HE Academy: Undertaking Pedagogic Research in the HE STEM Disciplines
On the 7/8 June 2012, the National HE STEM Programme, in conjunction with the Royal Society of Chemistry and sigma, held a two-day workshop aimed at supporting those wishing to engage in pedagogic research within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in UK higher education. The event was attended by around 35 participants from across the higher education sector who engaged with a range of plenary, discussion and interactive sessions , and who were supported by the workshop facilitators to develop an individual action plan to help them undertake pedagogic research in the future. A series of video case studies of participants are available where they share their reasons for attending, plans for the future, and describe how this workshop has helped inform their future research activities and approaches. Following the success of this initial event the STEM Education Centre at the University of Birmingham and the Royal Society of Chemistry, with generous financial support provided by the Higher Education Academy are organising a follow-on event scheduled to take place at Weetwood Hall Conference Centre (Leeds) on the 17/18 December 2012.