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Dr Will Curtis: Centre for Lifelong Learning

Dr Will Curtis is the Director of Academic Studies for the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Warwick. Will has long-standing interests in alternative models of education and philosophy of education. His recent funded projects have focused on assessment and feedback and democratic education. He has developed a model of collaborative enquiry, with undergraduate students working alongside academic staff. His IATL module Reinventing Education examines and critically engages with notions and models of education through a variety of approaches and disciplines. An assessment method in the module is the creation of an educational utopia/dystopia, which encourages students to choose their own form of output, as long as it satisfies the learning outcomes of the module.

 

Dr Gavin Schwartz-Leeper: Liberal Arts

Dr Gavin Schwartz-Leeper is the Director of Student Experience for Liberal Arts at Warwick. His core 30-CAT module Art & Revolution explores the continually changing nature and role of art and artistic expression in society. Bringing together perspectives from history, economics, religious studies, music, literature, politics, history of art, and film studies, the module explores how art has reacted to, anticipated, or prompted revolutionary moments in which established power structures were altered, dismantled, or supplanted. The module is unique in its great variety of assessment methods, which include a 15-minute group presentation,three 1,500-word analyses of an archive, a painting and a film, a 3,000-word critical essay, and a 2-hour exam.

 

Prof Mike Joy: Computer Science

Prof Mike Joy is a Professorial Teaching Fellow in Computer Science at Warwick. He co-leads on a core 15-CAT module Professional Skills which introduces the key skills required of the computing professional, comprising oral and written communication, operating systems proficiency and awareness of professional aspects of computing practice, such as legal aspects and computers' place in society. The module uses such assessment methods as assessed exercises, a class test, a poster presentation as well as as an oral presentation. In previous years, Mike also taught the optional Computer Security module, which saw students engage in competitive assessment, where their skills and knowledge were evaluated through practical assessments.