The OU centre for STEM pedagogy
eSTEeM continues its seminar series with presentations from project teams. October's seminar will explore the methodology and findings of the following eSTEeM projects.
Our eSTEeM project sought to understand design students’ experiences of barriers and what enabled their wellbeing at a distance. It identifies avenues to balance tensions between conflicting experiences of studying design and maintaining wellbeing. The findings provide insights from the learners’ perspectives on assignments and feedback, tuition, social learning, study rhythms, and support seeking strategies.
This talk presents findings from an eSTEeM project on Accessibility and Inclusion in Tuition which explores the practices that STEM ALs employ to respond to the needs of individual students as they encounter them, focusing on the tutor perspective. Through a questionnaire survey and AL interviews, the project identified many common practices and ‘top tips’ as well as more tailored and often more complex approaches. Examples of both these practices will be discussed, as well as highlighting some of the challenges faced by AL’s in responding to students’ needs.
This seminar is open to all OU staff, please visit the registration page by Friday 13th October.
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:30
Via MS Teams
Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
Via MS Teams