Creative, Connected
and Current 

Karen Smith

Karen Smith leads collaborative research and development in the School of Education, at the University of Hertfordshire, where she engages in externally funded research and evaluation and supports teachers to develop scholarly approaches to their practice through engagement in practitioner research. Karen’s research interests are centred around how higher education policies and practices impact on those who work and study within the university system. She is a Trustee of the Society for Research in Higher Education, co-convenes the Higher Education Policy Network and contributes to their professional development sessions with a workshop on publishing learning and teaching research. Karen was recognised as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in August 2017.

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Co-creating Learning and Teaching

Towards relational pedagogy in higher education

Highlights the benefits of classroom-level, relational, dialogic pedagogy and co-creation, with examples of practice and practical guidance, and a unique perspective in bringing together the concept of co-creation with relational pedagogy within higher education learning and teaching.

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Conversations to Change Teaching

An essential text for all academics highlighting the importance of staff having focused conversations about teaching, to build individual and team capacity and to bring about institutional change. 

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Engaging in Transnational Education

By Karen Smith Edited by Joy Jarvis

A clear and concise introduction to transnational practice in higher education, drawing on research, current sector guidance and policy. 

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