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Student interaction with a virtual learning environment: an empirical study of online engagement behaviours during and since the time of COVID-19. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
JOHNSTON, P., ZARB, M. and MORENO-GARCIA, C.F. 2023. Student interaction with a virtual learning environment: an empirical study of online engagement behaviours during and since the time of COVID-19. In Proceedings of the 2023 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2023),18-21 October 2023, College Station, TX, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article number 10343048. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/fie58773.2023.10343048

This paper presents an experience report of online attendance and associated behavioural patterns during a module in the first complete semester undertaken fully online in the autumn of 2020, and the corresponding module deliveries in 2021 and 2022.... Read More about Student interaction with a virtual learning environment: an empirical study of online engagement behaviours during and since the time of COVID-19..

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..

Pharmacist involvement in antimicrobial stewardship in the UK. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
TONNA, A. 2023. Pharmacist involvement in antimicrobial stewardship in the UK. Presented at the 2nd MasterPharm 2023: international module: clinical pharmacy around the world models and systems, 8-10 March 2023, Turin, Italy.

MasterPharm 2023 training event developed on three modules (regional, national, international) as a dialogue between hospital pharmacy professionals. This presentation was part of the International module and took place on the 9th November. The aim o... Read More about Pharmacist involvement in antimicrobial stewardship in the UK..

Preparing the future pharmacy workforce: competency-based undergraduate curricula for teaching, learning and assessment with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
MARTIN, S. and TONNA, A. 2023. Preparing the future pharmacy workforce: competency-based undergraduate curricula for teaching, learning and assessment with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship. Presented at the 51st European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) Aberdeen symposium workshops 2023: innovations in clinical pharmacy practice, education and research, 31 October - 02 November 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

This workshop aims to give the participants knowledge of the concept of competency-based undergraduate pharmacy education, an understanding of ways of embedding competency-based teaching of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in the undergraduate pharmac... Read More about Preparing the future pharmacy workforce: competency-based undergraduate curricula for teaching, learning and assessment with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship..

Understanding literature and AI: how to choose and conduct the right assessment for your research question. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
WEIDMANN, A. and TONNA, A. 2023. Understanding literature and AI: how to choose and conduct the right assessment for your research question. Presented as part of the 51st European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) symposium on clinical pharmacy 2023 (ESCP 2023): innovations in clinical pharmacy practice, education and research, 30th October 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

This masterclass was presented on the 30th October 2023 at the 2023 ESCP Aberdeen symposium. Building on previous successful editions, this Masterclass provided an overview of each of the different types of literature review, narrative, scoping and s... Read More about Understanding literature and AI: how to choose and conduct the right assessment for your research question..

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..

Implementation of the national antimicrobial stewardship competencies for UK undergraduate healthcare professional education within undergraduate pharmacy programmes: a survey of UK schools of pharmacy. (2023)
Journal Article
HAMILTON, R.A., COURTENAY, M., FROST, K.J., HARRISON, R., ROOT, H., ALLISON, D.G., TONNA, A.P., ASHIRU-OREDOPE, D., ALDEYAB, M.A., SHEMILT, K. and MARTIN, S.J. 2023. Implementation of the national antimicrobial stewardship competencies for UK undergraduate healthcare professional education within undergraduate pharmacy programmes: a survey of UK schools of pharmacy. JAC-antimicrobial resistance [online], 5(4), article dlad095. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/jacamr/dlad095

Pharmacists play a key role in antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). Consensus-based national AMS competencies for undergraduate healthcare professionals in the UK reflect the increasing emphasis on competency-based healthcare professional education. Howe... Read More about Implementation of the national antimicrobial stewardship competencies for UK undergraduate healthcare professional education within undergraduate pharmacy programmes: a survey of UK schools of pharmacy..

A cross-sectional study of discipline-based self-perceived digital literacy competencies of nursing students. (2023)
Journal Article
MARTZOUKOU, K., LUDERS, E.S., MAIR, J., KOSTAGIOLAS, P., JOHNSON, N., WORK, F. and FULTON, C. 2023. A cross-sectional study of discipline-based self-perceived digital literacy competencies of nursing students. Journal of advanced nursing [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.15801

This study offers an empirical exploration of self-assessed digital competencies of students, most of whom studied in nursing courses, using a discipline-based self-assessment survey tool. A range of digital competencies were explored: information an... Read More about A cross-sectional study of discipline-based self-perceived digital literacy competencies of nursing students..

Enhancing our knowledge of students' independent learning techniques via a qualitative approach. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P.A.M., GOODHAND, K., PIRIE, T. and FORBES-MCKAY, K. 2023. Enhancing our knowledge of students' independent learning techniques via a qualitative approach. Presented at the 2023 Advance HE teaching and learning conference: shaping the future of HE, 4-6 July 2023, Keele, UK.

This presentation seeks to outline the concepts of independent learning (IL) and its importance in the development of lifelong learning amongst a range of staff and students within a Scottish University context. By exploring staff and student perspec... Read More about Enhancing our knowledge of students' independent learning techniques via a qualitative approach..

