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Programme Education Festival

New ways of teaching, continued commitment - Celebrating education

From 19 to 23 April 2021, the Education Festival – the successor to Education Day – took place. It has been an inspirational week for all lecturers of the UG. The Education Festival boosted a varied programme, including interactive activities, keynote speakers and a virtual exposition to showcase good practices.

Take a look at  the programme here (PDF) !
The enthusiastic speakers came from within and outside the university. Students were present at some sessions to share their experiences.

The Education Festival was held online and scheduled in a way that it could be combined with a busy week at work. The sessions lasted from half an hour to an hour and were spread out across the day.

Every day of the week had a central theme:

  • Monday: Blended Learning: digital education in a sustainable manner
  • Tuesday: Interdisciplinary education for employability, lifelong learning & citizenship
  • Wednesday: Inclusion and diversity: impact on your classroom
  • Thursday: Assessment for learning: Can we shift the paradigm?
  • Friday: Recognition and Rewards

It is possible to watch session recordings back. The links will be added to this page.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via: tag@rug.nl

Monday 19 April

Theme: Blended Learning: digital education in a sustainable manner

11:00 - 11:45 - Opening of the Education Festival

Opening of the Education Festival

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The link to join the session via livestream!

The Rector, Prof.dr. Cisca Wijmenga and the Academic Lead of the Teaching Academy, Prof.dr. Mellie Pullman will introduce the festival and discuss questions from the moderator Prof.dr. Debbie Jaarsma. The topics will include vision for the future of higher education, challenges and opportunities.

Prof. dr. Cisca Wijmenga
Prof. dr. Cisca Wijmenga
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Prof. dr. Cisca Wijmenga is Rector Magnificus of the University of Groningen. She succeeded Elmer Sterken in 2019. Wijmenga is also Lodewijk Sandkuijl Professor of Human Genetics at the UG and was awarded the prestigious Spinoza Prize in 2015. Wijmenga is the first ever female Rector Magnificus in the history of the university.

Prof. dr. Mellie Pullman
Prof. dr. Mellie Pullman

Prof. dr. Mellie Pullman is the Academic Lead of the Teaching Academy Groningen. Professor Mellie Pullman is a visiting professor at the School of Economics and Business at University of Groningen. Her record in teaching innovation includes over 20 years of designing and implementing digital programs with various formats such as recorded classrooms, hybrid learning, and online courses. She has implemented with digital interactive learning activities and supported other teachers in their efforts to adopt digital learning and innovation. Additionally, she has published multiple books and cases for teaching as well as articles on pedagogical approaches. Through these efforts, she has received teaching awards and grants for teaching innovation throughout her career.

prof. dr. A.D.C. (Debbie) Jaarsma
prof. dr. A.D.C. (Debbie) Jaarsma

Prof. dr. A.D.C. (Debbie) Jaarsma works as Professor Innovation & Research in Medical Education at the UMCG. There she is also Director for the Center for Education Development and Research in Health Professions and programme leader of the research group LEARN. Within the UG she is currently the lead of the Advisory board of the TAG after fulfilling her role of interim chair.

12:00 - 13:00 - Gather around for Interactive Online Teaching (Workshop & Demonstration)

Gather around for Interactive Online Teaching

Gather.town

Join the session here!

In this presentation, participants will experience Gather.town and how several teaching activities can be organized within this tool. Several tools that are used in this environment are shown and discussed. At the end of the session, participants get a copy of a Gather.town environment, which they can develop for their own use.

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Azadeh Rahimichatri
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Mina Atia
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Dr. F.H.C.E (Ferdinand) van der Graaf

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This session is given by Dr. F.H.C.E (Ferdinand) van der Graaf, Mina Atia, MSc and Azadeh Rahimichatri, PhD candidate (FSE).

13:00 - 13:30 - Homemade Educational Videos (Parallel Session 1.1) (Preview needed!)

1.1: Homemade Educational Videos - Preview needed

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous

The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

Preview needed: The basics on how to prepare homemade educational videos/ prepare videos from the studio to the street are in the video below. Please watch it in advance and prepare your questions and comments to discuss during the session. Note that we will also allow time at the beginning of the session to view the video.

Join the session here!

Do you think making educational videos for your course is complicated and time consuming? In this presentation we will try to convince you that all teachers can do it, e.g. from home, using your laptop. Enrich your (online) course and free up time for the interaction in your class. Recorded videos can be reused in the following iterations of your course as an additional educational material. See also the manual (PDF) on how to record videos.

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This video and livestream Q&A session will be done by Dr. O. (Oksana) Kavatsyuk (UCG) and Drs. T. (Tom) Spits (ESI).

