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Education Festival Badge


Education Festival Badge “Making connections for quality education”

We are pleased to announce that we are starting a badge pilot for the Education Festival! Staff from the University of Groningen who participate in a minimum number of activities from the Education Festival 2022 and who submit a reflection portfolio, will earn a badge. 

What’s a (digital) badge?

A (digital) badge is a way of showing your achievement in a small unit of learning. As the term suggests, this is a visual documentation of competences and skills you have developed that can be showcased e.g. in social media accounts. Typical examples of the learning settings in which a badge is awarded to learners include intercultural learning, social engagement, engagement in research, project work or working in digital environments. A badge comes with information about the higher education institution that has issued it, the learning outcomes, and assessment that has been applied so that learners can demonstrate their competences.

What does the EF badge stand for?

The digital badge acknowledges your participation in the Education Festival and your engagement with the contents of the workshops and sessions held. It will help you make transparent that you have gained knowledge about the topics and have developed competences that will help you understand, respond to, and take on different perspectives regarding your teaching practice.

How can I earn the EF badge?

To earn the badge, you need to take part in one on-site workshop and two online sessions and attend one panel and one keynote. You can choose these from the festival programme. Please note that you have to register for the on-site workshops. If you plan to earn a badge, you are also requested to register by filling out this registration form. 

After participating in the festival, we ask you to reflect on your experiences in a short reflection portfolio. For more information on the portfolio and how to submit, see this pdf file. You will also have the chance to discuss any questions you might have about the badge or your portfolio in an "open drop-in session" during the festival week, 5 April, 10.00-10.30 AM (link to this session will be posted on 22 March and sent to everyone who has registered for the badge).

And what do I do with my EF badge?

After claiming your badge, you can share it with others via a link, or - this is the most common form of sharing - add it to your profile on social media, such as Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

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