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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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    Skills progression in practical science within the Life Sciences

  1. Janet Haresnape
  2. 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

  3. Clem Herman
  4. 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

  5. Hilary MacQueen
    • May 2017 to September 2019

      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

      Changing the way the game is played: transforming postgraduate curriculum praxis and workplace capabilities

    • Martin ReynoldsRay Ison
    • Research question: what are the opportunities and challenges for re-visioning the role of postgraduate distance learning provision and curriculum design in shifting from a conventional emphasis on developing ‘competencies’ based on learning outcomes (playing ‘the game’ better) to

      May 2018 to December 2021

      Student perceptions and development of employability skills on a level 4 multidisciplinary science module

    • Fiona AikenChris Hutton
    • S112, Science: concepts and practice, was a new science module at the Open University in 2017.

      November 2018 to November 2020

      Developing students and tutors perceptions of good mathematical communication on level one service mathematics module MU123: an investigation

    • Sally Crighton
    • The project addresses the issue of good mathematical communication for level one mathematics students.

      April 2019 to December 2021

      Evaluating a new STEM AL induction programme

    • Hannah GauciJanette Wallace
    • Highly Commended at the 5th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2022.

      October 2019 to July 2021

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