Dr John Canning


I joined Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre (LTEC) in October 2023, having previously worked at the University of Brighton where I led the PGCert in Academic Practice. At Kingston, my main role is working with the Kingston Academic Practice Standards (KAPS) framework.

Selected recent publications

Canning, J. & Jay, E-L (2024) Phenomenologies of ‘social acceleration': some consequences and opportunities for education studies in an unknown future, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 45:1, 131-145, DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2023.2286999

Rauf, A., Rostás, K. & Canning, J. (2022) Learning-outcomes-based assessments at universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands: perceptions of business lecturers, Quality in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/13538322.2022.2051300

Canning, J. & Masika, R. (2020) The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL): the thorn in the flesh of educational research, Studies in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2020.1836485

Canning, J. and Eve, J. (2020) ‘Assessment in higher education: the anatomy of a wicked problem'. In Masika, R. (ed.) Research Matters: The Pedagogic Research Conference and Articles 2019, pp.51-60. Brighton: University of Brighton. Available at: https://doi.org/10.17033/UOB.9781910172223 (Open access)

Canning, J. (2017) The UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) as an illustration of Baudrillard's hyperreality.- Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2017.1315054 

Canning, J. (2017) Conceptualising student voice in UK higher education: four theoretical lenses. Teaching in Higher Education 22(5), 519-531 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2016.1273207

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching


  • PhD Geography, University of Bristol, 2002
  • MSc Society and Space, University of Bristol, 1998
  • BA (Hons) Geography, University of Aberystwyth, 1997
  • Senior Fellow AdvanceHE, 2014