Networks, Events and Journals

PedR Network

MMU encourages all staff with an interest in pedagogic research to connect with like-minded colleagues across the university.  Whether you want to keep an eye out for interesting seminars, attend writing workshops, gain a formal education award, or find colleagues to work with on projects of mutual interest, you can join the network by registering your interest here.

Networks and Websites

There are a number of networks of interest to those doing pedagogic research – both generic, and related to specific disciplines – such as the following:
Educational networks

Conferences and events

A great many useful educational conferences and events are held all over the UK and beyond, see our external conferences and other events list.



You can find a number of very useful resources online such as the following online journals about learning and teaching and academic practice.

Sheffield Hallam publishes The Student Engagement & Experience Journal (SEEJ).  This is an online peer-reviewed journal which aims to reflect innovation in academic practice and support.

The Association for Learning Development in Higher Education publishes a journal called the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. It describes Learning Development as “a field of practice concerned with how students learn and how they make sense of academic conventions”. 

A journal called Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is published by an editorial team from several UK universities.  It “offers an opportunity for those involved in University learning and teaching to disseminate their practice. It aims to publish accounts of scholarly practice that report on small-scale practitioner research and case studies of practice that involve reflection, critique, implications for future practice and are informed by relevant literature, with a focus on enhancement of student learning.”

Oxford Brookes University publishes the Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching (BeJLT), which aims to “promote, enhance and disseminate research, good practice, development and innovation in all aspects of learning, teaching and assessment in higher education”.

One of the most extensive publications relating to the SOTL is the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, published by the University of Indiana since 2001. It describes itself as “a forum for the dissemination of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in higher education for the community of teacher-scholars”.

Another relevant journal is Learning and Teaching (The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences; a peer-reviewed journal that “uses the social sciences to reflect critically on learning and teaching in the changing context of higher education”.

A relatively new journal, which “aims to provide a supportive publishing outlet to allow established and particularly new authors”, is the Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice.  If you are planning to publish a first paper in the field of HE pedagogy this may be a good place to start.

Some outline categories that may be helpful are:

New to academic writing

Disseminating innovation and good practice

Philosophy of HE


See also: Mick Healey’s resources page at for links to a number of useful bibliographies.