Tom Spits
Drs. T. (Tom) Spits
Dr. Oksana
Dr. O. (Oksana) Kavatsyuk
13:00 - 13:30 - Momentum - bringing online collaborative education to the Metaverse (Parallel Session 1.2)

1.2: Momentum - Bringing online collaborative education to the Metaverse

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous

The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

Momentum Session

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Momentum is an integrated, open world that turns collaborating on challenges into a unified, effective and playful experience for everyone. In April and May 2021, RUG, Hanzehogeschool, Noorderpoort and two schools for secondary education teach a full course in Momentum. Over 200 students and 20 teachers experiment together. We invite you to fly into Momentum with us and share the first (very:)) preliminary results.

Want to fly-in already? Go to Odyssey.org.

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This workshop will be given by Stefan Kunst.

13:40 - 14:10 - Videos from the studio to the street (Parallel Session 2.1) (Preview needed!)

2.1: Videos from the studio to the street - Preview needed

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

Preview needed: The basics on how to prepare homemade educational videos/ prepare videos from the studio to the street are in the video below. Please watch it in advance and prepare your questions and comments to discuss during the session. Note that we will also allow time at the beginning of the session to view the video.

Join the session here!

In this session, Prof. Mellie Pullman will illustrate different ways she has brought the outside world into the classroom through creating videos. From creating dynamic backgrounds for lectures to filming on site at business or on the street, there are many options for bringing lectures to life. Mellie will explain what can be done with a basic phone camera all the way up to professional videos.

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Prof. dr. Mellie Pullman

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Prof. Dr. M.E. (Mellie) Pullman has taught many subjects in her 25 year career, from operations and supply chain management to craft brewery business and entertainment management. She is currently the academic lead of TAG.

13:40 - 14:10 - A XR experience in teaching (Parallel Session 2.2)

2.2: A XR Experience in Teaching

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme
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You give lectures in an inspiring virtual environment, sometimes for large groups, then split up into smaller groups for more project-based education. It is all possible in this comi world full of VR and AR.

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Schelte Meinsma

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This live demo will be given by Schelte Meinsma. Schelte Meinsma is an entrepreneur pur sang. Creativity, authenticity and guts are central to his way of thinking and working. He has a lot of passion for discovering new technologies and the clever use of online possibilities is one of the things that make him unique.

14:20 - 14:50 - Where to find support when creating a video? (Parallel Session 3.1)

3.1: Where to find support when creating a video?

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme
Tom Spits
Dr. T. (Tom) Spits

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Getting a helping hand when trying something new, such as making an educational video, is always appreciated. But where can you find those hands and what kind of help can be provided? Drs. T. (Tom) Spits will explain how Educational Support and Innovation can help you make better videos more easily. At the end of the short lecture, there will be room for a Q&A.

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Drs. T. (Tom) Spits will give this short lecture. Tom Spits is online learning design specialist and expert in making Massive Open Online Courses. He also co-created over 400 videos during the last 6 years.

14:20 - 14:50 - Transition to Digital Learning using Coding Technologies (Parallel Session 3.2)

3.2: Transition to Digital Learning using Coding Technologies

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

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The current technology used in classroom (PowerPoint/Nestor/Blackboard) is not enough for fully online courses. As my research is focused on writing and using computer programs to simulate scientific problems, I decided to apply the technology I use in software development (collaboratively developing, editing, sharing and testing codes) in classroom and comparing it with the current technology embedded in Nestor.

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This lecture will be given by M.A.A. (Muhamed Amin) Amin, PhD. He got his master and PhD from CUNY, USA. Then he worked as a postdoc at UC Berkely. Then, moved to CFEL, Germany as a Research Scientist. Finally, he works as an assistant professor at UCG.

Tuesday 20 April

Theme: Interdisciplinary education for employability, lifelong learning & citizenship

09:00 - 09:45 - Creating Wicked Students: Designing courses for a complex world

Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World

Opening Lecture Tuesday

Wicked Students

Students need content and skills to engage with the world. But at a time when we’re faced with unprecedented challenges, what else is necessary? This talk explores the “wicked problems” our students will face upon graduation, issues that are dynamic, shifting, resistant to simple solutions. What does the age of COVID tell us about what we need to do if we’re to develop graduates who have the abilities to take on the messy problems of the world?

Paul Hanstedt
Paul Hanstedt

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The keynote speaker of this lecture is Paul Hanstedt.
Paul Hanstedt has led curricular and pedagogical reform in both the U.S. and Asia, and is the recipient of several teaching awards. He is the author of GENERAL EDUCATION ESSENTIALS and CREATING WICKED STUDENTS.

