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Profiles

Dr Jennie Winter

Educational Developer

PedRIO & Educational Development

Qualifications

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

Teaching interests

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Education Development
Research Informed Teaching
Research methods

Research interests

Research

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

2008 – Issues facing progression students in their transfer to Higher Education Institutions

Research funding:

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. 

Peer Review

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 

Curriculum Studies 

Teaching

 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. 

Journals
Articles
Cotton D, Miller W, Winter J, Bailey I & Sterling S 2015 'Developing Students’ Energy Literacy in Higher Education' International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 16, (4)
Cotton D, Miller W, Winter J, Bailey I & Sterling S 2015 'Developing Students’ Energy Literacy in Higher Education' International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 16, (4)
Winter J, Chapman S & Treasure K 2014 'Contemporary art as extra-curricular learning: Lessons from a university art gallery' The International Journal of Arts Education
Winter J, Turner B, Gedye S, Nash P & Grant V 2014 'Graduate Teaching Assistants: responding to the challenges of internationalisation' International Journal of Academic Development
Schofield C, Cotton D, Gresty K, Kneale P & Winter J 2013 'Higher Education Provision in a Crowded Marketplace' Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management Vol. 35, (2) 204-216 , DOI
Winter J & Cotton D 2012 'Making the hidden curriculum visible: sustainability literacy in higher education' ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION RESEARCH 18, (6) 783-796 Author Site , DOI
Cotton D, Winter J & Bailey I 2012 'Researching the hidden curriculum: intentional and unintended messages' Journal of Geography in Higher Education (IFIRST) 1-12
Winter J, Cotton D, Gavin J & Yorke J 2010 'Effective e-learning? Multi-tasking. distractions and boundary management by graduate students in an online environment' ALT-J 18, (1) 71-83 , DOI
Winter J & Dismore H 2010 'Investigating the experiences of foundation degree students progressing to an honours degree: an integrated approach' Journal of Further and Higher Education 34, (2) 247-264
Books
Cotton D; Sterling S; Neal V; Winter J 2012 Putting the 'S' into ED - Education for Sustainable Development in Educational Development. London SEDA
Chapters
Winter J, Cotton D & Grant V 2012 'Experiencing transfromation: A student Perspective' Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons Frankfurt Peter Lang 85-97
Winter J & Cotton D 2012 'Sustainability pedagogies: what do they offer for educational developoment?' in Cotton D; Sterling S; Neal V; Winter J Putting the 'S' into ED - Education for Sustainable Developmetn in Educational Development SEDA 23-26
Winter J 2010 'Sustainability Education' in Jones P; Selby D; Sterling S Sustainability Education Earthscan / James & James 39-54
Winter J, Sjerps Jones H, Dexter B & Klaff J 'Informal learning for sustainability' in Cotton D; Sterling S; Neal V; Winter J Putting the 'S' into ED - Education for Sustainable Development in Educational Development 27-32
Conference Papers
Winter J 2013 'Ethnicity and equality in Higher Education' Internationalization and the Student Experience. Conference by PedRIO Plymouth University 18/12/2013 18/12/2013
Winter J 2013 'Curriculum Innovation through Public Arts: developing a creative campus' 18th Annual Staff and Educational Development (SEDA) Conference. Creativity in Educational Development. Bristol 14/11/2013 15/11/2013
Winter J & Cotton 2013 'Effective Evaluation of Small Scale Projects' Fair Access to Continuing Education (FACE) Plymouth University, UK 03/07/2013 05/07/2013
Winter J, Cotton D & Watton P 2013 'Lessons learnt: Supporting the Access Agreement at Plymouth University' Vice Chancellor's Conference on Teaching and learning Plymouth University, UK 28/06/2013 28/06/2013
Winter J 2013 'Public Arts as extra-curricular learning' Vice Chancellor's Conference on Teaching and learning Plymouth University, UK 28/06/2013 28/06/2013
Winter J & Chapman S 2013 'Public Arts as Extra Curricular Learning' The 8th International Conference on the Arts in Society Budapest, Hungary 24/06/2013 26/06/2013
Winter J, Cotton D, Sterling S & Bailey I 2013 'Energy Literacy in Higher Education' World Environmental Education Congress Marrakech, Morocco 09/06/2013 14/06/2013
Winter J & Cotton D 2013 'Expanding horizons: opportunities around transformative education for sustainability' World Environmental Education Congress Marrakech, Morocco 09/06/2013 14/06/2013
Winter J & Cotton D 2013 'Effective Evaluation of Small Scale Projects' Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory Plymouth University 17/04/2013 17/04/2013
Winter J 2013 'Sustainability Education and the University Campus' Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory Plymouth University, UK 17/04/2013 17/04/2013
Winter J & Cotton D 2013 'Learning development and sustainability: what are the links and how are they communicated?' Tenth Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education. Plymouth University, UK 26/03/2013 27/03/2013
Winter J, Cotton D & Grant V 2012 'Sustainability and Transformation: a student perspective' The Pedagogic Observatory and Research Institute (PedRIO Conference. Plymouth University, UK 18/04/2013 18/04/2012
