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Interested in Innovative Pedagogies? CIVIS has launched a series of workshops dedicated to academics coming from all fields of expertise. The main aim of these events is to share expertise in higher education teaching and learning and stimulate pedagogical innovation at the grassroots. The workshops are based on an extensive previous screening and analysis of trends and experiences in the eight universities of our alliance. In a nutshell, challenging topics, high-level specialists, tested ideas and transformative approaches!  Read more and register now to secure a seat!
See the upcoming workshops below

Transformez votre approche pédagogique avec l'accessibilité numérique pour tous

Dates and times

  1. Activités autonomes sur Moodle - Du 2 avril 2024 au 16 mai 2024 inclus. 

  2. Synchrone sur Zoom (durée 1 à 2h) : les jeudi 23 mai 2024, jeudi 30 mai 2024, et jeudi 06 juin 2024.

Explorez les avantages de l'accessibilité numérique pour créer un environnement inclusif et soutenir tous vos étudiants. Ce workshop vous permettra de changer votre état d'esprit, de concevoir des contenus pédagogiques accessibles, d'identifier leurs impacts sur vos apprenants, et ainsi de révolutionner vos pratiques d'enseignement. Participez à des défis et des sessions de partage pour transformer votre approche pédagogique vers une conception universelle.

Pour plus d'informations sur l'inscription, veuillez consulter la page web de l'atelier.

New Methods for Sustainable Inclusivity in Assessment Design

17 April 2024

The goal of this workshop is to pedagogically increase the inherent inclusivity in the design of your learning activities, better enabling you to make informed decisions about reasonable adjustments and accommodations geared towards learning, and reducing your reliance on ‘tick-list’ inclusivity. This workshop will take a hard look at the theory and practice of learning. Starting with the fundamental assumptions of social constructivism, you’ll draw on sociology, neuroscience, and psychology, to more substantially understand how the concept of inclusivity is not a bolt-on or afterthought, but rather a necessity for learning.

For more information and to register, please visit the workshop's webpage.

Teaching in English to non native speakers : recent research and best practices

23 April 2024

This workshop will present recent research around teaching and learning in EMI (English as Medium of Instruction) contexts and will invite participants to apply this to their own teaching contexts and to share their experiences with colleagues from other universities.  It will explore the realities, up and downs, of teaching in English. We will also look at the L2 learner from a scientific, pedagogical perspective and explore techniques for encouraging student interaction and increasing participation in a low-stress way.  

For further information registration, please visit the workshop's webpage.

Connecting students (and faculty) and fostering a sense of belonging

29 April 2024

A sense of relatedness and belonging to the CIVIS community is important for joint learning pathways, engagement, and collaboration between students and faculty. However, creating a culture of mutual trust, a supportive community, and meaningful opportunities for social interactions among peers and between students and faculty is a challenging task, especially when we consider the wide variety of different learning experiences, study-, language-, and cultural backgrounds.

Based on the findings and outputs of recent projects (eBELONG, PLUSTRACK, BELONG), the aim of this workshop is to outline important aspects, tools and methods that can be used to promote the building of a CIVIS community - not only during any face-to-face phases and the online courses, but especially in between, before and after, in order to best implement a collaborative, inclusive and safe learning environment during the courses. We will focus on vulnerable groups and demanding conditions in this particular teaching and learning context.

For further information and registration, please visit the workshop webpage.

Unpacking Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) through Theory and Practice

14 May 2024

What impact does COIL have on students and tutors? How could it be implemented in our learning and teaching? This session delves into the transformative potential of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), in the context of heightened internationalisation in Higher Education.

We will unpack what COIL is and we will reflect on the impact that a potential COIL model, based on the SUNY COIL Centre model and on mutual enrichment, active participation, cooperative teaching, and topics of common interest had on the positive learning experience of Higher Education students.

We will also consider how students might develop intercultural competencies in an alternative way.

For further information and registration, please visit the workshop's webpage.

Empowering Student Competency through Digital Open Badges and Formative Assessment Pathways

14 June 2024

The workshop aims to establish an integrated system to develop, assess, and certify competencies in CIVIS.

We will explore the use of open badges as a tool for recognizing acquired skills, emphasizing the importance of valuing prior experiences and providing formative assessment pathways.

We will cover the theoretical aspects of defining competency and describing our valuation model, as well as discuss administrative challenges.

Additionally, a practical example of competency development and certification pathways involving local engagement will be presented.

For further information and registration, please visit the workshop's webpage.