PedRIO and TLS  - current projects

HEFCE Learning Gain - £100,000 Award

Dr Claire Gray, Mark Stone, Julie Swain, (Academic Partnerships), Professor Pauline Kneale, Dr Rebecca Turner (PedRIO) and Carole Sutton (School of Law, Criminology and Government) have been awarded a £100,000 HEFCE project, Piloting and Evaluating measures of Learning Gain.

The project builds upon a programme of existing research on teaching research methods in higher education and further education settings funded by the HEA and PedRIO.


Learning Gain project receives £100k HEFCE Funding

Learning for the future

A team from PedRIO and the Centre for Sustainable Futures (CSF) has secured a grant from HEFCE to develop an interdisciplinary learning framework between the arts and sciences. Building on the PedRIO project The Sea and Me, and in collaboration with colleagues from across the University, Dr Harriet Dismore, Dr Dave Morrison, and Dr Paul Warwick, will design a framework for interdisciplinary learning, run collaborative modules with undergraduates from arts and science programmes and then evaluate the framework for dissemination across the higher education sector. The students will investigate and communicate a topical sustainability issue in small interdisciplinary groups.

Piloting and Evaluating measures of Learning Gain. 

Dr Claire Gray, Mark Stone, Julie Swain,  (Academic Partnerships),  Professor Pauline Kneele, Dr Rebecca Turner (PedRIO) and Carole Sutton (School of Law, Criminology and Government)  

This HEFCE funded project builds upon a programme of existing research on teaching research methods in higher education and further education settings funded by the HEA and PedRIO. Working in collaboration with academic colleagues in higher education colleges across the partnership network the research will evaluate the use of research methods knowledge, skills and attributes gained over a student journey from level 5 to 6 in both college and university environments. Utilising a mixed methods approach the focus is on the commonality between subject disciplines in relation to the development of the critical analytical graduate . The project runs from September 2015 -2017.

Pedagogic Research and Teaching Innovation (PRTI) projects funded in 2016-17

Dr Robert Belshaw, Dr Michael Jarvis and Priska Schoenborn (/PUPSMED/TLS) - From OncoSim to OncoWiki: evaluating OncoSim's educational effectiveness towards developing OncoWiki. This funding will enable us to evaluate the pedagogical effectiveness of our current project (OncoSim), which introduces final year Biomedical Science students to cancer genomics and associated drug therapy, and then use the findings to plan a linked website (OncoWiki). The website will allow students to both (a) create and upload simulated patient data and (b) download and use these data to plan clinical decisions. Our intention is for OncoWiki to eventually become an important tool in training the next generation of biomedical scientists and clinicians in personalised cancer therapy.                                                                                                                                     

Dr Alun Morgan, Dr Paul Warwick and Michelle Virgo (Institute of Education/TLS/Growing Sustainable Futures CIC) - Service Learning for Sustainability: A feasibility study into the potential for a new learning opportunity at Plymouth.

Carole Sutton, Joanne Sellick and Emma Purnell (Faculty of Business/ASTI) - Digital Literacy: maximising curriculum innovation and enhancing the student experience. 


Pedagogic Research and Teaching Innovation (PRTI) projects funded in 2017-18 

Stacey DeAmicis, Hazel Gibson, Cordet Smart and Jon May (Faculty of Science and Engineering/Faculty of Health and Human Sciences) - An exploration of how creative collaboration might be developed within Higher Education settings.

John Tredinnick-Rowe, Sam Regan de Bere, Thomas Gale and Rosalvina Campos Perez de Herrera (PUPSMED/Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal and Universidad de san Martin de Porres) - An International Systematic Review of Medical Semiology.

 Lucy Spowart, Hilary Neve, Jane Rowe, Jennie Winter and Rebecca Turner (PUPSMED/TLS) - Evaluating the impact of Postgraduate Clinical Education Programmes in the South West.

Rebecca Baines, Sam Regan de Bere, Thomas Gale, Robert Johnson and Andrew Kelly (PUPSMED/Oxford University Medical School) - Exploring the impact of patient involvement in the teaching and assessment of vaginal examination skills. 

Paul Murray, Anne Bentley, Paul Warwick and Sheran Murray (Student Counselling/CSF/Careers Counsellor) - Building student resilience: a self-leadership approach. 

Anne Plessis, Mark Farnworth and Alison Stokes (School of Biological and Marine Sciences/School of Geography) - The role of teacher-student relationships in supporting student engagement and lecturer motivation.

Ismini Vasileiou, John Eales, Carolyn Gentle and Craig Banyard (School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics/University PALS Coordinator/ PALS Leader) - Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PALS) for Mature Students. 

Asiya Khan, Richard Pemberton and Priska Schoenborn (School of Engineering/TLS) - Delivering Impact via Student Research: Sharing Best Practice.

Christie Robinson and Fiona McLeod (School of Health Professions) - An exploration of experiences and factors influencing attitudes towards inter-professional learning (IPL) in undergraduate Physiotherapy.

Charlotte Braungardt, Alison Stokes, Paul Warwick and Claire Guy (SoGEES/CSF/CES) - Research-led curriculum innovation to enhance core employability attributes for Enivronmental Science graduates.

UPSU with TLS and School Partners - An investigation into how course representative contribute to the student experience: espoused theory versus lived experiences.

Employability CES/TLS/SoGEES and HPA Team - Employability Voices: a resource to promote and support employability to academics.