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Session 3

This session comprises of two pairs of presentations running in parallel. The session runs from 14:50-15:35.

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  Title Presenters
Session 3A Monash Warwick Alliance Communities of Practice Cherryl Jones (Strategic Programme Delivery), Sophie Reissner-Roubicek (CAL), Caroline Gibson (IATL), Ross Mackenzie (Academic Technology)
Four projects representing collaboration between Warwick and Monash colleagues are explored:
  • Intercultural Competency Training for Monash and Warwick study abroad students ( International / Online learning communities)
  • ICUR, the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (Students as researchers / international learning communities)
  • Digital Capabilities online resource development (International partnerships / Online learning communities)
  • Collaborative Translation research (Students as researchers and producers / International learning communities)

We would like to demonstrate the value of working with a partner organisation such as Monash to enhance the student experience and bring an international perspective to their experience during their time at Warwick. The session will also be an opportunity to hear about priorities for the Alliance over the next 5 years.

Communities of Practice in LDC (title TBC)
Sara Hattersley

Details of this presentation are forthcoming.

Room: OC0.01

Session 3B

'Is this for first years, too?'

Research Training Across the Curriculum

Tilly Harrison (CAL), Ayten Alibaba (CAL), Tom Underwood (CAL), Helena Wall (CAL)

Developing graduates who have the skills to meet the demands of the knowledge economy and to be able to contribute to the challenges facing today’s society has been directly related to robust training in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

Doctoral students and undergraduates rarely work together but the potential for rich learning on both sides is an untapped resource. This talk will describe a project which brought together a team of UG and PhD students with the support of staff to foster the development of research skills and competence mediated by the online platform BlackBoard Collaborate. Totally student-led and focused, the project (funded by WIHEA) explored new territory both in terms of the pedagogy and the medium used. The team of UG & PhD students at the Centre of Applied Linguistics at University of Warwick together curated research materials for themselves and future students in the department and beyond. We want to share with you our experiences of employing such methods, and reflect on the advantages and challenges we faced. Hopefully these reflections will spur on others to consider learner-orientated ways of teaching and learning that exceed the spatio-temporal boundaries of the formal curriculum.

Peer Support for Undergraduate Research Kate Courage (Library), Christine Emmett (English and Comparative Literary Studies), Nadia Azimikorf (English and Comparative Literary Studies)

This presentation will outline a project, run jointly by the Library and students from the English department, to create peer-support learning materials for first year English modules. The idea for the project came from the "Library Associates" scheme, which the Library piloted in 2016/17, in which we worked with a group of undergraduate students from English and History, to get a two-way communication channel with students in those departments, on topics such as reading lists, new services and research support. The scheme led to the implementation of several suggestions made by the students. One was for targeted, module-specific resources to be made available online for key modules in the English department, to help the students to develop their research skills. The Library agreed to fund a project to create peer-support learning materials with English students. We decided to target first year modules, as these have large student cohorts, and many struggle with independent research for their studies. The project is in collaboration with the Library and the English department throughout term 3. Four English students are leading the project, consulting peers on the content and format of the materials, and then designing and developing the resources, together with staff. The materials are being designed in a variety of formats, including videos, text guides and quizzes, and aim to address the areas of the modules that students find most challenging in their first year.

Room: OC0.02