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Workshops Round 1 (14:00 - 14:45)

Title and contents Workshop leader(s) Max. number of participants Room

Serious Gaming in Healthcare and Opportunities for Academic Education

During this workshop you will get a short introduction on games in healthcare and academic education. You are invited to apply these examples to your own academic education context, come up with new ideas and share them.

Jetse Goris, MSc
Wenckebach Institute, University Medical Center of Groningen

16 293

International Classroom Project – How to make programmes international

A short presentation will be given about the RUG International Classroom project. The main objectives of this project are: to acquire an accreditation quality label for being a “truly international university” and to ensure that internationalisation is of added value at all levels. The project includes activities at both institutional and programme level. How to deal with diversity and change is an important element in this. The participants will be asked to bring in their experiences and questions from their specific backgrounds.  

Franka van den Hende
Policy advisor international relations, Project manager international classroom, University of Groningen

30 280

Internationalizing University Curricula - Discussion of different models

Todays’ university graduates enter a globally functioning world in which employers expect young applicants to have intercultural competencies as well as a global perspective. Universities must adopt new measures beyond increasing student mobility or the number of English-taught courses. In order to ensure that every graduate has an internationalized skill-set, the University of Göttingen has developed a model wherein each degree course will embrace the following three components for internationalizing the curriculum:
a)   Promoting general intercultural skills training and participation in foreign language courses.
b)   Incorporating subject-specific intercultural and international aspects relating to the specific subject.
c)     Confronting students with the global perspective on their subject and a critical assessment of the impact of globalization on issues they are studying.
Furthermore the didactics and methodology of learning and teaching has to be adopted.

Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne
Vice-President for International Affairs, University of Göttingen
Together with Dr. Uwe Muuss
, Director Göttingen International

30 289

Students' Perspectives on Educational Innovations

A lot has changed in higher education since developments in IT and the Bologna process have increased the possibilities for exchanging knowledge and experiences. In this workshop, several educational innovations and trends will be discussed, from the point of view of different fields of study. Moreover, it will be explored what facilities (such as study landscapes and e-learning) are necessary for fostering successful innovation in education.

Jasper Ottens
Student assessor Board of the University, University of Groningen

30? 0041b

MOOCs - What we can learn from the first wave

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have received considerable attention in the press and in policy circles in higher education. Since they first hit the headlines, however, there have been many significant developments including revised models, hybrid developments and a reconsideration of their reach and potential. A number of Coimbra Group institutions have acquired experience in this area, including the University of Edinburgh, and have undertaken research on the nature of the learning experience, the student demographics and implications for other forms of online or on-campus learning. In this workshop we will explore some of these issues and engage in conversation and discussion about the MOOC phenomenon and speculate on possible future developments.

Iain McLaren
Director Centre for Excellence in Learning of Teaching NU Galway
Hamish McLeod
Senior lecturer Education, Community and Society, Edinburgh

30 105

Rolling Science

What energy will you use in 2030? How will you heat your house in 2040? Will there still be cars driving around in 2050? The answers to these questions are not so obvious at all! The future energy supply is an important challenge for you! The Faculty of Science and Engineering (formerly known as the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences) of the University of Groningen and GasTerra challenge the youth of today to work on practical solutions for this challenge. Your challenge today is making your own solar cell!

Theo Jurriens, 'science-nomad'
University of Groningen

25 Discovery truck, outside the building

Virtual Fair: Tool to enhance mobility in Europe

The Career Virtual Fair is an online event that aims to foster and enhance internationalization and placement mobility creating a direct connection between university students/graduates and businesses/companies all over the world through an online platform. The Career Virtual Fair is an international career day dedicated to:

  • university students and graduates wishing to have a placement experience abroad
  • businesses and companies looking for foreign students and graduates
  • universities promoting their educational offer abroad

The career virtual fair reproduces a real career day, where the visitor can go through the exhibitors stands, drop the resume, have a video chat with the HR delegates of companies or with the universities staff.

Gilda Rota
Director Career Service, University of Padua

20

151

'Groningen Declaration' - Workshop on Digital Student Data Portability

Enormous amounts of information are spread and shared wordlwide on the internet. In addition to the ever available Internet, students are on the move, too! The enthousiastic students as well as the welcoming higher educational institutions are increasingly confronted with costly and time-consuming administrative paper procedures to get the mutual academic aspirations going. The workshop informs on how key stakeholders internationally work together. Their network on Digital Student Data Depositories Worldwide seeks to easen and facilitate academic and professional mobility. As an example one of its pilots recently initiated by the Netherlands and Belgium, will be elaborated. To make the pilot as succesful as possible, participants of the workshop will be invited to give their input and bring in their experiences and questions from their specific backgrounds.

Pauline Coppes, drs. and Jolanda van den Bosch, MA
DUO/The Education Executive Agency of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

267

e-QuATIC, a tool for quality in mobility

How can we monitor the quality of cooperation objectively? Within Ghent University this question recently led to the development of an internal tool called Quality Assessment Tool for International Cooperation (QuATIC). This tool measures and exposes strengths and weaknesses in international cooperation. The main principle is the use of quantified indicators based on available data taken from various databases. By converting quantitative and descriptive data into figures, cooperation with partners at different levels can easily be analysed. During the development of the internal project it became clear that there was a huge opportunity in developing this tool as an international system to evaluate the partners and to be evaluated by the partners in return. e-QuATIC was born. During this workshop session the work done at Ghent University will be the starting point to discuss Quality Assurance in international cooperation.

Paul Leys
Department of Educational Affairs, International Relations Office, Ghent University

222

Workshops Round 2 (15:15 - 16:00)

Title and contents Workshop leader(s) Max. number of participants Room

Serious Gaming in Healthcare and Opportunities for Academic Education

During this workshop you will get a short introduction on games in healthcare and academic education. You are invited to apply these examples to your own academic education context, come up with new ideas and share them.

