Join us to celebrate incredible stories from change-makers and trailblazers who are creating a better future for us and generations to come. Students from IATL’s modules, particularly Change: critical understandings, practices and action, will be attending as ‘ambassadors for the future’.
"IATL’s funding was integral in my show’s success. My show ‘an evening with verse writer’ is a poetry play fused with music and art.
The funding allowed me to support student artists within university and beyond. Shown in the Coventry Shop Front Theatre, ‘ an evening with verse writer ‘ successfully opened a space for honest conversations.
It also won an Artistic Development Award and has now been commissioned for 2 nights - October 2 and October 3 in the Warwick Arts Centre.
Members of the teaching team of IATL’s Science of Music module, including Dr Oksana Trushkevych, Dr Gavin Bell, Dr Sue Burrows, Tim Cunningham and the Coull Quartet, gave a talk and musical performance at the Guildhall in Coventry on the opening day of the British Science Festival. IATL’s tutors explained in their talk how sound waves are made, how they travel through the air and how they’re perceived, referencing their teaching on the Science of Music module and research in Ultrasound.
In August a group of educators and learners gathered from across the world to attend the annual Digital Pedagogy Lab at the University of Mary Washington, Virginia. IATL’s Senior Teaching Fellows, Naomi de la Tour and Elena Riva co-taught a 5 day course, Education, Agency and Change, which was grounded in contemplative critical pedagogy. The group of 17 worked together to co-create a collegiate, reflective and critical space in which we sought to support each other in asking questions of our assumptions, experiences and practices as educators and the systems in which we work. Naomi was present in Virginia, with Elena co-teaching the group remotely over zoom and other technologies. They found this an opportunity for asking questions about the nature of online learning, the possibilities and challenges for building community and inclusion in online spaces, and the ways in which education can be reimagined and enacted.
The 2018 Education Conference will take place on Tuesday, 15th May. This conference will explore how we can work together to build upon and improve existing practices, as we secure Warwick’s reputation for high quality research-led education, strong disciplinary and interdisciplinary identities and pedagogies, inclusive and internationalised curricula. Click here to find out more and to register.
As a partner institution of BCUR we were delighted that 27 undergraduates from Warwick were accepted and presented their research work at BCUR earlier this month. This year BCUR was held at the University of Sheffield and hosted students from 69 institutions, from a variety of disciplines. At the two day conference students had a fantastic opportunity to present their research work by speaking, poster, installation or performance, with Warwick students participating in each element. The conference was busy, packed full of interesting topics and debates, it also offered the chance to network and socialise with fellow students and academics.
BCUR19 has already been announced, it will be held over two days, 15th – 16th April 2019, at the University of South Wales in Cardiff. Look out for a Call for Abstracts in the autumn term with a submission deadline during December 2018.
Thursday 12 & Friday 13 April 2018 | University of Sheffield
The British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) promotes undergraduate research in all disciplines. Submit your abstract by the deadline of Thursday 21 December 2017 for the chance to present at BCUR 2018.
25-26 April 2017 | Bournemouth University
The British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) promotes undergraduate research in all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 15 January 2017.
25-26 April 2017 | Bournemouth University
The British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) promotes undergraduate research in all disciplines. The call for papers is now open.