Recent events: First Transnational Project Meetings

In February, the first meetings of the Developmen Teams have taken place to start with the substantial work on the various toolkits. Photographs from the meeting at Leuphana University on 20 February can be found here.

Next event: 1st workshop with students in June 2018 in Paris

As part of Outputs 3 and 4, the workshop will be designed for students from a variety of curricular backgrounds with the twofold objective of introducing them to the practice of self-advising and working with e-portfolios and other tools for their own academic and professional development, and of training them to become peer advisers.


Training Events

2nd workshop with students in June 2019 in Lüneburg

Similar to the 1st workshop, the 2nd workshop will focus on the practice of self-advising, working with e-portfolios and other tools for academic and professional development, and on peer adviseing. It will present the methods having incorporated the feedback following the 1st workshop.

Training Event in July 2019 in Pisa

This three-day joint staff training event will bring together a group of 18 teachers (2 from each partner institution + 1 person from the development team). The aim is to present the tools developed as part of Output 1, so that teachers can use them in their own teaching.

Training Event “Integrative Advising” in July 2019 in Freiburg

During the three-day training event, instructors from UCF, Leuphana and Sciences Po will introduce three participants from each partner to the advising toolkit as part of Output 2, also offering them the opportunity to apply what they have learned by advising each other in recorded face-to-face sessions. An important aim is to prepare participant to assume the role of coaches who will introduce faculty to the innovative approaches in advising represented in the toolkit. Moreover, participants will be asked to reflect on what they have learned and provide both open feedback and a structured evaluation of the techniques. This feedback will be used by the Development Team to adjust the tools in the final phase of product development.


Conference “Creating Responsive and Engaging Education with Students in March 2020 in Lüneburg

The two-day event will address decision-makers at HEIs in Europe and advocate the implementation of a responsive and engaged approach to learning. It will be an opportunity to specify the societal demand for this approach; develop the major justifications for it; outline its major principles and features; present evidence for its feasibility (based on the experiences at the partner institutions and the tools development). Special room will be given for discussing the challenges that this approach raises.

Conference “Engaged and co-creative learning” in April 2020 in Freiburg

The two-day conference is dedicated to new orientations in teaching and learning, bringing together about 60 participants from European HEIs. The conference will have parallel panels on differet aspects of module design and will feature impact talks from partner institutions; tools- and practice- based workshops as well as roundtable discussions on key issues.

Conference in May 2020 in Maastricht

The two-day conference will be dedicated to strategies for opening up curricula to student choice and supporting student development through impactful advising. It will bring together 50 representatives from European HEIs to present CREATES outputs and results and to discuss both trends in curricula and innovations in advising.

Conference “CREATES: Creating Responsive, Engaging and Tailored Education with Students” in June 2016 in Brussels

The one-day seminar for policy makers and stakeholders (25 participants) from within and outside higher education will bring together different perspectives on the relevance of co-creation in higher education and discussing CREATES’ policy recommendations. It will concretely focus on how the toolkits and insights produced by the partners can be im-plemented throughout the higher education sector.