How do we create learning environments that skill up people to effectively respond to today’s global challenges?
IFSTAL is unique. It brings together leading academic minds in food systems thinking with the workplace to create an interdisciplinary, workplace-orientated model to build the community of future researchers, practitioners, campaigners and advocates for change: ‘food system analysts’.
We see this as a model from which we can draw lessons applicable to the plethora of ‘global challenges’ we face today: health and wellbeing, sustainable cities, poverty alleviation, clean air, water, sanitation and energy systems to name a few.
This showcase event will be an opportunity to share and discuss experiences of a multi-institution collaboration for interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
We will reflect on the successes and learning from the 3-year HEFCE Catalyst Fund IFSTAL Programme and look to the future of food systems higher education.
What will I get from the day?
The day will cover the broad IFSTAL themes:
Interactive workshops on how to apply the IFSTAL to your context:
- Applying systems thinking
- Developing the curricula and approach
- Engaging the workplace
- Working across institutions
- Innovating methods of teaching
- Encouraging multi-sector experience
How does it apply to me?
- Are you looking for new talent pathways?
- Are you trying to work in an interdisciplinary way?
- Do you see room for improvement in postgraduate education provision?
Please join us for this exciting opportunity at Oxford Town Hall, on the 27th September 2018, 10am-4pm.
- John Ingram, University of Oxford
- Alan Hayes, IGD
- Angela Wright, Compassion in World Farming
- Owen Gower, UK Council for Graduate Education
- Tim Lang, City, University of London
- Lucy Foster, DEFRA – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Matt Jennings, Office for Students