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Transdisciplinary and arts-centred approaches to stewardship and sustainability of urban nature. (2024)
Journal Article
CAMPBELL, L.K., FREMANTLE, C., MADDOX, D., SVENDSEN, E., HINES, S., MATTINGLY, M., LÓPEZ-JENSEN, M., LINDT, N., PAQUEO, L. and JOHNSON, M. 2024. Transdisciplinary and arts-centred approaches to stewardship and sustainability of urban nature. Landscape research [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2024.2325507

This paper explores case studies of how artists working with scientists and land managers affiliated with the Urban Field Station Collaborative Arts Program (UFS Arts) are fostering new relations of care with urban nature and thereby informing landsc... Read More about Transdisciplinary and arts-centred approaches to stewardship and sustainability of urban nature..

Exploring independent learning (IL) and its relationship to mindset, motivated strategies for learning and academic performance. (2023)
Journal Article
FORBES-MCKAY, K.E., BREMNER, P.A.M., JOHNSTON, P. and AIR, C. [2024]. Exploring independent learning (IL) and its relationship to mindset, motivated strategies for learning and academic performance. Journal of applied research in higher education [online], EarlyCite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/jarhe-06-2023-0253

This study addresses gaps in the existing literature on students' understanding of Independent Learning (IL), whilst exploring the link between levels of IL, growth mindset, motivated strategies for learning and academic performance. Three hundred an... Read More about Exploring independent learning (IL) and its relationship to mindset, motivated strategies for learning and academic performance..

Innovative interdisciplinary pedagogical approaches to enhance students' learning experiences and to benefit them in their future development. (2023)
Journal Article
BREMNER, P.A.M. and AIR, C. [2023]. Innovative interdisciplinary pedagogical approaches to enhance students' learning experiences and to benefit them in their future development. Journal of applied research in higher education [online], EarlyCite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-07-2023-0290

This study adds to the existing body of knowledge on the benefits to learners of using an interdisciplinary design thinking (DT) pedagogical approach, taking the form of a micro credential with an extracurricular workshop. This interpretivist researc... Read More about Innovative interdisciplinary pedagogical approaches to enhance students' learning experiences and to benefit them in their future development..

Rethinking gender parity in FDI. [Blog post] (2023)
Digital Artefact
ODUSANYA, T.O. 2023. Rethinking gender parity and FDI. [Blog post]. Posted on Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce blog [online], 2 October 2023. Available from: https://commonwealthchamber.com/rethinking-gender-parity-and-fdi/

Gender disparity is arguably one of the greatest impediments to global development. The FDI's landscape is often an overlooked avenue in gender equality discourse. Yet, it propels tapping equally into the reservoir of capabilities. Although it is som... Read More about Rethinking gender parity in FDI. [Blog post].

Thinking with the Harrisons. (2023)
Book
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. [2024]. Thinking with the Harrisons. Leuven: Leuven University Press. (Forthcoming)

This book asks a fundamental question around the place of the arts in the global environmental crises. In arguing that the arts have an important role, we are also suggesting that the arts need to be rethought, reimagined and reconfigured through new... Read More about Thinking with the Harrisons..

Innovative pedagogical approaches for developing students' mindsets to enhance their learning experience and future employability. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P., AIR, C. and MOULE, C. 2023. Innovative pedagogical approaches for developing students' mindsets to enhance their learning experience and future employability. Presented at the 2023 International higher education teaching and learning annual conference (HETL 2023): re-imagining education: collaboration and compassion, 12-14 June 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

The development of students' entrepreneurial and innovative mindsets requires varied methods of teaching in degree programmes to be successful. The Robert Gordon University (RGU) Innovation Award - adapted with permission from the Scottish Institute... Read More about Innovative pedagogical approaches for developing students' mindsets to enhance their learning experience and future employability..

