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eSTEeM Seminar Series: Mental wellbeing in distance learning: exploring barriers and solutions

Start: 
Thursday, 27 May, 2021 - 14:00
End: 
Thursday, 27 May, 2021 - 15:00
Location: 
Via Microsoft Teams
Contact: 
eSTEeM

Kate Lister, Lecturer in Education Studies (Primary), WELS

Abstract

Mental wellbeing is a global priority, and higher education practices are increasingly coming under scrutiny for the impact they can have on students’ mental health. This is particularly important in distance learning, where many students are juggling multiple roles and responsibilities, and the impact of barriers to mental wellbeing can devastating. In this one-hour interactive session, you’ll learn about an OU study identifying barriers and enablers to mental wellbeing in distance learning, and you’ll explore how the findings might be applied to practice.

Biography

Kate Lister (PFHEA) is a Lecturer in Education Studies at the Open University, specialising in accessibility, inclusive pedagogy, and embedding mental wellbeing in curricula and teaching practice. Her role involves championing accessibility and inclusive practice; she is ECYS Accessibility Lead, chair of the Cross-Faculty Accessibility Working Group and leads the OU's Embedding Mental Wellbeing in the Curriculum project. She is also an Associate for Advance HE, co-leading on the Mental Wellbeing in the Curriculum collaborative project.

Registration

Registration is open to all OU staff. Each seminar will be recorded and followed by an (optional) online evening discussion on the first Thursday of each month where OU colleagues are invited to come together and discuss in more detail the issues raised in the previous week’s seminar. To confirm your online attendance to the seminar and/or online discussion, please visit the registration page by Monday 24th May.

Resources

Kate Lister, Mental wellbeing in distance learning: exploring barriers and solutions (PPT)

Recording of the seminar via MS Stream (Intranet only)

 

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