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eSTEeM Community Event: Getting started with scholarship

Wednesday, 8 December, 2021 - 14:30
Wednesday, 8 December, 2021 - 16:00
Via Microsoft Teams


Trevor Collins and Mark Jones


This is an introductory session for STEM academics, Associate Lecturers and academic support 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).

The next eSTEeM call for projects will be launched in January so this session is a must if you are considering submitting a proposal.

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 facilitators

Trevor Collins and Mark Jones are the Directors of eSTEeM and have extensive backgrounds in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).


To view the recording of the session please visit the eSTEeM Scholarship Community Channel. (OU staff only)

eSTEeM Community Event: Getting started with scholarship (PPTX)