Event details

14:00-15:00 in room 151, Royal School of Mines (tea/coffee available from 13:45)

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Hailey Smith, Project Manager (Learning and Teaching), will open the event with an update on Learning and Teaching Strategy activities and events. If you have any questions on Curriculum Review or Pedagogy Transformation, please do come along and ask them.

Following Hailey, we will be showcasing the teaching and insights of two Imperial staff members. Abstracts will appear below once each talk is confirmed.


MIT’s Communication Requirement, Imperial Horizons and I-Explore

Dr Michael Weatherburn

There is substantial evidence that key STEMM institutions are increasingly, and formally, recognising the value that communication-orientated study brings to the learning and career opportunities of STEMM students. The example best-known to Imperial Colleagues will be Imperial Horizons, which has been growing since its launch in 2012 and will soon form part of the I-Explore programme.

This talk seeks to enrich and enhance these developments by discussing MIT’s Communication Requirement, a programme of communication-intensive courses mandatory for all MIT undergraduates. Building on a February 2018 investigation, Dr Michael Weatherburn will elaborate on the MIT Communication Requirement, outline lessons learned from the MIT experience since the 1990s, and describe what aspects of the MIT Communication Requirement are presently being integrated into Imperial Horizons’ learning and teaching.

BSc Medical Biosciences: a fully flipped undergraduate programme underpinned by experiential learning

Dr Ana Costa-Pereira

Dr Ana Costa-Pereira will be speaking about her expeirences of developing a fully flipped undergraduate programme and its underpinning by experiential learning in the Faculty of Mecicine.