#becomingeducational W19: Research Reports

Big CHEER!!!


A big cheer goes to Natalie and Selina and Dan and Megan for developing and running w/shops at Get Ahead …



– and for Mandy for tweeting!


How brave you all were…

AND – if we have #GetAhead next year – perhaps you will be the ones organising it? Hope so!

Happy dance!!

Reports on the visual data

We had started to analyse different forms of visual data: Maze; Cabinet of curiosity; Staff collage; Student collage…

After a brief re-grouping and final discussions – each group reported back the rough ‘Research Report’ they might produce given the raw data they were analysing.

Tip: Reflect on this PROCESS: did it help you better understand the form and function of a Research Report? Did it leave you feeling a bit more prepared to write and review your own Report? What will you take from this into your own practice as a student now – and an educationalist in the future?

Action Groups!

We wanted this to be a busy and productive session that helped everybody work towards their Research Report – all happy that they REALLY understand the task – and how to put together their own Reports.

So we asked:

Have you written something? Get into a pair and Peer Review your writing – remembering that the Report needs:

  • Summary of the data collected – THEMES = Findings
  • Analysis/discussion of findings – what they mean. Refer to own Lit Review = Discussion
  • Implications for university learning and teaching = Conclusion
  • Practical suggestions for university learning and teaching = Recommendations

Have you got un-analysed data? Work alone or in pairs and start to write it up – talk about what you have discovered and what it might mean. Have a go at drafting something – then be happy to rearrange and change it.

WARNING: You will want to write it all out in one blurt: Well they said this and it means that so the conclusion is and we should all do this differently… ONCE you have done that – go through it all again more slowly – and start to put the different bits under the right headings – and to say a bit more about each. Be quick and fast – and then slow and deliberate… and enjoy it!

Have you still to get data? Find some volunteers and start collecting data – right here right now! And – wow – some of you did just that –how cool are you?!

Busy Busy Busy

So – it was a busy session altogether – but we loved the buzzy hum of the second half of the session with people doing different things – with engagement levels high – and the sense that questions were asked and answered – and that all sorts of different positive things were happening.

Thank you, #becomingeducational, for being such a happy and rewarding group to work with!!

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BONUS: #creativeHE could be your PROJECT!!!

Join #creativeHE during #openeducationwk

7-11 March!!!

Hello everybody,

We are back!!! And we are very excited!!!

The distributed facilitation team of #creativeHE decided to offer a mini version of #creativeHE during Open Education Week.

It is an interesting change for us as we offered the last two times over a much longer period (the last one was offered over 8 weeks). We won’t try to cram everything into 5 days. So, please don’t worry. Our approach will be, less is more 😉 and our focus is on the interactions we can generate and what we can learn through these.

All you need to do is access the Google + community and start participating. No registration is required and everything is wide open.

Warning! A wide open mind is needed as well as generous commitment during the week to get the maximum out of it. If you have sorted this out, please join us at


On Twitter we will be using the hashtag #creativeHE > Feel free to say hello there as well.

We really look forward to learning together soon,

Chrissi Nerantzi (Manchester Metropolitan University), Sandra Sinfield (London Metropolitan University), Sue Watling (University of Hull), Dr Nikos Fachantidis (University of Macedonia) and Prof. Norman Jackson (Creative Academic Lifewide Education)


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