Dr Will Katene

Senior Fellow SFHEA and National Teaching Fellow

Research-informed learning

Name Dr Will Katene


Position Senior Lecturer and Subject Leader, PGCE Physical Education
College College of Social Sciences and International Studies

Student-led small scale research projects

Will’s PGCE course incorporates original research by students. Students undertake a research assignment on an issue emerging from their own teaching practice: "What is key about this is that not only are they sharing this research with their own colleagues and friends but also with invited colleges and schools".

Publication of student research

Due to the high quality of the submissions, the work of several students has been put forward and accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal, Physical Education Matters. "They’re going to have their work read by so many people and hopefully it’s going to shape and influence policy, but definitely practice".

Aim 3: Research-inspired, inquiry-led learning

To extend the opportunities for students to learn in innovative ways through their own research and inquiry

Student-led research

"They undertake...a small scale research project... it’s on a challenge or a problem that they faced in schools... we are drawing on impact looking at getting colleagues from schools to come in and learn from the effective practice of my students."

Publication of student research

"I’ve got five students who will be submitting their work on this action research... and it’s going to be published to teachers, university lecturers, PE professionals, stakeholders in physical education, [and] national governing bodies."