Research impact stories
Read our short stories about how our research work has been applied by different users, and to demonstrate its impact in many different fields.
Social practice theory applied in three domains
Roni Bamber, Murray Saunders and Paul Trowler toast the publication of the third volume of their trilogy which uses the version of social practice theory developed by here@lancaster. It has been applied to HE issues of the enhancement of teaching and learning, the reconceptualisation of evaluative practices, and the Tribes and Territories analogy.
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"Laddish" behaviour and learner engagement
Carolyn Jackson has conducted extensive research on ‘laddish’ behaviour and learner engagement in secondary schools. The research has been utilised by UK Goverment Departments and included as a core aspect of the OCR A/S Level Sociology syllabus
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The Ecoversity programme at Bradford University reviewed and changed many aspects of university life with a goal of sustainable development. Senior academics at Bradford made extensive use of aspects of socio-cultural theory developed by members of the here@lancaster research group.
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Simulation based medical education
Armineh Shahoumian combined her doctoral research with work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) research associate. She worked as a participant observer helped to develop learning activities and also to review the processes involved in this type of learning for students and facilitators.
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Literacy in policy and practice
Mary Hamilton has conducted internationally influential research on adult literacy since 1995. Examples of the utilistation of Mary's research include the UK Government's Skills for Life (SfL) policy and practice, and UNESCO's Global Literacy Challenge.
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Student engagement in Higher Education
Paul Trowler and Vicki Trowler conducted wide-ranging research about student engagement in higher education and widely disseminated their findings in a variety of contexts.
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This is one of several visual recordings of the lifeboat sessions at EFMD conference 2011, Budapest. Copyright Szilart Strennar, graphic facilitator, Grafacity.
Inclusive curriculum design and delivery
Ann-Marie Houghton's practice and research on inclusive curriculum in Higher Education has been disseminated to national and international audiences.
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Academic tribes and territories
Paul Trowler continues to develop the tribes and territories thesis which now incorporates the social practice approach to the topic.
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