The University of Newcastle, Australia

tEN Research Stream Investment recipients

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

I’m delighted to announce that the inaugural tEN (the Educator Network) Research Stream investments have been awarded.

Professor Darrell Evans

The tEN Research Investment Scheme is an initiative of the NeW Education Framework and is designed to provide encouragement, mentoring, support and resources that will enable our University educators to undertake high-quality research in teaching and learning. The investments are supported by a series of research development workshops and network events to support educators in the field of scholarship of teaching and learning. Through the tEN Research Stream, educators will be enabled to produce quality research outputs, develop excellence and equity in learning and teaching, test and generate new and emergent pedagogies, and embed a critical, research-informed approach.

There was overwhelming interest in the scheme, with 32 applications received, demonstrating our staff commitment to the student experience and to challenging practice through research. I was particularly impressed by the breadth, focus and approaches of the projects. Due to the high number of quality applications, 12 projects have been award up to $5,000 each.

All University staff are encouraged to attend the tEN Research Stream open network events. Read more about these on the Education Redesign News, Events and Updates page.

Please join me in congratulating the project teams, who are listed below.


2019 tEN Research Stream Projects

Hollie Tose and team (Faculty of Science)

Inclusive Pedagogies: Embedding of Yunkaporta’s 8-Ways of Knowing Framework in Faculty of Science curriculum

Dr Emma Hamilton and team (English Language and Foundation Studies Centre)

Reinserting staff voices into discourses of retention and attrition in online education

Alexandra Little and team (Department of Rural Health, Tamworth)

Knots to know?: Making visible, untangling and exploring tensions associated with different pedagogical approaches to interprofessional education for healthcare students

Dr Chris Krogh (School of Humanities and Social Science)

That we might sit down and talk: a conceptually and practically robust framework to ensure in-class discussions integrate life experience, new ideas and diverse opinions, for the purpose of expanding subject-specific understanding.

Dr Debra Donnelly and team (School of Education)

Developing the pedagogies of VR in HE

Katie Watson and team (Newcastle Law School)

Experiences of first-in-family and students with caring responsibilities in under-graduate Law programs

Dr Rukshan Athauda and team (School of Electrical Engineering and Computing)

Developing and evaluating an innovative Feedback Tool that provides feedback to students in hands on lab activities

Dr Michelle Kelly and team (School of Psychology)

STEAM: Intersections between Art and Science: Creating Innovative Community Gateways to UON

Dr Tazeen Majeed and team (School of Medicine and Public Health)

Establishing the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of peer generated MCQs as an active learning strategy

Dr Ruth Reynolds and team (School of Education

Linking a professional community to a WIL focussed assessment task

Dr Bonnie McBain (School of Environmental and Life Sciences)

Collaborative implementation of innovative curriculum in science

Caelli Brooker, Janet Fulton, Andrea Cassin and teams (School of Creative Industries)

Investigations into Work Integrated Learning in the Creative Industries

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