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March 17, 2014

Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Event

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May 20th 2014, 10am-1pm

This event will celebrate the power of the interdisciplinary through the work of four National Teaching Fellows who will contribute, between them, three discrete 40-minute sessions.

  • Dr Laura Ritchie, Teaching Fellow in music at The University of Chichester will invite colleague to learn the cello.
  • Professors Carol Rutter and Paul Raffield will demonstrate their teaching methods in their shared Warwick module 'Shakespeare and the Law'.
  • Dr Nicholas Monk, Deputy Director of IATL, will offer a series of 'take-away' exercises designed to appear to students across faculties and disciplines.

No preparation is required, other than a willingness to participate and collaborate.

The event is designed to demonstrate some of the ways in which teaching and learning styles and activities can function across disciplines and faculties. It is also intended to provoke questions, and will require that participants imagine their disciplines in slightly different ways from those to which they may have been accustomed. Perhaps your discipline and the way you teach is more 'interdisciplinary' than you think.

The three hours will conclude with a plenary and some definitions of what we might mean in our teaching and learning experiences when we talk of 'interdisciplinary', 'multidisciplinary' and 'transdisciplinary'.

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September 04, 2012

Teaching Development Grants Available from HEA

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The Higher Education Academy have announced their departmental round of grants which is open to single departments in HEIs. Grants will be awarded to projects that encourage cooperation between colleagues to support the enhancement of learning and teaching.
Key themes for this academic year are assessment and feedback and flexible learning. Projects in these areas will be awarded 75% of available funding while the remaining 25% is dedicated to an open call for innovative pedagogic projects.
Projects will run for 15 months and applications may request up to £30,000 from the HEA.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Thursday 27 September.

Outstanding PG Teachers Recognised

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There were over 100 entries for the new Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence PGR section. The five worth winners, who will receive prize money of £500 are:

David Lees - French

Samantha Lyle - Sociology

Adam Slavny - Law

Paul Whitehouse - English

Rebecca Wills - Chemistry

The five commendees who will each receive £200 are:

Adrienne Davies - Life Sciences

Martin Moore - History

Luke Taylor - MOAC and WMS

Andrew Tyler - Philosophy

Owen Weetch - Film Studies

May 02, 2012

Feedback practices climb up the strategic agenda at Warwick

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The University of Warwick is mounting a concerted effort to understand what students think about the feedback they receive on their formative and summative assessments and to think strategically about how best practice may be embedded to improve the student experience.

Recent initiatives include:

  • A joint IATL/Student Union campaign to survey student opinion on the feedback they receive and how their experience may be improved. The survey is here:
  • The recent Institutional Teaching and Learning Review which produced a report on feedback practices across the university highlighting the need to improve communication channels between students and departments and for guidance to be issued
  • The Teaching and Learning Showcase on 19th June will look at strategic approaches and practical implementation of feedback practices.

Those interested in research on feedback practices may find the project pages of It's Good to Talk: Feedback, Dialogue and Learning helpful. This is an NTFS funded project between Warwick, De Montfort and London Metropolitan universities.

April 04, 2012

Teaching and Learning Showcase 2012

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The University of Warwick's main event celebrating excellent practice in teaching and learning will take place on Tuesday 19th June.
The overall theme for this year’s event is Taking teaching forward – building on the institutional review.  Topics covered will include:
·        Assessment and feedback: strategic approaches and practical implementation
·        Technology-enhanced learning: digital and virtual learning environments
·        Widening Participation: Outreach and Inclusive Teaching
Interested in presenting and/or producing a poster for the showcase– find out more here – email

March 05, 2012

Workshop: Connecting at a distance: creating a collaborative language learning community

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Connecting at a distance: creating a collaborative language learning community.

Teaching Grid, 14th March

This seminar will combine insights from our experience and hands-on opportunities to evaluate technologies for connection and collaboration in an informal, international community. We will build and expand our own personal learning networks to help find support for the challenges faced in your individual contexts. Our aim will be to ensure that you gain practical, applicable insights that you can immediately use to make your work easier.

For more information (including how to book) visit:

February 21, 2012

Teaching and Learning Review Reports published

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The Departmental reports emanating from the Teaching and Learning Review in November have now been published: note that only members of the University of Warwick are able to read the reports.

A number of thematic reports have also been published drawing together recommendations and/or concerns from across the university. These cover the following areas:

  • Widening Participation
  • Employability
  • Strategic Development
  • Personal Tutoring
  • Internationalisation
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Research-Led Teaching
  • Joint Degrees
  • E-Learning and Virtual Learning Environments
  • Peer Evaluation of Teaching
  • Student Progression
  • Student Feedback
  • Space Allocation
  • Postgraduate Teaching Opportunities

There will be a series of "Faculty Engagements" in March for Faculties (or those taking part in the engagement mainly Heads of Departments and only one undergraduate and one postgraduate student) to consider faculty-wide issues.

December 08, 2011

Date for Student Nominations to WATE extended

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The date for the student nominations for the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence has been extended until Monday 19thDecember.

Please help reward and recongise excellent teaching!

November 19, 2011

After WATE

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Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence winners and commendees continue to support innovative and inspirational teaching practice across the university after they have won their awards. Kate Astbury from the Department of French Studies, a WATE winner in 2007, has just published her profile on the Teaching Excellence website. This provides a shining example of her ongoing commitment to teaching innovation and proves that exemplary practice does not stop once an award has been achieved.

November 17, 2011

Nominations for next year's Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence now open

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The Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATE) are an important way to highlight the great teaching practice that takes place at Warwick. They are also an opportunity for students to identify and celebrate their inspiring and innovative teachers. Yet there are Departments whose staff rarely feature in the lists of WATE award winners or commendees. Does that mean that no excellent teaching takes place in these disciplines? I suspect not. More likely is that teaching staff are not being put forward for awards. This is perhaps indicative of the status of good teaching in the senior management of these Departments.

It would be fantastic, if this year, there were WATE nominations from all areas of the university. So please encourage your colleagues and students to get nominating!

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