Hallam Pracademica

Purpose of the proposed group
In a direct response to emerging findings from a Sheffield Hallam University Pracademia Research programme, this group will combining benefits of communities of practice and action-learning sets. It will provide dedicated learning and development opportunities for former practitioners.

Objectives of the proposed group
This multi-disciplinary group ties in very well with the University’s Transforming Lives Strategy which identifies it as being an applied HEI where students are taught not only by traditional academics but also former/current practitioners too. The group focuses on members of staff from across the University who have former and/or current practitioner experience, it has the potential for impact on all of the students that they teach.

It has substantial impact for members of staff, particularly in light of the REF and TEF, helping them with their personal development planning, specifically in the setting and realising of goals around teaching, assessment and research and scholarship activities.

Group main contacts
Jill Dickinson
Senior Lecturer in Law
jill.dickinson@shu.ac.uk