2019 European Learning & Teaching Forum

Towards successful learning: Controversies and common ground

14 - 15 February 2019

The 2019 European Learning & Teaching Forum ‘Towards successful learning: Controversies and common ground’ builds on the recognition that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for successful learning and teaching.

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Invitation from Michael Murphy, EUA Board member and Learning & Teaching Steering Committee Chair  

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the Forum seeks to explore controversies and find common ground on how to engage and empower students and teachers in developing their learning and teaching. More specifically, drawing on the work of the EUA thematic peer groups in 2018, participants will be invited to reflect on how to facilitate better learning in European universities through institutional promotion of active learning; support for teachers to develop their teaching skills and engage in exchange of experience; promotion of career progression in teaching; and rethinking how learning and teaching is evaluated.

The 2019 Forum will be hosted by the University of Warsaw, Poland on 14-15 February 2019. Its primary target audience are vice-rectors for academic affairs, deans, programme directors, academic staff and researchers interested in learning and teaching. The Forum also welcomes the participation of students, policy-makers and other stakeholders in higher education.

For updates follow #EUALearnTeach on Twitter.

     

Welcome from the rector of the University of Warsaw

The University of Warsaw is pleased to host the 2019 European Learning & Teaching Forum organised by the European University Association (EUA). Building on and extending our discussions started in Paris in September 2017, we want to specifically focus on successful teaching and learning. We seek to explore how to engage and empower students and teachers in developing their learning and teaching, recognising that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for successful learning and teaching.

In many ways we are preparing students for three or four careers — and the fourth one probably does not exist yet. In this context, what is the best way to help our students develop the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate this world of rapid change? How can our pedagogies foster a critical and open outlook among our students, regardless of their academic background or career aspiration? These are just some of the questions and issues we hope to discuss together. Awareness of social changes is not enough - what is needed is the ability and the intellectual courage to act upon them.

It is our aim that, nourished by what promises to be a highly stimulating Forum, we can start a renewed consideration of how to realise our University’s founding mission (1816) to be a ‘’community of dialogue”. Dialogue, not chatter or polarisation. Therefore, it is important for us that the University of Warsaw is hosting the representatives of other European higher education institutions, hoping in this way to forge this space of critical academic dialogue.

On behalf of the whole University community, a warm welcome to you all! Thank you for choosing to contribute to this dialogue. Thank you for choosing to come and join us at the University of Warsaw! Welcome home. This is your space too.

Rektor UW for web

 

 

 

 

 

Marcin Pałys, Rector, University of Warsaw

 

About the University of Warsaw

The University of Warsaw (UW), the largest higher education institution in Poland, is the country’s leader in teaching and research. The university’s activities mainly focus on uniting research and education, as well as creating harmony in the development of all disciplines covered by the university in humanities, social and natural sciences.

Approximately 46,000 people study at the University of Warsaw every year. The candidates are offered a very broad range of courses in humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, as well as many interdisciplinary courses combining knowledge and skills of several disciplines. UW is the most international academic institution in Poland, with more than 4,500 foreigners studying annually at the University. It is also the most active University among Polish institutions of higher education participating in Erasmus+, the European Union student exchange programme.

 

 

 

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©Marcin Kluczek & University of Warsaw

  • Thursday 14 February 2019

    09.00 - 17.30
    Registration
    09.30 - 10.45
    Official Opening and Plenary Session I
    11.00 - 11.30
    Coffee break
    11.15 - 12.45
    Breakout Sessions A
    12.45 - 14.15
    Lunch
    14.15 - 15.45
    Breakout Sessions B
    15.45 - 16.15
    Coffee break
    16.15 - 17.30
    Plenary Session II
    19.30 - 22.30
    Dinner
  • Friday 15 February 2019

    09.30 - 11.00
    Breakout Sessions C
    11.00 - 11.30
    Coffee break
    11.30 - 12.45
    Plenary Session III
    12.45 - 13.00
    Closing remarks
    13.00 - 14.00
    Lunch and departure of participants

The primary target of the Forum are vice-rectors for academic affairs, deans, programme directors, academic staff, and researchers interested in learning and teaching. The Forum also welcomes the participation of students, policy-makers and other stakeholders in higher education.

EUA aims to ensure participation of all members who wish to attend EUA events. However, each event has a limited capacity, and to guarantee a fair balance amongst countries and institutions, EUA may have to restrict attendance. As a result, EUA reserves the right to refuse registrations if there are too many participants from any one institution. Priority will be given to those who register early. We will not be able to accept additional registrations once the event is full, even if this occurs before the registration deadline. 

 

The early registration deadline is 9 January 2019
The overall deadline for registration is 30 January 2019.

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Registration fees

 CATEGORY 

 EARLY FEE 
(up to 9 January)

 LATE FEE
(after 9 January) 

 EUA members  €375.00  €475.00
 Non-members (Academic/Public sector)*  €495.00  €595.00
 Non-members (Industry/Private sector)  €595.00  €695.00
 Student**  €190.00  €190.00
 Companions  €75.00  €75.00


*This category includes higher education institutions, public authorities and NGOs.
**to benefit from this fee, please contact the EUA Events Team, who will provide you with an “EUA Student Certificate form”, which has to be signed and stamped by your institution’s secretariat

Please note that by filling in the registration form for an event you agree to full payment of registration fees.

