A HEFCE Catalyst funded teaching and innovation project

This project aims to explore innovative pedagogic approaches to learning in an interdisciplinary environment, using dialogue to explore and understand different viewpoints. Drawing on the work of experts in the field of open dialogue the project aims to enable students to practice and develop the often overlooked communication skills of active listening and effective dialogue.

Conversations between students from different disciplines will be focused around key world challenges, represented by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals because greater interdisciplinary understanding is imperative in order to bring the necessary inter-disciplinary teams together to work on solutions that will help achieve these goals and ensure a sustainable future for everyone.

The Project blog includes posts about the project, its progress and impact, the pedagogy behind the workshops and dissemination events, personal reflections on learning and other related projects, pedagogies, events and programmes.


Project Lead Dr Zoe Robinson 

Education Project Officer Christa appleton  

This project is a HEFCE funded Catalyst experimental learning and teaching innovation project, 2017-18


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