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Education Day - Inspire & Connect

It is with great pleasure that we announce the programme of FEB’s Education Day ‘Inspire & Connect’ 2023. The event is part of the Education Festival organised by the TAG. During the afternoon you can visit several inspiring rounds of presentations and discussions highlighting educational innovations. We start the event with an opening panel on AI in education and end with drinks and snacks.

For your convenience, the PDF programme with a total overview of the event is now available to browse.

Programme Thursday 30 March:

12:45 -13.00 Walk-in with coffee - Blauwe Zaal (room 5412.0020)

13:00-13:10 Welcome by Manda Broekhuis - Blauwe Zaal (room 5412.0020)

13:10-13:45 Opening panel on AI in education- Blauwe Zaal (room 5412.0020)

Opening panel ‘AI in education'

ChatGPT has resulted in an increasing attention to the use of AI in education. The panel provides some insights into opportunities and challenges arising from the use of AI in education.

The panelists are:

  • Marvin Hanisch - Ethics of using AI in education
  • Ahmed Skali - using ChatGPT in assignments
  • Koos Winnips - AI is already among us: using AI for student feedback

13:50 - 16:00 Presentations @ Plaza and Skibril

16:00 - 17:00 - Drinks and snacks @ Plaza

Please note there is one registration form for the various programme components. You can create your own programme by selecting different components.


Diversity in Education - Plaza

13:50-14:30 Lessons learned: Social safety in small group supervision

Lessons learned: Social safety in small group supervision

Presenters: Ella Sebamalai and Eveline Hage

Any supervision setting can entail barriers for social safety. Besides consequences for social balance and fairness, these barriers impede the quality of collaboration as well as the quality of the output. A facilitated conversation to learn about social safety challenges and enablers, can strengthen the report between students and their supervisor(s). This helps 'normalize' safety-talks into mainstream discussions and facilitate learning: between colleagues and between staff/students. Doing so, supports the aim to stay positive and actionable when social safety issues arise.

Ella Sebamalai and Eveline Hage share lessons learned from an (anonymized) case, exploring the do’s and don’ts when addressing social safety.

14:35-15:15 Diversity in teaching material tool

Diversity in teaching material tool

Presenter: Fenna Wolthuis

Fenna Wolthuis presents a quickscan that has been developed to help teachers make their course materials more inclusive. The goal of this project is to make lecturers aware of the use of teaching materials that reflect the diversity of society (gender, skin colour, socio-economic status, background, sexual orientation, physical and mental capabilities, religion, ideology, age, ect). This way, lecturers encourage students to take diverse perspectives through the study material and give students the best possible learning opportunities.

15:20-16:00 Creating value of student diversity through logistical innovations

Creating value of student diversity through logistical innovations

Presenter: Jan Riezebos

Teachers have to deal with various aspects of student diversity. Several logistical and classroom management tools exist in Brightspace for staff and students that can help deal with student diversity. Jan Riezebos elaborates on these tools.

Links to practice - Skibril

13:50-14:30 Links to practice at programme level

Links to practice at programme level

Presenter: Marco Haan

Within our courses we link theory to practice through examples, guest lectures, cases, real life data, and so on. However, these courses do not stand on their own and are part of a larger picture. Marco Haan discusses his experiences with a new course in the MSc Economics that tries to link more explicitly to practice.

14:35-15:15 Small business and start-up safari

Small Business and Start-up Safari

Presenter: Evelien Croonen

To bridge the gap between students and practitioners in the S&BE field, Evelien Croonen explains the two kinds of ‘Business Safaris’ she organises for students: a ‘Small Business Safari’ and a ‘Start-up Safari’. A Safari is a day in which students visit different practitioners in the SB&E field. Safaris provide students with an excellent learning opportunity, as they can observe the firm, see production facilities and meet multiple people in the firm, rather than only one guest-lecturer.

15:20-16:00 Challenge-based learning

Challenge-based learning

Presenter: Rutger Bijl

Challenge based learning provides an efficient and effective framework for deep and meaningful learning while solving real-world challenges. Rutger Bijl presents his experience with and outcomes from the learning community ‘blockchain and business problems’, which utilizes challenge based learning.

Awareness about employability - Plaza

13:50-14:30 Cambridge skills framework

Cambridge skills framework

Presenters: Onne Janssen and Scholte Boels

Many skills are taught in programs, however students are not always aware of them. As part of the employability sub-project on visibility of skills, the programs, among which HRM, are exploring the use of the Cambridge skills framework as a starting point to gain insight in what skills are taught in programs and to make them more visible. Onne Janssen and Scholte Boels talk about their findings so far.

