By Dr. Charlotte Dean, University of Hull; School of Education
This article describes how young people participating in the University of Hull’s Plastic Citizen project utilised nQuire to tackle a question that they had around exploring adult’s perceptions of and attitude towards single use plastics. The Plastic Citizen project was just one of several projects, within the University of Hull’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC) funded Evolving a Circular Plastics Economy (ECPE) programme, which had the overall aim of tackling some of the key issues and challenges around the problems caused to the environment by excessive use and disposal of single-use plastic. The Plastic Citizen project aimed to do this specifically through examining the attitudes and approaches of young people to the issues relating to the circular plastics economy and by empowering them to undertake and share their own research using Citizen Inquiry methodologies. This transdisciplinary project brought together researchers from three different areas in the University of Hull (Education, Politics and Chemistry), along with external stakeholders such as community-based youth projects, schools and specialist education providers.
13 people attended the openAIED Special Interest Group on Tuesday 23 June 2020 for a presentation by Anna De Liddo.
A recording is available for OU staff and can be viewed here: https://learn3.open.ac.uk/mod/connecthosted/view.php?id=172788
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50 people attended the Open & Inclusive Special Interest Group meeting on Monday 29th June. A recording of the event is available to Open University staff via “previous recordings” in the Adobe Connect link below: https://learn3.open.ac.uk/mod/connecthosted/view.php?id=172788
There were three presentations from the following speakers:
Presentation 1: James Schwanethal, The Open University
Presentation 2: Annabel Nijhof and Danna Oomen, The University of Ghent
Presentation 3: Laura Dean, The Open University
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29 people attended the Assessment and Feedback Special Interest Group on 3rd June 2020. Presentations were led by Chris Nelson and Ian Blackham, Senior Product Development Managers, which focused on new assessment tools on the VLE.
Open University staff will be able to view the recording by selecting “previous recordings” via the Adobe Connect link below:
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