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Naomi de la Tour - Senior Teaching Fellow

Naomi de la Tour
Current work

Naomi is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL), where she is the academic lead for funding, co-chairs IATL's funding committees, and convenes a number of interdisciplinary modules. Her work explores the imagination, social justice, change and education. She draws on critical and contemplative pedagogies in her approach to teaching and is grounded in an ethos of collaboration, co-creation and the cultivation of generosity in the classroom. She is a regular contributor to Digital Pedagogy Lab and is working with its director, Sean Micheal Morris, to develop and teach an interdisciplinary module Change: Critical Understandings, Practices and Action which runs for the first time in 2019.

Naomi is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA) and is currently working towards an interdisciplinary PhD in Literary Practice with the Warwick Writing Programme.

Teaching as Activism

If you would like to join the community of educators exploring ideas and practices of 'Teaching as Activism', please send Naomi an email. Everyone is welcome.

Previous teaching and projects

In 2015 Naomi received the Butterworth Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. 

From 2014-2017 Naomi was the Director of Undergraduate Studies for IATL.

In 2014, Naomi was awarded a Strategic Project grant by IATL to explore the student experience in interdisciplinary learning spaces. Working with colleagues, she developed a pedagogic exploration 'The Dark Would' which was featured in Times Higher Education in October 2015 and formed the basis for a major event in May 2015 exploring innovative pedagogy. In 2014-15 she co-developed and taught Global Connections: Understanding Cultural Literacy with Dr. Sarah McDonald of Monash University. In 2018 she convened the interdisciplinary module Ethical Beings in IATL.

Before moving to IATL, Naomi taught with the Warwick Writing Programme, where she designed and delivered the Warwick Writing Programme for Schools, a practice and pedagogy based postgraduate module training writers to work in community and education settings. She co-taught the English and Law postgradate module Writing about Human Rights and Injustice from 2012-2014 with Prof. Maureen Freely and Prof. Andrew Williams, and the module Communicating Science for Physics and Chemistry finalists. Naomi has taught students and staff across the university and has worked with Lacuna, an online magazine writing on human rights issues. She works as a writer in schools, festivals and the community.


Naomi dot de-la-Tour at warwick dot ac dot uk


024 765 73591


Senate House

Current Modules

Change: Critical Understandings, Practices and Action

Reinventing Education

Applied Imagination: Theory and Practice (not running in 2019)

Applied Imagination: Long Project (not running in 2019)