11:00 - 11:45 - Love and War: Two ways of teaching interdisciplinary (Townhall)

Love and War: two ways of teaching interdisciplinary

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

To expose two ways of teaching interdisciplinarity via the courses Love and War; two courses that were designed specifically to be interdisciplinary. We are to address the following points:

1. What is the added value of interdisciplinarity?
2. How is interdisciplinarity dealt with within each course?
3. How is sufficient disciplinary depth achieved?
4. What are the main challenges towards achieving interdisciplinarity in each course (for teachers and students)?
5. How do we design assessments that test interdisciplinary skills?

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dr. M. (Maria) Ioannou
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dr. A. (Adriana) Mattos
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prof. A.L.(Alette) Smeulers

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This discussion pannel wil be done by: dr. M. (Maria) Ioannou, dr. A. (Adriana) Mattos and prof. A.L. (Alette) Smeulers
Students: Hannah Matthiesen and Max Schaffelder

They belong to three different departments of UCG (Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences, respectively). Their appreciation of interdisciplinarity is what brought them to teach at UCG and to design these courses more specifically. They are accompanied in this presentation by two bachelor students who have taken both of these courses.

13:00 - 13:30 - Developing and teaching interdisciplinary courses on sustainability (Parallel Session 1.1)

1.1: Developing and teaching interdisciplinary courses on sustainability

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

Sustainability challenges are complex and require expertise from multiple disciplines. Among others, social, spatial, and environmental scientists, need to collaborate. Consequently, there is growing interest in interdisciplinary research and education. I have developed courses in which students 1) learn disciplinary contributions to studying sustainability problems, 2) collaborate with other disciplines, 3) and learn better work in interdisciplinary teams. In this session, I will discuss the value and challenges of developing and teaching interdisciplinary education.

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Dr. L. (Lise) Jans

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This interactive lecture is given by Dr. L. (Lise) Jans, Environmental psychologist. She is an expert in group processes. She applies this expertise to examine the realization of sustainable change. On a meta-level, she applies this expertise to understand and promote successful multi- and interdisciplinary collaborations.

13:00 - 13:30 - ENLIGHT: Global Engagement (Parallel Session 1.2)

1.2: ENLIGHT: Global Engagement

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

An introduction into the educational strategy of a new Global Engagement Module (10 ECTS) is presented. We focus on peer learning and challenge-based education. We also illustrate how we want to train Global Engagement.

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Prof. Dr. E. (Elmer) Sterken

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This interactive lecture is given by prof. dr. E. (Elmer) Sterken. He is a Professor of Monetary Economics and Special Advisor of the University Board – Academic Lead of ENLIGHT for the University of Groningen.

13:40 - 14:10 - Project-based learning: Interdisciplinary student project in Year 1,2,3 at the UCG (Parallel Session 2.1)

2.1: Project-based learning: Interdisciplinary student project in Year 1,2,3 at the UCG

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme
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In this session, we introduce UCG’s project-based learning. In projects, students collaborate with faculty and experts (organizations, agencies, and firms) to tackle real-world issues.

Students are deeply involved in every step of the project process: from research design to planning final project deliverables. They learn to analyse complex situations and identify the causes of problems lurking within. Then, students develop realistic and innovative recommendations and communicate those in a compelling way.

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This presentation is given by Bettina van Hoven and David Beynon. Bettina is the Academic Director of Education at University College Groningen where she also teaches. David is a teacher and coordinator of projects at University College Groningen.

Bettina van Hoven
Bettina van Hoven
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David Beynon
13:40 - 14:10 - MEET-Medical Education Empowered by Theater (Parallel Session 2.2)

2.2: MEET-Medical Education Empowered by Theater

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

MEET is an innovative methodology based on the Theater of the Oppressed by the Brazilian dramaturg Augusto Boal. It aims to improve the communication skills, personal and professional development of Health Profession students. MEET grows from the intersection of performing arts, education, and medicine to help students to strive the complexity of communication in clinical settings. MEET integrates personal and professional development into a meaningful whole to embrace the challenges of becoming a health professional.

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M.A. (Marco) de Carvalho Filho

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This lecture is given by M.A. (Marco) de Carvalho Filho. He is an internal medicine specialist and researcher in medical education. Marco is passionate about medical education and developing innovative methodologies combining arts, humanities, and clinical communication.

14:20 - 14:50 - Teaching and Learning Dissidence and Interdisciplinarity by Telling Stories? (Parallel Session 3.1)

3.1: Teaching and Learning Dissidence and Interdisciplinarity by Telling Stories?

