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The trials and triumphs of running cross-year experiential modules: blending theory and practice to advance student professional development and academic practice. (2023)
Journal Article
VICKERS, B., PIRIE, E. and REID, C. 2023. The trials and triumphs of running cross-year experiential modules: blending theory and practice to advance student professional development and academic practice. Journal of perspectives in applied academic practice [online], 11(3), pages 153-166. Available from: https://doi.org/10.56433/jpaap.v11i3.590

This paper aims to evaluate the impact of two innovative cross-year experiential modules, operated jointly between undergraduate Stages 3 and 4, on the professional development of students and the advancement of academic practice at Robert Gordon Uni... Read More about The trials and triumphs of running cross-year experiential modules: blending theory and practice to advance student professional development and academic practice..

It feels real: events management and online experiential-learning in COVID-19. (2023)
Journal Article
GOLDIE, K., IRONSIDE, R. and PIRIE, E. 2023. It feels real: events management and online experiential-learning in COVID-19. Distance education [online], 44(2), pages 230-245. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2023.2198490

This paper examines the experience of students transitioning between online and in-person live event projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing upon longitudinal qualitative data collected over a 3-year period, we explored how students perceived... Read More about It feels real: events management and online experiential-learning in COVID-19..

Home-based learning (HBL) in higher education post COVID: an analysis from staff and student perspectives. (2022)
Journal Article
CONNON, N. and PIRIE, E. 2022. Home-based learning (HBL) in higher education post-COVID: an analysis from staff and student perspectives. Journal of innovation in polytechnic education [online], 4(1): practical innovation: beyond COVID, pages 45-50. Available from: https://jipe.ca/index.php/jipe/article/view/107/51

The purpose of this work is to analyze the impact of COVID-19 on teaching methods, focusing on the Home-Based Learning approaches (HBL) utilized at short notice to support students at the Robert Gordon University in Scotland. Building on the themes d... Read More about Home-based learning (HBL) in higher education post COVID: an analysis from staff and student perspectives..

Problems of involvement and detachment: a critical approach to researching live event experiences. (2016)
Book Chapter
TURNER, D. and PIRIE, E. 2016. Problems of involvement and detachment: a critical approach to researching live event experiences. In Lamond, I.R. and Platt, L. Critical event studies: approaches to research. London: Palgrave Macmillan [online], pages 17-35. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52386-0_2

Despite being central to the foundation of a critical leisure studies tradition (see Elias & Dunning, Society and leisure, 2:50-85, 1969; Mennell, 2006), due to the sport-focused work of the Leicester School (see Dunning, 1971, 1999; Mennell, 1989) t... Read More about Problems of involvement and detachment: a critical approach to researching live event experiences..

2+2=3? A comparative study of academic attainment between FE to HE articulating students and their HE only counterparts. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
PIRIE, E. and LEITH, C. 2015. 2+2=3? A comparative study of academic attainment between FE to HE articulating students and their HE only counterparts. Presented at 2nd International conference on Enhancement and innovation in higher education 2015: student transitions, 9-11 June 2015, Glasgow, UK.

This study focuses on a '2+2' agreement between Robert Gordon University and several Scottish Further Education providers and tracks the progress of undergraduate students studying Events Management. The main aim of the study has been to analyse the... Read More about 2+2=3? A comparative study of academic attainment between FE to HE articulating students and their HE only counterparts..