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Diane Rushton

Diane Rushton

Principal Lecturer

Summary

I am a Principal Lecturer in the International Business and Business Economics subject group at Sheffield Business School. As the Assessment Lead  for Sheffield Business School I support colleagues in developing innovative and engaging assessments. I teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I have been  the External Examiner at Southampton Solent University on their undergraduate and postgraduate business courses and University of Gloucestershire on their Certificate and Diploma in Management courses. Currently I am External Examiner at Anglia Ruskin University on a number of their  home and international UG and PG Business Degrees.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My research interests are pedagogic. In particular my research is focused on developing active learning techniques to support students in the development of their information and academic literacy skills to both support their academic development and employability.

I am currently researching the value of the student voice in reflective practice. I have previously been funded by the UK Higher Education Academy to carry out research in supporting postgraduate international students in their reflective practice. I have publications in both peer reviewed international journals, books and conference proceedings.

  • About

    Qualifications

    • 2015: Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 1991: MBA Business Administration, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
    • 1981: Post graduate Certificate in Education, Sheffield City Polytechnic, United Kingdom
    • 1980: BA Combined Studies, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

    Principal Lecturer

  • Teaching

    Department of Management

    Sheffield Business School

    International Business

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Wilmot, N., Rushton, D., & Zandona Hofmann, A.S. (2016). Reaching across continents : engaging students through virtual collaborations. Higher Education Pedagogies, 1 (1), 121-139. http://doi.org/10.1080/23752696.2016.1216325

    Rushton, D., & Lahlafi,Alison, (2015). Mobile phones - not a distraction in the classroom but a means of engagement? Advances in Business Education and Training.

    Middleton, A., & Rushton, D. (2015). Digital responses: Themes emerging from the setting of digital media-enhanced learning assignments in: Working with Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice. Digital responses: Themes emerging from the setting of digital media-enhanced learning assignments in: Working with Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice.

    Middleton, A., & Rushton, D. (2015). Digital responses: Themes emerging from the setting of digital media-enhanced learning assignments in: Working with Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice. Digital responses: Themes emerging from the setting of digital media-enhanced learning assignments in: Working with Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice.

    Rushton, D., Wilmot, N., Middleton, A., & Warwick, S. (2015). Using social video to capture reflective voices. Smart Learning: teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post compulsory education. MELSIG.

    Rushton, D., Wilmot, N., Middleton, A., & Warwick, S. (2015). Using social video to capture reflective voices. Smart Learning: teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post compulsory education. MELSIG.

    Lahlafi, A., & Rushton, D. (2015). Engaging international students in academic and informationliteracy. New Library World, 116 (5/6), 277-288. http://doi.org/10.1108/NLW-07-2014-0088

    Rushton, D. (2014). The Student Writer's Contract - A theoretical Framework to Develop Student Engagement in Writing. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice.

    Rushton, D. (2013). Impact of Culture on Reflective Writing in Masters Level Students. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 93, 956-963. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.09.310

    Lahlafi, A., & Rushton, D. (2013). Development, implementation and impact of active and reflective learning initiatives to improve web searching skills of international business students at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 93, 885-894. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.09.298

    Lahlafi, A., & Rushton, D. (2012). Active and reflective learning initiatives to improve web searching skills of business students. Journal of information literacy, 6 (1), 35-49.

    Conference papers

    Rushton, D. (2018). INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDENTS USING THEIR CULTURAL, MARKET AND ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE TO SUPPORT BUSINESSES INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION WHILST DEVELOPING THEIR EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS. ICERI2018 Proceedings. http://doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2018.1148

    Rushton, D., Wilmot, N., Metselaar, C., & Docter, A. (2016). INDONESIAN MYTHOLOGY ENABLING 21ST CENTURY BUSINESS STUDENTS TO BALANCE STRATEGIC AND RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGES. EDULEARN16: 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND NEW LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES, 7019-7026.

    Wilmot, N. (2016). Indonesian Mythology enabling 21st century business students to balance strategic and relationship challenges. Edulearn Conference.

    Rushton, D., & Wilmot, N. (2015). IT'S GOOD TO TALK! DEVELOPING CROSS CULTURAL COMPETENCIES THROUGH AUDIO REFLECTION. ICERI2015: 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, 6350-6357.

    Rushton, D. (2015). Innovation In Active Learning: Applying Lessons Learnt at Sheffield Hallam University to Support Information and Academic Literacy Development of TAR College Students. In TARC International Conference on Learning and Teaching Innovation and Transformation in Learning and Teaching" TARCollege. Learning and Teaching Innovation and Transformation in Learning and Teaching Conference

    Rushton, D., & Lahlafi, A. (2014). Mobile phones-Not a distraction in the classroom but a means of Engagement". In EDiNEB 2014 "Innovative Business Education Design for 21st Century learning ".

    Rushton, D., & Lahlafi, A. (2013). The value and impact of cross professional collaborations in developing student information and academic literacy skills at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. In Creating Knowledge V11. Win-win ways. “Educational enhancement through collaborative partnership between students' academics and librarians.” Lund University, Sweden 14-16th August 2013.

