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, was relaunched in 2018 to support the work of 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.
Please contact Nikki Boyd for details of upcoming meetings.
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
26 April 2022
2 March 2022
Heather Hanna - 'Do I say it best when I say nothing at all? The lived experience of teaching and learning of introvert students undertaking postgraduate courses in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College'
3 November 2021
22 June 2021
25 February 2021
12 November 2020
24 September 2020
30 July 2020
Irene Kalkanis - 'Descriptive learning analytics for monitoring and evaluating online degrees: Approaches, lessons learned and looking forward to future developments’
Dr Mariam Sbaiti - 'The "us and them" divide: Minority students' experiences of empowerment and alienation in Global Health education'
23 June 2020
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.