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University of Warwick – Virtual

Programme of Events

15 April 2021


Arrival and Breakout Rooms



Opening Statements and Welcome



Keynote Address – Dr. Linda de Greef, University of Amsterdam

Dr. de Greef is a program manager in education innovation and has led on several publications including Designing Interdisciplinary Education, A Practical Handbook for University Teachers, 2017.


Break Out

Work-based Interdisciplinarity


​​Human-Centred Workplace Innovation as an Interdisciplinary Experience: What and Why?


​​​Creating Learning Opportunities in Human-Centred Workplace Innovation Across Disciplines


Transforming Students’ Perceptions of Innovation and of Themselves as Innovators


– T. Carey, S. McDonald, F. Nobis, M. Stephenson, Monash University, Melbourne (Australia)




Student-led Interdisciplinarity


Exposure and Expertise: Vulnerability in Interdisciplinary Teaching

– K. Lockwood, University of Nottingham


Co-Constructing Sustainability: Online interdisciplinarity and the Sustainable Development Goals

– J. O’Brien, University of Manchester


Communicating co-creativity, innovation and design thinking skills within interdisciplinary education through the creation of a multimedia student magazine

– L. Schrock, C. Evans, K. Watts, D. Allcoat, and A. Dixon, University of Warwick




Interdisciplinarity at School level


Valuing interdisciplinary learning: the IB extended essay

– R. Julian, Curriculum Manager, International Baccalaureate


Interdisciplinary Concepts in a Secondary Context

– H. Paddle, International Baccalaureate educator


Transitions into Interdisciplinarity: Can we prepare students in Secondary for HE practice?

– D. Morrison, PGCE







Break Out - Parallel Sessions

Student-led Interdisciplinarity 2


Deliberative Democracy in an Interdisciplinary Department

– J. Everest, University of Birmingham


Interdisciplinarity and the Lifelong Learner: celebrating individual stories and collective voices

– R. Strisino and C. Jones, University of Warwick


‘Open Box’ curriculum at the Open University – How we are helping students to make their learning count

– G. Curry and L. Robson, The Open University




Interdisciplinarity across ‘disciplines’


Reflections on the launch of an interdisciplinary STEM qualification

– J. Baxter, The Open University


Teaching and Learning Science with Graduate-Entry Medical Students from Diverse Subject Backgrounds

– N. Hopcroft and P. Pollitt, University of Warwick


Curriculum Planning for Medicine and Law: A Model for collaborative learning

– A. le Roux-Kemp, University of Lincoln






What are the challenges to interdisciplinary teaching and how can we overcome them?

– D. Marais, B. Kelestyn, I. Molinaro, L. Schrock, J. Wale, University of Warwick






Break Out - Parallel Sessions

Interdisciplinary Pedagogy in Practice


Our experience developing a university-wide interdisciplinary teaching model at undergraduate level – challenges and recommendations

– A. Quintana and P. O’Toole, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile


Pedagogies that can support collaborative teaching and learning: benefits and challenges

– L. Mirbahai, University of Warwick and J. Page Utrilla and R. Gómez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


Universalizing interdisciplinary pedagogy? Matching pedagogy to cognitive structure

– D. Roberts, Loughborough University




Embedding Interdisciplinarity


Navigating Utopia: Module Design for the Co-production of Knowledge

– K. Harris, University of Warwick


Future-proofing education: Challenges and rewards of interdisciplinary learning and teaching in a capstone module

– I. Fischer, University of Sussex


From the classroom to the boardroom: radical interdisciplinarity in the Regulations

– E. Brown, P. Baxter and E. Coonan, Anglia Ruskin University




Student-led Interdisciplinarity 3


Experiential Learning Impacts for Post-Graduates within Scholar-Led Editorial Practice

– G. J. Johnson, University of Warwick


Learning From Each Other Through a Community of Practice: Warwick's Interdisciplinary Learning Circle

– J. Wale, University of Warwick


Practicing interdisciplinarity: Developing Interdisciplinary ‘Knowing’ and ‘Doing’

– M. Woodward, Cardiff Metropolitan University







Parallel Sessions - Workshops


Workshop Meaningful assessment in interdisciplinary education

– L. de Greef, J. Rodermans, D. Gerritsen, University of Amsterdam





New Forms, New Features; Changing Structures of Interdisciplinary Curricula

– R. Hallett and F. Nereo, Keele University





Embedding Undergraduate Research as Interdisciplinary Pedagogy

– K. Harris, G. Schwartz-Leeper, T. Burnett, University of Warwick





Learning from Each Other through Design Thinking

– B. Kelestyn, R. Freeman, L. Netherclift, G. Bottoli, C. Nithila-George, J. Pittgens, University of Warwick



Plenary – Closing Statements


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