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

Sharing experiences on a course on dissidence, leadership and innovative thinking.
Points to discuss:

  1. What is the role of the lecturer and co-creating in class when teaching interdisciplinary courses?
  2. What is the value of telling stories of people so as to study their legal, ethical, scientific and life choices?
  3. How one makes online teaching and assessment more lively and fun?
  4. How to bring to the fore and work with disciplinary and other forms of diversity (e.g. racial) in class?
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Dr. A. (Mando) Rachovitsa

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This interactive lecture is given by Dr. A. (Mando) Rachovitsa, Assistant Professor of International Law. Mando Rachovitsa is an assistant professor at the faculty of law. She is teaching and researching international law, human rights and international technology law. In her non-existing free time, she likes to design less conventional courses at the UCG and the honours programme.

14:20 - 14:50 - Rebuilding Education (Parallel Session 3.2)

3.2: Rebuilding Education: A course in which students have the unique opportunity to zoom in on one aspect of their own educational path and redesign it partially or completely

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme
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In the course Rebuilding Education, students develop a redesign of a specific element of their education. In the process, they make use of academic literature, but they are also encouraged to develop their ideas along with stakeholders. In this session, we will give a short explanation of the course and its methods, and some of our students will share their redesign. After this, we hope to have a discussion to see how elements of this course can be implemented in daily practice.

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F.D. (Femke) Cnossen

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This workshop (presentation and discussion) is given by F.D. (Femke) Cnossen and students. Femke is a PhD student at the FEB, and the co-owner of the company Hack Je Les. Together with Bertram Loth and dr. Jorim Tielbeek (VU) she developed the course Rebuilding Education, which is now taught in the Honours College in Groningen and Amsterdam, and next year also in Leiden.

See also: www.rebuildingeducation.com

Wednesday 21 April

Theme: Inclusion and diversity: impact on your classroom

09:00 - 09:45 Inclusive and Diverse Faculties: What are the realities of staff and students? (Panel)

Inclusive and Diverse Faculties: What are the realities of staff and students? (EN)

Panel, opening of the day

The goal of this panel session is to highlight the experiences with international and intercultural dimensions in education practice. Colleagues from UCG and Campus Fryslân will share their best practices and challenges, with some in-depth focus on students experiences with (reverse) culture shock. Students’ voice from both small and large faculties will be actively shared in this session to explore how approaches to inclusion and diversity are actually experienced by students, and what initiatives students have started themselves.

The goal of this panel session is to highlight the experiences with international and intercultural dimensions in education practice. Colleagues from UCG and Campus Fryslân will share their best practices and challenges, with some in-depth focus on students experiences with (reverse) culture shock. Students’ voice from both small and large faculties will be actively shared in this session to explore how approaches to inclusion and diversity are actually experienced by students, and what initiatives students have started themselves.

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The panel will be attended by Dr. Indira van der Zande, E. Mix, A. Bosnic, dr. L. (Liga) Klavina and also student representatives from Campus Fryslân (Hannah Huber, Sinead Walsh), UCG, Psychology (Isis de Gucht).

Dr. Indira van der Zande
Dr. Indira van der Zande
Sinead Walsh
Sinead Walsh
Isis de Gucht
Isis de Gucht
Dr. Liga Klavina
Dr. Liga Klavina
Hannah Huber
Hannah Huber

Dr. Indira van der Zande is Programme Director of University College Fryslân.

Elizabeth Mix, originally from the United States, is Head of Student Affairs and Support Staff at University College Groningen (UCG). She holds a Ph.D. in Art History.

Dr. Līga Kļaviņa is a lecturer at the department of psychology of UG. Her teaching expertise involves projects on academic learning communities, teaching skills for beginning teachers and peer mentors. Her innovation projects and research focus on inclusive teaching and intercultural competence. As one of the new members of TAG she is setting up a community of expertise of Inclusion and Diversity in teaching and learning.

Ana Bosnic, originally from Serbia, is an Exchange Officer at UCG and a PhD candidate in the field of experimental linguistics.

Hannah Huber, Student assessor Campus Fryslân, 2nd-year student - BSc “Global Responsibility and Leadership” of University College Fryslan (part of Campus Fryslâns Diversity, Equity and Inclusion working group).

Isis de Gucht is the secretary and commissioner of diversity & inclusion of the study association VIP.

11:00 - 11:45 Supporting Learning in International Classrooms (Presentation)

Supporting Learning in International Classrooms (EN)

Short presentation and interactive activity, folllowed by Q&A

In this session, participants will be introduced to the EQUiiP programme which provides resources for lecturers to further embed an international and intercultural dimension into educational practice. We aim for an interactive session by introducing a EQUiiP activity that has the purpose of raising participants’ awareness of the various strategies teachers can exploit to help students better understand and follow classes in a second language. At the end of the session, there will be room for questions and discussion.

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Dr S. (Senka) Neuman-Stanivukovic
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C. (Catherine) Meissner

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The presentation is given by C. (Catherine) Meissner, Office of the University and Dr S. (Senka) Neuman-Stanivukovic, Faculty of Arts.

