The EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups gather a selected group of EUA member universities each year to discuss and explore practices and lessons learnt in organising and implementing learning and teaching at the institutional level. They also identify good practices on the given theme. The groups are designed to strengthen a bottom-up approach in engaging European universities, to foster community building, and to complement the European Learning & Teaching Forum.
Further information about the 2019 Thematic Peer Groups is available in this document.
Summary reports on the lessons learnt by the Thematic Peer Groups from 2017 and 2018 are available via the following links:
The groups’ work feeds into EUA’s ongoing policy work and debates on learning and teaching by providing direct feedback from an institutional perspective on the key challenges in the area, as well as recommendations. Based on the work of these groups, EUA issued a position paper that underlines the importance of learning and teaching as a core mission and responsibility of universities.
Active learning encompasses a broad range of pedagogical approaches involving the learner in every s...Read more
The evaluation of learning and teaching is one central activity through which universities monitor t...Read more
Higher education stakeholders are increasingly aware of the need for systematic continuous professio...Read more
Attention to career paths in teaching and staff development, in order to enhance learning and teachi...Read more
Based on the work of the EUA Learning & Teaching Initiative and the outcomes of the 1st European...Read more
This report aims to provide the reader with an insight into the discussions and conclusions of the t...Read more
In Europe, attention to higher education learning and teaching has been growing in recent years, both in policy and in practice.The 2018 Bologna Process Paris Communiqué devotes a whole section...Read more
In academia, we tend to agree that the purpose of higher education is to educate academic professionals who are prominent experts in their fields and disciplines. When looking at recent research one c...Read more
European universities have a proud heritage, not least inspired by the Humboldtian ideas of unity between research and education. For many universities in Europe, it is still a fact that research has ...Read more
For the past twenty years, the Bologna Process has provided a framework for European collaboration in higher education by promoting common degree structures and approaches to quality assurance, recogn...Read more
All universities face challenges such as widening participation, more diverse student populations, and digitalisation, which all lead to the need to further develop pedagogical methods and ways of und...Read more
Inspired by the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area, universities across the continent have been increasingly participating in international exchange programmes, developing and orga...Read more
In today’s Europe, education systems are expected to be accountable and have tangible and transparent outcomes. They are also required to be in line with economic development, the labour market,...Read more
In the first minutes of his welcome speech in October 2018 for newly-appointed faculty members, KU Leuven Rector Luc Sels stated that “teaching and research are equally valued at KU Leuven.&rdqu...Read more
There are several reasons why teaching is not treated in the same way as research in the portfolios of teaching staff across European universities. While we perfect scientific research throughout our ...Read more
Towards the end of 2017 the Centre for Educational Development (CED) at Queen’s University in Belfast received funding from the university to support an assessment through a partnership project....Read more
This fourth interview on learning and teaching practice is with Grace Neville, who will chair the closing plenary session capturing the outcomes and next steps after the European University Associatio...Read more