Following the decision to move the 2021 European Learning & Teaching Forum online due to remaining uncertainties over the further development of the Covid-19 pandemic, EUA is inviting abstract proposals for online sessions through a simplified call. The deadline to submit is 13 October.
The European Learning & Teaching Forum is an EUA event that provides an opportunity for participants to meet and discuss developments in learning and teaching at European universities. The Forum builds on EUA’s work with its member universities on this topic. Alongside the bottom-up approach, the Forum makes use of EUA’s extensive policy work in European higher education. The Forum is an ideal event for vice-rectors for academic affairs, deans, and management involved in learning and teaching. It also welcomes students, policy-makers and other stakeholders in higher education.
The path towards a sustainable future does not only require revolutionary technologies, but also and foremost adequate education. The 2021 European Learning & Teaching Forum will explore how learning and teaching ensures access to the knowledge and skills needed to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals and accomplish the transformations that our societies and economies require. It will also invite participants to reflect on whether the organisation of learning and teaching at their own institutions is delivered in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable manner. The Forum provides a platform for discussion on how universities enhance learning and teaching, while also presenting the work of the 2020 EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups. Leadership and management in higher education institutions, students, policy makers and other interested stakeholders are invited to submit abstract proposals for online sessions. The proposed topics are expected to relate to the Forum theme. Proposals related to the topics of the 2020 Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups are also welcome: approaches in learning and teaching to promoting equity and inclusion, environmental sustainability of learning and teaching, and meeting skills and employability demands.
To support the contributors during this demanding period and to best conform to the online format of the event, the EUA Learning & Teaching Steering Committee has decided to simplify the call and to seek proposals for abstracts only. The Steering Committee apologises for any inconvenience this change may cause for those who may have already worked on their contributions. The Steering Committee encourages them to submit only their abstracts and to use the revised submission form for a simplified proposal.
For more information, please consult the call.
Further information about the Forum is available on the event webpage. For updates, follow #EUALearnTeach on Twitter and/or join the LinkedIn group ‘Learning & Teaching in European Higher Education’.