Training Future Actors in the Food System: A new collaborative cross-institutional, interdisciplinary training programme for students

Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal

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Title Training Future Actors in the Food System: A new collaborative cross-institutional, interdisciplinary training programme for students
 
Creator Reed, Kelly
 
Subject
Food Security; Systems thinking; Virtual Learning Environment; Pedagogy
 
Description There is an urgent need to train a cohort of professionals who can address and resolve the increasing number of fundamental failings in the global food system. The solutions to these systemic failings go far beyond the production of food, and are embedded within broad political, economic, business, social, cultural and environmental contexts. The challenge of developing efficient, socially acceptable and sustainable food systems that meet the demands of a growing global population can only be tackled through an interdisciplinary systems approach that integrates social, economic and environmental dimensions. The new cross-institutional training programme, IFSTAL (Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning), is designed to improve post-graduate level knowledge and understanding of food systems from a much broader interdisciplinary perspective, which can be applied to students’ own studies. Ultimately, these graduates should be equipped to apply critical interdisciplinary systems thinking in the workplace to understand how problems are connected, their root causes and where critical leverage points might be.  This article outlines the programme and presents a review of its first year (2015-2016 academic year).
 
Publisher University of Warwick, UK
 
Contributor HEFCE
University of Warwick
University of Oxford
City University of London
LCIRAH
University of Reading
 
Date 2017-04-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/exchanges/index.php/exchanges/article/view/145
 
Source Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal; Vol 4, No 2 (2017): April; 201-218
2053-9665
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.sfu.ca/exchanges/index.php/exchanges/article/view/145/275
 
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