    Rushton, D., & Lahlafi, A. (2012). "Development and implementation of Active and Reflective learning initiatives to improve the web searching skills of international business students, at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.". In Third World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership". Brussels, 2012.

    Rushton, D. (2008). Feedback/Feedforward. TARC International Conference on Learning and Teachiing.

    Book chapters

    Rushton, D. (2016). Mobile Phones: Not a distraction in the Classroom But a Means of Engagement in Innovative Business Education Design for 21st Century Learning. In Daly, P., Reid, K., Buckley, P., & Doyle, E. (Eds.) Innovative Business Education Design for 21st Century Learning. (pp. Jul-23). New York: Springer

    Warwick, S., Wilmot, N., & Rushton, D. (2015). Using social video to capture reflective voices. In Middleton, A. (Ed.) Smart Learning. (pp. 216-224). Media Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MELSIG)

    Rushton, D., Malone, C., & Middleton, A. (2015). Digital posters - talking cycles for academic literacy. In Lillis, T., Harrington, K., & Mitchell, S. (Eds.) Working with academic literacies: Case studies towards transformative practice. (pp. 299-306). Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse: https://wac.colostate.edu/books/lillis/literacies.pdf

    Rushton, D. (2013). Digital Posters. In Middleton, A. (Ed.) Digital voices - a collaborative exploration of the recorded voice in post compulsory education. Media Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MELSIG)

    Lahlafi, A., & Rushton, D. (2011). Enhancing graduate skills for a knowledge-based economy: collaborating with information specialists. In Enhancing graduate impact. Oxford Brookes: HEA

    Rushton, D. (2011). Enhancing Graduate Skills for a Knowledge-Based Economy: A Case Study of a Happy Collaboration Between a Module Leader and Information Specialists at Sheffield Hallam University.

    Rushton, D. (2011). Using Digital Posters to Promote Academic Literacy. In Middleton, A. (Ed.) Digital Responses: Themes Emerging from the Setting of Digital Media-Enhanced Learning Assignments.

    Rushton, D. (2010). Supporting Transferable Skills with Formative Feedback. In Kemp, P., Atfield, R., & Tong, R. (Eds.) Enhancing Learning through Assessment in Business, Management, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, Tourism. (pp. 176). Newbury: Threshold Press Ltd

    Rushton, D. (2010). Supporting Transferable Skills with Formative Feedback. Newbury

    Presentations

    Rushton, D. (2017). Managing Assessment and Assurance of Learning Globally.

    Rushton, D. (2017). What is good referencing? Consistency and anxiety in referencing assessment.

    Rushton, D. (2015). Innovation Through collaboration: The Embedding of Business Undergraduate Research Skills for the Digital Age.

    Rushton, D. (2015). Mobile phones - not a distraction in the classroom but a means of engagement?

    Rushton, D., & Wilmot, N. (2014). REACHING ACROSS CONTINENTS: ENABLING UNDERGRADUATES OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TO DEVELOP THEIR CROSS CULTURAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS THROUGH MOBILE DEVICES.

    Rushton, D. (2014). For the Sheffield Business School Learning and teaching Conference.

    Rushton, D., & Duggan, C. (2013). Impact of culture on reflective writing in masters level students. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.09.310

    Rushton, D. (2011). Cultural Equivalence of Assessment in Reflective Writing.

    Rushton, D. (2011). Developing Graduate Confidence and Criticality using Digital Posters.

    Rushton, D. (2011). Enhancing Graduate Skills for a Knowledge-Based Economy: A Case Study of a Happy Collaboration Between a Module Leader and Information Specialists at Sheffield Hallam University.

    Rushton, D. (2011). Hearing Myself Think: Using Digital Posters to Develop Academic Literacies.

    Rushton, D. (2011). Reflective Learning: Facing up to the Challenges.

    Rushton, D. (2011). Reflective writing and International students: Scanning the Horizons: Institutional Research in a Borderless World.

    Rushton, D. (2011). Supporting the Development of Reflective Skills with Reference to the Educational and Cultural Norms of International Students.

    Rushton, D. (2011). Writing Effective Assessment and Feedback.

    Rushton, D. (2010). Digital Poster - Celebrating Partnerships in Learning.

    Rushton, D. (2010). Digital Responses: Themes Emerging from the Setting of Digital-Media Enhanced Learning Assignments.

    Rushton, D. (2008). Feedback/Feedforward.

    Rushton, D. (2003). Diversity Strategies.

    Rushton, D. (2003). Teaching and Learning for Managing Diversity.

    Rushton, D. (2000). Diversity Legislation and Implications.

    Rushton, D. (2000). Reflecting Diversity.

    Rushton, D. (2000). Diversity Strategies.

    Rushton, D. (1993). Personal and Professional Development Strategy for the School of Leisure and Food Management.

    Posters

    Rushton, D., Blackburn, M., & Lopez-Moreno, C. (2015). Preparing Students for the Global Workplace. Presented at: Preparing Students for the Global Workplace. ASET Annual Conference, University of Kent 5th-7th September 2017

    Other publications

    Blackburn, M., Lopez-Moreno, C., & Rushton, D. (2017). Global Employability Skills: Creating 'global' graduates through placements? Canterbury: ASET Conference

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