Learning and Teaching in Action: MMU's Journal for the scholarship of teaching and learning

Learning and Teaching in Action
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Editor's Note

photo of the editor, Charles NeameAs a taster of the next issue of Learning and Teaching in Action we are publishing three articles online. These three papers illustrate the great variety of scholarly work that is currently happening in and around Manchester Met.

Caroline Jones’ paper is a conceptual study which revisits influential theories of student alienation, inviting us to extend them with an additional concept; this has implications for how universities support and engage their students.

Hannah Matthews and Valeria Vargas report on an analysis – undertaken as a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) project – of the extent to which Education for Sustainable Development is becoming a reality in the curriculum. They conclude that progress is mixed, and there is further work to be done.

Marcin Wozniak, Susan Cobb, Helena Kettleborough and David Leathlean describe another SOTL project, which developed and captured different approaches to incorporating creativity in learning and curriculum design. The role of collaborative learning in promoting creativity is just one of the key findings in their paper.

 

Barriers to Student Engagement in HE: Revisiting Concepts of Alienation

Caroline S Jones
This paper revisits concepts of student alienation and suggests that institutions should develop practice aligned to theories of alienation.  
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Institutional support for ESD in the curriculum: A case study from the School of Science and the Environment, MMU

Hannah Matthews and Valeria Ruiz Vargas
An investigation of barriers to the embedding of ESD at MMU, with recommendations to increase engagement.  
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Working together collaboratively and in partnership to explore ’I ❤ learning‘ creative approaches to motivate and inspire students

Marcin Wozniak, Susan Cobb, Helena Kettleborough, David Leathlean
Outcomes of a project focused on encouraging creativity in our learning support and teaching to motivate and encourage students.  
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If you are interested in contributing, please contact Charles Neame (c.neame@mmu.ac.uk)