Text: Pedagogic Research Conference 2022

Pedagogic Research Conference

The Academy and the Centre for Innovation in Education organise annual conferences that support learning and teaching, educational/pedagogic research and researcher development.

The Student Success Framework: Evidencing Impact

Wednesday 19 January 2022

The seventh Pedagogic Research Conference takes place online on Wednesday 19 January 2022. The theme for the Conference in 2022 is 'The Student Success Framework: Evidencing Impact'. 

The conference has become an increasingly popular event in the University Calendar as it provides an exciting opportunity to collaborate, build networks and share emerging scholarship with peers from across the institution and beyond. As before, there will be a rich programme on offer including an exciting Keynote from Professor Stella Jones-Devitt from Staffordshire University. 


The conference will be hosted online, accessible from anywhere through MS Teams with live sessions hosted on Zoom. There will also be opportunities to network with others during the conference using Kumospace. Our space is accessible 24/7 using the following link: https://www.kumospace.com/livacademy


Book your place now for what is promising to be a great event at the start of the new year.


Stella Jones-Devitt (Staffordshire University) 

From Squid Game to Skill Games: why using evidence, not competition, matters for student success 

The recent global Netflix phenomenon ‘Squid Game’ has captured the public imagination. It is built on the ultimate neoliberalism prize of seeking success at all costs. This keynote explores current and emerging evidence in higher education of ‘what works’ for developing student success. It concerns creating a different narrative for success outcomes, one which relies on emancipation, meaning-making and relationship-building rather than exclusion. Your skills as educationalists are central to this success and, by participating in this session, you will experience the positive difference that using effective evidence in your pedagogic practice can make. Alternatively, if unsuccessful in neoliberalism terms, you might, of course, be eliminated.... 

We look forward to this exciting event and hope you will be part of making it a success.  



Session description


Welcome & opening address by Prof. Gavin Brown and Dr. James Howard


Keynote: Stella Jones-Devitt (Staffordshire University) – From Squid Game to Skill Games: why using evidence, not competition, matters for student success


Coffee break


Presentations – full papers:

  1. Buividovich: Programming and coding skills and awareness of job market demand among final-year mathematics students
  2. Wattret, Delaney, Golding: Bridging the gap through Enterprise Education; A showcase of the impact of the Enterprise in the Life Sciences Challenge (ELSC) in enhancing student employability and success.


Giorgioni: Decolonising the curriculum in Finance



DAP Journal - next steps in your Pedagogic Research Journey


Lunch break


Presentations – full papers:

  1. Yeatman, Hewitt: Student Experiences of Peer Feedback
  2. Lyzyanin: Re-designing chemistry assessment by promoting diversity and ensuring inclusivity
  3. Marshall: An exploration into the experience of undergraduate students in relation to receiving feedback

PGR Supervisor Network Seminar:

Widell: Research Beyond the Dissertation - Preparing Your PhD Students for an Academic Future


Emerging Ideas presentations:

  1. Alanne: Increasing student engagement in online teaching by means of formative peer-review assignments
  2. Ormandy: The use of student analytics to identify students at risk of non-progression on a veterinary degree course
  3. Charles, Gwilliam: Python Errors in Plain English: a tool for improving programming literacy and confidence using automated feedback


Teaching & Scholarship Network social


Any questions or queries can be directed to theacademy@liverpool.ac.uk with the subject title ‘Ped Res Conference 2022 Query.’

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