CHERSNet: Promoting, supporting and inspiring educational enquiry
Welcome to CHERSNet, the successor to the Educational Enquiry Network (EDEN) in promoting educational enquiry and supporting the development and dissemination of educational scholarship at Imperial.
The network, hosted by the Educational Development Unit, has been relaunched to support the work of the new Centre for Higher Education Research and Scholarship (CHERS). Like its predecessor, the remit of CHERSNet is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and resources, as well as to facilitate peer support and opportunities for reviewing and disseminating draft presentations and publications. For the forthcoming academic year we intend to hold face-to-face meetings around once every two months as well as establish more of an online presence in facilitating support and building our community.
If you would like to be added to our distribution list or have colleagues who you feel may be interested in hearing about our activities, please contact Nikki Boyd.
Due to the current situation, the CHERSNet even scheduled for 5 May has been postponed. The rearranged date will be posted here and communicated to current CHERSNEt members once confirmed.
What CHERSNet can offer
Like its predecessor, CHERSNet seeks to be a facilitative network and members will be responsible for their own enquiry and dissemination activities. CHERSNet co-ordinators, EDU tutors and peers can offer guidance at meetings and, where appropriate, may contribute to the improvement, dissemination or publication of research.
CHERSNet exists for the benefit of its members and, as part of its relaunch, shall endeavour to engage with those involved in it as to what format and features would be of most value. In essence, however, CHERSNet will encourage its members to:
- engage with educational enquiry
- read educational literature and attend relevant conferences
- enhance their enquiry methods and refine their empirical findings
- orally disseminate their research both within and beyond Imperial College, for example, in Departmental, Faculty and College events or in external conferences
- position their studies more accurately and precisely within higher or medical education – with respect to practice, theory and methodology
- identify suitable peer-reviewed journals (either discipline-specific or generic) for publishing their findings
- write or collaboratively peer write material for dissemination/publication
- read members' draft work and provide constructive feedback.
30 January 2020
28 November 2019
12 September 2019
Introduction to the Education evaluation toolkit by Dr Eliel Cohen and Dr Julianne Viola, Centre for Higher Education Research and Scholarship
Dr Irene Kalkanis - 'Understanding learner pathways and predicting behaviours at scale'
30 July 2019
Emelie Helsen - 'Sense of Belonging: The experiences of racially minoritised undergraduate students in UK universities'
Dr Miranda Kronfli - 'A Student Partnership Approach to teaching Clinical Communications in the Medical Undergraduate Setting'
Dr David Riley - 'Is Learning Enough?' How school leavers differentiate and transform into scientists, engineers, clinicians, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs is a familiar mystery. This session invites action research into the ‘alchemy of student transmutation’, as inter-reactions between learning and development.