Three innovative projects awarded funding from the Education and Innovation Fund
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Last updated: Wednesday, 31 May 2023
Three more innovative projects have been awarded up to £5,000 through the latest round of awards from the Education and Innovation Fund.
Launched in October 2022, the fund is part of our Learn to Transform strategy. The initiative aims to drive positive changes in how we deliver our teaching and learning experience by stimulating student and staff co-creation and rewarding innovation and teaching excellence.
Meet the winners
Project lead: Emily Danvers
Project title: How Students Learn at Home
“I’m really happy to receive funding for this project and excited about what we can learn about supporting students. My project looks at how 'home' in the post-pandemic university is an increasingly crucial and little understood site for learning. Through interviews and a creative workshop, I will explore how Sussex students spend time learning at home, what they need to do this successfully and how we, as a university, can better support inclusive learning off-campus”
Project lead: David Smalley
Project title: Feedback with the power to feed forward
“We were really excited to hear that our application was successful. This funding allows us to explore student perspectives on our new approach to feedback and monitor its impact on academic engagement/performance. We hope to demonstrate that the integration of reflective practice into the feedback process, and the application of technology to connect feedback on an individual assessment with performance on the course more broadly, are crucial to promoting a feed-forward model of assessment.”
Project title: Victoria Walden
Project title: Co-Creating a Digital Pedagogies Toolkit
“The project will bring students and staff together to identify the most urgent themes related to digital pedagogies, explore existing literature and practice, and present recommendations. The project aims to challenge the idea that digital technologies are simply neutral ‘tools’ we should learn to adapt into our teaching, rather it hopes to encourage critical engagement with digital media in Higher Education contexts drawing on discourses about accessibility, sustainability, critical pedagogies, and data and media literacies.”
Professor Claire Smith, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Innovation, said:
“I would like to thank colleagues for their enthusiasm in putting forward a range of exciting project proposals. These awards demonstrate our continued commitment to promoting innovative teaching and learning at Sussex, and by supporting these initiatives, we have the opportunity to cultivate positive changes that can benefit our entire community. Together we are helping to shape the future of education”
If you are interested in applying for funding for your own project, applications for round three of funding close Friday 14 July 2023. Find out more about applying to the Education and Innovation fund.