Catherine Meissner is a curriculum developer working with resources from the EQUiiP programme. Currently, she facilitates the embedding of international classrooms in study degree programmes in cooperation with the Teaching Academy Groningen.

Senka Neuman Stanivuković works as an Assistant Professor at the Arts Faculty. Her teaching connects critical inquiry with social engagement and project work in local communities and transEuropean networks.

See also: Introduction to the EQUiiP programme and Strategies and recommendations for international classrooms

13:00 - 13:30 Inclusive teaching - becoming a bias - aware instructor (Parallel Session 1.1)

1.1: Inclusive teaching - becoming a bias - aware instructor

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

Being an inclusive lecturer is easier said than done. How can we be aware of our socially ingrained blind spots or unconscious biases that we exhibit and possibly reinforce in our own teaching? Selena Dolderer will share examples of her own classroom in which she has not been an inclusive teacher and made mistakes with regard to diversity, inclusion, tokenism and being blind to differences. She will introduce micro teaching behaviours and tools that can facilitate a classroom based on understanding, valuing and naming differences, empathy and learning to engage in discomfort based on being vulnerable, apologetic, brave and acknowledging the teacher’s limited horizon.

S. (Selena) Dolderer, MSc
S. (Selena) Dolderer, MSc

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This parralel session will be hosted by S. (Selena) Dolderer, MSc (lecturer). Since 2016, Selena Dolderer works as a lecturer on graduate and postgraduate level for multiple faculties at the UG. Her expertise lies in psychological coaching, team & group dynamics, diversity management and teaching skills. Additionally, she works as a diversity & inclusion consultant, agile change manager and psychological coach in the film & creative industries as well as in the corporate sector.

13:00 - 13:30 - Gender inclusive education in STEM (Parallel Session 1.2)

1.2: Gender inclusive education in STEM (EN)

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

Girls are proven to be just as good as boys in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Nevertheless, significantly fewer girls than boys opt for STEM profiles and studies at secondary schools and universities. We investigated how all students regardless of gender could be encouraged to explore their talents to their full potential in STEM. I this presentations first results will be presented, including aset of concrete, evidence-based practices how to teach a gender-inclusive course.

dr. O. (Oksana) Kavatsyuk
dr. O. (Oksana) Kavatsyuk

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The presentation and Q&A will be hosted by Dr. Oksana Kavatsyuk, University College Groningen. Dr. Oksana Kavatsyuk is a lecturer at the UCG, teaching various physics and mathematics courses. In 2020 she received the Comenius Teacher Fellow scholarship for her project: “Gender inclusive education in the mathematics classroom”.

13:40 - 14:10 Increasing the perceived inclusion of first-year students: The Buddy Project intervention (Parallel Session 2.1)

2.1: Increasing the perceived inclusion of first-year students: The Buddy Project intervention (EN)

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

The Buddy Project is a project initiated by the BSS faculty. It facilitates the inclusion of students and helps to welcome first-year students. In this project, experienced students are matched with first-year students based on interests and hobbies, increasing the odds for friendship development and a sense of belongingness.

Next to explaining the project aims and the matching procedure, the session will focus on the online activities organized through the year (well-being activities, intercultural competence & employability workshop) and the project’s evaluation.

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The presentation and Q&A will be hosted by Laura Ballato & Carla Schroeder, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences (BSS). Laura Ballato is developmental psychologist specialized in adolescents' well-being. After completing her Ph.D., she worked as an academic adviser for international students. Currently, she is working as a lecturer and researcher at the Psychology department.

Carla Schroeder is a Master student in Clinical Psychology interested in developmental psychology. Over the past three years, she has fulfilled different positions in the psychology department around the topic of students´ inclusion and diversity.

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Carla Schroeder
13:40 - 14:10 Inclusive teaching at the UMCG - practices and prospects (Parallel Session 2.2)

2.2: Inclusive teaching at the UMCG - practices and prospects

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

The UMCG is becoming more and more diverse – this is a fact. However, inclusion is a work-in-progress. Thus, in this session, we will use examples from the floor, resident training and student education to highlight initiatives aiming at making working and teaching at the UMCG more inclusive. The audience will be invited to think along with us to come up with other actions which could help us in our work towards a more inclusive teaching environment.

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This lecture is given by MD. Alec Malmberg & Phd. G.M. (Grazyna) Drzazga, UMCG. Alec Malmberg is a gynecologist specialized in pelvic floor problems and chronic pelvic pain. He is a member of the working group inclusion and diversity UMCG. He stands for the patient as a human and is an ambassador of compassionate care.