Exploring students' independent learning and its relationship to mindset and academic performance. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
FORBES-MCKAY, K.E., BREMNER, P. and JOHNSTON, P. 2023. Exploring students' independent learning and its relationship to mindset and academic performance. Presented at the 2023 International higher education teaching and learning annual conference (HETL 2023): re-imagining education: collaboration and compassion, 12-14 June 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

There is increasing interest in the role of independent learning (IL) in higher education (Thomas, 2015). Indeed, several studies demonstrate the impact of IL on students' academic achievement (Difrancesca et al. 2016). Research also suggests that mo... Read More about Exploring students' independent learning and its relationship to mindset and academic performance..

Understanding the causes of local disputes in paediatrics to develop pathways to dispute resolution in North East Scotland. [RCPCH Poster] (2023)
Presentation / Conference
SIVERS, S., DOWNIE, M., TAI, J., MORGAN, H., TURNER, S., HERD, F., WORDIE, A. and DONALD, A. 2023. Understanding the causes of local disputes in paediatrics to develop pathways to dispute resolution in North East Scotland. Presented at the 2023 Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health conference (RCPCH 2023), 23-25 May 2023, Glasgow, UK.

Conflicts over the care of children with life-limiting conditions can reach the point where courts have to intervene, but giving evidence causes distress, unwanted media attention and costs. The decision in Charlie Gard’s case in England included a... Read More about Understanding the causes of local disputes in paediatrics to develop pathways to dispute resolution in North East Scotland. [RCPCH Poster].

Thinking with the Harrisons: what does now demand? [Article] (2023)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2023. Thinking with the Harrisons: what does now demand? Field: a journal of socially-engaged art criticism [online], 23. Available from: https://field-journal.com/issue-23/thinking-with-the-harrisons-what-does-now-demand

"The reversal of entropy requires considerable energy and imagination and is accompanied by risk." This statement from the designer, planner and ecologist Frederick Steiner evokes the core challenge of the current environmental crisis: the energy tha... Read More about Thinking with the Harrisons: what does now demand? [Article].

In conversation: a poetics of empathy: Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. (2022)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2022. In conversation: a poetics of empathy: Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Women eco artists dialog magazine [online], 13: the art of empathy. Available from: https://directory.weadartists.org/in-conversation-a-poetics-of-empathy

Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison are pioneers in the creative development of art and ecology. It was Helen who read Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, a critical influence in their decision in the early 1970s to do no work that did not in some wa... Read More about In conversation: a poetics of empathy: Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison..

Enhancing our knowledge of students' independent learning techniques via qualitative techniques. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P.A.M, PIRIE, T., FORBES-MCKAY, K. and GOODHAND, K. 2022. Enhancing our knowledge of students' independent learning techniques via qualitative techniques. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

There is increasing interest in the role of independent learning (IL) in higher education (Thomas, 2015). Indeed, numerous studies have found important differences between high and low achieving students in relation to goal setting, monitoring, use o... Read More about Enhancing our knowledge of students' independent learning techniques via qualitative techniques..

Escaping traditional outreach: digital escape rooms to engage potential students. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
MARTIN, K., WRIGHT, R. and ZARB, M. 2022. Escaping traditional outreach: digital escape rooms to engage potential students. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

Outreach has been linked to many advantages, including improving access for typically disadvantaged students and raising their completion rates. The "Access To" programme is an outreach initiative for under-represented groups in secondary education.... Read More about Escaping traditional outreach: digital escape rooms to engage potential students..

Enhancing our understanding of independent learning amongst RGU students. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
FORBES-MCKAY, K. BREMNER, P. and JOHNSTON, P. 2022. Enhancing our understanding of independent learning amongst RGU students. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

There is increasing interest in the role of independent learning (IL) in higher education (Thomas, 2015). Indeed, several studies demonstrate the significant impact of IL on students' academic achievement (Difrancesca et al. 2016) and retention in hi... Read More about Enhancing our understanding of independent learning amongst RGU students..

