Innovative Practice in Higher Education

This independent online journal (kindly hosted at Staffordshire University) is an opportunity for any colleagues in HE to share their work on delivering teaching and learning.

It is a double blind peer reviewed publication, now into its second volume and is aimed at promoting and sustaining a research culture amongst practitioners in higher education who have an interest in the development of the HE student experience. The journal is inter-disciplinary in approach and accepts papers of 3000-5000 words, posters (with audio commentary) short papers and ‘student voices’ papers (first hand reflective accounts of innovative practices from the learners’ perspective). Topics include: tutoring, research, equality and diversity, internationalisation, classroom innovation, widening participation, assessment and feedback, research-informed teaching, information and digital literacy, teaching and learning processes and a range of other relevant topics.

We are particularly proud of our posters section which is a new way of sharing innovation in teaching and learning. Each poster publication is presented with an accompanying podcast which gives more context and detail to the content.

If you wish to submit your work for publication please email it to: 

David Parkes


Dr Chris Wakeman

Papers should be formatted correctly following the our publication guidelines prior to submission.

NB: Papers that do not conform to our guidelines will be returned to you for formatting without review. You will then need to re-submit your correctly formatted work for review.

Vol 2, No 2

Table of Contents


Biology students' perceptions of learning from video exemplars of practical techniques: some lessons for teaching strategies DOC PDF
Stephen Merry, David Skingsley, Paul Mitchell, Paul Orsmond
Exploring 'academic depth' in Higher Education DOC PDF
Alke Gröppel-Wegener, Lesley Raven, Helen Bowstead, Katy Vigurs, Geoff Walton
Poster Presentations, Academic-lite! The LLB Experience DOC PDF
David Tapp, Louis Martin
Using a modified Delphi Method to develop a new advanced accreditation award (‘Triple A’) in money advice practice DOC PDF
Anna Tsaroucha, Elizabeth Boath, Emor Porteous, Anne Wright
Reimagining reflective practice in the dance technique class DOC PDF
Rachel Rimmer

Student Voices

Student reflective response to ‘Reimagining reflective practice in the dance technique class’ by Rachel Rimmer DOC PDF
Bryn Aled Owen

Poster Presentations

Evaluation Café - A review of literature concerning World Cafe methodology used as an evaluative tool in education PDF MP3
Martin Partridge
Seeing READ: An evaluation of the impact of colour coding on student engagement with feedback PDF PPT
Anne Wright
Lecturers' experiences of using wikis to support student group work PDF MP3
Amy Burton
Is Twitter an appropriate tool to enhance engagement in HE? PDF MP3
Juliette Frangos

Book Reviews

Harrison, A. and Hutton, L. (2014) Design for the Changing Educational Landscape DOC PDF
Kathryn McFarlane

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