An ICE journal paper of which I am an author discussing the experience of running “Innovative Learning Week” activities for two years at the University of Edinburgh has now been published. This paper draws together experiences of staff and students who took part in a variety of activities, ranging from bridge building to “changing the world in a week”. There is a lot of interesting material here and food for thought about how university education might change, at least in part, to get away from the dominance of traditional lectures.
There were eight entries to the competition I ran before Christmas to identify the longest possible beam supporting only self-weight. The winner is Felix Wiesner, to whom a bottle of whiskey. Continue reading