The aim of the CTI is to enhance the currency and effectiveness of teaching through a commitment to and valuing of pedagogical scholarship, research and publication at Westminster, which supports evidence-informed practice. The CTI is planning to facilitate pedagogic horizon-scanning and research development and to provide structured opportunities for colleagues to engage with this individually and collaboratively. It is also encouraging critical reflection on learning and teaching as part of professional development conversations. The Westminster Learning Communities provide an important part of the infrastructure through which this scholarship and research can be pursued.
Through such active involvement in pedagogic research across the University the CTI is in a strong position to make applications for research funding. The Centre will identify such sources of funding and co-ordinate any bids in order to fund pedagogic research to benefit students and staff within and beyond the University.
The CTI is seeking to establish a strong external profile for Westminster’s pedagogical scholarship and research and to develop beneficial collaborations with other HEIs and enterprise partnerships, including in relation to research and bidding collaborations.
The CTI will be working with the University of Westminster Press to develop new outlets for disseminating our pedagogical research and practice.