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SCoLPP is a research centre with a difference, immersed uniquely in developing evidence-informed pedagogic practice which aims to connect learning and teaching to enhanced social mobility.
We are modelled on core principles of effectiveness and levels of evidence, evaluation, and reach and we uphold What Works principles in learning and teaching for all, as we know that everyone can have a part to play in positively enhancing student outcomes.
We believe this makes us an emerging thought-leader in the HE sector.
Find out about the core work of our team across the sector
Discover our vision for the next 5 years
How you can get involved with research at SCoLPP
Our Team has expertise and skills to support your effective evaluation design from strategic to operational levels. We have a track-record of skills and expertise to support you to introduce a step-change in pedagogic capacity-building linked to effectiveness. We're equipped with the expertise and skills to support enhancing your pedagogic effectiveness and innovation at all levels.
Via undertaking longitudinal evaluation of HE effectiveness across a complex sector over time
Unravelling wicked issues underpinning the current ethnicity degree awarding gap
Providing online tools for practitioners to develop effective evaluation design and evidence-capture at programme or institutional level
Undertaking funded-work to examine the effectiveness of Phenomenon-Based Learning (PhBL) as the future-facing pedagogy for delivering Sustainable Development Goals and educational gain
Evidencing possible Future Student Experiences, by producing commissioned evidence-informed scenarios for 2030 and beyond.
Our funded Beyond the Classroom project considers the importance of Third-Space roles now, future trajectory, and resource-development needed for success.
We fund internal SCoLPP Innovator Awards, available to all staff regardless of role-type, linked to evaluating effectiveness, scale and impact of learning.
We support PhD inquiry framed within What Works principles. Presently we support fully-funded doctorates linked to evidencing intangible assets, effective use of learning analytics to support student outcomes, using play in digital spaces.
We support writing retreats, produce free online So, What’s the Learning? webinars across the sector, offer bid-writing development linked to scholarship of learning and teaching.
In the next 3-5 years, SCoLPP will be at the forefront of:
Encourage diverse inter and trans-disciplinary approaches in HE, building on our expertise, emerging track record and knowledge of phenomenon-Based Learning (PhBL)
that values and examines the diversity of our student demographic and the effectiveness of transformative experiences
for developing global-ready graduates to work collaboratively in international contexts in tackling real world global challenges
The core SCoLPP research team regularly collaborates with colleagues across the sector to provide innovative research in our field.
The centre undertakes research in a wide range of areas, including the ethnicity awarding gap, phenomenon based learning, and more.
Find out more about the talks and resources we deliver across the sector, including our own webinar series: So, What's the Learning?
Dr Arinola Adefila is currently employing her evaluation expertise to the Student Mobility programme in Finland using Cultural Mapping to examine how the Collaborative Online International Learning programme has supported learning.
Dr Sally Andrews delivers the findings from the TASO commissioned research into initiatives to tackle the ethnicity awarding gap on Monday 12 June 2023 2-3.30pm, if you are interested in attending, please register for this event online.
3 SCoLPP colleagues will be presenting at the forthcoming International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Utrecht. Gareth Barratt will be sharing his work on student partnerships and coaching. Dr Kate Cuthbert and Sue Lee will be sharing their phenomenon-based learning project outcomes.
Save the date!
20-23 November 2024 will see our first SCoLPP International Pedagogic Conference.
It’s Scholarly but it’s Real: Using Phenomenon Based Learning to future-proof effective learning in Higher Education
Keep up to date with our activity @SCOLPPStaffsUni
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For more information on research and consultancy to support your organisation please get in touch
Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023
Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
Research Excellence Framework 2021
QS Star Ratings 2021
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