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Embedding engagement into your teaching

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A Warwick education champions the importance of co-creation with students, student research and innovation. Engaged research takes this further, enabling them to see the true value of research for communities affected. It also helps them develop key skills to support their own personal development. For you as a teacher there are also benefits to combining your teaching and engagement practice. Did you know for example you can use taught public engagement activities towards your claim for HEA Fellowship?

On this page we've pulled together resources to help you get to grips with how you can embed engagement within your teaching practice.

Modules featuring engagement

If you want inspiration to see how you might embed public engagement into a module you're working on then take a look at these examples. As well as a short summary for each one we've also spoken to module convenors to ask them for the documents like their assessment criteria and module proposal so you can see the behind the scenes of how it's put together.

Public Engagement Reading ListLink opens in a new window

We've pulled together a reading list of books, journals and articles you may find helpful when developing your own engagement module.

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External Resource: The CIRCLET ProjectLink opens in a new window

Curriculum Innovation through Research with Communities: Learning circles of Educators and Technology. The CIRCLET project was set up to support academic staff in higher education to embed community engaged research and learning (CERL) in their modules.

Hello! This is an interactive and reflective 🧵 that explores some of the ideas I've encountered thus far as an ECTF Fellow, especially while shadowing the Public Engagement module

— Ian @ IATL (@IanECTF) October 24, 2022

Would you like support to include public or community engagement in your teaching?

Apply for up to £5,000 from Warwick Institute of Engagement to help you develop and implement your ideas. We’re looking for projects which will either add new elements to an existing module or create a new module.

If you’re excited about encouraging your students to engage with the public about your subject, we want to hear from you.