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eSTEeM Projects

eSTEeM is providing a mechanism for professional development through practice-based scholarship within a mentored community. Much of our work is organised on a project basis with project management aimed at the delivery of new educational outcomes and scholarship outputs. 

eSTEeM supports a rolling portfolio of approx. 80 active scholarship projects under a number of themes which include:

  • Innovative assessment
  • International curriculum delivery
  • Online/onscreen STEM practice
  • STEM engagement
  • Supporting students
  • Technologies for STEM learning

To learn more about our projects, please click on the project titles or use the search feature below by entering keywords. To search by the name of a project leader, please use the 'Filter by Project Leader' tab on the right-hand side of this page.

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    Can we reduce anxiety of students sitting remote exams? Sharing best practice between SPS and LHCS

  1. Gemma WarrinerFiona MoormanBecca Whitehead
  2. Many SPS and LHCS students reported anxiety concerning the 20J exams on module forums, and also in conversation with SST Advisors.

    April 2022 to December 2023

    What is known about how to write online exams and how to prepare students for them?

  3. Martin Braun
  4. When the Covid pandemic affected education, universities around the globe had to move not only their content delivery online, but also their assessments.

    April 2022 to December 2022

    Piloting Skills for Biologists sessions for biology students

  5. Janet Haresnape
  6. This project aims to evaluate a planned programme of events which:

    June 2022 to August 2022

    Building a sense of community in a core 2nd level Physics module (S217) and investigating qualitatively its effect on retention

  7. Anne-Katrin Klehe
  8. Retention on S217 (Physics: from classical to quantum) is a problem, with 30-40% of student withdrawing over the course of the module. Initial analysis of historic data (15J to 21J) shows that nearly half of the official withdrawals happen before Christmas (wk 10/11 of the module).

    November 2022 to October 2023

    Improving retention through small interventions: The U101 postcard project

  9. Theodora PhilcoxElouise Huxor
  10. This project aims to improve student retention on U101, Design thinking. U101 is a gateway Level 1 design module and part of Q61 in Engineering and Innovation (E&I).

    November 2022 to January 2024

    Ecoanxiety and environmental education: stories, conversations, actions

  11. Sarah Davies
  12. Ecoanxiety – the distress related to climate and ecological crises – is increasingly recognised in learners by educators (Hickman et al, 2021), in the media (e.g., BBC Ideas 2021, Rannard, 2022) as well as through programmes of advice and education (e.g., Wright, 2022).

    November 2022 to April 2024

    Team Based Learning tutorials in S248

  13. Kate NixonNick Chatterton
  14. This project seeks to improve student engagement in tutorials in S248 Chemistry in life: food, water and medicines.

    November 2022 to November 2023

    Online practical work for science and engineering students

  15. Mark Endean
  16. This short scoping project aimed to assess the feasibility of and, ideally, shape a longer‐term programme of collaborative working between the Faculties of Science and MCT, and East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in Shanghai, China.

    April 2011 to August 2012

    Gathering student perception about online/distance practical science at level 1

  17. Victoria NicholasSteve Swithenby
  18. This eSTEeM project has investigated student perception about online practical science for two modules at level 1. Students were interviewed and completed online questionnaires before and after studying these modules. The interviews confirmed the anecdotal evidence that students felt more positiv

    December 2013 to February 2016

    Students’ study of online modules

  19. Elaine Moore
  20. The aim of this study was to obtain data on how students studied online modules and to use this to put in place amendments to the current presentation where this could be easily done or to subsequent presentations to enhance the students’ experience.

    December 2014 to August 2017

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