“I have recently completed an Action Research project on the use of Facebook in creating Learning Communities. This 15,000 word project formed the basis of my final submission for a PGC in Higher Education Teaching and Learning. The research was a useful contribution to the area because (in the UK at least) it is extremely rare for Arts subjects to employ social media in a pedagogical context.
As programme leader of the new degree in English & Creative Writing, I also intend to use the ‘Get Set’ survey (completed by incoming 1st year students), to track the transitions in student experience over their first year with us. It is hoped that this initial study will extend to a 3 year project in which the students experience of their own development in terms of transferable skills, will be thoroughly examined.”
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