This is the inaugural Faculty Learning Community (FLC) at Oxford Brookes University, the Brookes Scholarship Group - Leading Inclusive Teaching and Enterprise Education.
This is a topic based community, including two topics; Enterprise Education and Leading Inclusive Teaching with 13 members of staff led by Dr Roger Dalrymple (Associate Dean - Student Outcomes).
Participants in this community are undertaking projects under one of the two themes, Enterprise Education or Leading Inclusive Teaching. In keeping with the features of all Brookes Scholarship Groups all participants are undertaking their own project and are committed to reviewing and renewing practices to ensure that all students achieve to the best of their potential and are committed, through their projects, to collecting evidence of the impact of innovations, ideas and approaches to reflect an evidence-based approach to educational enhancements.
Group members and their project titles:
- Dr Alys Beverton, Lecturer in History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Dr Roger Dalrymple, Associate Dean Student Outcomes, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (co-lead)
- Mary Davis, Senior lecturer, Oxford Brookes Business School, Inclusive academic integrity: raising awareness of inclusive issues in the teaching, support, guidance and processes involved with academic integrity at Brookes (Leading Inclusive Teaching)
- Irmgard Huppe, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Which factors are vital in making a synchronous online teaching session an authentic learning experience for students as well as an authentic learning experience for lecturers? (Leading Inclusive Teaching)
- Helen Liddar, Associate lecturer Oxford Brookes Business School, The value of understanding communication styles for students in their group work at university and beyond (Enterprise Education)
- Dr Samia Kamal, Principal Lecturer, Student Experience, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment (Enterprise Education)
- Dr Mary Kitchener, Senior Lecturer, OCSLD
- Dr Elizabeth Lovegrove, Senior Lecturer, OCSLD, Collaborative online documents for inclusive learning and teaching. (Leading Inclusive Teaching)
- Alan McBlane, Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes Business School, Creating opportunities in partnership with students to develop and enhance the learning experience (Enterprise Education)
- Lucy Turner, Head Quality and Validations, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, Research study into the undergraduate self-perception of employability, Enterprise and career ownership within the School of Arts. (Enterprise Education)
- Marion Waite, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Louise Williams, Course Leader Foundation Art and Design, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, An exploration into the relationship between the academic advisor and advisee (Leading Inclusive Teaching)
Overview of Brookes Scholarship Group - Learning Inclusive Teaching and Enterprise Education
From the original call for applicants the two themes are:
Leading Inclusive Teaching theme
Participants in this community will be people at Brookes who are leading the development of inclusive curricula, assessment or teaching approaches for diverse students on programmes in subject areas across or within modules. Participants will be committed to reviewing and renewing practices to ensure that all students achieve to the best of their potential and will be committed, through their projects, to collecting evidence of the impact of their team’s innovations, ideas and approaches. Projects will not only explore inclusive practice but could also focus on the educational leadership of staff teams through change and challenge as part of the review and renewal of curricula assessment and teaching strategies to make them more inclusive to enable all learners (POLAR and IMD Quintiles 1 and 2, and BAME). Participants and projects will need to demonstrate how they are committed to ensuring the success of all students through targeted work addressing low attainment of specific groups or through work that adopts ‘good for all’ principles for example universal design for learning.
This is a learning community designed to support the development of entrepreneurial teaching practice. Through the creation of a diverse and supportive network of practitioners who are all addressing a common goal (to change teaching practice/delivery methods to support the development of entrepreneurial attributes in their students). This group seeks to embed novel approaches within their teaching and share their approaches with others. The collaborative nature of this community seeks to build upon the pre-existing experience to share expertise and develop new approaches, where necessary. By drawing from a wide range of teaching traditions and disciplines, this group will serve as problem solvers as well as ‘critical friends’ to those that are seeking to change the way they are delivering.
Projects within this community will focus on the topic of Enterprise Education and consider what and how this is expressed within the formal/informal curriculum at undergraduate/postgraduate level. For example, how do you embed aspects of enterprise education within the teaching, learning and assessments within existing module/s or how can enterprise education be a key feature of the teaching, learning and assessment within the programme at each year of study. Approaches need to be focused on student experience and impact as well as rooted within the European entrepreneurship competence mode; “Entrecomp”. Work needs to support the development of one or more of the 15 competencies identified within the three areas in order to ensure that this community is creating a library of materials that will benefit others across the University.