Insights from the Editor, Reinvention Volume 13 Issue 1. The benefits of already working remotely during COVID-19.
The online module fair took place on the 29th of April, allowing students to listen to presentations and ask questions about the different modules. You can read more about the event and view the presentations online here.
Our students share their experiences, thoughts and career ambitions following completion of the MSc Humanitarian Engineering and variants.
International Conference of Undergraduate Research, on the 29-30th September 2020, is still open to you and that the conference, and therefore the current Call for Abstracts, is still going ahead.
The uses and expectations of technology in education have perhaps changed as much in the last ten weeks as they have in the last ten years, and we are in the midst of a period of rapid learning and adjustment. Therefore, now more than ever it is valuable for us to consider the relationship between teaching, learning and technology.
Join us for this interactive online conversation as we discuss our learning and practices during this sudden move to online life, how we might take that learning into future learning environments and classrooms, and how we can support each other and share practice in this period of rapid change. We will critically explore the role of technology in our teaching and learning in this new landscape and consider how, as educators and learners, we can engage with technology so that it better supports (rather than governs) our pedagogic intentions and practices. This will be a supportive and exploratory event in which we can discuss what we have learned from both our successes and failures, as well as how we can incorporate that learning into the future of higher education.
Reinvention an International Journal of Undergraduate Research, volume 13, issue 1, publication 29 April 2020
This issue brings you research from a wide variety of disciplines, to make us think about our current context and the relevance of research to life. With five original research papers, two book reviews and two exhibition reviews.
We hope that as you read this work you will learn something new but also see the positivity the future holds, even in such troubling times.
Wellbeing Library Project Officers
Daniel Reed (School of Engineering and IATL) and Udokama Iwumene (School of Engineering) have been appointed Wellbeing Library Project Officers.
In these exciting roles, they will work with students and staff from a wide range of academic departments on a WIHEA funded project seeking to generate a Warwick wellbeing open access resource library. The roles will focus around capturing successful pedagogies and activities aimed at embedding wellbeing within the curriculum, in order to engage and support staff and students in the development and delivery of approaches for incorporating wellbeing in the curriculum, while celebrating existing Warwick excellence in this pedagogic field.
Throughout 2020 we will celebrate the first decade of IATL, which was established in 2010 when the CAPITAL and Reinvention Centres united to form a new academic department at Warwick. Since then, IATL has been an institutional leader in educational innovation, undergraduate research and co-creation with students. While the educational and political landscape around us has changed in fundamental ways, the opportunities for interdisciplinary and international collaboration are now more exciting than ever. Over a series of workshops and events this year, we will look ahead to Coventry City of Culture in 2021, BCUR & WCUR in 2022 and various projects in support of ‘Excellence with Purpose: Warwick in 2030’, an exciting university strategy that we have helped to shape over recent years.
We have a number of opportunities for students to work with IATL projects over the coming term. You can find details on current opportunities to contribute to IATL’s work of educational innovation at the University of Warwick here. IATL values diversity and encourages applications from a wide range of backgrounds.