EUA is seeking proposals for papers, practice presentations and workshops at the 2021 Learning & Teaching Forum ‘Embedding and facilitating sustainability’, which will take place at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain on 18–19 February 2021. The submission deadline is 8 October 2020.
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 ensure 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. 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.
Leadership and management in higher education institutions, students, policymakers and other interested stakeholders are invited to submit proposals for presenting current practice or research. The proposed topics are expected to relate to the Forum theme. Proposals related to the topics of the 2020 Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups are also welcome: approaches in learning and teaching to promoting equity and inclusion, environmental sustainability of learning and teaching and meeting skills and employability demands.
The full call for contributions, a provisional programme and further information about the Forum are available on the event webpage.