The questions guiding the discussion were as follows:
- What do you think PedR is? What isn’t PedR? #LTHEchat
- Has pedagogic research influenced your teaching practice? Directly/Indirectly? #LTHEchat
- What do you think PedR can tell us? #LTHEchat
- Who should do PedR - subject specialists or education faculty? Have you considered doing PedR yourself? - e.g. Action Research #LTHEchat
- What benefits might there be to doing PedR for you/your colleagues/your students? #LTHEchat
- What barriers exist for teachers to getting involved in PedR? #LTHEchat What support could be offered to overcome these barriers?
- Do those from different backgrounds think about PedR differently? In my experience Medics and scientists struggle to think about PedR (or educational research) in comparison with their familiar very scientific approaches to research. Is PedR a bit fluffy?
- How is the importance placed on PedR impacted by the emphasis on the REF?
- And somewhat related, where is the time and (financial?) support to engage in PedR?
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