Pedagogy Research and Innovation Group

Organisation profile

About us

The Pedagogy Research and Innovation Group aims to promote, support, and advance internationally excellent pedagogical research. Our diverse teams integrate evidence-based methods into education, enhancing USW’s scholarly reputation.

We support research-engaged teaching and contribute significantly to knowledge and best practices in learning and teaching. We bring together researchers to focus on strategic themes, emphasising interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration. Our goal is to foster an inclusive environment for nurturing the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT) at USW.

Research themes

Curriculum: focuses on designing and implementing educational initiatives and pedagogical approaches aligned to USW’s Curriculum 2030. Examples include embedding Carbon Literacy into the curriculum; effectiveness of curriculum delivery models; and Challenge-Based Learning.

Assessment: encompasses formative, summative, authentic, and alternative assessment methods. Examples include assessment for social justice; Artificial Intelligence and academic integrity; and ungrading assessments.

Digitally Enabled Education: explores technology integration to enhance learning outcomes. Examples include Flexible and Blended Learning; Generative AI and post- digitalism; and learning analytics.

Differential Outcomes: addresses student outcome variability through the study of inclusive curriculum practices and degree awarding gaps. Examples include differential outcomes and assessment type; learner engagement and retention; and the ‘listening rooms’ project.

People, Cultures, Environment: examines how cultures shape teaching and learning excellence. Examples include educational development; cultures and trust; and educational change.


Lead: Karl Luke

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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