Enhancing skills of academic researchers: The development of a participatory threefold peer learning model


In this article, we introduce a threefold peer learning model developed during the design and implementation of an innovative researcher-led digital skills training programme for early career researchers. The programme brought together researchers from three UK universities and facilitated the personal and professional development of: (1) the researchers who organised the programme; (2) the researchers who designed and delivered content; (3) the researchers who attended and participated in the digital skills workshops. This article outlines and reflects on its participatory approach to collaborative learning, which responded to the changing needs of UK higher education researchers who increasingly find themselves in interdisciplinary and digitally mediated research contexts. Finally, we propose the transferability of the approach to other fields of knowledge, student/staff learning and professional development.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2018.1505538
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston STEM Education Centre
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Innovations in Education and Teaching International on 24 Aug 2018, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14703297.2018.1505538 Funding: This work was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council [AH/L010844/1].
Publication ISSN: 1470-3300
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2024 07:26
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 13:13
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Published Date: 2019-03-04
Published Online Date: 2018-08-24
Accepted Date: 2018-08-01
Authors: Barnard, Sarah
Mallaband, Becky (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3370-7486)
Leder Mackley, Kerstin



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