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Join us for the inaugural lecture of our newly appointed Professor of Research Informed Teaching, Professor Tansy Jessop.

In this lecture Tansy will look back over her career to ask how educational research can lead to systemic change.

As well as reflecting on her stories from the front line, Tansy will explore how researchers can move from ‘proving’ to ‘improving’. Out of the hard knocks, dead ends and modest triumphs of the everyday educational researcher, Tansy will attempt to distil five principles which make educational change happen.

During the evening you will also have the opportunity to network with guests over light refreshments.

About Professor Tansy Jessop

Dr Tansy Jessop is the newly appointed Professor of Research Informed Teaching at Southampton Solent University. She believes passionately in the capacity of educational research to transform the student learning experience. Tansy leads the successful 'Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment' (TESTA) project about taking a programme view of assessment (2009), originally led in partnership with Graham Gibbs and Yaz El Hakim. 

She has dabbled in research on technology enhanced learning through the JISC-funded FASTECH project, and until recently chaired the Hefce-funded REACT project about widening the reach of student engagement to the disengaged, led by the University of Winchester.

Tansy's interest in the student perspective is driven by a strong belief in democratic and participatory approaches. She began her career as a secondary school teacher in South Africa, completing a PhD on teacher development in rural KwaZulu-Natal. She has published on social justice in education, narrative inquiry, learning spaces and assessment and feedback. 

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