Grazyna Drzazga is a Faculty Development consultant and trainer, a member of the UMCG Committee for Language and Culture and the working group Diversity and Inclusion. In her trainings, she encourages “building bridges” to communicate across cultures.

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G.M. (Grazyna) Drzazga
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MD. Alec Malmberg
14:20 - 14:50 Teaching culturally diverse students : ... so what ? (Parallel Session 3.1)

3.1: Teaching culturally diverse students : ... so what ?

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

What difference(s) does it make if I teach a group of culturally diverse students? Join the session to find out. This session consists of 2 interactive activities used in the UTQ course, Teacher and TA training at FSE.

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This session is given by Eloïse Daumerie and Hanneke Boode. Hanneke and Eloïse have been working as Intercultural Trainers at the FSE since 2018. They train both students (mentors, TAs, Study Associations) and staff (tenure trackers, PhD students, …).

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Hanneke Boode
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Eloïse Daumerie
14:20-14:50 SCOPE – changing perspectives (Parallel Session 3.2)

3.2: SCOPE – changing perspectives

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme
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How do you stimulate students to reflect on themselves and their environment? SCOPE creates research-driven education for students of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. This means wide-ranging and innovative education (e.g. using methods from the arts, philosophy, contextual awareness and psychology), in which students not only learn and experience the importance of reflection in an educational setting, but are also offered methods to continue to develop these skills in a sustainable way.

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prof. J. (Joke) Fleer

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This presentation will be given by prof. J. (Joke) Fleer. Talent track professor in Health Psychology, focused on stress management and personal development in (PhD) students.

15:00-15:30 Internationalizing the classroom with Virtual Exchange: An inspiring example in the field of Behavioural and Social Sciences (Parallel Session 4.1)

4.1: Internationalizing the classroom with Virtual Exchange: An inspiring example in the field of Behavioural and Social Sciences

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

In this session, presentation + Q&A, we will get familiar with Virtual Exchange (VE), an international teaching practice that can be integrated in a course of any discipline. Dr. Mónica López López will present a VE in which students from different universities (Groningen and Barcelona) worked together on a joint project. After the presentation, the participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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Dr. Mónica López López
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J. (Juan) Albá Duran
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S. (Sake) Jager

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This session is given by M.(Mónica) López López, PhD, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, S. (Sake) Jager, PhD, ESI - Educational Support and Innovation, J. (Juan) Albá Duran, MA, EVOLVE teacher & researcher.

Dr. Mónica López López is an Associate Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. She teaches at the master Youth, Society and Policy. Dr. Sake Jager is Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics and project manager for Virtual Exchanges at ESI. He is the coordinator of the Erasmus+ European project EVOLVE, which aims to mainstream VE in HEIs. Juan Albá Duran is a Virtual Exchange practitioner, trainer and researcher (EVOLVE Erasmus+ project).

15:00-15:30 Working with Diverse Groups at FEB (Parallel Session 4.2)

Working with Diverse Groups at FEB

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

This session shares the experiences of a policy adviser and a lecturer at FEB about establishing diverse groups and promoting inclusive behaviour in the process. The presentation will cover the tools used, and reflect on the lessons learned from students and teacher.

E.R. (Ella) Sebamalai
E.R. (Ella) Sebamalai
S.G. (Sarah Grace) See
S.G. (Sarah Grace) See

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This session is given by E.R. (Ella) Sebamalai and S.G. (Sarah Grace) See (FEB).

Ella Sebamalai is a policy adviser on internationalisation and project manager for matters of diversity and inclusion for FEB. She has worked on several projects regarding composition of group work, as well as the role of diversity in collaboration. Her motto is to talk about the impact of differences, and in doing so moving beyond merely pointing out diversity.

Sarah Grace See is an assistant professor at the FEB. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Bologna (Italy), and her BA and MA in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines). Before coming to the Netherlands, she held a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (UK) and a postdoctoral fellowship for the FP7 Consortium Project Families And Societies (Italy). She is particularly interested in investigating inequalities in education, labour, and health, as well as allocation of resources, particularly time.

Thursday 22 April

Theme: Assessments for learning: do's and don'ts in hybrid and digital exams

09:00 - 09:45 - Future of Assessment (Panel)

Future of Assessment

Opening Thursday

Evaluation has two distinct purposes: guiding and motivating students' learning (formative assessment) versus validating the acquisition of knowledge and competences (summative assessment). Now, the quasi absence of systematic formative assessments compromises our ability to be as demanding as we should in summative assessments. We need a clear separation of and equal attention to both kinds of assessments is fundamental to manage the tension between students' training and selection. Moreover, the imposed pace in learning and the schedule of examinations slows down some students in their studies while still going too fast for others. In this session, we will consider the future of assessment and the role of assessment in learning.. So, how we can promote assessment that supports active teaching and learning while ensuring that our assessment is valid, reliable, ecological and practical? We must also consider how assessment might change in a blended learning environment. Finally, we will consider how we can provide enough valuable feedback to students while also keeping ourselves (and team members) healthy.

