GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: A TRANSDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

 

The Learning Community Global Connections offers a transdisciplinary approach to learning through an innovative and research-led discussion format that encourages students to share insights as co-collaborators. We offer a range of activities that deal with topics such as migration, the environment, etc. which can be approached from different perspectives and pose transdisciplinary challenges. Seminars, workshops, and practical activities guide the learning experience, and are facilitated by specialists from a range of subject areas who are engaged in globally oriented projects. Students are encouraged to integrate their own disciplinary knowledge, personal experiences, and reflections as they examine the complexities of global connections.

Learning Community Activities

Coming up

Migration Discussion Event (October-November 2022). More information coming soon.

Past activities

Cross-University Migration Discussion

On Thursday 28 October 2021, this pilot online event brought together 40 students from the University of Ljubljana, University Pompeu Fabra, Cergy University, and the University of Warwick to discuss video prompts on the theme of migration through the lens of their different disciplines.


Project Week 2022

This activity ran from 7 to 14 March 2022 and saw 18 students from UoL, CY, UPF, UoW, and VUB come together to reflect on environmental issues in a transdisciplinary way. In inter-university and cross-disciplinary teams, students were asked to choose a topic related to the environment and to produce an artefact of their choice to reflect their views on the topic. On the last day, students presented their project to the community. Most teams chose to focus on ecotourism or sustainability. Participants were free to choose the medium they wanted for their project. This resulted in some very creative and interactive artefacts: a mini theatre scene, a yearly planner, a crossword puzzle, and a poster. 

 

How to get involved?

(Students and educators)
If you wish to get involved, please contact Dr Heather Meyer heather.meyer@warwick.ac.uk and Dr Mélina Delmas melina.delmas@warwick.ac.uk.

Learning Community Members

Lead: Heather Meyer (UoW). Email: Heather.Meyer@warwick.ac.uk

Dr Heather Meyer is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick’s Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL). In this role, she promotes innovative pedagogies and approaches to assessment that are interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary in nature. Her research interests are situated across the fields of Global Studies, International Education and Migration Studies, and they significantly inform her teaching. She has experience working across a range of educational levels and sectors including K-12, Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) in the U.K., Austria, Kuwait, and the U.S. (Dr Heather Meyer – Teaching Fellow (warwick.ac.uk))

Partner: Sílvia Morgades (UPF). Email: silvia.morgades@upf.edu

Sílvia Morgades-Gil is a Senior Lecturer (Serra Hunter Fellow) in Public International Law, at the Department of Law, Pompeu Fabra University (http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1255-9285). She is member of the Research Group on Public International Law and International Relations <www.upf.edu/orbis> and the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration (GRITIM-UPF) <www.upf.edu/gritim>. She teaches EU Law; Asylum and Refugee Law; and International Migrations Law at PompeuFabra University, Universitat de Barcelona and CEI-International Affairs. She obtained the Extraordinary Doctoral Award for her Doctoral Thesis and the1st Award Research in Human Rights for the work Elsdrets humans com a motor de l’evolució del règiminternacional de protecciódelsrefugiats (Human rights as an engine for the evolution of the international regime of refugee protection, Barcelona, Generalitat de Catalunya, 2008). She has worked as visiting post-doctoral researcher at the Université Paris 1-Sorbonne; and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies-IHEID, Geneva. SílviaMorgades-Gil retains a research interest in the interaction between Public International Law and European Law as regards the legal status of refugees and people in need of protection. Her publications include book chapters and articles in scientific journals such as European Papers, Revue Générale de Droit International Public, International Journal of Refugee Law or European Journal of Migration and Law.

Partner: Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga (CY). Email: marie-pierre.arrizabalaga@cyu.fr

Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga is currently full professor in American Studies at the Institute of International Studies and Modern Languages (UFR LEI), CY Cergy Paris Université. Marie-Pierre does research in Family and Migration History. She is the co-director of a Master&apos;s Program in European and International Studies (Master EEI), and teaches US history in a historical, political, social, and economic perspective at the BA and MA levels, and research seminars on migration studies at the MA level.

Partner: Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn (UL). Email: andreja.zgajnar@fkkt.uni-lj.si

Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn obtained her PhD in the field of Chemical Engineering. She is Professor of Environmental Engineering at Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and  head of the Programme Council of doctoral study on Environmental Protection at University of Ljubljana. Her research work is focused on management of solid wastes, biodegradability and ecotoxicity studies with chemicals and wastewaters in aquatic compartments, risk assessment and hazard identification of chemicals as well as different aspects of wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse. She participated in 6 national research projects, she was a leader of 5 bilateral international projects and she is currently involved in national research program Chemical Engineering.
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