CREATES Training Event for Advisors generates productive exchange

On Thursday, 14. November 2019, over fifteen teachers and advisors met at Maastricht University’s EdLaB, the university’s institute for education innovation. The aim of the three-day event was to test out and further develop materials for three of the CREATES toolkits on faculty, peer, and self-advising. On Thursday, Steering Committee member Teun Dekker of University College Maastricht gave a brief introduction to the aims of…

CREATES event allows 29 teachers to share ideas and experiences of co-creative learning

From 13-15. June 2019, 29 teachers engaged in intensive exchange about student-centered, co-creative teaching and learning in higher education. Entitled “Student-centered Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: A training event in classroom techniques for teachers,” it was the third of CREATES four training events. Twelve Leuphana teachers welcomed fourteen teachers from other CREATES partner institutions, and three from its associate partner universities in the US…

Project coordinator Volker Balli writes guest commentary for Die Zeit newsletter

Last week, CREATES project coordinator Volker Balli wrote the guest commentary for the German higher education newsletter Die Zeit’s CHANCEN Brief. Writing specifically in response to the 17 newly announced Erasmus+ European University alliances, Balli interpreted the importance of student-centered, co-creative teaching and learning in Germany, Europe, and these new alliances. You can view the newsletter (German language only) here.

CREATES Steering Committee Meets at Sciences Po in April 2019

On a sunny, spring day, 4. April 2019, the CREATES Steering Committee met at Sciences Po in Paris. The project manager updated the committee on the development teams’ progress on the four toolkits and discussed the plans for the remaining CREATES events for students and staff. They reviewed finances and announced the successful submission of the mid-term report to the DAAD in January 2019. The…

CREATES Steering Committee Meets at KCL in June 2018

In June 2018, the CREATES steering committee met at one of its partner institutions, King’s College London. Spending much of the one-day meeting in the Bush House buildings, the committee clarified CREATES’s goals, made final decisions about the budget, and reported on CREATES’s progress thus far. Among the clarified aims is the central idea that co-creative learning approaches must work for all students and staff –that they must be…

Report: Students for Students | International Peer Advising Student Conference in the Black Forest

From July 10-14, 2018 a group of students representing five CREATES partner institutions met in Freiburg to participate in “Students for Students – International Peer Advising Student Conference in the Black Forest.” The event represented one of CREATES’s two ‘learning, teaching, and training activities’ for higher education learners. CREATES dedicated Development Team 3 to improving techniques of peer advising because of this practice’s great potential…

Kick-Off Meeting at Leuphana in October 2018

// 7. November 2017: Kick-Off Meeting at Leuphana We are proud to announce the beginning of CREATES – an Erasmus+​ Funded Strategic Partnership. The kick-off meeting of the Steering Committee took place on 31 October at the new “Zentralgebäude” at Lüneburg University, welcoming all five partner institutions.     Among the six universities, fruitful exchanges and cooperations of various kinds have already existed in the…