Episode 43 – Ashoka U on Teaching Change Series with Rachel Maxwell

On today’s episode, we have our 7th and final episode in our special series Ashoka U on Teaching Change with our conversation with Rachel Maxwell, Head of Learning and Teaching Development at the University of Northampton. Rachel shares her work in developing change maker learning outcomes to be adopted institution-wide, her own philosophy around change-making, and the impact the upcoming Ashoka U publication will have on the field of changemaker education.


Dr Rachel Maxwell is Head of Learning and Teaching Development in the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILT) at the University of Northampton in the UK. She is currently leading a number of projects supporting the student experience, including improving the first year experience and the development of a framework of graduate attributes embedding employability and Changemaker skills across our curricula. 

Since starting work at the University of Northampton in 2012, Rachel has displayed a strong interest in Changemaking, primarily through her work to embed the skills and attributes associated with Changemaker into our curricula. In this way, her desire is to ensure that all students at Northampton receive a meaningful, on-programme entitlement to engage with Changemaking, thus supporting the institutional strategy: Transforming Lives + Inspiring Change.

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