Dr Jennie Winter
PedRIO & Educational Development
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HIgher Education (PGLTHE) Awarded 2010
PhD, Stewards of the Earth? Teenagers' Environmental Attitudes and Lifestyles in Devon (UK) and Malaga (Spain) Awarded 2008
PGDip Social Research, University of Plymouth 2003.
BA Hons (first class) Geography and Information Technology, College of St Mark and St Johns, 2001.
Awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy 2013
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Research Informed Teaching
I have a number of research interests including exploring the links between research and teaching, student use of technology for learning and qualitative methods in educational research. However, my main research interest is Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). I have becoming increasingly interested in informal learning for ESD and how links can be made between students’ informal experiences and the formal curriculum. Running parallel to this I am interested in staff and student resistance to ESD and the way that ESD is communicated (or not) through staff development in universities.
I am involved in a number of pedagogic research projects.
2012 - Meta-analysis of the Plymouth University Access Agreement projects
2012 - Energy literacy in Higher Education
2012 – Emerging Academic Identities of Postgraduate Teaching Assistants
2012 – Public Arts as Interdisciplinary and Extra-Curricular Learning
2011- Transformative learning for sustainability in HE: Exploring diverse student experiences
2009/2010 – Evaluating Research informed Teaching at Plymouth University
2009 - A Sustainable Campus? Students’ Perspectives of Informal: Learning about Sustainability
2008 – Student use of technology for learning – exploring the interface between formal and informal use
Cotton, D., Winter, J., Sterling, S., Bailey, I. and Pan, W. (2012) Energy Literacy in Higher Education. Funded by PedRIO.
Winter, J. and Chapman, S. (2012) Public Arts and interdisciplinary and extra-curricular learning. Funded by The University of Plymouth Teaching Fellowship Award Scheme.
Winter, J. and Cotton, D. (2011) Transformative learning for sustainability in HE: Exploring diverse student experiences. Funded by PedRIO.
Cotton, D. Winter, J. & Dyer, A. (2009) A Sustainable Campus? Students’ Perspectives of Informal: Learning about Sustainability in UoP. Funded by The University of Plymouth Teaching Fellowship Award Scheme.
I currently act as a reviewer for the following journals
The Journal of Cleaner Production
The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
Environmental Education Research
My primary employment is as an Educational Developer with the Educational Development team. I teach on the General Teaching Associates (GTA) a short course about teaching and learning designed for postgraduate students and the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) course. I also contribute to staff CPD through workshops on a range of educational themes including ESD, the new Plymouth Student Award, qualitative research methods and research informed teaching.
I am also an Associate Lecturer in the School of Geography, University of Plymouth. My geographical research specialises in young people’s understandings and interactions with environmental issues and sustainable development, particularly the relationship between ESD and non-educational ‘lifestyle’ influences (peers, media, families, and experiences). My interest in ESD as a motivational strategy to inspire commitment to sustainable development is reflected in my teaching, which focuses on the merits of ESD with students and the role of the public as citizens and consumers.