Call for contributions: 2023 European Learning & Teaching Forum

EUA and its Learning & Teaching Steering Committee are inviting proposals for papers, workshops and practice presentations for the 2023 European Learning & Teaching Forum. The event, entitled “Connecting people, spaces and realities”, will be hosted by the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, on 2-3 February 2023. The deadline to submit proposals is 7 October 2022.

High-quality learning environments depend on well-functioning communication and a community of practice connecting learners, teachers, and other staff, but also on their capacity to relate to partner universities as well as local or regional stakeholders. These diverse inner- and inter-institutional connections are critical for initiating and sustaining innovation in learning and teaching, be it in view of developing transformative practices or promoting the wellbeing of members of a higher education institution. Yet, what can higher education institutions do to foster meaningful connections and collaboration within and across institutions, and with society, with a view to supporting successful learning and teaching? The 2023 European Learning & Teaching Forum seeks to explore these questions, while considering the enhanced range of opportunties that blended, flexible and collaborative learning and teaching practices offer, as well as how they relate to student and staff wellbeing.

Leadership and management in higher education institutions, researchers, teachers, students, policy makers and other interested stakeholders are invited to submit proposals for presenting practices or research on enhancing learning and teaching in higher education at the institutional, national or international level. The proposed topics are expected to relate to the Forum theme. Proposals related to the topics of the 2022 Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups on “Digitally enhanced learning and teaching” are also welcome. These include: digitally competent teachers in designing quality learning environments; collaborative teaching practice; and needs and wellbeing of students and staff. For more information, please consult the call.

An intiative launched by the European University Association in 2017, the European Learning & Teaching Forum is an opportunity for the European higher education community to exchange on institutional practice in learning and teaching, and on European higher education policy. The Forum welcomes members of higher education institutions, in particular vice-rectors for academic affairs, deans, heads of learning and teaching centres, as well as management and students, but also policy-makers and other stakeholders.

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