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Roger Penlington

Roger -Penlington

  • Research Interests within Engineering Education

    • Active Learning approaches, particularly those which value competency development
    • Assessment for Learning
    • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Projects I have been involved with

    • Penlington R, Tudor J, Joyce T, Thompson J. Do different learning contexts, processes and environment affect perceptions, dispositions and approaches to learning? Royal Academy of Engineering, summary available on-line at; – Project Lead
    • Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Assessment for Learning, Northumbria CETL (2010 to 2015) – Project Co-Lead
  • Selected Research outputs

  1. Penlington, R and Steiner, S. (2014) An Introduction to Sustainable Development in the Engineering Curriculum. Centre for Engineering and Design Education,  Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK. ISBN 978-1-904804-22-8
  2. Liyanage, L, Strachan, R, Penlington, R and Casselden, B. (2013) New Pedagogical Models Facilitated by Technology. Sixth International Conference of MIT’s Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC), 16th – 19th June 2013, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  3.  Tudor J, Penlington R, McDowell L. (2010) A work in progress – initial findings of a mixed methods investigation into students’ perceptions approaches towards their learning. Practice and evidence of the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education. 5 (2)
  • Other involvements

    • EER PhD supervision,
      • An exploratory investigation into the context specific perceptions and practices of second year mechanical engineering undergraduates. (Completed)
      • The effectiveness of the delivery of work based learning from the perspective of stakeholders. (Completed)
      • An investigation into the influence of Trust on the sharing of Practical Knowledge in Technology Producing SMEs
      • An investigation into the impact of enterprise education within higher education.