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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

About “Brain (good) uses for learning efficiently”

5 May 2022

Neuroscience has developed a deeper insight in understanding the mechanisms of human brain functioning, and in particular, synaptic plasticity, thanks to technology (such as nuclear magnetic resonance and confocal microscopes). The better knowledge of our different memory types in cognitive science, its recent results in testing different learning methods, in describing learner profiles and corresponding learning strategies, as well as stereotype threads (in addition to other stresses) and their potential consequences on test performances will be presented and discussed with the attendees through an interactive presentation.

For further information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage.

Developing a pedagogic toolbox for CLIL/EMI; teaching and learning in an additional language

9, 16 & 23 May 2022

The overall course is divided into three separate workshops to be delivered over the course of several weeks. These form a coherent sequence, but participants could also simply join those in which they are interested. The first two workshops are comprised of two parts and the final workshop is an interactive session, drawing together theory and practice. Each module will involve a number of supplementary follow-up tasks: reading, reflective activities, feedback and commentary.

For further information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage.

Using a game-based pedagogical framework to promote playful learning (GB- playfull)

13 May 2022

Game-based learning is an authentic way for meeting multiple learning outcomes at all educational levels, since, irrespective of their age, students are intrinsically and extrinsically motivated to play games. Game-Based Pedagogies can hardly be defined at a single epistemological level. Behaviorist, cognitivist, and socio-constructivist elements, or their combinations can be used for the design of a game, a game activity, or a general model of game-based learning. However, at an overarching level game-based pedagogies are those that promote playful learning, or otherwise learning that comes as a result of experiences that are enjoyable and worthwhile for their own sake.

For further information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage.

Visual thinking and art strategies for the promotion of culture of peace and conflict management

24, 25, 26 & 31 May 2022, 1 & 2 June 2022

This course offers a wide range of tools for learning about the culture of peace and conflict resolution through the critical analysis of images and the use of art for peacebuilding. It targets the academic community: students, professors and researchers who are willing to incorporate the culture of peace approach in their programmes. It aims to promote the development of capacities for peace, using art and some visual thinking strategies.

For further information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage.

Innovative pedagogies: from structure to process

20 & 21 June 2022

The workshop will focus on new developments in learning design and how these could be used in organizing learning experiences in Higher Education. We will focus on ways to innovate designing and leading learning experiences for students as an adult and (more) autonomous learners.

For further information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage.

Pedagogy as a way of creating care relationships in education: inclusive pathways through digital learning experiences and art classes

10, 17 & 24 June 2022 and 1, 8, 15 & 22 July 2022

This is a webinar series based on 7 webinars designed to showcase some pedagogical approaches for an inclusive pedagogy toward students with special needs, with an emphasis on approaches adopting the Trialogical Learning Approach, an IP-based b) Methodology-based pedagogical innovation c) Skill-based pedagogical innovation. The webinars will be held in different languages, but all teachers will provide feedback in English. All teachers will also provide students with summaries in English of the contents they will talk about. If requested, some webinars would be offered in both languages.

For further information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage.

Innovative pedagogies: new pathways to university teaching

23 June 2022 & 4 July 2022

The workshop aims at offering lecturers a short introduction to innovative pedagogies. Academics from different disciplines who practice a kind of innovative pedagogy in their teaching will bei invited to present and discuss their examples (4 examples from the CIVIS universities involved per workshop). The participants will have the opportunity to discuss on the transfer of innovative pedagogy models into other teaching contexts and on the development of teaching concepts in general. Further interesting aspects may be different cultures of teaching and learning and the interdisciplinary perspective.

For further information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage.

Interactive lectures: How to enhance student engagement during lectures

This workshop has already taken place.

18 November 2021

How can you facilitate and enhance student engagement during lectures? In this workshop for university teachers we focus on how to encourage student activity and engagement during lectures in order to support students' learning.

For further information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage.

Gamification of a full university course

This workshop has already taken place.

8 March 2022

This is an interactive workshop that addresses the Gamification of a full university course; the participants are encouraged to come prepared either with a whole course or a session they want to gamify. 

For further information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage

New digital methodologies for teaching and performing music

This workshop has already taken place.

25 April 2022 and 27 April 2022

The New Digital Methodologies for Teaching and Performing Music workshop aims at presenting teaching experiences and new digital methodologies for the teaching of music at the early childhood, primary, secondary, and conservatory school stages. It will create a platform for the exchange of teaching experiences between the organizing universities (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Université libre de Bruxelles) and the members of the CIVIS academic community interested in this field. Our goal is to design new teaching experiences through new digital programs for sound editing, music creation and interpretation, and the evaluation of musical skills that can be applied in these educational levels.

For further information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage.

The ABC workshop method for collaborative course design

This workshop has already taken place.

26 April 2022

This workshop offers tools for analyzing and developing the course
design of your teaching. The workshop is online and based
on the ABC method for course design. Please, bring your colleagues
and take the workshop as a collaborative thinking and design activity.

For further information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage.