Research and the COVID-19 crisis - International Day of Education

27/01/2021 (12:30-14:00)
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As part of an ONLINE series of lectures to mark International Awareness Days, we are pleased to invite you on 27 January  to an speed lecture and a panel discussion with leading DMU scholars. Focusing on the impact of COVID-19 in the context of the International Day of Education.

Talks will include:

Professor Richard Hall - Covid-19 and the idea of the University - The idea of the University is being challenged at the intersection of crises, including those of finance and epidemiology. As a result, the public value of the University is continually questioned. This talk will uncover how, at the intersection of crises, those who labour in universities might recover their historical agency, and reimagine higher learning. 

Dr Momodou Sallah - Experiences of teaching and learning during Covid19 at DMU - Drawing on research conducted with module leaders across DMU in May 2020, this talk will explore staff experiences of teaching and learning across the university; it will also explore the Centre for Academic Innovation’s (CAI) and wider institutional responses to teaching and learning in the Covid19 era.  

Professor Tracy Harwood - Roles of creativity in developing students  - The presentation reflects on roles of creativity as a form of experiential learning.  As well as building skillsets in original thinking, creativity contributes to development of problem-solving, decision-making, risk-taking, etc. which in turn builds confidence and resilience. The presentation draws on findings from two different collaborative research projects: firstly, with staff on a breadth of programmes at DMU (Faculty of CEM) and, secondly, on a professional practice marketing programme delivered at a partner University in the UK. 

Places can be booked up to one hour before the event.

Registrants will receive a link to join the online talk 2 days before the event, via their provided email address.

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