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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. SEDA
Chapters
Winter J, Cotton D & Grant V 2012 'Experiencing transfromation: A student Perspective' Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons 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'
Winter J 2013 'Curriculum Innovation through Public Arts: developing a creative campus'
Winter J & Cotton 2013 'Effective Evaluation of Small Scale Projects'
Winter J, Cotton D & Watton P 2013 'Lessons learnt: Supporting the Access Agreement at Plymouth University'
Winter J 2013 'Public Arts as extra-curricular learning'
Winter J & Chapman S 2013 'Public Arts as Extra Curricular Learning'
Winter J, Cotton D, Sterling S & Bailey I 2013 'Energy Literacy in Higher Education'
Winter J & Cotton D 2013 'Expanding horizons: opportunities around transformative education for sustainability'
Winter J & Cotton D 2013 'Effective Evaluation of Small Scale Projects'
Winter J 2013 'Sustainability Education and the University Campus'
Winter J & Cotton D 2013 'Learning development and sustainability: what are the links and how are they communicated?'
Winter J, Cotton D & Grant V 2012 'Sustainability and Transformation: a student perspective'
Winter J & Cotton D 2012 'Transformation, sustainability and HE.What's really going on?'
Winter J, Cotton D & Grant V 2012 'Transformative learning in sustainability: student and staff perspectives'
Winter J & Cotton D 2012 'Embedding education for sustainability into academic practice'
Winter J, Cotton D & Grant V 2012 'Experiencing transformation in sustainability: A student perspective' Peter Lang
Winter J, Cotton D, Kneale P & Lake L 2012 'Changing 21st century teaching and learning: future proofing Plymouth university'
Winter J, Cotton D & Grant V 2012 'Winter, J., Cotton, D. and Grant, V. (2012). Culture, transformative learning and sustainability in higher education'
Winter J 2011 'Researching the Hidden Curriculum: intentional and unintended messages'
Bailey IG, Winter J & Cotton D 2011 'Researching the hidden curriculum: intentional and unintended messages'
Winter J & Cotton D 'Sustainability and transformation: linking formal and informal learning in higher education'
Winter J & Cotton D 'Transformative learning and sustainability: The impact of the ‘hidden curriculum'
Winter J & Cotton D 'Embedding education for sustainable development in academic practice'
Winter J & Cotton D 'The research -teaching nexus; a vehicle for enterprise?'
Winter J & Cotton D 'Sustainability and informal learning in a UK university'
Winter J & Neal V 'Using green space for learning about learning and teaching'
Winter J, Cotton D & Dyer A 'A sustainable campus: students' perspectives of campus based learning'
Winter J & Cotton D 'Enhancing staff scholarship through research informed teaching'
Winter J & Cotton D 'A sustainable campus: student perspectives of campus based sustainability in a UK case study'
Winter J & Cotton D 'The research-teaching nexus in an era of mass higher education'
Winter J & Cotton D 'The impacts of research informed teaching on institutional culture: A UK case study'
Winter J & Cotton D 'Boundary Management in e-learning. ALT-C'
Winter J & Cotton D 'Sustainability and Pedagogy in Higher Education'
Winter J & Cotton D 'Sustainability Pedagogies: Prospects and Problems'
Winter J & Cotton D 'Digital Distractions: rethinking the benefits of multitasking in online environments'
Winter J & Cotton D 'Research Informed Teaching: Impacts and Implications of the TQEF Scheme'
Winter J, Cotton D, Gavin J & Yorke J 'Multitasking and the development of e-learning expertise: just a distraction?'
Winter J 'The experiences of progression students'
Winter J 'Cross-national perspectives on teenagers’ engagement with environmental sustainability'
Winter J 'Youth and individual environmental responsibility. ‘Globalisation and Youth''
Winter J 'Teenagers, Lifestyles and the Environment'