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eSTEeM Community Event: Getting started with scholarship

Tuesday, 10 December, 2019 - 14:30
Tuesday, 10 December, 2019 - 16:00
Via Skype for Business


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 conducting a scholarship project.  

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).

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 Associate Dean (Academic Excellence) and Director of eSTEeM. She has an extensive background in scholarship of teaching and learning.


Please note: This session will now take place online only via Skype for Business. This session is open to all OU staff, to register please visit the Eventbrite page, registration closes on Friday 6 December.