Jetse Goris, MSc
Wenckebach Institute, University Medical Center of Groningen

16 293

International Classroom Project – How to make programmes international

A short presentation will be given about the RUG International Classroom project. The main objectives of this project are: to acquire an accreditation quality label for being a “truly international university” and to ensure that internationalisation is of added value at all levels. The project includes activities at both institutional and programme level. How to deal with diversity and change is an important element in this. The participants will be asked to bring in their experiences and questions from their specific backgrounds.  

Franka van den Hende
Policy advisor international relations, Project manager international classroom, University of Groningen

30 280

University Teaching Qualification & Beyond....

This workshop starts with describing the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) at research universities in the Netherlands. The Mutual Agreement of University Teaching Qualification (2008)made it mandatory, but not by law. It was agreed upon to embed the UTQ certification procedures in the participating universities. This mutual recognition is an example of a typical Dutch phenomenon called the 'Polder Model' (consensus based policy making and a pragmatic recognition of pluriformity). Participants are invited to exchange ideas about a future extension of such a qualification system to (inspiring) programs for senior lecturers and leaders in higher education.

Jaap Mulder
Coordinator staff development, University of Groningen

20 162

Work Placements Step by Step: professional experience within the curriculum

The European Union (EU) 2020 strategy reflects an emphasis on skills (the term ‘skills’ subsumes knowledge, skills and competences as defined in the European Qualification Framework). The European Commission (EC) has placed universities at the heart of Europe’s so-called knowledge triangle of research, education and innovation (the key drivers of a knowledge-based society). Universities are accorded a special role in bridging the gap between the worlds of education and work. What steps do we teach students to find a suitable placement? How do we translate their experiences on the labor market back into our degree programmes?

Esther Haag
Placement coordinator Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen

30 267

Students' Perspectives on Educational Innovations

A lot has changed in higher education since developments in IT and the Bologna process have increased the possibilities for exchanging knowledge and experiences. In this workshop, several educational innovations and trends will be discussed, from the point of view of different fields of study. Moreover, it will be explored what facilities (such as study landscapes, and e-learning) are necessary for fostering successful innovation in education.

Jasper Ottens
Student assessor Board of the University, University of Groningen

30 0041b

Collaborative Learning

ATLAS, the Academy of Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences, offers an interdisciplinary three-year Bachelor of Science honours programme for talented and ambitious students with a broad interest. Eventually our graduates (BSc) will enroll in MSc programmes varying from psychology to nanotechnology and from physics to management. To utilize this variety of the students in one cohort we choose the concept of project-led education (PLE): comprehensive group assignments should provide the optimal learning development and challenge the students to integrate technical, social, cultural and economic perspectives into novel solutions and new approaches. Crucial factors for success of PLE are the project assignments, group commitment, group dynamics, peer feedback, expert feedback and the assessment system. The focus of the workshop is what we learned this year and what is relevant outside the UC setting.

Kees Ruijter, MSc
ATLAS, University College of the University of Twente

40 289

Virtual Exchange for Internationalization at Home

The European Commission has recognised that there is a need to address the 80-90% of university students who will not have an international, intercultural experience as part of their university degree. One way of doing this is through virtual exchanges, which allow students to interact with their peers in geographically distant places on topics that are related to their course of study or on issues of general concern. Through this type of activity participants can develop transversal skills such as intercultural communicative competence, foreign language fluency and digital literacies, as well as acquiring knowledge of key issues and learning to work in teams.
At some Coimbra Group (CG) universities educators have been integrating such innovative virtual exchanges into their curricula, recognising that they offer a key international dimension to their courses. CG universities have also been involved in projects which regard virtual placements and also virtual exchanges for staff training.
This workshop aims to share some examples of projects and tools to support this activity, many of which have been developed at Coimbra Group universities and funded by the European Commission.

Francesca Helm
University of Padua

30 105

Rolling Science

What energy will you use in 2030? How will you heat your house in 2040? Will there still be cars driving around in 2050? The answers to these questions are not so obvious at all! The future energy supply is an important challenge for you! The Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen and GasTerra challenge the youth of today to work on practical solutions for this challenge. Your challenge today is making your own solar cell!

Theo Jurriens, 'science nomad'
University of Groningen

25 Discovery truck, outside the building

Hacking the lecture: University Education for Infinity

Active learners build knowledge and have more fun than passive learners. With 21st century approaches and tools we can seduce students to prepare for lectures, and be active while they are there.
Students study entry knowledge via preparation activities, such as handing in questions or watching short video clips. Lecture time is used for interaction and discussion. Instead of struggling with course problems at home, students struggle during the lecture, when help is readily available. This workshop will enable you to apply this model of learning.

Koos Winnips

Advisor ICT and Education, University of Groningen

50 151

Growing Global Inside: A Cultural Revolution in University Life

Formerly isolated from international practices, Post-Soviet universities should transform their organizational culture and services. The model for that can be found in Northern European universities who have, in the past decade, successfully upgraded their internal routines. The seminar will present the profound challenges of Russian internal university transformation meant to serve international competitiveness from research output to international student and faculty services. This presentation will be matched by sharing the experience of HSE international partners reflecting upon how they have grown global inside.
For more information please read the attached pdf.

Dr Sergey Eroveef
Vice-rector
Ms Marina Batalina, Head of International Cooperation Office
Together with Professor Alexander Kamenskiy, Dean of Faculty of History, and Professor Irina Ivashkovskaya, Head of Department of Finance
National Research University – Higher School of Economics HSE

30 222

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