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Window on Teaching

Window on Teaching is a regular series of hour-long, lunchtime presentations from members of Warwick's teaching community and are open to all Warwick staff, Postgraduates who teach and PGCE students. The sessions are held in the Collaboration Area and offer the opportunity to:

  • Debate, discuss and share information on current teaching practice
  • Develop a greater awareness of teaching innovation taking place across the University
  • Watch a demonstration and try out some of the technologies available in the Teaching Grid

Lunch and refreshments are provided for most sessions.


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Upcoming events

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Wed, Feb 28, '18
12:30pm - 1:30pm
**POSTPONED** Rethinking Student Support

CLL Student Support TeamAnil Awesti, Lauren Elmore, Jim Judges and Elaine Moore (CLL Student Support Team)

This session details and reflects on the rethinking and restructuring of student support within the Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) as a means of assisting students in their teaching and learning experiences. In October 2017, the CLL launched a new Student Support Team which is tasked with supporting the Centre’s mature students across four aspects of their learning journeys: study skills; e-learning; wellbeing; student engagement. In doing so, the CLL has taken a holistic approach to student support, recognising the intersections that exist amongst the variety of challenges faced by students.

This event has been postponed. If you would like to know when it is rescheduled then please signup for our newsletter.

Wed, Mar 7, '18
12:30pm - 1:30pm
**POSTPONED** The practice of open-space learning; theory building
Teaching Grid, Floor 2, Main Library

Nick MonkNick Monk

Participants are provided with a collection of images and/or fragments of text, each loosely connected to a particular idea. The larger group will be divided into several appropriately-sized smaller groups. Each group are required to create a narrative from the materials and represent this as a pattern on the floor of the space. Participants will be asked to include in this visual representation key fragments of their own which they will produce on their cellphones, tablets, or laptops. Each group, when they are ready, invite the other groups, in turn, to enter their space and ‘read’ the narratives. This part of the exercise is complete when every group has ‘read’ every other group’s work. The workshop concludes with a plenary that will reflect on the uses of embodied knowledge to facilitate interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary ways of understanding the world.

This event has been postponed. If you would like to know when it is rescheduled then please signup for our newsletter.

Recent sessions


Academic conversations in the open: Returning to first principles of knowledge creation

Teresa MacKinnon

This session shares some of the ’open’ conversations already happening amongst academics and includes the outputs of the WIHEA #knowhow project. The risks and benefits of open practice are critically appraised and the case for openness as a route to the sustainability of teaching in Higher Education is presented.


Lauren Schrock

Teaching with Care: How do teachers care for students?

Lauren Schrock

This session examines care and its many forms in higher education, including language, behaviour, and 'pastoral care.' The purpose of this session is to reflect on what care is, and how we care, in order to better cultivate students for success at Warwick.



Lighting the Fire - Increasing student participation and varying the educational experience

Ann Haughton

Ann's session focused on enhancing student engagement and ways to help students find their voice by building their confidence in class.


Clare Rowan

How I learnt to stop worrying and embrace the digital: a practical perspective on embedding digital literacy in undergraduate modules

Clare Rowan

Clare explores how she entered the world of the digital and introduced it into modules, focussing on digital storytelling and the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI).


Phil Gaydon

Sport, philosophy & practice

Phil Gaydon

Phil reflects on ‘Sport, Philosophy, and Practice’ - an interdisciplinary module hosted by IATL - and discusses a gymnasium event, the relationships between curricular and extra-curricular activity, embodied learning and practical assessment, and interdisciplinary learning and disciplinary expertise.


Want to present a Window on Teaching session? Please contact library at warwick dot ac dot uk

Videos, presentations and resources from past Window on Teaching sessions can be found in the Warwick Innovative Teaching database.