HE Quality Enhancement: An Action-Research Approach — Arts, Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences

21 - 23 July, 2023

Led by: Dr Tom Parkinson/University of Kent, Prof Anastasia Christou/Middlesex University and Dr Tahir Zaman/University of Sussex.

Main Workshop Aims

  • To introduce the key ethical principles & methodologies of participatory action research.
  • To facilitate action-research design on key priorities for HE in Northwest Syria, with an explicit focus on the arts, humanities and humanistic social sciences.
  • To introduce design thinking principles for academic programme design.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Applying the principles of action-research design to address a specific challenge or problem relating to higher education.
  • Understanding how to refine research questions.
  • Developing the skills to design research programme including distribution of tasks and responsibilities. 
  • Reflecting on ethical constraints, requirements and responsibilities in the research process