Meaningful Game Design
Dr Devon Allcoat and Chris Evans have written a book inspired by their IATL module Serious Tabletop Game Design and Development ‘Meaningful Game Design’Meaningful Game Design
IATL goes to Denmark!
Dr Elena Riva has been visiting colleagues at the University of Copenhagen to celebrate the success of the first iteration of their in-classroom, interdisciplinary module about wellbeing inspired by IATL module Understanding Wellbeing Theory and Practice. This follows the launch in September of its online counterpart, now open to all the students of the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Copenhagen and also inspired by the IATL online module Understanding Wellbeing. During the visit, plans have been made for the next steps of this wonderful collaboration that will look at supporting staff wellbeing literacy, relaying on the great expertise of our Danish colleagues. Watch this space!
This term saw the return of the IATL module IL021/IL121 Local/Global Shakespearience. Gemma Short, (3rd year Theatre & Performance Studies) wrote a review of their trip to see Macbeth at the Loft Theatre in Leamington.
IATL will be offering a new suite of Interdisciplinary Skills Sessions designed to enhance the learning of students taking IATL modules. Over the next few weeks we will be running sessions on Interdisciplinary Academic Writing, Ethics Application Support and Interdisciplinary Methods. All IATL students are welcome to attend these sessions. More information and a form to register your interest can be found here
The Chemistry Department is looking for ECRs from across all faculties to join our new 'Beyond Science' module, run in conjunction with IATL. The role will require 3-4 hours per week from week six of term one next year until the end of term two. The main duties include supporting groups through the process of a research project, reflecting on their work, and thinking how best to engage the public with it at a symposium in term three. Training will be provided in public engagement, co-creation, and design thinking. If you are interested in registering your interest, please contact Tom.Ritchie@warwick.ac.uk.
Staff and student co-creation is one of IATL’s core practices. We are therefore delighted to be supporting the Co-Creation Officer project within the Institutional Teaching and Learning Review (ITLR), in partnership with Education Policy and Quality (EPQ). IATL are providing funding and support through our Project Support scheme, with staff and our Co-Creation Officers having been involved in the project from an early stage.
In November 2022, Danish colleagues Line Nielsen, Charlotte Bjerre Meilstrup and Malene Kubstrup Nelausen (pictured with Dr Elena Riva and Dr Lorenzo Serini) visited IATL to observe and contribute to the in-classroom module 'Understanding Wellbeing Theory and Practice', which will also be replicated at the University of Copenhagen and to discuss the project evaluation and next steps.
IATL was pleased to welcome students from the Indonesian International Mobility Awards (IISMA) scheme this autumn. IISMA is a student mobility scheme funded by the Indonesian government.
We are delighted to announce that the University has concluded an appointment process for our next Director and that Dr Elena Riva has been approved by the Committee on the Appointment of Heads of Department to succeed Professor Jonny Heron.
If you are looking for resources to support student wellbeing, the positive digital practices project has been busy co-creating resources which are now ready for evaluation. Working with CLL Students, resources supporting mature, part time or commuter students have been created. Take a look at our outputs, see what we have to offer and let us know what you think!