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Evaluating the Programming for Physical Sciences website and forums on SM123 Physics and Space

  • Andy DiamentGemma Warriner
  • Students on SM123 Physics and space learn programming in Python across the module. Some find it straightforward, others very difficult.

    December 2023 to December 2024

    Creating a suite of resources to support students with Maths Anxiety

  • Sue PawleyNicola McIntyreGemma WarrinerBecca Whitehead
  • Maths Anxiety can be described as “an emotion that blocks a person’s reasoning ability when confronted with a mathematical situation” [Spicer 2004], in an extreme form, “when confronted with a math problem, the sufferer has sweaty palms, is nauseous, has heart palpitations, and experiences paraly

    May 2023

    Can we reduce anxiety of students sitting remote exams? Sharing best practice between SPS and LHCS

  • Gemma WarrinerFiona MoormanBecca Whitehead
  • Our project was a cross school collaboration between the School of Physical Sciences (SPS) and the Life, Health and Chemical Sciences (LHCS) in response to reports of student anxiety and performance concerns.

    April 2022 to April 2024

    How successfully are students engaging with the Python component of SM123?

  • Gemma Warriner
  • SM123: Physics and Space is a Level 1 module aimed at preparing students to study physics, astronomy or planetary science at OU level 2. Most students are not new to the Open University and will have already studied S111: Questions in Science.

    April 2020 to October 2021