Creating Responsive and Engaging Education with Students

11-12. June 2020

Leuphana University

Lüneburg, Germany

Begin: Thursday, 11. June at 17:00

End: Friday, 12. June at 16:00

Audience

Decision-makers at higher education institutions in Europe

Description

It is widely agreed upon that universities and higher education institutions should offer more student-centred and co-creative programs. In order to optimally prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century, policy makers on the national and European levels, student-organizations, university associations, international think tanks, but also prominent higher education researchers and academics have all argued that higher education must be transformed. Many universities have heeded this call and endorse the need for educational innovation towards more student-centred and co-creative programs.

Over the past two years, educators from 6 universities throughout Europe with particular expertise in and experience with student-centered, co-creative education have worked together to develop an approach for achieving a responsive and engaged culture of learning. They have articulated and shared a number of best practices, educational tools and implementation strategies for educational innovation. These resources are intended to support and inspire institutions to enhance the education they offer, focusing on activating pedagogies and high-quality faculty, peer and self-advising.

The event will present this approach to educational innovation, including its rationale, its principles as well as four toolkits of strategies and methods for implementation. The event is intended for decision-makers at higher education institutions in Europe and will be an opportunity to explore the need for, but also the challenges of realizing a more responsive and engaged approach to learning. It will consider the societal relevance of this approach, develop the major justifications for it, outline its major principles and features, and present evidence for its feasibility (based on the experiences at the partner institutions and the tools development). Special attention will be given to discussing the challenges that this approach raises, such as questions of elitism, the international context, policy developments, and institutional reform.

Program

The event will begin with an evening session and networking event on Thursday 11. June 2020 at 17:00.

The following day, Friday, 12. June 2020 activities will run from 8:30 to 16:00.

A full program will be posted in April.

Info about Lüneburg, accommodations, etc.

Lüneburg is a Hanseatic city in Lower Saxony, Germany, known for its gothic half-timbered houses in the historical center. The nearest airport is Hamburg.

Venue

Thursday evening’s session will take place at an event space in Lüneburg’s historic center. Friday’s activities will take place at:

Leuphana University of Lüneburg Central Building.

Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg

Hotels

DORMERO Hotel Altes Kaufhaus Lüneburg (in the historic center)

Bergström Hotel Lüneburg (in the historic center)

Best Western Plus Residenzhotel Lüneburg (near the Leuphana campus)

Registration

Please use this form to register for the CREATES Multiplier “Creating Responsive and Engaging Education with Students” on 11-12. June 2020 in Lüneburg, Germany. Deadline for registration is 15. May 2020.

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