Audacious Citizenship – new project!
Dr Rachel Turner King (Principal Investigator, Education) and Professor David Mond (Global Sustainable Development), Dr Bobby Smith (Theatre and Performance Studies) has been awarded Coventry City of Culture funding for the project “I don’t want your hope, I want your action”: exploring youth eco-citizenship through verbatim theatre and digital ethnography in the city.
This project invites local school pupils to become active researchers. Using digital ethnography and verbatim theatre, the young people will work collaboratively to investigate the complex interrelationships between their environment, their lives and the climate crisis.
Drawing on the interdisciplinary background of the team, an applied theatre approach will enable open discussion around these issues and provide an opportunity for young people to explore the climate crisis creatively, and to perform their findings to audiences in the city.
Dr Rachel King's Story Garden entertained, challenged and moved residents in Canley
Dr Rachel Turner-King and a team of volunteers organised a pop-up Story Garden in Canley Community Centre, with four themed areas of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter representing different aspects of learning. She said:-
“We were thrilled with the turn-out. My aim was to welcome the public into a transformed space that brought the outdoors indoors! I also wanted to create a space that felt inviting, enchanting and beautiful.
“In the Summer garden we invited visitors to co-create stories by finding curious treasures hidden amongst the tree-trunks and branches and using these objects as prompts for creative writing. One young boy found some old keys, some shells and a spoon. We co-created a story about a prisoner who was washed up on a shore and had found 5 magic shells that would help him unlock the secret library in the castle. It was really impressive how quickly he took to storytelling in this way.
“I feel like we can really take this idea of a transportable Pop Up Story Garden to other venues around the city and it’s something we want to develop in the near future.”
Opportunity China welcomed a record number of teachers to the Teach China Graduate Program this September including University of Warwick students from across a range of different disciplines.
We are delighted to announce that the Teach China Graduate Program 2020 is now accepting applications for 2 intakes:
February 2020 intake: 30th November application deadline
September 2020 intake: 30th May application deadline
The Program is inclusive of training and pre-departure support, with a well-paid placement at a trusted partner school in China, good salary, flight reimbursement and accommodation. Opportunity China are passionate about continuing to widen participation in International Mobility among graduates, therefore, no fees are charged and all participants are given a full flight reimbursement. See [www.opportunity-china.com/tcgp]www.opportunity-china.com/tcgp for detailed information and alumni testimonials.
Couldn't make it to one of our Open Days or have a question about the BA Education Studies?
You can join us for one of two live chats taking place on 14th November. There will be a short Open Day style presentation with slides and voice over from our Course Leader, Mark. Then hear from two of our current second year students about what they love about the course. Finally you will get to ask any questions you have about the course to Mark and our Admissions Manager, Heather.