Leader of Researcher Development
Tierney, A. & Barkess, G. (2015). Transition to Research: experiencing new paradigms.
The transition from undergraduate study to postgraduate research is a difficult one for students to negotiate. Similarly, the transition from disciplinary researcher to pedago...
Macdonald, I., Firth, R., Foster, M. & Zhou, V. (2014). Interdisciplinary methodologies in different cultures of learning: Apples and Pears?
This paper explores the reception and analysis of different methodologies in an inter-disciplinary pedagogical collaboration involving Design and Business academics and their ...
Foster, M., Macdonald, I., Firth, R. & Zhou, V. (2014). Re-constructing “culture of learning” – international student experiences in China and the UK.
Following previous Teaching Fellows funding to undertake a joint research project between Business School and the School of Arts & Creative Industries we would like to present...
Foster, M., McKinnon, S. & Hammond, A. (2013). Strategies, guidelines and tools – what do they mean for us? Academics’ perceptions of resources for curriculum design and development.
Caddell, M. & Cannell, P. (2011). Rethinking graduate attributes: understanding the learning journeys of part-time students in the Open University in Scotland. In Oosthuizen, S. & Jones, B. (Eds.). Part-Time study: the new paradigm for Higher Education?ISBN 9780957203303
Four in ten of Scotland’s university students study part time. But their voices and experience are often sidelined in debates about employability and graduate attributes. What...
Foster, M. & Mulroy, T. (2009). Developing Peer Support as a Means of Enhancing the International Student Experience.
Sambell, K., Brown, S. & Graham, L. (2017). Professionalism in practice: new directions in learning, teaching and assessment in higher education. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783319545516
This book acts as a highly practical guide for new and experienced lecturers, learning supporters and leaders in Higher Education; and offers plentiful examples and vignettes ...
Murray, J. (2016). Developing a reflective and empirically informed undergraduate research methods module, including a worked exemplar. In Penman, C. & Foster, M. (Eds.). Innovations in Learning and Teaching. Merchiston Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9576882-8-5
Teaching research methods is challenging for both staff and students. With increasing expectations to teach a wider breadth of material, the balance and maintenance of suffici...
Sambell, K. (2016). Assessment and feedback in higher education: considerable room for improvement?. Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal. 1(1)ISSN 2399-1836
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Foster, M. (2016). Exploring intercultural awareness: international student mobility in China and the UK through a non-essentialist lens. In Velliaris, D. & Coleman-George, D. (Eds.). Handbook of research on study abroad programs and outbound mobility., 349-370. IGI Global. ISBN 9781522501695
This chapter is focused on the increased internationalisation of teaching and learning in Higher Education (HE) worldwide (Knight 2006; Caruana & Spurling, 2007) and specifica...
Foster, M. (2016). Exploring Intercultural Awareness: International Student Mobility in China and the UK through a Non-Essentialist Lens. In Coleman-George, D. & Velliaris, D. M. (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Study Abroad Programs and Outbound Mobility, 349-369. IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0169-5.ch014. ISBN 9781522501695
In the research literature regarding international students' learning experiences, a frequently studied theme is the ‘Chinese culture of learning' as contrasted by the ‘Wester...
Penman, C. & Foster, M. (2016). Innovations in Learning and Teaching. Edinburgh Napier University Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9576882-8-5
Victoria, M. (2016). Every picture tells a story: using selfie-inspired activities to enhance social relations and encourage self-reflexivity. In Penman, C. & Foster, M. (Eds.). Innovations in learning and teaching. Merchiston Publishing
This chapter explores the results of a study in Thailand that capitalised on the popularity of the selfie, providing second-year English language students with an opportunity ...
Pegg, A. & Caddell, M. (2016). Workplaces and policy spaces: insights from third sector internships Scotland. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. 6(2), 162-177. doi:10.1108/heswbl-07-2015-0039. ISSN 2042-3896
– Understanding the relationship between learning and work is a key concern for educational researchers and policy makers at the local, national and international leve...
Robertson, S. & Sholl, S. (in press). The Accidental Podcaster. In Penman, C. & Foster, M. (Eds.). Innovations in Learning and Teaching. Merchiston Publishing
The aim of this chapter is to explore student use of podcasts, employing longitudinal data from large cohorts to demonstrate to other teachers their potential as a relevant pe...
The crisis in the numbers of donated organs has featu...