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Professor Andy Lane
My teaching, research and scholarship covers (i) the management of complex environmental situations and (ii) systems of open education. I use systems thinking approaches to frame the teaching, research and scholarship in both domains and use visual methods (normally diagramming) as a means to engage participants.
The work on the management of complex environmental situations looks in particular at attitudes, intentions and behaviours of the main participants in these rural or urban situations ranging from farmers' use of new technologies such as GM crops to organic waste recycling.
The work on systems of open education takes the phenomenon of open education resources and extends that to open educational policies and practices and how that influences formal, non-formal and informal education for both classroom-based and distance learning-based HEIs. This includes looking at how diagramming and visual media in all its forms enhances or not the learning experience.
The two strands of research and scholarship come together in my work evaluating the environmental impacts of higher education.
Patricia O'Flynn et al. (2018-07) Farmers doing it for themselves: how farmer-inventors are frustrated by their interactions with the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System, In 13th European IFSA symposium - Farming systems: facing uncertainties and enhancing opportunities, International Farming Systems Assocaition
Catherine Seale et al. (2018-07) Reaping the rewards of learning within agricultural knowledge systems: An account of a PhD learning system, In 13th European IFSA symposium - Farming systems: facing uncertainties and enhancing opportunities, International Farming Systems Association
Helen Cooke, Professor Andy Lane and Professor Peter Taylor (2018-04) Open by Degrees: A Case of Flexibility or Personalization?, IGI Global
Namita Singh et al. (2018-02) Building agency through participatory video: insights from the experiences of young women participants in India, In Gender, Technology and Development 3(21)
Professor Andy Lane (2017-11) Open Education and the Sustainable Development Goals: Making Change Happen, In Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D 3(4)
Professor Andy Lane (2017-11) The systemic implications of constructive alignment of higher education level learning outcomes and employer or professional body based competency frameworks, In The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2017, EADTU
S. M. Oreszczyn and Professor Andy Lane (2017-09-06) Mapping environmental sustainability: Reflecting on systemic practices for participatory research, Policy Press
S. M. Oreszczyn and Professor Andy Lane (2017-09-06) Mapping agri-environmental knowledge systems, Policy Press
Professor Andy Lane, Rachel Slater and S. M. Oreszczyn (2017-09-06) Mapping muck: stakeholders' views on organic waste, Policy Press
Professor Andy Lane and Martin Reynolds (2017-09-06) Systems thinking in practice: mapping complexity, Policy Press