Pedagogical Development

What is Pedagogical Development (PedD)?

Skelton (2005) states that there is a clear difference between PedD and Pedagogical Research (PedR); PedD is small scale, whereas PedR is large scale. This means that PedD is the more common form of research carried out as it is often carried out by individuals with an aim to improve an area of their own teaching.

Examples of projects carried out at the University of Leicester:

Support is given by the University of Leicester through multiple schemes including the Teaching Enhancement Project Fund. Examples of recent projects granted TEPF funding into PedD are:

2015/16 Academic Year

Games as Education in the UK - Alison Harvey

Bringing the Online Experience to Life: Developing new and innovative online learning resources – Stevie-Jade Hardy and Neil Chakraborti

Modern Languages Study Centre (MLSC) Virtual Guide – Marion Krauthaker

Student and Staff Perceptions of Transferable and Workplace Skills in Chemistry – Dylan Williams and Sandeep Handa (full report can be found published in New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences)

Game apps for learning calculus – Jeremy Levesley

2016/17 Academic Year

Leicester rocks – developing an off-campus learning experience – Marc Reichow

Investigation of feedback practices using GradeMark – Alan Cann


Skelton, A. (2005). Understanding Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Towards a Critical Approach (Key issues in higher education series). Routledge, p.160.

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