This week Epigeum announced the launch of ten online modules designed to support students through the research process for undergraduate dissertations and projects, helping them to acquire skills in planning, developing, researching and presenting their findings. We are inviting universities worldwide to partner with us to create a programme that will demystify the research process, and empower and engage your students as learners.
A final-year research dissertation or capstone project is a daunting and challenging process for many students. This new collaboration will help address this challenge by demystifying the research process, and empowering and engaging students as learners. Research and Writing Skills for Dissertations and Projects: An Introduction will include examples of actual dissertations and projects from a wide range of disciplines will be used as learning tools, and videos will features students and tutors sharing their experience. An employability theme will help students recognise and articulate the skills they are developing during the research process.
Professor Gina Wisker, Professor of Higher Education and Contemporary Literature and Head of Centre for Learning and Teaching, University of Brighton, will provide vision and guidance for the project in his role as Lead Advisor. She says of the project:
“I will enjoy working on this programme because it enables and empowers students as research learners. I believe all students are and should be researchers, enquiring learners who ask questions, think critically, explore information and evidence, and construct new knowledge which they learn to share in a written and spoken dialogue with others. This programme will enable and equip students to ask informed questions, develop, plan, manage and carry out research and be able to argue, make claims and evidence their work and their contribution to knowledge, particularly in the dissertation or project.”
Joining Professor Wisker as Lead Advisor will be Dr Nicholas Walliman, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture and Research Associate, The Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, Oxford Brookes University.
Joining an Epigeum collaboration enables universities to help shape the curriculum and peer-review the materials in development, whilst benefitting from being part of a development group sharing best practice, knowledge and expertise. For information on joining this collaboration as a founder member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Wendy Harbottle on +44 (0) 7970 546524.
Find out more about what an Epigeum collaboration involves.