International development and education - the student view
17 May 2021
Perspectives on podcasting’s role in academia, the pandemic’s effect on students’ assessments worldwide, the digital divide, and peacebuilding in conflict zones.
Dr Will Brehm considers his teaching and podcasting to be important parts of his academic life, and issued himself a challenge. “Why couldn’t I infuse my teaching practice with podcast pedagogies? Why couldn’t I utilise the medium of sound and audio to enrich the study of education and international development?”
In an effort to democratise and empower others to get involved in knowledge production and dissemination, he asked undergraduate students to produce their own 15-minute podcasts on any topic in international development and education. The results – outstanding. The content – thought-provoking. Furthermore, what is also amazing is that most had little to no prior experience in audio production.
Here’s an extract from three student podcasts to celebrate their work and push the meaning of impact in new directions.
Listen to the podcast
You can also listen to the podcast on:
- Hear more student podcasts from the International Development and Education module
- Education Studies BA
- Psychology with Education BSc
- Arts and Sciences BASc
- Dr Will Brehm’s research profile
- IOE Undergraduate programmes
- More IOE podcasts