What are you doing for #ErasmsusDays 2020? CREATES conference registration is open!

Did you know that Erasmus Days 2020 are planned for next month? We invite you to mark the occasion by attending the CREATES Co-Creative Learning and Advising in Higher Education Virtual Conference scheduled for 14-16. October 2020! Erasmus Days are three days of celebration of the Erasmus+ programme across Europe and the world. As an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership, CREATES will celebrate by formally launching its…

Teachers invited to “Co-creative Learning in Higher Education” multiplier conference

The Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership CREATES is pleased to invite you to the one-day conference for university teachers to be held in Freiburg on 27. March 2020. Teacher-scholars from around Europe will gather to launch the CREATES toolkit of classroom techniques, teaching methods, and best practices for effective teaching and learning in higher education. The Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership CREATES invites attendants of all levels of teaching…

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…

Upcoming event for advisors in Maastricht, 14-16. November

On 14-16. November 2019, the three CREATES development teams on academic advising will share their ideas and offer a range of activities that will help you to gain insight in the main objectives and core  principles of academic advising. Held at University College Maastricht, the topic of advising will be approached from three distinct yet related perspectives: Faculty advising – on the role teaching staff…

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…

Upcoming Event for Teachers in Lüneburg, 13.-15. June 2019

Leuphana University –Lüneburg, Germany will host teachers from the six CREATES partner institutions for a teaching and learning training event. The 3-day event will focus on seven student-centered classroom techniques: Problem-based learning (PBL) Case teaching E-portfolios Simulation & roleplay Research-based learning Metacognitive self-reflection Reading diaries Through short lectures, workshops and discussion sessions, participants will engage with the above techniques. The event will specifically focus on…

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…

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