New Position (70-80%) at ZHE Zentrum für Hochschuldidaktik und -entwicklung, PH Zürich

Dear colleagues

In our tenth year of existence, the ZHE keeps moving. We are looking for a new colleague supporting us predominantly with designing and teaching faculty development programmes. We welcome applications for our open position (70-80%)  by August 31st.

By August 1st, Tobias Zimmermann and Dagmar Engfer (as deputy) will be our new team leaders whereas Franziska Zellweger will change roles towards research in faculty development.

Have a great summer!

Franziska

Einladung Symposium Hochschullehre in MINT-Fächern TH Nürnberg, September 2019

Am 26. und 27. September 2019 findet das 4. Symposium zur Hochschullehre in den MINT-Fächern (Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften, Technikwissenschaften) an der Technischen Hochschule Nürnberg in Kooperation mit dem DiZ – Zentrum für Hochschuldidaktik statt. Das Leitthema dieser Veranstaltung ist „Auf dem Weg zu guter MINT-Lehre: Erfahrungen – Evidenzen – Theorien“.

Wie in anderen Ländern lässt sich auch an deutschsprachigen Universitäten und Hochschulen für Angewandte Wissenschaftendie Entwicklung beobachten den gleichen Anspruch an Lehre wie an Forschung zu stellen und über forschungs- und erfahrungsbasiertes Vorgehen die Lehre weiterzuentwickeln.

Das Symposium bietet den Teilnehmenden die Möglichkeit sich zu diesem Thema auszutauschen und ihre Erfahrungen und Forschungsergebnisse zu teilen. Weitere Informationen auch zu vergangenen MINT-Symposien finden Sie unter www.mint-symposium.de

Programme SFDN 2019-2020

September 13, 2019       Site Visit   Glion Institute of Higher Education, Bulle – Registration: Email to Rachel.plews@hepl.ch

December 3, 2019   11h – 12h   Online Webinar – To tweet or not to tweet? Twitter’s potential for educational developers – Karin Brown
Registration: https://rachelplews.typeform.com/to/cN6tz5

January 21, 2020     11h – 12h   Online Webinar – Holistic academic development: Is it time to think more broadly about the academic development project? Ariane Dumont
Registration: https://rachelplews.typeform.com/to/smbZ4r

March 12, 2020  11h-12h  Online webinar – EXPLICIT LABS: enabling students to identify the inquiry and scientific thinking skills of practical work – Siara IsaacRegistration: https://rachelplews.typeform.com/to/F3ihi5

March 23, 2020  11h-12h Online Webinar – Designing peer assessment exercisesPeter Jentges
Registration: https://rachelplews.typeform.com/to/toOaT8

April 21, 2020   Site Visit  University of Geneva
Registration: Email to Rachel.plews@hepl.ch

June 10, 2020    SAVE THE DATE!  Workshop at EPFL with Kasturi Behari-Leak University of Capetown (Keynote at ICED2020)

June 17, 2020    SAVE THE DATE (During ICED 2020)!SFDN General Assembly

The SFDN Board is working on a SFDN Writing Retreat for the Spring 2020 semester.  Stay tuned for more details!

Presentation from Prof. Harry Hubball at St. Gallen – September 3, 2019

Dear colleagues,

We are very happy to invite you to a talk and discussion with an internationally renowned expert on the Scholarship of Teaching, Curriculum and Educational Leadership at higher education institutions, Prof. Harry Hubball from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

His presentation will focus on the “Scholarship of Educational Leadership in Research-intensive University Contexts: Strategic Inquiry, Evidence-based Practice and Dissemination”. We are sure that both his theoretical as well as practical expertise with higher education institutions around the world will offer a deep and well-founded insight into the topic. The discussion will offer opportunities to share ideas and insights from your areas and institutions. 

Please find further information on Harry’s person and the presentation theme attached to this message and on his website: http://edcp.educ.ubc.ca/faculty/harry-hubball

The presentation will take place on 3 September, 2019, at 1.30 – 4 pm. The venue will be the University of St. Gallen, Institute of Business Education and Educational Management (IPW-HSG), Dufourstrasse 40a (Central Institute Building, Building No. 24, 3rd floor), CH-9000 St. Gallen.

Please find directions and travel information here:https://www.unisg.ch/en/universitaet/besucher/anfahrtundcampusplan?sc_lang=en

We would like to welcome you at St.Gallen for the exchange on these topics. If you participate, please send a short e-mail with your name and number of participants to Robert Kordts-Freudinger by 28 August, email: robert.kordts-freudinger@unisg.ch.

We are looking forward to meeting you and sharing exciting perspectives on the Scholarship of Teaching, Curriculum and Educational Leadership!

Best wishes

Robert Kordts-Freudinger & Bernadette Dilger, University of St.Gallen

Save the date: 9./10.10.2019 – Fachtagung HRK-EXPERTISE Internationalisierung

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, 

gerne möchten wir Sie darüber informieren, dass das Projekt HRK-EXPERTISE Internationalisierung am 9. und 10. Oktober 2019 eine Fachtagung zum Thema „Internationalisierung der Lehre: Erfahrungen aus der Hochschulpraxis“ in Berlin organisiert. 