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Assistant professor dr. S.S.H. (Steffen) Eriksen
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prof. dr. M.C. (Marije) Michel
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Assistant professor dr. N.J.B. Mangin (Nicolas)

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This opening presentation is given by prof. dr. M.C. (Marije) Michel, Assistant professor dr. N.J.B. Mangin (Nicolas), and Assistant professor dr. S.S.H. (Steffen) Eriksen.

Marije Michel (PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Amsterdam) is chair of Language Learning at Groningen University. Her research and teaching covers social and cognitive aspects of foreign language learning, teaching and assessment, focusing on second language writing processes and alignment in digital contexts. Marije is treasurer of the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA) and co-chair of the upcoming AILA World Congress of Applied Linguistics.

Dr. Steffen Erikson is an Assistant professor in the department of EEF. He is originally from Denmark and is now a proud dad. He loves teaching and particularly enjoy integrating different technologies into his teaching. He is an avid educational YouTuber.

Dr. Nicolas Mangin (Doctorate from HEC Paris, France) is assistant professor in the accounting department of the Faculty of Economics and Business. His core expertise is in management accounting and management control, and more specifically in performance measurement and evaluation.

11:00 - 11:45 - Teaching in lockdown: community building and problem-based assessment (Panel)

Teaching in lockdown: community building and problem-based assessment

Panel

Authentic Assessment is “a form of assessment in which students are asked to perform real- world tasks that demonstrate meaningful application of essential knowledge and skills” (Jon Mueller). Problems in the textbooks are often very far from the complex real-world problems. However, we expect from the future scientists an ability to solve problems that have no ready solutions. Three teachers will share their experience about designing and teaching a project-based course, where authentic assessment and group work are naturally integrated.

dr. C.E. (Catherine) Rigollet.
dr. C.E. (Catherine) Rigollet
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prof. dr. S. (Steven) Hoekstra

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This panel is given by prof. dr. S. (Steven) Hoekstra,  dr. M. (Myroslav) Kavatsyuk and dr. C.E. (Catherine) Rigollet. Prof. dr. S. (Steven) Hoekstra, is an experimental physicist specializing in the development and application of precision measurement techniques using atoms, molecules and lasers to explore new particle physics. He teaches Electricity and Magnetism to 1st year physics students, and Waves and Optics to 2nd year physics students.  

Dr. M. (Myroslav) Kavatsyuk, he is a nuclear and hadron physicist working at ESRIG doing research for nuclear energy, hypernuclei and particle-physics instrumentation, teaching computational methods, basic and advanced detection techniques, statistics, experimental particle physics (bachelor and master courses). dr. C.E. (Catherine) Rigollet, Nuclear physicist, now full-time lecturer at FSE. She teaches Nuclear Energy as a minor for 3rd year (applied) physics, chemistry and biology students; Introduction to Plasma Physics, Nuclear Astrophysics and Nuclear Power Technology to physics, astronomy and EES master students.

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dr. M. (Myroslav) Kavatsyuk
13:00 - 14:00 - Round Table: Big vs. Small scale Assessment: Forced to change, but what remains? (Round table)

Round Table: Big vs. Small scale Assessment: Forced to change, but what remains?

The goal of this round table discussion is to look back at the experiences of exam boards during the times of adjusting forms of assessment due to the switch to online and blended teaching. At the same time we want to look forward to how the diverse experiences and insights stemming from small and big faculties and their adjustment to assessment can be shared. What is there to learn with respect to assessment as a result of the forced changes?

This activity is organized by Jan de Vries (FEB), Wybe Nieuwland (Medicine & Dentistry), Sepideh Yousefzadeh (Campus Fryslan), Naomi de Ruiter (UCG) and Frank Steyvers (Psychology).

14:10 - 14:40 - Can we use Instagram to improve students’ learning experience during the corona crisis? (Parallel Session 1.1)

Can we use Instagram to improve students’ learning experience during the corona crisis?

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

The usage of social media (Instagram) in a first-year bachelor course, examples from the field.

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dr. R. (Roberta) Rutigliano

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This presentation is given by dr. R. (Roberta) Rutigliano. She is an Italian demographer, an economist by training working as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences. She is teaching courses about basic demography, quantitative methods and migration and family dynamics at both bachelor and master students. She is coordinating the master thesis in her department, Demography.

