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Programme of Events

2 April 2020

University of Warwick - Rootes Building


Arrival and Coffee


Chancellors Suite - Rootes Building


Opening Statements and Welcome





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



Break Out - Parallel Sessions

Work-based Interdisciplinarity

1- Interdisciplinary Work-Integrated Learning Opportunities in Academic and External Workplaces

2- Developing and Applying Interdisciplinary Capability for Human-Centred Workplace Innovation

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

Three consecutive presentations delivered virtually by:

T. Carey, S. McDonald, F. Nobis, V. Peel – University of Monash, Australia



Student-led Interdisciplinarity

1) Embracing a constructivist pedagogy of interdisciplinary teaching: an undergraduate’s perspective – A. Dorey, University of Birmingham

2) Exposure and Expertise: Vulnerability in Interdisciplinary Teaching – K. Lockwood, University of Nottingham

3) ‘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



Practical Techniques in Interdisciplinarity

1) Learning From Each Other Through a Community of Practice: Warwick's Interdisciplinary Learning Circle – J. Wale, University of Warwick

2) Deliberative Democracy in an Interdisciplinary Department – J. Everest, University of Birmingham

3) Future-proofing education: Challenges and rewards of interdisciplinary learning and teaching in a capstone module – I. Fischer, University of Sussex




Interdisciplinarity at School level

1) Valuing interdisciplinary learning: the IB extended essay – R. Julian, Curriculum Manager, International Baccalaureate

2) Transitions into Interdisciplinarity: Can we prepare students in Secondary for HE practice? – D. Morrison, PGCE

3) Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Persuasive Campaigns – H. Paddle, International Baccalaureate educator







Break Out - Parallel Sessions

Interdisciplinary Programmes in Higher Education

1) Embedding student-centred, interdisciplinary learning in curriculum design: A case study in Natural Sciences and Liberal Arts – K. Szkornik, A. Moolna, R. Waller, J. Herbert and R. Stannard, Keele University

2) Co-Constructing Sustainability: Online interdisciplinarity and the Sustainable Development Goals – J. O’Brien, University of Manchester

3) Interdisciplinarity: Rebuilding the Tower of Babel – S. Dimitrova and L. Bird, UCL (BASc)



Interdisciplinarity within ‘disciplines’

1) Going global: teaching, learning and communicating ancient global history – M. Scott, University of Warwick

2) Reflections on the launch of an interdisciplinary STEM qualification – J. Baxter, The Open University

3) Teaching and Learning Science with Graduate-Entry Medical Students from Diverse Subject Backgrounds – N. Hopcroft, University of Warwick




Theory supporting interdisciplinary practice

1) Interdisciplinary Pedagogies – D. Webster, SOAS

2) Universalizing interdisciplinary pedagogy? Matching pedagogy to cognitive structure – D. Roberts, Loughborough University

3) Learning from each other: reverse mentoring as a tool for creating meaningful learning and teaching experiences – R. O’Connor, University of Leeds




Interdisciplinarity within Engineering and Science Disciplines

1) Design of an Arduino based interdisciplinary laboratory for first-year general engineering students – S. Agbroko, G. Cooke and C. Mias, University of Warwick

2) Vacuum Science – reflections on the interdisciplinary aspects of a “physics” module – G. Bell, University of Warwick

3) An interdisciplinary practical design for teaching software engineering to electrical engineers – J. Yang, M. Sokola and D. Shore, University of Warwick






Break Out - Parallel Sessions

The wider picture of interdisciplinarity

1) From the classroom to the boardroom: radical interdisciplinarity in the Regulations – E. Brown, P. Baxter and E. Coonan, Anglia Ruskin University

2) 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

3) Interdisciplinary Degree Programmes and the Teaching Excellence Framework – G. Schwartz-Leeper and D. Beech, University of Warwick




Practical interdisciplinary teaching practice

1) Pedagogies that can support collaborative teaching and learning: benefits and challenges – L. Mirbahai, J. Page Utrilla and R. Gómez, University of Warwick and University of Autonomous in Madrid

2) Curriculum Planning for Medicine and Law: A Model for collaborative learning – A. le Roux-Kemp, University of Lincoln

3) 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 module level

1) Navigating Utopia: Module Design for the Co-production of Knowledge – K. Harris, University of Warwick

2) Turning eLearning into a venue for interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork – G. Samyn and R. Debleu, eWallah e-learning

3) Experiential Learning Impacts for Post-Graduates within Scholar-Led Editorial Practice – G. J. Johnson, University of Warwick




Interdisciplinary Communities of Learning

1) Establishing an online community of interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary teaching practitioners – G. Schwartz-Leeper, University of Warwick and J. Rixon, The Open University

2) Learning from Each Other through Design Thinking - Bo Kelestyn, R. Freeman, P. Banks,L. Netherclift, G. Bottoli, University of Warwick










Parallel Sessions - Workshops


Meaningful assessment in interdisciplinary education L. DeGreef, 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





What are the challenges to Interdisciplinary teaching and how can we overcome them? - I. Molinaro, University of Warwick







Plenary –

Poster Presentations




Closing Statements






Please note that this programme might be subject to change.