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Research Seminar: 'Go Fish: Practical Piscatoiral Pedagogies'

  • This seminar has been postponed due to the newly announced strike date on 15 March 2023.
  • Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 1:00-2:00 pm (UK time)
  • In-person only: R2.41, Ramphal Building
  • All Warwick staff, students, and alumni are welcome to attend.

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Sustainability issues are often seen by students as impenetrably complex systems. Through the use of a specific game-based intervention, issues of social and environmental sustainability are explored in a manner that builds both student engagement and understanding. Experience suggests that with a minimal framework in which to operate, students are able to simulate the conditions around subsistence fishing communities, central government policy and control, and individual agency in the balance of human needs and wider environmental concerns. Through this work, they are able to access complex issues that underscore how difficult it is to meet the needs of all stakeholders. This game-based intervention is also highly interdisciplinary and has been used to enable non-sustainability students to engage meaningfully with critical concepts regardless of their level of background familiarity or technical expertise.


Dr Jess Savage and Dr William Rupp

Jess Savage 

Jess Savage is an associate professor and deputy head of the School for Cross-Faculty Studies and is actively involved in teaching the Science of Sustainable Development to GSD students.

Will Rupp

William Rupp is a historian by training and an assistant professor in Liberal Arts. He found this intervention incredibly useful when leading the core second-year module on sustainability.


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  • If you are a Warwick staff member or student, please fill in the form below to register for the event.
  • If you are a Warwick graduate, please email Feng dot Mao at warwick dot ac dot uk to register for this event.

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