The registration fee (members, non-members and students) includes attendance at the Forum, all documentation, coffee breaks, lunches and the Forum dinner on Thursday 14 February 2019.

The companion fee is only valid for a spouse/partner and only gives access to the Forum dinner on Thursday 14 February 2019

Participant and companion fees do not cover travel and accommodation expenses or post-Forum programmes.

 

Confirmation

Please note that by filling in the registration form for an event you agree to full payment of registration fees. Your registration will be confirmed by email. Please wait for your confirmation before making any further arrangements.

 

Payment
Registrations will not be processed without payment. Payment has to be made upon confirmation and prior to the event by bank transfer or by credit card. The participant assumes full responsibility for paying all bank charges associated with the payment. Please bring the payment confirmation with you to the Forum for presentation at the registration desk.

Cancellations
If a cancellation is received on or before 16 January 2019 an administration charge of 30% of the registration fee remains due. Any refunds will be made after the Forum. Participants who cancel after 16 January 2019 or fail to attend, will be liable to pay the entire registration fee. Substitutes will be accepted at any time provided that EUA is informed of the change. 

Cancellations or changes must be sent in writing to the following email address: LTForum@eua.eu

Liability

Neither EUA nor University of Warsaw will be liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects, regardless of the cause. Participants and companions attend the Forum and all related events at their own risk and responsibility.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the EUA events team at LTForum@eua.eu


Contact

EUA Coordination team
For enquiries regarding the programme, please contact:

Helene Peterbauer
Policy & Project Officer
Tel: +32 2 230 55 44
 
For enquiries regarding registrations, visa applications, and general coordination, please contact:
 
Sabien De Hanscutter
Events Manager
Tel: +32 2 230 55 44
 
Aurélie Clenet
Events Officer
Tel: +32 2 230 55 44
 
Coordination at University of Warsaw 
For enquiries regarding payments, please contact:
 
Aleksandra Kowalska
Promotion Office

Call for contributions

The call for papers is now closed.

EUA is seeking proposals for paper sessions. Leadership and management in higher education institutions, academic staff, researchers, students, policy makers and other interested stakeholders are invited to submit papers that present current practice or research on institutional measures for promoting active learning; development of teaching competences; challenges and solutions to advancing with teaching careers; and evaluation of learning and teaching at the programme level.

Selected contributions from EUA members will receive one reduced fee for attending the Forum.

Forum Venues

Forum sessions on 14 & 15 February the old library
University of Warsaw, Old Library
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warsaw

Dinner on 14 February
University of Warsaw Library
ul. Dobra 56/66, 00-312 Warszawa

A map with the location of the different venues and hotels (see Accommodation tab) can be consulted here.

 

 

 

 

Social programme

university of warsaw library catalog hall 2For the dinner on Thursday 14 February we will gather in the modern entourage of the University of Warsaw Library which won numerous prestigious awards and distinctions in architectural competitions. The venue is located only 0,7 km from the Old Library.

For more information on how to get to the venue and practicalities for the Forum, please consult both documents below:

2019 Learning and Teaching Forum: Getting Around 

2019 Learning and Teaching Forum: Good to know


©University of Warsaw 

Block reservations for participants and accompanying guests have been made at special rates in hotels of different categories for the period of the Forum.

Hotels are to be booked by the participant directly on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that rates are only valid for reservations directly made through the respective links below.

Please find here the map with the location of the Forum venues and the hotels that are listed below.

 

Hotel Bristol – 270 metres to the Forum venue
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 42/44, Warsaw 00-325 Poland
phone: +48 22 551 1000 - fax: +48 22 826 1407

Rates:
- 540 PLN + 8% VAT for single occupation
- 640 PLN + 8% VAT for double occupation

Click here to make a reservation.
Reservation deadline - 14 January 2019

 

Sofitel Warsaw Victoria - 350 metres to the Forum venue
ul. Królewska 11, 00-065 Warszawa
phone: +48 22 657 8011 -  fax: +48 22 657 8057

Rates:
- 490 PLN + 8% VAT for single occupation with breakfast
- 540 PLN + 8% VAT for double occupation with breakfast

Click here to make a reservation.
Reservation deadline - 14 January 2019

 

Mercure Warszawa Grand - 1,8 km to the Forum venue
ul. Krucza 28, 00-522 Warszawa
phone: +48 22 583 2100, fax: +48 22 583 2121

Rates:
- 333.33 PLN + 8% VAT for single occupation with breakfast
- 370.37 PLN + 8% VAT for double occupation with breakfast

Click here to make a reservation.
Reservation deadline - 14 January 2019

 

Novotel Warszawa Centrum - 1,8 km to the Forum venue
ul. Marszałkowska 94/98, 00-510 Warszawa
phone: +48 22 596 0000, fax: +48 22 596 0647

Rates:
-328.26 PLN + 8% VAT for single occupation with breakfast

Click here to make a reservation.
Reservation deadline - 27 December 2018

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