Dr Jane Pritchard


  • Jane Pritchard joined OCSLD in August 2019.  Jane has been working in the field of educational development in higher education since the start of the 21st century and has directed and delivered learning and teaching programmes and run educational research projects. She has also worked at two HEA subject centres (Materials and Engineering), University of Bristol (where she designed and delivered the CREATE CPD scheme to over 400 staff a year), London School of Economics, University of Glasgow, University of Bath and Queens University, Canada as an educational developer. She is Editor in Chief and co-founder of the on-line journal Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (PESTLHE).  Jane started out in Materials Science and Engineering and her undergraduate and PhD and subsequent research posts involved a lot of different materials getting broken – intentionally!

    Jane is a National Teaching Fellow (2015) and a Senior Fellow of the HEA. She is committed to the scholarship of teaching and learning and embedding it in all her work with academic staff and providing different spaces for staff to engage in reflecting and enhancing their learning and teaching practice.  

    Jane has research interests in a range of educational topics including the role of short intensive courses and their positive influence on both teachers and learners, enquiry-based learning philosophies and how the use of audio-visual feedback impacts on both teacher and learner. She is starting to explore a new area of scholarship around courage in teaching and learning and what this means at different levels of the academy as well as a strong commitment to building teaching and learning communities. 

  • Pritchard, J. (2019). Undertaking and Publishing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Inaugural SoTL colloquium, University of York, Keynote

    Pritchard, J. and Wisker, G. (2019). SoTL, Ethics and Designing Teaching Enquiries and more!, Sheffield Ethics in Research symposium, University of Sheffield, Co-Keynote
     

    Pritchard, J. (2019). SoTL – beyond definitions and what it means for educational practices and publication, Higher Education and Pedagogies and Policies research group, University of       Brighton, Invited speaker

    Pritchard, J., Wisker, G. and Potter, J.A. (2018). Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning as part of Continuing Professional Development. In, Potter, J.A. and Turner, R. (Eds.) Routes to recognition for Higher Education Teachers: A practical handbook for experienced staff. SEDA Special. Staff and Educational Development Association. London: SEDA.
     

    Pritchard, J. (2018). Sounds and Looks Good - Using audio visual feedback: benefits for staff and learners, Sharing Good Practice Seminar Series, Dundee University Invited speaker

    Pritchard, J. (2017).  SoTL and Gaining Senior Recognition for Your Teaching, Original Lily Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, Ohio, Invited workshop
     

    Pritchard, J. (2017).  Embarking on SoTL, Invited lead roundtable discussion. Original Lily Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, Ohio. Invited speaker

    Pritchard, J. (2017).  Writing for publication in teaching and learning journals, ESLTIS 17, University of Sheffield. Invited workshop
     

    Rosolem R and Pritchard, J. (2017) A stepwise approach for introducing numerical modelling in Environmental    Engineering MSc unit: The impact of clear assessment criteria and detailed feedback,  American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA,

    Pritchard, J. (2016). Doctoral Supervision in Europe, Linnaeus University, Sweden, Invited workshop,
     

    Warman, SM, Pritchard, J. & Baillie, S, (2015), ‘Faculty Development for a New Curriculum: implementing a strategy for veterinary teachers within the wider University context’. Journal          of Veterinary Medical Education, vol 42.

    Potter, J. Pritchard, J., Wisker, G. and Fanghanel, J. (2015) Exploring the edges of practice in SOTL in the UK. Bridging boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. EURO-SOTL. June 2015. Cork, Ireland. Presenter.
     

    Fanghanel, J., Potter, J, Pritchard, J. and Wisker G. (2015a). Defining and supporting the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL): a sector-wide study. Executive Summary. York, Higher Education Academy.

    Fanghanel, J., Potter, J, Pritchard, J. and Wisker, G. (2015b). Defining and supporting the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL): a sector wide study. Literature Review. York: Higher Education Academy.
     

    Fanghanel, J., Potter, J, Pritchard, J and Wisker, G. (2015c).Defining and supporting the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL): a sector wide study. SoTL Audit and Capacity Building Tool. York: Higher Education Academy.

    Matthew, R. G., and Pritchard, J. (2014), Preparing Engineers for the Workplace, Agendas for 21st Century Engineers, CSP