Teaching and Learning on Systems Issues - A Showcase Event

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Many global challenges are complex and systemic in nature, yet our universities continue to operate mostly within disciplinary silos. This begs the question, 'how do we create learning environments that give people the skills to effectively respond to these challenges?'.  

The Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning programme (IFSTAL) is a collaboration between five leading higher education institutions, co-ordinated at the University of Oxford. It has just marked its third successful year, having engaged with over 1,100 postgraduate students from over 45 disciplines. IFSTAL brings together leading academic minds in food systems thinking with the workplace and a diverse student cohort to create an interdisciplinary, workplace-oriented model of education. It focusses on the food system with its manifold issues around nutrition security, obesity, environmental degradation and antimicrobial resistance to name a few. 

We see this as an approach 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 and sanitation; and energy systems to name a few. 

We would like to invite you to attend our Showcase: Food for Thought, taking place at Oxford Town Hall on the 27th of September 2018. You can read more and book a place HERE

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