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eSTEeM Community Event: Getting started with scholarship

Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 10:30
Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 12:00


This is an introductory session for STEM academics, Associate Lecturers and academic-related staff who are interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning, but are not sure how to go about doing a scholarship project.  We will be launching our 14th call for projects shortly so this session will be extremely useful for those who are new to scholarship and are looking to submit an eSTEeM proposal. 

We will look at the range of scholarship undertaken at the Open University, what approaches have been taken and what might be relevant to your own practice.  It will then take you through the processes involved, from coming up with a research question, designing a project and considering what methods might be appropriate. 

We will also consider how to seek ethical review for your project and approval to work with Open University students, including the Student Research Project Panel (SRPP).

This session will take place both face-to-face (22nd January) and via Adobe Connect (29th January).  The Adobe Connect session will also be recorded and made available as a resource. 

Learning objectives

To understand:

  • What scholarship means in practice
  • The stages of scholarship
  • The practical considerations which need to be taken into account when conducting a scholarship project


UKPSF/Applaud principles A5, K5, V3

About the facilitator

Diane Butler is a director of eSTEeM and has an extensive background in scholarship of teaching and learning.


Registration is open to all OU staff, please visit the following links –

Face-to-face session on the 22nd January.  Registration closes on Friday 18th January.

Adobe Connect session on the 29th January.  Registration closes on 25th January.