19 August 2015

A day dedicated to education quality


For the fifth time the University of Copenhagen is hosting a teaching conference for everyone in Denmark with an interest in education. This year’s themes span interdisciplinarity, teaching entrepreneurship and teaching portfolio.

How to ensure that interdisciplinarity does in fact produce cross-curricular competences and generate new perspectives rather than a split academic identity and shallow knowledge? How to turn the growing internationalisation of the student body into a resource for teaching and learning? And how to make engaging study programmes with digital learning technology?

These are but a few of the wide-ranging topics for Day of Education 2015.

On 22 September, you can also discover how sparring and interaction with fellow students, teachers or administrators can be a road to academic and professional development. You can meet teachers who use innovation and entrepreneurship in their teaching, find out what you can do in an ethnographic exploratorium and be inspired to enhance your teaching through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The topical issue of feedback to students is also on the agenda.

Benefits of learning

On Day of Education you can choose among eight workshops and an inspiration fair. Simon Barrie, Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Sydney, who does research into university students’ learning experiences and benefits, delivers the keynote under the heading of  ’Transforming Learning: our students’ and our own’.

As a participant you will learn how the University of Copenhagen is developing its teaching, you will be inspired and involved and get new ideas for your mind and new tools for your backpack. And you will meet teachers, researchers and students who are all working to make UCPH’s study programmes even better.

Day of Education is held on 22 September from 8.30 to 16.00 in the Ceremonial Hall on Frue Plads. Please note: most of the day is in Danish.