Assessing the Impact of Living Labs in Liberal Arts

The latest LivingLabs@Keele blog from Ella Tennant, which includes a video with a focus group of students on the Liberal Arts programme, assessing the impact of Living Labs on the teaching and learning experiences in Liberal Arts.

The Liberal Arts programme at Keele has been designed to be both interdisciplinary and innovative in teaching and learning. This is reflected in core modules such as Understanding the World Through the Liberal Arts, which provides an introduction to perspectives and approaches from various disciplines in Humanities and Social Sciences. True to the liberal arts’ origins in classical antiquity, this also allows students to engage with theories and perspectives outside the classroom, in ‘living labs’. These ‘field trips’ to specific locations encourage exploration and application of knowledge and methodologies, through thinking and doing, in real living communities and physical and social landscapes.