Members of staff in the School have been successful in securing 3 funding awards from the Higher Education Academy.
- Dr Jon Anderson and Dr Richard Cowell - Supporting Innovative Education
This project seeks to enhance student teaching and learning in relation to sustainable development by disseminating innovation from the award-winning module ‘Sustainability in Practice’. This dissemination will be achieved through the creation and maintenance of an online website that archives the innovative teaching and learning resources used in this module. The module is concerned with individual action to promote sustainable development. Through the creation of an online archive which connects to a range of virtual teaching and learning repositories, this project will disseminate the resources of this module to enhance student teaching and learning in relation to sustainable development.
- Dr Peter Mackie and Dr Richard Gale - Post-16 Geography Teaching
The project will support lecturers in CPLAN to develop case studies on their research that relates to post-16 Geography teaching. These case studies will be disseminated amongst FE Geography teachers through a web resource and through a research into teaching day, where FE staff will have an opportunity to visit the University and hear from the authors of case studies. FE teachers will subsequently be able to make use of case study material to support their teaching. In addition to pedagogical benefits, this will increase student awareness of some of the key issues being addressed at degree level. Moreover, a greater understanding of topics covered at university level may inspire students from widening access backgrounds to consider attending university.
Learning and Teaching Enhancement Funding (with the RTPI)
- Dr Huw Thomas - Workplace Experience for Planning Graduates
This is for a project designed to arrange workplace experience for planning graduates currently resident in Wales who have not found suitable employment within a year of graduation. The project aims to help find ways that universities can work with employers and professional bodies to enhance student employability.