14:35-15:15 Employability workshop

Employability workshop

Presenters: Andrea Kuiken and Nienke van den Berg

Students are often unaware about the possibilities to tailor their programs to create a more unique profile for the job market. Andrea Kuiken and Nienke van den Berg talk about the collaboration between the MSc IB&M and career services to offer an employability workshop at the beginning of the academic year, in which students gain insight into the types of jobs alumni have, the requirements of these jobs and the choices they can make during their studies to tailor their profile to the types of jobs they are interested in.

Ethics, responsibility and sustainability - Plaza

15:20-16:00 Strengthening the theory-practice link from a sustainability lens

Strengthening the theory-practice link from a sustainability lens

Eugenia Rosca

The course ‘Sales and Operations Planning’ has adopted a special approach with the aim to have a feedback loop and exchange between how S&OP is conducted in practice and the challenges faced by practitioners and how theory suggests to address these challenges. In the next version of the course, Eugenia Rosca, presents how they aim to expand this approach to sustainability as an outcome variable for the S&OP process.

Digital business & Data Science - Plaza

13:50-14:30 Teaching xAI and Fair AI

Teaching xAI and Fair AI

Presenter: Onur Kilic

It is essential that we introduce our students to the concepts of bias, trust, explainability, and ethics in relation to the implementation of AI. Onur Kilic and Christos Emmanouilidis compare xAI and FAIR AI methods with their traditional counterparts to make our students aware of the ethical concerns associated with AI-based decision-making and the possible solutions that can overcome these concerns.

14:35-15:15 Excel data dashboard

Excel data dashboard

Presenter: Bart Noort

Bart Noort explains how students learn to develop interactive dashboards in Excel using an analysis of healthcare systems as a test case. Dashboards are a useful tool because they enhance decision support, allow for user interaction, and strengthen possibilities for in-depth analysis linking performance to underlying causes or drivers. As high-quality data presentation is key in the workplace, this assignment will increase students’ employability.

15:20-16:00 Teaching optimization models using Python

Teaching optimization models using Python

Presenter: Ilke Bakir

Although we do teach students all the theoretical tools that they might need, we do not teach them to actually solve problems that they may encounter in their upcoming academic or professional lives. Ilke Bakir has a solution for this. Adding a well-rounded lecture that motivates the usefulness of solving optimization models in Python, shows how to install the software and relevant packages, and explains all example code segments step-by-step, will help students internalise the material, rather than only memorising it. This way, they can put their theoretical tools into practice and actually solve problems of realistic scale.

Active learning - Plaza

13:50-14:30 Peer feedback dialogue

Peer feedback dialogue

Presenter: Hans Risselada

Hans Risselada will talk about the peer feedback dialogue, a dialogical way to stimulate active learning. While feedback is often seen as a final outcome, this processual approach emphasizes students’ active engagement with feedback.

14:35-15:15 EOR curriculum game

EOR curriculum game

Presenter: Daniel Vullings

To motivate students and to incentivize them to engage in active learning, EOR designs a curriculum covering game that is presented to students on regular intervals and illustrates the applicability of the course topics. Daniel Vullings explains how the game helps students connect topics and retain knowledge, putting it in a broader context and highlighting the short-term relevance of course topics.

15:20-16:00 Blended learning at the programme level

Blended learning at the programme level

Presenter: Florian Noseleit

How can we implement, monitor, and evaluate blended learning elements at the programme level? How can we assure that blended learning is supportive of the educational program's (strategic) goals? We discuss the tools and information needed to balance learning activities, avoid unintended effects, and design an effective blended learning strategy at the programme level.

Thesis supervision and education - Plaza

15:20-16:00 Knowledge platform

Knowledge platform

Presenter: Liane Voerman

The knowledge platform contains information which can support students in their thesis writing process. Several programs use the knowledge platform in their thesis courses. Liane Voerman will share her experience with the use of the knowledge platform.

Pop-up Library: walk-in, just drop by! - Plaza

13:50-15:15 The University Library comes to you

Pop-up Library (University of Groningen Library)

Presenters: Mira Buist-Zhuk, Martijn Blikmans

Meet our experts Mira Buist-Zhuk and Martijn Blikmans on education support, including open educational resources and copyright in education. at the University of Groningen Pop-up Library.

Open Educational Resources are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain, in other words, they are free to use for anyone. They help educators reuse and create innovative and learner-centered materials, improve access to education, and save resources.

Visit the Pop-up Library and explore all the cool things that can be done with open educational resources, or learn more about dealing with copyright in education, and get on-the-spot support for your questions.

Drop by! We are happy to meet you.

Last modified:27 March 2023 4.22 p.m.