Winter J & Cotton D 2012 'Transformation, sustainability and HE.What's really going on?' American Association for Sustainability in Higher Education Los Angeles 14/10/2012 17/10/2012
Winter J, Cotton D & Grant V 2012 'Transformative learning in sustainability: student and staff perspectives' The International Consortium of Educational Development (ICED). Bangkok, Thailand. 21/08/2012 23/04/2013
Winter J & Cotton D 2012 'Embedding education for sustainability into academic practice' The International Consortium of Educational Development (ICED). Bangkok, Thailand. 21/07/2012 23/04/2013
Winter J, Cotton D & Grant V 2012 'Experiencing transformation in sustainability: A student perspective' The World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities. Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Brazil. 05/06/2012 06/06/2012 Peter Lang
Winter J, Cotton D, Kneale P & Lake L 2012 'Changing 21st century teaching and learning: future proofing Plymouth university' The Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) Conference. Plymouth University, UK 18/04/2012 18/04/2012
Winter J, Cotton D & Grant V 2012 'Winter, J., Cotton, D. and Grant, V. (2012). Culture, transformative learning and sustainability in higher education' The Eighth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, Canada 08/01/2012 10/01/2012
Winter J 2011 'Researching the Hidden Curriculum: intentional and unintended messages' The Annual International Conference of the RGS-IBG. London. 31/08/2011 01/09/2011
Bailey IG, Winter J & Cotton D 2011 'Researching the hidden curriculum: intentional and unintended messages' Royal Geographical Society London
Winter J & Cotton D 'Sustainability and transformation: linking formal and informal learning in higher education' World Environmental Education Conference (WEEC) Brisbane, Australia 19/07/2011 22/07/2011
Winter J & Cotton D 'Transformative learning and sustainability: The impact of the ‘hidden curriculum' Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE) Conference Cardiff, Wales 12/2010
Winter J & Cotton D 'Embedding education for sustainable development in academic practice' Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Liverpool 19/10/2010 22/10/2010
Winter J & Cotton D 'The research -teaching nexus; a vehicle for enterprise?' Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Liverpool 19/10/2010 22/10/2010
Winter J & Cotton D 'Sustainability and informal learning in a UK university' Annual Conference of the American Association for Sustainability in Higher Education. Denver, USA 10/10/2010 12/10/2010
Winter J & Neal V 'Using green space for learning about learning and teaching' Annual Conference of the American Association for Sustainability in Higher Education. Denver, USA. 10/10/2010 12/10/2010
Winter J, Cotton D & Dyer A 'A sustainable campus: students' perspectives of campus based learning' The Vice Chancellor's 2010 Teaching and Learning Conference University of Plymouth. 30/06/2010
Winter J & Cotton D 'Enhancing staff scholarship through research informed teaching' International Consortium for Educational Development. Barcelona, Spain. 28/06/2010 30/06/2010
Winter J & Cotton D 'A sustainable campus: student perspectives of campus based sustainability in a UK case study' International Conference on Teaching and Learning. Temasek Polytechnic. Singapore. 09/06/2010 11/06/2010
Winter J & Cotton D 'The research-teaching nexus in an era of mass higher education' Annual Conference for the Society for Research in Higher Education. Cardiff 12/2009
Winter J & Cotton D 'The impacts of research informed teaching on institutional culture: A UK case study' Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Indiana USA 10/2009
Winter J & Cotton D 'Boundary Management in e-learning. ALT-C' ALT-C University of Manchester 07/09/2009 10/09/2009
Winter J & Cotton D 'Sustainability and Pedagogy in Higher Education' Anglo-Russian Symposium on Education for Sustainable Development. University of Plymouth 03/09/2009 04/09/2009
Winter J & Cotton D 'Sustainability Pedagogies: Prospects and Problems' The Higher Education Academy Annual Conference. University of Manchester 02/07/2009
Winter J & Cotton D 'Digital Distractions: rethinking the benefits of multitasking in online environments' The Higher Education Academy Annual Conference. University of Manchester 01/07/2009
Winter J & Cotton D 'Research Informed Teaching: Impacts and Implications of the TQEF Scheme' The Higher Education Academy Annual Conference. University of Manchester 30/06/2009
Winter J, Cotton D, Gavin J & Yorke J 'Multitasking and the development of e-learning expertise: just a distraction?' Plymouth e-Learning Conference. University of Plymouth. 04/2009
Winter J 'The experiences of progression students' Annual Conference for the Society for Research in Higher Education. Liverpool 12/2008
Winter J 'Cross-national perspectives on teenagers’ engagement with environmental sustainability' Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers): ‘Young People’s and Children’s Engagements and Connections with Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice’ London: RGS. London 2006
Winter J 'Youth and individual environmental responsibility. ‘Globalisation and Youth'' Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers: Philadelphia 05/2004
Winter J 'Teenagers, Lifestyles and the Environment' University of Plymouth Postgraduate symposuium 2007