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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The Role of Experienced Practitioners in Engineering Education: the End of an Era?

Conference Proceeding
Craig, N., Tennant, S., Murray, M., Forster, A., & Pilcher, N. (2016)
The Role of Experienced Practitioners in Engineering Education: the End of an Era?. In 6th International Symposium for Engineering Education 2016. , (271-278
Delivering excellence in higher engineering education is dependent on many variables. This includes programme design, delivery and content, university support and the knowledg...

Port governance in Taiwan: How hypocrisy helps meet aspirations of change

Journal Article
Tseng, P., & Pilcher, N. (2016)
Port governance in Taiwan: How hypocrisy helps meet aspirations of change. Research in Transportation Business & Management RTBM, 22, 38-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rtbm.2016.07.003
In Taiwan, significant port reform commenced in 2012 that aspired to enhance port performance and competitiveness. Previously managed by four units, the ports are now managed ...

An individual subjectivist critique of the use of corpus linguistics to inform pedagogical materials.

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2016)
An individual subjectivist critique of the use of corpus linguistics to inform pedagogical materials. Dialogic Pedagogy, 4, https://doi.org/10.5195/dpj.2016.163
Corpus Linguistics, or the gathering together of language into a body for analysis and development of materials, claims itself an assured, established method (or field) that v...

The paradigmatic hearts of subjects which their "English" flows through

Journal Article
Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (2016)
The paradigmatic hearts of subjects which their "English" flows through. Higher Education Research and Development, 35(5), 997-1010. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2016.1138455
Much research into the use of corpora and discourse to support higher education students on pre-sessional and in-sessional courses champions subject specificity. Drawing on th...

Avoiding dialogues of non-discovery through promoting dialogues of discovery.

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2015)
Avoiding dialogues of non-discovery through promoting dialogues of discovery. Dialogic Pedagogy, 3, 43-64. https://doi.org/10.5195/dpj.2015.101
International students and direct entrants—those entering a higher year of a degree—often come from socio-economic or cultural backgrounds different from traditional students,...

Hunt the shadow not the substance: the rise of the career academic in construction education.

Journal Article
Tennant, S., Murray, M., Forster, A., & Pilcher, N. (2015)
Hunt the shadow not the substance: the rise of the career academic in construction education. Teaching in Higher Education, 20, 723-737. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2015.1070342
Construction education is context-laden, navigating and reflecting the byzantine influences of period, place and person. Despite considerable rhetoric, in UK higher education ...

The impact of National Qualifications Frameworks: by which yardstick do we measure dreams?

Journal Article
Pilcher, N., Fernie, S., & Smith, K. (2017)
The impact of National Qualifications Frameworks: by which yardstick do we measure dreams?. Journal of Education and Work, 30(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2015.1122178
National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) are a global phenomenon. This is evidenced by their scale, coverage and intrinsic link with education policy across Europe and beyond...

A study of the potential of shore power for the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan: To introduce or not to introduce?

Journal Article
Tseng, P., & Pilcher, N. (2015)
A study of the potential of shore power for the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan: To introduce or not to introduce?. Research in Transportation Business and Management, 17, 83-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rtbm.2015.09.001
To reduce ship emissions in port and city environments, cold ironing, or shore power has been suggested and implemented in many global advanced ports. Shore power is a land-to...

Deconstructing 'Mono'-Lingualism: considerations of value for 'English' 'language' education in a global setting.

Book
Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (2014)
Deconstructing 'Mono'-Lingualism: considerations of value for 'English' 'language' education in a global setting. In L. T. Wong, & A. Dubey-Jhaveri (Eds.), English language education in a global world: practices, issues and challenges, 81-90. Nova Science Publishers
Traditionally, language speakers are categorised as mono-lingual, bilingual, or multilingual. It is traditionally assumed in English language education that the ‘lingual’ is s...

International Students' First Encounters with Exams in the UK: Superficially Similar But Deeply Different

Journal Article
Pilcher, N., Smith, K., & Riley, J. (2013)
International Students' First Encounters with Exams in the UK: Superficially Similar But Deeply Different. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2013(1), 1-13
Although end of course exams remain a key mode of assessment in higher education, little research has focused on international students' experiences of exams. There seems to b...

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