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What constitutes high quality higher education pedagogical research?

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Title: What constitutes high quality higher education pedagogical research?
Authors: Evans, C
Howson, CK
Forsythe, A
Edwards, C
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Over the last 20 years there has been significant growth in the volume of higher education pedagogical research across disciplines and national contexts, but inherent tensions in defining quality remain. In this paper we present a framework to support understanding of what constitutes internationally excellent research, drawing on a range of conceptual frameworks, international and national performance-based research funding systems, discipline/professional body frameworks, and research council guidance. While acknowledging the contested nature of excellence in pedagogical research, we provide criteria to guide discussion and to support individual and organisational learning. A key premise is that if learning and teaching in higher education are to be enhanced, considerable investment is required in supporting the development of integrated academics where emphasis is on both research and practice to inform pedagogy. Research and evaluation are essential aspects of teaching and need to be embedded within it. The framework is designed to enable colleagues to develop the necessary tools and approaches to support understanding of educational research and adapt these within their disciplinary context.
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2021
Date of Acceptance: 12-Jun-2020
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/90312
DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2020.1790500
ISSN: 0260-2938
Publisher: Routledge
Start Page: 525
End Page: 546
Journal / Book Title: Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
Volume: 46
Issue: 4
Copyright Statement: ß2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis GroupThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, providedthe original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
Keywords: Social Sciences
Education & Educational Research
Pedagogical research
research excellence framework
excellence in research
scholarly research
higher education
SCHOLARSHIP
STANDARDS
TRIALS
RIGOR
HARD
Social Sciences
Education & Educational Research
Pedagogical research
research excellence framework
excellence in research
scholarly research
higher education
SCHOLARSHIP
STANDARDS
TRIALS
RIGOR
HARD
Education
13 Education
Publication Status: Published
Open Access location: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02602938.2020.1790500
Online Publication Date: 2020-08-27
Appears in Collections:Centre for Co-Curricular Studies



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