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Peer Observation Scheme
Online webinars and workshops for teachers
Want to gain innovative knowledge about teaching in one or two hours? Want to learn how to use tools that can help you realise an inclusive curriculum and learning environment? The partners in the CAT will again organise an extensive range of short webinars and workshops. For a complete overview, see the CAT agenda.Β On 11 October, for example, there will be a lunch lecture by Lotte Henrichs (UU Outstanding Teacher Award 2021): 'Connecting communities. How your research, your professional network and questions from the field can strengthen your teaching'.
Retrospective on Leoniek Wijngaards-de Meij's inaugural lecture
More attention must be paid to the professionalisation of the lecturer. This process must begin during the doctoral programme and continue until the professorship. This is what Leoniek Wijngaards-de Meij, who was appointed professor last year, says in her recently delivered inaugural lecture. Leoniek Wijngaards-de Meij is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Principal Fellow at the Centre for Academic Teaching at Utrecht University. She is the first professor to become a professor through the UU's Senior Fellow programme. Her oration can be viewed on Youtube.
Reshaping the Academic Self: Connecting Education & Open Science – a manifesto by Sicco de Knecht; Martijn van der Meer; Loek Brinkman; Manon Kluijtmans; Frank Miedema
The transition towards Open Science will drastically alter our approach to academic life. It will change the ways in which we reward and recognise university employees and reshape the relationship between education and research. This should be reflected in how a new generation of academics and citizens are educated. The aim of university education should be preparing future graduates to share their (inter)disciplinary knowledge, engage with societal stakeholders, and shape tomorrow’s society. This manifesto is a thought exercise that explores the (possible) relationships between Open Science and education.
Workshops Career Services for postdocs and temporary lecturers
From August 2021, Utrecht University is running a pilot in which part of the 'PhD only' workshops of the UU Career Services will be open to temporary lecturers and postdocs from Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht, too. This pilot is intended to offer postdocs and temporary lecturers better support in their professional development and career orientation. In the future, more pilots will follow. The workshops are free of charge. They will take place until November 2021.
October Diversity Month
News from the teaching community TAUU
The Teaching & Learning Lab's Fall Festival: the education of the future
During the yearly Autumn Festival, we focus on the innovation of our education. This year, the central theme of the festival is β€˜the education of the future’, with a special focus on flexible learning. Keynote speaker Arthur Bakker will tell us about his research on student motivation, with special focus on the last year and a half. After the introduction and official opening of the Hybrid Active Learning Classroom, you can participate in various online, physical and hybrid workshops.
Open your course to a refugee
Dean and programme manager for Interdisciplinary Education appointed
Call for papers: Integrative sustainability education: emerging concepts and approaches
Tackling the complex challenges and interlinked elements of sustainability require integrative knowledge and skills to be able to reach across disciplines, actors from all parts of society, scales, challenges etc. This is a so far under-represented topic in the scientific literature on sustainability education and we aim to address it in our special issue in the Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences. We invite interested authors to consider the following dimensions as starting points for defining integration in their articles: sustainability in educational programming, student population, co-curricular activities, institutional level, disciplines/stakeholder engagement, and sustainability issues/challenges.
How do you develop education aimed at professionals with appropriate quality assurance?
Professionals learn differently than students and also have different priorities. Continuing Education's recent workshop on education and quality assurance provided more information on educational concepts for professionals. What works and what should you be aware of when designing programs for professionals? How is the quality of this type of education monitored? The answers to these and more questions were discussed by Michelle Veugelers in this workshop. Missed the workshop? Read the answers and tips in this FAQ.
From the Educational Database
CAT Events
β€’ Virtual Reality in higher education: When and how should we use it? – 30 September
β€’ Joining forces with SIG Interdisciplinarity, SIG Entrepreneurship Education & Challenge Based Education– 11 October
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