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Student Innovation at Warwick (Podcast Series)


This is Student Innovation at Warwick, the podcast series where we explore how Warwick departments embrace innovation



Episode#1- Des Hewitt

In this episode, we talk about Virtual and Blended Learning with Dr. Des Hewitt (Head of Primary and Early Years' Teacher Education in the Centre of Teacher Education at Warwick). During the session, we discuss the role of cross-disciplinary innovations in education and we try to understand what has been covid-19’s impact on the education system this year

Centre for Teacher Education:

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cte/





Episode#2- James Archbold

In this episode, we talk about Design Projects with Dr. James Archbold (Senior Teaching Fellow at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick). In particular, we focus on the collaboration between the Department of Computer Science and Deutsche Bank and we try to answer the following questions: why are design projects important? And how can students benefit from these projects?





Episode#3- Teresa MacKinnon

In this episode, we talk about Virtual and Blended Learning with Teresa MacKinnon and Claude Trégoat (Associate Professors at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Warwick), Dr. Marcin Kleban (Teacher Trainer and Lecturer at the Jagiellonian University in Poland) and Simon Ensor (English Teacher at the University of Clermont-Auvergne in France). In this episode, we try to answer the following questions: why is virtual and blended learning important? How can students benefit from open collaboration?”





Episode#4- Kate Owen

In this episode, we talk about Creative Projects with Dr. Kate Owen (Associate Clinical Professor at Warwick Medical School). These are the questions we try to address during our conversation: what’s the role of collaborative research projects in education? And what’s the role of design thinking and creativity in education?





Episode#5- Heather Meyer

In this episode, we talk about Non Standard Learning and Assessment Methods with Dr. Heather Meyer (Teaching Fellow at IATL). During the session, we will try to answer the following questions: what are non-standard teaching, learning and assessment methods? Why are these important for students?

IATL:

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/





Episode#6- Chloe Agg

In this episode, we talk about Design Projects with Chloe Agg (Senior Teaching Fellow at the School of Engineering at Warwick). During the session, we discuss: the role of design projects in education we try to understand what has been covid-19’s impact on students taking part of these projects how can design projects foster innovation?

School of Engineering





Episode#7- Dr Oksana Trushkevych

In this episode, we talk about Interdisciplinarity with Dr. Oksana Trushkevych (Senior Research Fellow in the Ultrasonics Group at the Department of Physics here at Warwick). During the session, we discuss: the role of interdisciplinarity in education the module IL016 The Science of Music, which is a fantastic example of what interdisciplinary education is as the module connects the dots between music and physics we try to understand what’s the importance of interdisciplinarity Does interdisciplinarity foster innovation?

Department of Physics





Episode#8- Dr Elena Riva

In this episode, we talk about Interdisciplinarity with Dr. Elena Riva (Associate Professor & Director of Studies at the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning at Warwick). During the session, we discuss: what is well-being and mental-health? why is it important in student-life? what’s the role of technology in mental health? Does technology just negatively affect our wellbeing and mental health?

IATL

IL028 Understanding Wellbeing: Theory and Practice





Episode#9- Dr Ric Crossman

In this episode, we talk about Interdisciplinarity with Dr. Ric Crossman (Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics at Warwick). During the session, we discuss: what is work-based learning? how does work-based learning fit within the education system? intercalated years do intercalated years encourage students to develop innovative and enterprising skills?

Department of Statistics





Episode#10- Dr Abby Kendrick

In this episode, we talk about Interdisciplinarity with Dr. Abby Kendrick (Senior Teaching Fellow in Political Economy and Director of Personal Development for PPE at Warwick). During the session, we discuss: what is interdisciplinarity? why is interdisciplinary education important ? what are the challenges for students who take interdisciplinary modules? what’s the role of interdisciplinarity within the innovation sphere?

Philosophy, politics and Economics