Ms Sarah Honeychurch
- Fellow - Teaching Excellence Initiative in Business School Learning and Teaching (Adam Smith Business School)
- Tutor (Philosophy)
Areas of Expertise
- Assessment and feedback
- Co-operative and collaborative learning
- Learning communities
- Peer review
- Technology enhanced learning and teaching (TELT)
My first area of educational research was co-operative and collaborative learning, specifically the Jigsaw Classroom. With the support of a grant from the HEA I developed a model of this specifically for seminars and tutorials at the University of Glasgow, and I continue to use this model in my own teaching and to provide advice for others interested in using it.
Along with colleagues in LEADS I have developed a model of virtual peer assisted learning (VPAL) which is used across the College of Science and Engineering to help subject year groups to form learning communities and support each other in their learning.
My current PhD research also recognises the importance for learning of peer interaction and peer support, and looks at afinity spaces (James Paul Gee) and participatory culture (Henry Jenkins) in online communities. I am currently thinking about how these concepts might be adapted for use in Higher Education with undergraduate and postgraduate students.
I am an advocate of models of learning, teaching and assessment that help students to develop critical skills, such as the ability to make evaluative judgements, and give them a justified sense of confidence in their abilities. Peer review is an obvious candidate here, but less well-known designs such as Patchwork Text and Adaptive Comparative Judgement (ACJ) also have potential, and I am keen to evaluate their use in Higher Education.
Audio-NoTeS: Audio Notes for Novel Teaching Support . Principal Investigator. University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Development fund 2011-2012 £9,875.95
Taking Forward the Jigsaw Classroom: the Development and Implementation of a Method of Collaborative Learning for a First Year Philosophy Course. Principal Investigator. HEA Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies £3,675
University of Glasgow
- Philosophy 1K Knowledge and the World
- Philosophy 1M Right and Wrong