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eSTEeM Projects

eSTEeM is providing a mechanism for professional development through practice-based scholarship within a mentored community. Much of our work is organised on a project basis with project management aimed at the delivery of new educational outcomes and scholarship outputs. 

eSTEeM supports a rolling portfolio of approx. 80 active scholarship projects under a number of themes which include:

  • Access, Participation and Success
  • Innovative assessment
  • Online/onscreen STEM practice
  • Supporting students
  • Technologies for STEM learning

To learn more about our projects, please click on the project titles or use the search feature below by entering keywords. To search by the name of a project leader, please use the 'Filter by Project Leader' tab on the right-hand side of this page.

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    Measuring qualification effects of a new pedagogy which embeds learning and assessment activities within each student’s rich professional context of practice

  1. Lucia Rapanotti
  2. We report on the outcomes of an eSTEeM project focused on a pedagogical approach implemented in three post-graduate modules for a recently introduced Computing qualification (F66 MSc in Computing), where the students’ own professional context of practice, rather than fictitious case studies, is u

    January 2016 to May 2017

    Framing Professional Competencies for Systems Thinking in Practice

  3. Martin Reynolds
  4. The eSTEeM project was a 12-month inquiry beginning March 2017 building on an initial eSTEeM project (2014-2016) entitled ‘Enhancing Systems Thinking in Practice in the Workplace’ reported on in R

    May 2017 to June 2018

    Using peer observation within a Mathematics and Statistics community of practice in Scotland

  5. Sally Crighton
  6. This project stemmed from the first named author’s continuing interest in developing scholarship in a community of Open University (OU) Associate Lecturers (ALs) living in Scotland and teaching Mathematics & Statistics (M&S) modules.

    May 2017 to September 2019

    Skills progression in practical science within the Life Sciences

  7. Janet Haresnape
  8. Employability is an increasingly important concern in contemporary Higher Education (HE).

    May 2017 to March 2022

    Evaluation of a community partnership approach using open educational resources: Equate Scotland and the Returning to STEM BOC

  9. Clem Herman
  10. According to research, an estimated 1 in 9 mothers, or 54,000 women every year, report being forced out of jobs following maternity leave and those that are coming back after maternity breaks or after a break, required support and interventions to help them with on-ramping (EHRC 2016; Greer, 2013

    May 2017 to August 2019

    Factors affecting student success in the workplace

  11. Hilary MacQueen
    • May 2017 to September 2019

      Refining a framework for measuring qualification effects

    • Steven SelfMark Slaymaker
    • This project follows on from our previous project1 which focused on a new pedagogical approach (Hall and Rapanotti, 2015) implemented in three post-graduate computing modules for a recently introduced Computing qualification (F66 MSc in Computing), where the students’ own professional

      May 2017 to May 2022

      Longitudinal impact of visiting scholarships on the professional practice of scholars from China

    • Mark EndeanDaphne Chang
    • Staff in academic and academic-related posts at other higher education institutions worldwide have been welcome at the OU since its founding in 1969.

      October 2017 to October 2020

      Research and Education in Product Development for 2040

    • Claudia Eckert
    • Based on a series of interviews carried out in 2018 with experienced European engineers and a workshop with Product development experts from over twenty leading Swedish company and academics researching and teaching product development, trends and their expected impact on engineering design can b

      May 2018 to August 2020

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