Pedagogic methods in teaching for developing entrepreneurial and innovative mindsets. [Workshop] (2023)
Presentation / Conference
MOULE, C., BREMNER, P. and AIR, C. 2023. Pedagogic methods in teaching for developing entrepreneurial and innovative mindsets. [Workshop]. 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, Workshop 15.

The workshop aims to: 1) Outline the three levels of the RGU Innovation Award, highlighting the pedagogic aspects of design thinking; 2) Engage delegates in a technique that they can use with students to develop an innovative mindset (this technique... Read More about Pedagogic methods in teaching for developing entrepreneurial and innovative mindsets. [Workshop].

Developing a competency-based approach to facilitate teaching and learning of antimicrobial stewardship as part of environmental sustainability in higher education. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
TONNA, A., ALLISON, D., ASHIRU-OREDOPE, D., DAMANT, G., ROOT, H., SHEMILT, K., BULLEN, K., FROST, K., ALDEYAB, M., COURTENAY, M., FLEMING, N., HARRISON, R., HAMILTON, R., TIPPING, S. and MARTIN, S. 2023. Developing a competency-based approach to facilitate teaching and learning of antimicrobial stewardship as part of environmental sustainability in higher education. Presented at re-imagining education: collaboration and compassion, 12-14 June 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

The environmental impact of the inappropriate use of antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is recognised by global organisations, such as the World Health Organisation and the European Union. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) is one strateg... Read More about Developing a competency-based approach to facilitate teaching and learning of antimicrobial stewardship as part of environmental sustainability in higher education..

Co-designing the learning experience: seeking student pharmacists' opinions of and recommendations for patient and carer involvement in active teaching in the undergraduate curriculum. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
TONNA, A., SUBEDI, J., AKINOSO, O. and NESHAT MOKADEM, L. 2023. Co-designing the learning experience: seeking student pharmacists' opinions of and recommendations for patient and carer involvement in active teaching in the undergraduate curriculum. 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, poster P55.

There is an imperative for a collaborative, partnership-working approach throughout Higher Education. This project supports engagement with stakeholders including students and diverse service users. To support patient and carer involvement in undergr... Read More about Co-designing the learning experience: seeking student pharmacists' opinions of and recommendations for patient and carer involvement in active teaching in the undergraduate curriculum..

A knowledge exchange programme: bringing together student pharmacists and school pupils. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
TONNA, A. and DEPASQUALE, C. 2023. A knowledge exchange programme: bringing together student pharmacists and school pupils. 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.

Knowledge exchange is described as "a process that brings together academic staff, users of research, and wider groups and communities, to exchange ideas, evidence and expertise." This knowledge exchange programme uses peer education as a pedagogical... Read More about A knowledge exchange programme: bringing together student pharmacists and school pupils..

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..

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..

Developing, piloting and evaluating a Medicines Safety School Programme to be delivered by student pharmacists. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
TONNA, A.P., ARNOLD, A., BROWN, A. and DEPASQUALE, C. 2023. Developing, piloting and evaluating a Medicines Safety School Programme to be delivered by student pharmacists. Poster presented at the 2023 NES (NHS education for Scotland) annual virtual conference: collaboration for improvement, 27-28 April 2023, [virtual conference].

The aim of this research was to develop the content, pilot delivery and evaluate the effectiveness of an innovative Medicines Safety School Programme delivered by student pharmacists to primary school pupils. With the transition of healthcare to a mo... Read More about Developing, piloting and evaluating a Medicines Safety School Programme to be delivered by student pharmacists..

Empowering inquiry-based learning in short courses for professional students. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
MARTIN, K., ZARB, M., MCDERMOTT, R. and YOUNG, T. 2023. Empowering inquiry-based learning in short courses for professional students. In Chova, L.G., Martínez, C.G. and Lees, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 17th International technology, education and development conference 2023 (INTED 2023), 6-8 March 2023, Valencia, Spain. Valencia: IATED [online], pages 5404-5409. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21125/inted.2023.1407

This paper presents the pedagogic underpinning for the development of an online postgraduate short course educating participants on multi-modal data science, specifically within the context of the digital health industry. The growing digital health s... Read More about Empowering inquiry-based learning in short courses for professional students..

Applying competency-based teaching and assessments with a focus on pharmacy education. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
TONNA, A. 2023. Applying competency-based teaching and assessments with a focus on pharmacy education. Presented at the 1st HCT (Higher Colleges of Technology) International conference on advancements in health sciences 2023 (ICAHS 2023), 8-9 March 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

This presentation sets out to give an introduction to competency-based learning (CBE) and assessment, an understanding of why there has been a shift to CBE and the models of competency assessment that may be used. Examples of competency frameworks us... Read More about Applying competency-based teaching and assessments with a focus on pharmacy education..

Achieving online dialogic learning using breakout rooms. (2023)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, S. 2023. Achieving online dialogic learning using breakout rooms. Research in learning technology [online], 31, article number 2882. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25304/rlt.v31.2882

Breakout rooms are an increasingly used tool in online teaching. This study uses Laurillard's (2013) Conversational Framework to evaluate the effectiveness of breakout rooms in achieving learning through peer-to-peer dialogue in large-scale teaching.... Read More about Achieving online dialogic learning using breakout rooms..