14:10 - 14:40 - Towards a community of practise and blended learning for privacy and responsible research (Parallel Session 1.2)

1.2: Towards a community of practise and blended learning for privacy and responsible research (EN)

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

We will show the materials developed in the COMENIUS project, Privacy in research: asking the right questions. In 2019 a Comenius Senior Teaching Fellowship was awarded to Esther Hoorn (legal advisor at General Administrative and Legal Affairs) for the project Privacy in Research: Asking the Right Questions. We created a website for the project so that you can see what the project is about, who was involved and find and use the available resources.

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mr. E. (Esther) Hoorn, Comenius, Office of the University.

14:50 - 15:20 - Formative progress testing at the programme level (Parallel Session 2.1)

2.1: Formative progress testing at the programme level

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

In 2019, we started a pilot in progress testing in the BSc Human Geography & Planning, a recurring series of tests covering the complete programme curriculum. Twice a year, students participate in the same test and get insights in their learning progress.

Progress testing holds several benefits for students (learning insights, improved retention, programme integration), teaching staff (integrated programme learning) and management (insight in student progress). Overall, it contributes to programme learning quality and coherence.

dr. P.D. (Peter) Groote
dr. P.D. (Peter) Groote
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dr. S. (Sander) van Lanen

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This presentation is given by dr. P.D. (Peter) Groote, dr. S. (Sander) van Lanen. Peter Groote is associate professor at FSS and Vice-Dean of the UG Honours College. Sander van Lanen is assistant professor at FSS and coordinator of the bachelor program Human Geography & Planning.

14:50 - 15:20 - Using Theatre for assessment (Parallel Session 2.2)

2.2: Using Theatre for assessment

The Parallel Sessions will be synchronous
The sessions are ordered randomly in the programme

Theatre can be a useful pedagogical tool beyond its own discipline. Depending on the types of theatre that are used and how they are used, theatre can help students learn how to think and analyze from diverse perspectives and experiment with different research methods and presentation techniques. This session will provide two examples of the use of theatre as assessment in Religious Studies, exploring benefits and drawbacks. There will also be an opportunity to discuss and ask questions.

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This seminar is given by dr. E.K. (Erin) Wilson. Associate Professor of Global Politics and Religion, Vice Dean and Director of Education, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen

Friday 23 April

Theme: Research, recognition and rewards

09:30 - 10:00 - Future of the Learning Environment (Presentation)

Future of the learning environment

The UG is migrating to a new virtual learning environment in 2022, which will replace Blackboard Learn as core system in Nestor. During the education festival, the interactive phase of the tendering process takes place, including interviews and usability tests. Over 100 staff and 40 students will test the usability of 3 systems. In this session, we will reflect on the Future of the Learning Environment project up till now, wrap-up the interactive phase, and discuss the road ahead.

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This plenary session is given by Prof. Jan Riezebos, Teun Havinga (student assessor CvB) (members of the FLE project steering committee) and Michiel van Geloven (FLE project leader).

10:10 - 10:40 - TAG Platform (Presentation)

TAG Platform

From the Action Plan Education we have set up an online platform in Nestor where teachers can share and discuss educational practices regarding blended learning, online teaching, examination, etc. In this session we will give a short presentation of this platform and collect some ideas you have on how we could use this platform best.

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This interactive presentation is given by V. (Vincent) de Boer, MSc. Educational/project advisor at CIT-ESI. My expertise lays supporting of teachers, project leaders and faculties in teaching innovation in their education, the combination of IT & education, collaborative (online) learning, active learning and blended learning.

10:50 - 11:40 - Recognition & Rewards

Recognizing and rewarding academic teaching: Putting words to action!

Manon Kluijtmans
Manon Kluijtmans

Manon Kluijtmans will inspire us with a selection of Recognition and Rewards initiatives in the field of education at Utrecht University. While the UU is at the forefront of Recognition and Rewards in action in the Netherlands, the implementation is by far not a done deal. Manon will share some of the lessons learned at UU and will pay special attention to the important role Communities of Practice, like the Teaching Academy Groningen, can play in putting words to actions.

prof. dr. A.D.C. (Debbie) Jaarsma
prof. dr. A.D.C. (Debbie) Jaarsma
Prof. dr. Cisca Wijmenga
Prof. dr. Cisca Wijmenga

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This session will be hosted by Manon Kluijtmans, Vice-Rector Teaching & Learning, and Academic Director of the Centre for Academic Teaching at Utrecht University. She is professor of Education to Connect Science and Professional Practice at the University Medical Centre Utrecht. Other participants include prof. dr. C. (Cisca) Wijmenga Rector magnificus of the University of Groningen and prof. dr. A.D.C. (Debbie) Jaarsma, (Full) Professor Research and Innovation in Medical Education.

12:00 - Closing of the Education Festival

Closing of the Education Festival

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