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Using e-portfolios for professional development (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Fowles-Sweet, W., & Haslam, O. (2019, November). Using e-portfolios for professional development. Presented at SEDA Autumn Conference 2019: New Frontiers in Educational and Curriculum Development, Leeds, UK

It is often claimed that engineering graduates entering the workforce lack required professionalism skills – as defined by the UK-SPEC for Engineers (Engineering Council, 2013). UWE considers Professional Development as very important. Work un... Read More about Using e-portfolios for professional development.

Individual engineering projects: How to achieve scientific depth and consistency of practice (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Fowles-Sweet, W., & Atoofi, M. (2018, June). Individual engineering projects: How to achieve scientific depth and consistency of practice. Paper presented at UWE Learning and Teaching Conference 2018

Recent improvements to the UWE Individual Engineering Projects process are discussed, along with some of the outstanding issues. Although the process is up to date and designed to meet requirements set by accrediting bodies, the issues are both acad... Read More about Individual engineering projects: How to achieve scientific depth and consistency of practice.

Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula (2018)
Book Chapter
Fogg Rogers, L., & Fowles-Sweet, W. (2018). Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula. In A. Nortcliffe, R. Penlington, J. Andrews, & R. Clark (Eds.), 5TH Annual Symposium of the United Kingdom & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network, (125-129). Aston University

Undergraduate education incorporating active learning through education outreach presents a critical opportunity to influence future engineering teaching and practice capabilities. Engineering education outreach activities have been shown to have mul... Read More about Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula.

Lay-learning and development - Academic challenge or collaborative opportunity? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Fowles-Sweet, W., & Atoofi, M. (2018, March). Lay-learning and development - Academic challenge or collaborative opportunity?. Paper presented at UALL Annual Conference

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the rise of technology present a number of challenges to Higher Education (HE). The ease with which knowledge can be accessed without recourse to formal higher education raises concerns about the future of Higher Edu... Read More about Lay-learning and development - Academic challenge or collaborative opportunity?.

Widening participation and social mobility: Encompassing and integrating learning opportunities (2018)
Journal Article
Fowles-Sweet, W., & Barker, J. (2018). Widening participation and social mobility: Encompassing and integrating learning opportunities. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 20(2), 69-95. https://doi.org/10.5456/WPLL.20.2.69

Abstract Many regional universities occupy interesting positions between hi-tech, urban employers and learners, and learners from less socially or economically advantaged (including rural) backgrounds. Many such institutions have maintained their pre... Read More about Widening participation and social mobility: Encompassing and integrating learning opportunities.

Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L., & Fowles-Sweet, W. (2017, November). Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula. Paper presented at UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network Symposium 2017: Time for Change! Challenging the Status Quo in Engineering Education, London, UK

Undergraduate education incorporating active learning through education outreach presents a critical opportunity to influence future engineering teaching and practice capabilities. Engineering education outreach activities have been shown to have mul... Read More about Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula.

Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L., & Fowles-Sweet, W. (2017, September). Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula. Presented at Unibility: Conference on University Social Responsibility, Barcelona, Spain

Background Universities occupy a vital role in the community; thus undergraduate education incorporating active service learning provides opportunities to influence communities now and in the future (1). One example is engineering education outreach... Read More about Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula.

Employability sessions for Mathematics students (2017)
Book Chapter
Henderson, K., Hooper, A., Line, T., & Fowles-Sweet, W. (2017). Employability sessions for Mathematics students. In P. rowlett, & J. waldock (Eds.), Employability development for HE mathematics and statisticssigma

We present details of the graduate development and careers support sessions provided for students on our Mathematics based programmes. The schedule described below was introduced four years ago and was set up in order to better prepare our students... Read More about Employability sessions for Mathematics students.


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