CHERSNet

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.

Previous meetings

15 May 2019

Roberts Zivtins - 'Evaluating science outreach at Imperial - Case studies in the Wohl Reach Out Lab'

Dr Caroline Clewley and Dr Monika Pazio - 'Working in partnership: what difference does it make?'

27 March 2019

Dr Eve Rapley - Practice theory and sociomateriality in post-compulsory educational research – developing a qualitative methodology to explore H.E teacher pedagogic practices in a UK landbased college

Dr Chris John - Incorporating group work into your teaching

23 January 2019

Dr Mike Streule - 'Working with students as partners in higher education: Rationale for the approach and opportunities for research and dissemination'

Dr Tiffany Chiu - 'University lecturers' construction of the 'ideal' undergraduate student'

8 November 2018

Dr Mark Anderson and Dr Mike Tennant – 'STEM: Students’ ability to engage in critically reflective writing'

Luke McCrone – 'Space to learn? Student perspectives'

12 September 2018

Mrs Kate Ippolito and Dr Monika Pazio – 'Suck it and see: Transforming STEMM university teachers’ assessment perspectives and practices through experiential learning'

EDEN

Meetings 2018-19

  • Tuesday 30 July, 11.00-13.00 SALC 6, South Kensington Campus

Meetings in 2019-20 will be confirmed soon however the first date in 2019-20 will be:

  • Thursday 12 September, 11.00-13.00, SALC 6, South Kensington Campus

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.

Contacts

Mrs Nikki Boyd
Teaching Fellow in Medical Education and coordinator for CHERSNet
n.boyd@imperial.ac.uk
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