Embedding and facilitating sustainability

The European Learning & Teaching Forum is an EUA event that provides an opportunity for participants to meet and discuss developments in learning and teaching at European universities. The Forum builds on EUA’s work with its member universities on this topic. Alongside the bottom-up approach, the Forum makes use of EUA’s extensive policy work in European higher education. The Forum is an ideal event for vice-rectors for academic affairs, deans, and management involved in learning and teaching. It also welcomes students, policy-makers and other stakeholders in higher education.

The path towards a sustainable future does not only require revolutionary technologies, but also and foremost adequate education. The 2021 European Learning & Teaching Forum will explore how learning and teaching ensures access to the knowledge and skills needed to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals and accomplish the transformations that our societies and economies require. It will also invite participants to reflect on whether the organisation of learning and teaching at their own institutions is delivered in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable manner. Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the Forum provides a platform for discussion on how universities enhance learning and teaching, while also presenting the work of the 2020 EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups.

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The 2021 European Learning & Teaching Forum will be hosted by the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain.

  • Thursday, 18 February

    08.30 - 17.30
    Registration
    09.30 - 10.45
    Official Opening and Plenary Session I
    10.45 - 11.15
    Coffee break
    11.15 - 12.45
    Breakout Sessions A

    These parallel sessions are based on the work of the Thematic Peer Groups and the call for contributions.

    12.45 - 14.15
    Networking lunch

    From 13.30 onwards, during the lunch break, participants have the option of attending an update on the work programme of the Bologna Follow-Up Group

    14.15 - 15.45
    Breakout Sessions B

    These parallel sessions are based on the work of the Thematic Peer Groups and the call for contributions.

    15.45 - 16.15
    Coffee break
    16.15 - 17.00
    Plenary Session II
    17.00 - 18.00
    Discussion groups

    The participants have the option of joining a discussion group. These groups will be based on the bottom-up initiative of the Forum participants themselves, who will be invited to suggest discussion topics a few days before the Forum through an event app.

    19.30 - 22.00
    Dinner
  • Friday, 19 February

    09.30 - 11.00
    Breakout Sessions C

    These parallel sessions are based on the work of the Thematic Peer Groups and the call for contributions.

    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 call for contributions for the 2021 European Learning & Teaching Forum is now out. The call seeks proposals for papers, practice presentations and workshops. The deadline to submit proposals is 8 October 2020.

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