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Scholarly Activity in a Vocational Context: Pitfalls and Potential

Bell, Bob, Eaton, Johnathan, Hodgson, Richard, Mytton, Graham and Smith, Peter (2016) Scholarly Activity in a Vocational Context: Pitfalls and Potential. In: Scholarly Communication and the Publish or Perish Pressures of Academia. IGI Global. ISBN 9781522516989

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This chapter explores the issues which surround the development of a culture of research and scholarly activity within the college-based higher education sector in the United Kingdom. It uses as a case study the North East College Regional Scholarship Network (NECRSN), which contains a number of providers who are collaborating on the development of scholarly activity within, and across, their institutions. This chapter uses the experience of the participants in the NECRSN to explore the challenges at institutional and departmental levels of inculcating a culture of scholarly activity within college-based higher education. The activities of the network are used as an example to demonstrate how a collaborative approach at a regional level can stimulate innovation and alleviate some of the pressures on academics pursuing research within a vocational setting. The approach has now been operating for one year, and has seen some initial success.

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Depositing User: Leah Maughan


Item ID: 11965
ISBN: 9781522516989
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Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2020 10:17
Last Modified: 26 May 2021 13:31


Author: Bob Bell
Author: Johnathan Eaton
Author: Richard Hodgson
Author: Graham Mytton
Author: Peter Smith

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