HE Quality Enhancement: An Action-Research Approach — Arts, Humanities & Humanistic Social Sciences AND Programme Development & Learning Outcomes

6 - 9 September, 2023

Led by: Dr Tom Parkinson/University of Kent, Prof Aysha Divan/University of Leeds and Dr Tahir Zaman/University of Sussex.

Main Workshop Aims

  • To continue the action-research projects launched at the 6th – 9th September 2023 workshop, including:
    • Finalising research design for ethical review
    • Initial literature review (abstracts) 
    • Designing research instruments
    • Budgeting
  • To review and apply principles of programme design to year one of undergraduate programmes (Engineering, Economics and Education Faculties)
  • To convene the Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee to review terms of reference, membership, meeting dates and any other business

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Competence in the principles of action-research design
  • Competence in research instrument design to deliver desired data
  • Understanding how to refine and focus research questions
  • Reflecting on ethical constraints, requirements and responsibilities in the research process