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
Online/onscreen STEM practice
Technologies for STEM learning
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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
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
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
Employability is an increasingly important concern in contemporary Higher Education (HE).
May 2017 to March 2022
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
Hilary MacQueen May 2017 to September 2019
Steven Self Mark Slaymaker
This project follows on from our previous project
1 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
Mark Endean Daphne 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
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
Janette Wallace Hannah Gauci Background and issues to be addressed May 2018 to October 2019