Professor Philippa Levy - p2
Head of School.
Chair of School Strategy Group.
Chair of Teaching Committee.
Previous departmental responsibilities include:
- Programme Co-ordinator of MSc Information Management
- Undergraduate Programmes Coordinator
- Admissions Tutor
- Claire-Marie Jones (knowledge-sharing in the baking industry)
- Petros Lameras (academics’ conceptions of, and approaches to, teaching using virtual learning environments)
- Sue Roberts (the multi-professional team in learner support and development)
- Peter Stordy (staff)(digital literacies)
- Jin Tan (knowledge-sharing in student blogging)
- Margaret Weaver (conceptions of learning, teaching and learner support of learner support staff)
University activities (selected)
Team leader, institutional `SeeChange´ Project: "Building an Integrated Culture of Research, Learning and Teaching at the University of Sheffield" (current).
Advisory Group member, HEA-funded project: "Enhancing the student experience of workplace-based e-learning" (ScHARR, current).
Current and recent University committee memberships include:
- Learning and Teaching Development Group
- Case Studies Project Steering Group
- Sheffield Graduate Award Board
- Learning Hub Project Executive Group
- Information Commons Project Executive Group and User Design Team
- Faculty of Social Sciences Teaching Affairs Committee and Teaching Quality Committee
Academic Lead for University´s successful bid to HEFCE for £4.5M Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (2004).
External activities (selected)
- External member, Validation Panel, University Framework for Inquiry-based Learning and new Masters Programme in Learning with Technology (by action inquiry), University of Bolton (2008)
- External member, Executive Board, Centre for Excellence in Enquiry Based Learning (CEEBL), University of Manchester (current)
- Joint coordinator: Learning Through Enquiry Alliance of CETLs (LTEA) (current)
- Editorial Board member: Teaching in Higher Education; Reinvention: a Journal of Undergraduate Research (current)
- Member of ICS Reference Group, HEA Subject Centre for Information, Computer and Information Sciences (current)
- Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield, 2002-8
- Lecturer, Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield, 1991-2002
- Research Fellow: Personal Skills Unit, University of Sheffield, 1990-1991
- Research Associate, Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield, 1989-90
- English Language Teacher, Université de Paris X, 1984-6
Inquiry-based learning pedagogies in the arts and social sciences: purposes, conceptions and approaches, Improving Student Learning, University of Durham, September 2008 (with J. Wood).
Integrating research, learning and teaching in higher education: why does it matter and how can it be done? 9th Annual Conference of the ICS Subject Centre, Liverpool Hope University, August 2008.
New learning spaces for student inquiry and research, BBSLG Conference 2008, Leeds, July 2008.
Inquiry in the Web 2.0 environment: students as designers for learning, LTEA Conference 2008, University of Sheffield, June 2008.
Inquiring students/inquiring tutors: integrating research, learning and teaching, Teaching and Learning Symposium, Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care, University of Gloucestershire, March 2008.
Towards transformation? First year students, inquiry-based learning and the research/teaching nexus, Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education, Brighton, December, 2007 (with R. Petrulis).
Web 2.0 and the Information Commons: a learning and teaching perspective, Online Information, London, December 2007.
Design for learning for the social network generation: themes from a LAMS evaluation project, ALT-C, University of Nottingham, September 2007 (with S. Little and O. Aiyegbayo).
Digital inquiry and social networking, ALT-C, University of Nottingham, September 2007 (with S. Little).
Student inquiry and the research/teaching nexus i-Ped 2007, Coventry University, September 2007 (with R. Petrulis).
Creating and sharing digital designs for learning: experiences of , HEA Annual Conference, Harrogate, July 2007 (with O. Aiyegbayo and S. Little).
first generation innovation
Experiencing inquiry: lessons from the first-year experience, Learning Together, University of London IoE, July 2007 (with R. Petrulis).
Scholarly evaluation practice: exploring the Theory of Change approach, HEA Annual Conference, Harrogate, July 2007 (with R. Petrulis and S. Little).
Using Theory of Change evaluation in learning and teaching development CILIP Umbrella, University of Hertfordshire, June 2007.
