown T, Edwards-Jones A, Hughes J, Banks A, Bardsley J, Bryan Y, Gray C, Isaac A & Mann J (2014) 'Narrative explorations into the professional development of lecturers teaching higher education in English further education colleges' Professional Development in Education 41, (3) 546-562 Author Site , DOI Open access
Gosling D & Turner R (2014) 'Responding to contestation in teaching and learning projects in the Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the United Kingdom' Studies in Higher Education 40, (9) 1573-1587 Author Site , DOI Open access
Huang R, Turner R & Chen Q (2014) 'Chinese international students’ perspective and strategies in preparing for their future employability' Journal of Vocational Education and Training 66, (2) 175-193 Author Site , DOI Open access
Winter J, Turner B, Gedye S, Nash P & Grant V (2014) 'Graduate Teaching Assistants: responding to the challenges of internationalisation' International Journal of Academic Development
Rutt L, Gray C, Turner R, Swain J, Hulme S & Pomeroy R (2013) 'A social constructivist approach to introducing skills for employment to Foundation Degree students' Research in Post-Compulsory Education 18, (3) 280-296 , DOI Open access
Turner R, Brown T & Edwards-Jones A (2013) '‘Writing my first academic article feels like dancing around naked’: research development for higher education lecturers working in further education colleges' International Journal for Academic Development 19, (2) 87-98 , DOI Open access
Fitzsimons J & Turner R (2013) 'Integrating project‐based learning into an undergraduate programme using Web 2.0 and videoconferencing' Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education 5, (1) 129-140 , DOI Open access
Gale K, Turner B & McKenzie L (2013) 'Action research, becoming and the assemblage: a Deleuzian reconceptualisation of professional practice,' Educational Action Research 21, (4) 549-564 Publisher Site
Daniau A-L, Bartlein PJ, Harrison SP, Prentice IC, Brewer S, Friedlingstein P, Harrison-Prentice TI, Inoue J, Izumi K & Marlon JR (2012) 'Predictability of biomass burning in response to climate changes' GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES 26, Author Site , DOI
Turner R & Gosling D (2012) 'Rewarding Excellent Teaching: The Translation of a Policy Initiative in the United Kingdom' Higher Education Quarterly 66, (4) 415-430 , DOI Open access
Summers D & Turner R (2011) 'Outside the green box: embedding Education for Sustainable Development through co-operative inquiry (2011)' Educational Action Research Journal 19, 453-468 Publisher Site Open access
Gale KJ, Turner R & Mc Kenzie L (2011) 'Communities of praxis, scholarship and practice styles of the HE in FE professional' Journal of Vocational Education and Training 63, 159-169 , DOI Open access
Vanniere B, Power MJ, Roberts N, Tinner W, Carrion J, Magny M, Bartlein P, Colombaroli D, Daniau AL & Finsinger W (2011) 'Circum-Mediterranean fire activity and climate changes during the mid-Holocene environmental transition (8500-2500 cal. BP)' HOLOCENE 21, (1) 53-73 Author Site , DOI
Mason M, Bardsley J, Mann J & Turner R (2010) 'Teaching and Research within Further Education Colleges: chalk and cheese?' Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 5, (2) 115-136 Publisher Site Open access
Turner R, Roberts N, Eastwood WJ, Jenkins E & Rosen A (2010) 'Fire, climate and the origins of agriculture: micro-charcoal records of biomass burning during the last glacial-interglacial transition in Southwest Asia' JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE 25, (3) 371-386 Author Site , DOI
Turner R, McKenzie L & Stone M (2009) ''Square peg- round hole': the emerging professional identities of HE in FE lecturersworking in a partner college network in south-west England' Research in Post-Compulsory Education 14, (4) 355-368 , DOI Open access
Turner R, McKenzie L & Stone M (2009) 'Square peg - round hole:the emerging professional identities of HE in FE lecturers working in a partner college network in the South West' Research in Post-compulsory education (4) 355-368
Turner R, McKenzie LM, McDermott A & Stone M (2009) 'Emerging HE cultures:Perspectives from CETL award holders in a partner college network' Journal of Further and Higher Education (3) 255-263 Open access
England A, Eastwood WJ, Roberts CN, Turner R & Haldon JF (2008) 'Historical landscape change in Cappadocia (central Turkey): a palaeoecological investigation of annually laminated sediments from Nar lake' HOLOCENE 18, (8) 1229-1245 Author Site , DOI
Turner R, Young P, Menon S & Stone M (2008) '‘In the sunshine’: a case study exploring the impact of a CETL award scheme' Journal of Further and Higher Education 32, (4) 441-448 , DOI Open access
Turner R, Roberts N & Jones MD (2008) 'Climatic pacing of Mediterranean fire histories from lake sedimentary microcharcoal' GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE 63, (4) 317-324 Author Site , DOI
Chapters
Winter J, Turner R, Spowart L & Kneale P (2018) 'Planning future CPD. What comes next?' Doing a good job well - being recognised as an experienced, professional teacher in HE (SEDA Special 41) Open access
Posters
Huang R & Turner R Huang R & Turner R 'ENGAGING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO DEVELOP THEIR EMPLOYABILITY: A CASE STUDY OF A BRITISH UNIVERSITY' Open access
Personal

Personal

Conferences organised

Conferences organised

The 2010 South West Learning & Skills Research Network Conference. Buckfast Abby, Totnes. 8 July, 2010.

The 2010 Vice Chancellors Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Plymouth, 30 June 2010.

The 2009 South West Learning & Skills Research Network Conference, Dillington House, Ilminister, 10 July 2009.

HE in FE Culture and Experiences: partnership perspective. University of Warwick, 30-31 March 2009.

The 2009 National Learning & Skills Research Network Conference, Thistle, Marble Arch London, 11 December 2009

The Quaternary Research Association 4th International Postgraduate Symposium, 31 August - 2 September 2005, School of Geography, University of Plymouth. Co-organised with postgraduate members of the Quaternary Research Group.