Thinking with the Harrisons: what does now demand? [Presentation] (2022)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2022. Thinking with the Harrisons: what does now demand? Presented at Listening to the web of life, 17-18 March 2022, San Diego, USA. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1629026

How can we learn to think ecologically when our technological, social, aesthetic and political systems are built on the primacy of human rationality? Helen Mayer Harrison (1927-2018) and Newton Harrison's (b. 1932) practice as artists borrows from th... Read More about Thinking with the Harrisons: what does now demand? [Presentation].

The Scottish Innovative Student Award (SISA): preparing students to tackle wicked problems. (2022)
Book Chapter
DAVIDSON, A., BREMNER, P. and PERKINS, J. 2022. The Scottish Innovative Student Award (SISA): preparing students to tackle wicked problems. In Norton, S. and Penaluna, A. (eds.) 3 Es for wicked problems: employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship: solving wicked problems. York: Advance HE [online], pages 41-47. Available from: https://bit.ly/3sm0rYF

This case study presents the Scottish Innovative Student Award (SISA), which aims to recognise students' high-level skills development within existing academic modules, as well as providing an opportunity for students to confront problems in new ways... Read More about The Scottish Innovative Student Award (SISA): preparing students to tackle wicked problems..

Foregrounding ecosystems: thinking with the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. (2021)
Book Chapter
FREMANTLE, C. and DOUGLAS, A. 2021. Foregrounding ecosystems: thinking with the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. In Villanueva-Romero, D., Kerslake, L. and Flys-Junquera, C. (eds.) Imaginative ecologies: inspiring change through the humanities. Nature, culture and literature, 17. Netherlands: Brill [online], chapter 5, pages 81-106. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004501270_007

The approach we take to understanding, whether framed as 'measured, objective and in control' or 'entangled and adapting', is key to the health of the life web and ourselves. The problems associated with the measured, objective and in control version... Read More about Foregrounding ecosystems: thinking with the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison..

Learning arts organisations: innovation through a poetics of relation. (2021)
Journal Article
GULARI, M.N. and FREMANTLE, C. 2021. Learning arts organisations: innovation through a poetics of relation. Arts [online], 10(4): eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest: what we will need is more time for what we will (?), article 83. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/arts10040083

Arts organisations have had to reimagine their ways of working, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has severely challenged the venue-based sectors and exposed the fragility of the existing business model of the ‘receiving house'. We u... Read More about Learning arts organisations: innovation through a poetics of relation..

Practising well: conversations and support menu. (2021)
Report
NAISMITH, N. 2021. Practising well: conversations and support menu. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1538558

Participatory arts are proven to support our heath and wellbeing, as evidenced in the "Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing" report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts Health and Wellbeing, published in 2017. The arts are an... Read More about Practising well: conversations and support menu..

Cultural Adaptations: lessons learned evaluation report. (2021)
Report
FREMANTLE, C. and MABON, L. 2021. Cultural Adaptations: lessons learned evaluation report. Creative Carbon Scotland. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1513437

Evaluation Report for Cultural Adaptations, a Creative Europe funded project focused by climate adaptation led by Creative Carbon Scotland and involving sustainability/adaptation professionals in the cities of Glasgow, Ghent (Belgium), Dublin (Irelan... Read More about Cultural Adaptations: lessons learned evaluation report..

Angles of vision: digital storytelling on the cosmic tide? (2021)
Report
IRONSIDE, R., HEDDLE, D. and MASSIE, S. 2021. Angles of vision: digital storytelling on the cosmic tide? Edinburgh: Royal Society of Edinburgh. Hosted on Orkney Digital Storytelling [online]. Available from: https://www.orkneydigitalstorytelling.com/project-report.html

In this report, a collaboration between Robert Gordon University and the University of the Highlands and Islands Institute for Northern Studies, the authors bring together findings from four workshops hosted as part of the My Orkney Story project.... Read More about Angles of vision: digital storytelling on the cosmic tide?.