The OU centre for STEM pedagogy

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Welcome to eSTEeM

The OU Centre for STEM Pedagogy

eSTEeM is the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics centre for STEM pedagogy based at The Open University. Established in 2010, eSTEeM brings together STEM academic, academic-related staff and students to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in open and distance learning.

Our portfolio of projects includes work on assessment, technologies for STEM learning and improved methods of student support. Many of our scholarship projects focus on how we can enhance the student experience with an increasing number investigating and evaluating innovative approaches to teaching and learning in STEM.

What is scholarship?

Scholarship refers to a set of activities which lead to evidence-informed innovation that will enhance teaching and learning for the benefit of students. 

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is important in three respects:

For students allowing us to systematically evaluate our teaching to improve the quality of student learning;

For academic disciplines and institutions ensuring that we base innovation and future development on robust evaluation and enabling our teaching and learning to be recognised externally for its excellence and impact;

For practitioners allowing staff to develop their professional practice in the field of teaching and learning. 

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in STEM Badged Open Course

This free Badged Open Course provides a toolkit for conducting Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in STEM.

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eSTEeM Call for Scholarship Proposals July 2023

Welcome to our 23rd call for scholarship projects.

17th July 2023

Welcome new inductees!

eSTEeM welcomes its newest cohort of project leaders. 

6th June 2023

The eSTEeM Annual Conference back in full flow

Report from the 12th eSTEeM Annual Conference 2023.

10th May 2023
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Upcoming Events

Oct 17

Research Approval Advice Drop-in Session

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00

Via MS Teams

Contact: SRPP

Oct 31

eSTEeM Connect and Discuss Speed Dating Event

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - 10:30 to 12:00

Via MS Teams

Contact: eSTEeM

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