We need your help!
The curriculum is crucial to students’ mental health and wellbeing. A plethora of resources, such as the Warwick Wellbeing Pedagogies and the AdvanceHE Education of Mental Health Toolkit, has recently been developed to support universities and staff in embedding wellbeing and student mental health in the curriculum, providing ideas for curriculum design and planning. Nevertheless, it is difficult to evaluate the impact of these resources as well as their effective uptake from staff.
We need your help to identify barriers for staff engagement with such pedagogic resources.
With you, we will also identify how to overcome some of these barriers, making suggestions for the further development of existing resources but also for the creation of future guides/toolkits that aim at ameliorating teaching practices across the inclusive education realm (i.e., anti-racist pedagogies, disability inclusive interventions, etc.).
Please sign up for this event below!
In the first part of this WIHEA funded workshop, you will hear from Dr Rebecca Upsher (KCL) and Dr Elena Riva (Warwick), who respectively led on the creation of the AdvanceHE Education of Mental Health Toolkit Link opens in a new windowand the Warwick Wellbeing Pedagogies LibraryLink opens in a new window, and you will have the opportunity to explore these toolkits and consider their potential use in your teaching.
Together with colleagues, you will then participate in small group discussions about your perception of the resources, the difficulties you may face using these resources in your practices, and the institutional barriers that prevent implementation of these resources.
The small group discussions will be facilitated by trained student officers, who will take notes of the conversations, and such dialogues will provide us with information to identify way forwards and solutions to remove barriers for engagement with digital education tools.
This workshop will take place on the 15th of April 2024, in the Library Teaching Grid (Second Floor) from 11 am to 1.30pm, with lunch provided from 1pm. Plenty of coffee and cake too throughout the time together!
Please, explore the participation information for this study and the consent form.
Once you have registered, the project student officer and researcher Morenike Allison will contact you to gather your consent.