Inquiry-based learning at the University of Sheffield: strengthening the teaching-research relationship, Higher Education Colloquium, Research-Teaching Linkages, University of Edinburgh, June 2007.
e-Pedagogy and the information specialist: reflections from a CETL perspective, UC&R Conference, de Montfort University, March 2007.
A technology-rich collaboratory for inquiry-based learning, Planning for Technology-Rich Learning Spaces, Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education (JISC/HEA), November 2006.
Bringing learning and research together through inquiry-based learning, CURL Meeting, University of Glasgow, April 2006.
Towards a community of inquiry for inquiry-based learning: a CETL perspective, London SoTL 6th Annual International Conference, City University, May 2006.
A strategic approach to information literacy: a CETL perspective, LILAC Annual Conference, University of Leeds, March 2006 (with P. Bing).
e-Learning Strategy through Partnerships SCONUL Autumn Conference, London, November 2005.
Recent publications (selected)
Levy, P., Aiyegbayo, O., Little, S. and Powell, A. (2008). Designing and Sharing Inquiry-based Learning Activities. Final report to JISC of the DeSILA Project (Design for Learning Programme).
Cox, A.M., Levy, P., Stordy, P. and Webber, S. (2008). Inquiry-based learning in the first-year information management curriculum. ITALICS, Journal of the Information and Computer Sciences Higher Education Academy Subject Centre, 7 (1) May. http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/italics/
Lameras, P., Levy, P. and Paraskakis, I. (2008). Conceptions of teaching and learning using virtual learning environments: preliminary findings from a phenomenographic inquiry. Proceedings of Networked Learning 2008, Halkidiki, 5th - 6th May, Greece. http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/Info/confpapers.htm
Levy, P., Aiyegbayo, O. and Little, S. (2008).
Before you know where you are, you have a sequence - designing for inquiry-based learning with the Learning Activity Management System (LAMS). Proceedings of Networked Learning 2008, Halkidiki, 5th - 6th May, Greece, http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/Info/confpapers.htm
Levy, P. (2007).
Exploring and developing excellence: towards a community of praxis. In: Skelton, A. (ed). International Perspectives on Teaching Excellence in Higher Education. London: Routledge, pp.241-256.
Levy, P. (2007). Towards a community of inquiry for inquiry-based learning: a CETL perspective. In: Fanghanel, J. et al (eds). Practising the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Proceedings of the SoTL 6th Annual International Conference, City University, London, 18th-19th May 2006. pp.299-308. http://www.city.ac.uk/ceap/dps/SotlProceedingsbook2005-6.pdf
Levy, P. and Petrulis, R. (2007). Towards transformation? First year students, inquiry-based learning and the research/teaching nexus. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), Brighton, 11th-13th December 2007. http://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2007/
Levy, P., Reilly, N., Oliver, M., Hart, D. (2007). CILASS: Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences, Interim Evaluation Report to HEFCE, July 2007. http://www.shef.ac.uk/cilass
Ingraham, B., Levy, P., McKenna, C. and Roberts, G. (2006).
Academic literacy in the 21st century In: Conole, G. and Oliver, M. (eds) Contemporary Perspectives on e-Learning Research: Themes, Methods and Impact on Practice. London: Routledge.
Levy, P. (2006).
Learning a different form of communication: experiences of networked learning and reflections on practice. Studies in Continuing Education, 28 (3) 259-277.
Levy, P. (2006).
Learning to learn in networked environments: a focus on "orientation". In: H.S. Ching, P.W.T. Poon and C. McNaught (eds) eLearning and Digital Publishing, pp.89-110. Dordrecht: Springer.
Levy, P. (2006).
Living theory: a pedagogical framework for process support in networked learning. ALT-J, Research in Learning Technology, 14 (3) 225-240.
Levy, P. and Roberts, S. (eds.) Developing the new Learning Environment: the Changing Role of the Academic Librarian. London: Facet.
Levy, P. (2004).
A methodological framework for practice-based research in networked learning. In: Goodyear, P., Banks, S., Hodgson, V. and McConnell, D. (eds.) Advances in Research in Networked Learning. London: Kluwer, 43-65.