Edinburgh Napier Teaching Fellows Journal now available online

Want to find an old article from the Teaching Fellows Journal?

Can’t find your current printed edition to read an article?

Bookmark this link and you’ll never have to search again!


Our archive of the Teaching Fellows Journal is now available at http://issuu.com/teachingfellowsjournal.


Here you’ll be able to:


  • Find all our issues back to the first in November 2002, including the current version that you still receive as a printed copy.


  • Cite your written articles for reference using our unique ISSN for both online and printed copies.


  • Search for that article that has been on your mind or search on a topic that you’re researching to find contacts within the community.

How to search:

ž   Click on an issue

ž   Open the PDF then use the magnifying glass search feature

ž   Tick the box ‘Search all publications from teachingfellowsjournal ’ to search all issues or leave unticked to search only the opened issue.


  • Subscribe online ensuring that you never miss an issue.


  • Download PDFs if you prefer to print and read on the move. Don’t worry we’ll still be sending out printed copies of new editions too and archiving them here for future reference.


  • Direct others to read your articles online or share anything you read of interest.


Don’t forget we are still on the lookout for articles for our Spring edition 2013 – get in touch with tfj@napier.ac.uk, or any of the editorial team, with any proposals or thoughts for our next edition. Guidance on how to contribute can be found on our webpages at http://staff.napier.ac.uk/services/academicdevelopment/TFscheme/teachingfellowsjournal/Pages/Howtocontribute.aspx. We look forward to hearing from you.

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HEREN Writing Retreat

Last week a group of staff from Edinburgh Napier and a guest from Aberdeen University attended a three day residential writing retreat organised through HEREN and funded by the Edinburgh Napier teaching Fellows scheme.  The retreat was facilitated by David Baume PhD SFSEDA FHEA who is an independent international higher education researcher, evaluator, consultant, staff and educational developer and writer.

The retreat allowed participants time to focus on preparing articles for publication or papers for conference presentation without the usual interruptions of daily working life.  The format was a structured, facilitated retreat with opportunities for peer and facilitator support throughout giving a very supportive and collegiate feel to the event.

The facilitator used his experience to guide participants in the peer reviewing and publishing process, from choosing the publication outlet to dealing with reviewer’s comments.

Participants also enjoyed an after dinner presentation by Dr David Walker, Senior Learning Technologist in the University of Dundee and Visiting Lecturer in Technology-Enhanced Learning at Edinburgh Napier University, on Personal Learning Networks (PLN).  PLNs exploit social media tools to create communities of practice which provide networking opportunities.  The relevance for researchers and writers is that using social media such as Twitter, can help disseminate research and other published work and is therefore pertinent to writers. Still not convinced?  See the London School of Economics blog on whether blogging or tweeting about research is worth it http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/04/19/blog-tweeting-papers-worth-it/.

The participants all completed advanced drafts of their work, and have agreed to meet again for a half day over the summer to keep the momentutm of preparing papers up and offer peer review on each others work.

Overall this was a very enjoyable and productive  experience. We hope to run this again next year so please do look out for the message.