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Making sense of interdisciplinarity

25012pm - 3pm Wednesday 27 November, Teaching Grid, University Library

Open to all staff and students.

The University of Warwick’s refreshed 2015 strategy is committed to the ‘provision of interdisciplinary modules’. IATL has worked with students on interdisciplinary projects for a number of years and began offering interdisciplinary modules to undergraduate students in 2012/13. IATL is committed to hosting interdisciplinary modules which not only enhance the experience of current students at Warwick but which in the coming years will, we hope, encourage students to choose to study at Warwick. Interdisciplinary study benefits students by broadening their educational horizons, encouraging them to step outside of their comfort zone, and supporting them in working with students and staff from disciplines other than their own.

‘Making Sense of Interdisciplinarity’ on Wednesday 27 November 2013 will be introduced by Dr Nicholas Monk, who manages IATL’s work on interdisciplinary modules; Prof Stuart Croft, the University’s new Provost, will then give his thoughts on the future of interdisciplinarity and the link between interdisciplinary research and teaching. Attendees will then hear from a panel of six interdisciplinary module convenors, and students who have either studied or worked with them, who will speak about the greatest barriers to, and successes of, their modules so far. There will be a wide-ranging discussion covering important issues such as how to set an exam for students from a variety of backgrounds, and the difference between multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches, as well as discussion on issues related to providing interdisciplinary modules to students. Input and questions from the audience will be encouraged and we hope to answer questions from those interested in convening their own interdisciplinary modules as well as those interested in why and how the University is taking forward the development of interdisciplinary study for our students.

Lunch will be provided on arrival. Further information can be found at the event page

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