Thursday, 26 September 2013

Making acquintance with Coventry University

DIP -project actors were hoping for one more international project partner and now we can happily say that we have found it. Our visit to Coventry University made it easy to decide: we had the most interesting three days which we spent by getting to know the University and its pedagogical practices. So the next benchmarking workshop after Budapest will take place in Coventry University in January 2014.

Coventry University, main entrance (Alan Berry building). This week was aimed for first year students.

Lynn Clouder and Hanna posing next to Lynn's 2CV ("rättisitikka" in Finnish). 

Participants on Tuesday, from the left: Hanna,  Brian Goredema-Braid, Christine Broughan, sarah Wilson-Medhurst, Andrew Turner, Katherine Wimpenny, Tracy Cullis and Maija. Missing form the picture are Sarah Lewis and Gurnam Singh.

Conversation and discussion around pedagogical themes, such as inclusive pedagogy and practices, teachers professional development, curriculum design and the diversity of learners and their support, was very inspiring. Can't wait to continue this work soon.

Coventry cathedral, next to Coventry University Campus.

Among many interesting things we learned during our visit was about the student well-being. The new building, The Hub, was deigned especially for the students. At the same building located student services, such as health and wellbeing and career services.

Places for students to work.

The new building for Faculty of Engineering and Computing. The faculty is applying activity-led learning, which is now supported also via new physical surroundings (open spaces, group work facilities etc.).

The visit was defenetly worth doing, and collaboration continues. We want to thank everyone who participated our programme, the welcoming was warm and we were very well taken care of.

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