Nick Pilcher
Nick Pilcher

Dr Nick Pilcher

Lecturer

Biography

Dr. Nick Pilcher has taught in Japan, Singapore, Argentina, and in Scotland since 2001.

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Constructing English Medium indicators in the shipping courses of Taiwan's higher education

Presentation / Conference
Tseng, P., Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (2017, May)
Constructing English Medium indicators in the shipping courses of Taiwan's higher education. Paper presented at 9th International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports, Hong Kong
English is a common language in the global maritime industry and many countries are now moving towards the use of English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) to deliver their cou...

Don’t Panic! You know your subject. You’re not teaching English, you’re teaching your subject in ‘English’

Book Chapter
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2017)
Don’t Panic! You know your subject. You’re not teaching English, you’re teaching your subject in ‘English’. In G. J. Lee (Ed.), Challenges in English in University in English in University Education
No abstract available.

We need to talk about IELTS, and the case for testing English 'in-subject'

Digital Artefact
Pilcher, N. & Richards, K. (2017)
We need to talk about IELTS, and the case for testing English 'in-subject'
No abstract available - read the full article here - http://wonkhe.com/blogs/we-need-to-talk-about-ielts-and-the-case-for-testing-english-in-subject/

Problematising the ‘Career Academic’ in UK construction and engineering education: does the system want what the system gets?

Journal Article
Pilcher, N., Forster, A., Tennant, S., Murray, M., & Craig, N. (2017)
Problematising the ‘Career Academic’ in UK construction and engineering education: does the system want what the system gets?. European Journal of Engineering Education, 42(6), 1477-1495. https://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2017.1306487
‘Career Academics’ are principally research-led, entering academia with limited or no industrial or practical experience. UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) welcome them ...

What role does (or should) higher education research play in higher education policy? An exploratory study

Report
Smith, K., Fernie, S. & Pilcher, N. (2017)
What role does (or should) higher education research play in higher education policy? An exploratory study. London: Society for Research into Higher Education

Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk: Are Career Academics Gatekeepers to Students’ Tacit Knowledge?

Journal Article
Murray, M. D., Tennant, S., Forster, A., Craig, N., Copping, A., & Pilcher, N. (2017)
Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk: Are Career Academics Gatekeepers to Students’ Tacit Knowledge?. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 5(2), 112-114. https://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v5i2.268
An opinion piece that argues for a more balanced portfolio of academic staff within faculty, whereby pracademics are ‘pivotal’ academic staff who can ‘talk the talk and walk t...

Challenging the power invested in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Why determining ‘English’ preparedness needs to be undertaken within the subject context

Journal Article
Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (2017)
Challenging the power invested in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Why determining ‘English’ preparedness needs to be undertaken within the subject context. Power and Education, 9(1), 3-17. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757743817691995
Higher Education (HE) institutions worldwide base international student recruitment on the assumption their preparedness in ‘English’ is assured if they reach a certain level ...

Dialogues: ‘QUANT’ researchers on ‘QUAL’ methods.

Journal Article
Pilcher, N., & Cortazzi, M. (2016)
Dialogues: ‘QUANT’ researchers on ‘QUAL’ methods. Qualitative Report, 21(3), 450-473
Qualitative researchers commonly perceive that positivist hard-science researchers and policies of governments deprecate qualitative methods and approaches. Curiously though, ...

Exploring the viability of an emission tax policy for ships at berth in Taiwanese ports

Journal Article
Tseng, P. H., & Pilcher, N. (2016)
Exploring the viability of an emission tax policy for ships at berth in Taiwanese ports. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 8(6), 705-722. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSTL.2016.079289
This paper considers an emissions tax to help limit external air pollution from ships in Taiwanese ports through a mixed methods research (MMR) approach. Through an empirical ...

Balancing rigour and relevance: Higher education researchers and policymakers need to be more open to each other

Digital Artefact
Smith, K., Fernie, S. & Pilcher, N. (2016)
Balancing rigour and relevance: Higher education researchers and policymakers need to be more open to each other
No abstract available.

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