Research-Teaching Practice in Wales Conference 2013: Resources

Posted on 14 November 2013

The University of Wales hosted the Research-Teaching Practice in Wales Conference 2013 at Gregynog Hall on 9-10th September 2013 and convened by Professor Simon Haslett, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wales.

The Conference contributed to the University’s Future Directions – Graduates for our Future institutional enhancement initiative, supported by the Higher Education Academy, and organised in association with the Research-Teaching Nexus Action Set. Resources from the Conference are now available from the Action Set Blog.

Delegates from institutions in Wales, University of Wales collaborative centres, and colleagues from English universities attended and presented at the Conference.

Resources were collected at the Conference and for each presenter a blog page has been compiled that, as a minimum, includes a slidecast (synchronised Powerpoint and audio), an abstract, and a photograph of the presenter(s). Other resources, such as video and documents are also included with some presentations. The blog allows comments to be posted to encourage discussion.

Monday 9th September 2013

Research-Teaching Practice in Wales 2013: Welcome
Simon Haslett (University of Wales)

Session One: Policy and Strategy
Status quo vadis? An assessment of the relationship between science, education and policy implementation.
Christopher House (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David), Gavin Bunting (University of Wales) and Stephen Hole (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David)

Developing students as researchers within College-based Higher Education.
Jonathan Eaton (Newcastle College)

Keynote Workshop
Rethinking the dissertation: avoiding throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
Mick Healey (University of Gloucestershire)

Tuesday 10th September 2013

Session Two: Research-informed Teaching
Bridging the theory practice gap. How to effectively integrate guest/visiting lecturers into HEI provision.
Gavin Bunting (University of Wales) and Christopher House (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David)

It’s time to ‘Face’ the truth. Is Facebook’s Survey Monkey a legitimate research and pedagogical tool?
Stephen Hole and Christopher House (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David), and Gavin Bunting (University of Wales)

Session Three: Student Engagement with Research in the Curriculum
The Thought Experiment: nurturing research strategies for Masters students in Art and Design.
Howard Riley and Paul Jeff (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David)

Working with international students as co-researchers: towards and inclusive educational community.
Julie Wintrup and Kelly Wakefield (University of Southampton)

A broader view of undergraduate research opportunity programmes: collaborative culture and curriculum development.
Nathan Roberts and Iain Mossman (Cardiff University)

Feedback Session
Conference delegates provided feedback on the event, which is available here.

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