Im Fokus der Tagung steht die interaktive Bearbeitung von aktuellen Fragestellungen zu Internationalisierungsprozessen in der Lehre. Aufbauend auf die im letzten Jahr veröffentlichten HRK-EXPERTISE-Manuals werden folgende Themenfelder in den Blick genommen:

–          Mehrsprachigkeit von Studium und Lehre,

–          Internationalisierung der Curricula,

–          Internationalisierung zu Hause in der Lehrerbildung.

Den Auftakt der Veranstaltung bildet am Abend des 9. Oktober eine Keynote mit internationalen Perspektiven von Karen M. Lauridsen, Universität Aarhus, an deren Anschluss wir Sie herzlich zu einem Empfang einladen.

Die Fachtagung richtet sich an Vertreter_innen aus der Hochschullehre, sowie an Hochschulleitungen und zentrale Einrichtungen, die Möglichkeiten zur Internationalisierung der Lehre hochschul- und fächerübergreifend diskutieren und weiterentwickeln möchten.

Konkrete Informationen zum Programm und Ablauf der Fachtagung finden Sie unter https://www.hrk.de/en/expertise/veranstaltungen/fachtagung-2019/. Ein Einladungsschreiben mit der Möglichkeit zur Anmeldung erhalten Sie voraussichtlich Mitte Juli.

Wir freuen uns darauf, Sie am 9. und 10. Oktober 2019 in Berlin begrüßen zu dürfen und wären Ihnen dankbar, wenn Sie dieses Save-the-date an interessierte Kolleg_innen aus den Fachbereichen weiterleiten könnten.

Bei organisatorischen Rückfragen können Sie gern jederzeit Frau Christiane Göbels (goebels@hrk.de; Tel. 0228/887-127) kontaktieren.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Stephan Keuck
Projektleiter HRK-EXPERTISE Internationalisierung

Invitation to Workshop for Faculty Developers (20 June): Writing case study vignettes for educator training

SFDN Members are invited to the following workshop which will take place in EPFL from 10h00 – 13h00 on 20 June 2019.

Writing case study vignettes for educator training

Register here: https://bookwhen.com/epfl

The training of educators – whether they are school teachers, university professors or pedagogical developers – is intended to increase knowledge and skills but also to ensure that these knowledge and skills are used when the educators return to teach in their classroom.  This transfer from training to practice is extremely difficult to achieve, but techniques like role play, microteaching, and practice portfolios in educator training have all been found to have a positive impact.  One other technique that has been identified as particularly important in helping educators transfer from training to practice is the use of vignettes or short case studies.  This workshop will address the issues involved in writing vignettes for educator training purposes and how to integrate the use of vignettes into training workshops.

Joanne O’Flaherty is a teacher educator at the University of Limerick, where she runs the microteaching programme for initial teacher education students.  Her research work on initial teacher education, moral reasoning development and social and emotional learning has been published in leading journals such as Educational Research, Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, European Journal of Teacher Education, the British Journal of Educational Psychology, Cambridge Journal of Education, and Teaching and Teacher Education

SFDN Webinars – Quick survey to find out your interests and expertise!

Dear Members,

As part of the ongoing initiative to grow our SFDN digital presence and to expand opportunities for members to connect and share practice, we would like to grow the webinar program in the upcoming year.  The aim of the webinar series is two-fold – (1) to provide a digital space where members can share practice and ideas and (2) to support the development of synchronous online facilitation skills. 

In order to develop the program, please complete this short survey about your interest in topics you would like to see offered, and if willing, topics you would like to facilitate yourself.  The SFDN Board will review the results and establish connections between the member needs and member competences, and will contact members accordingly prior to July to establish next year’s program.

Additional Details

The format of each webinar is a one-hour session using the Adobe Connect platform offered through SWITCH.  To support members who are leading a webinar, the process is as follows:

  • Theme, date, and time of webinar confirmed with the SFDN board; validation by the SFDN President
  • The SFDN Member(s) to provide a brief description of the session; SFDN to promote through the website and encourage promotion through other channels
  • The SFDN Secretary will schedule the session in Adobe Connect
  • One week prior to the session, the SFDN Secretary will conduct a brief test session with the presenter(s)
  • Two days prior to the event, registrants will receive the link to log in to the session, along with the technical requirements
  • A SFDN Board member will be present online 15 minutes prior to the session to assist with set-up and last-minute technical issues
  • The SFDN Board member will introduce the presenter(s) and remain available during the session to help with the chat and other interactive elements
  • With the agreement of the presenter(s), each session will be recorded and made available on the SFDN website

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a SFDN Board Member.  We thank you for your input and we look forward to connecting with you virtually in the upcoming year!

With best regards,

Rachel Plews (on behalf of the SFDN Board)