In 2013, Amsterdam will be hosting the International Summit on the Teaching Profession, initiatied by president Obama. This gives higher education in the Netherlands all the more reason to gather and analyze initiatives to shed light on excellent teaching examples. One of them is the conference 'Evoking Excellence in Higher Education and Beyond' at the Hanze in Groningen.
This conference aims at bringing together groups of people from various scientific knowledge domains and fields of practice, to combine state-of-the-art research with practical applications. "We aim to gain a more sophisticated understanding of how to evoke excellence in higher education and beyond."
Interested parties are now invited to participate in the conference by sending in the findings of their excellence programmes. These findings may include case studies, empirical research, work in progress or theoretical contributions. Lecturers, teachers, students as well as policy makers are encouraged to submit a proposal for the conference that will take place on October 4th and 5th in Groningen.
The proposals for the conference are centered around several themes defined below
Theme 1. Evoking excellence in talented and motivated students. Aspects include teaching strategies, honours as a teaching laboratory, assessment, the learning process and environment, creating a culture of excellence and creating an honours community.
Theme 2. Student perspectives: student participation, recruitment and selection, honours students' needs and learning strategies.
Theme 3. Connecting to the real world: professional excellence, excellent performance in the work field, relations between gifted/honours programmes in higher education and the work field.
Theme 4. From an international perspective: ethics and global citizenship in honours education, international collaborations, and intercultural perspectives on excellence.
Theme 5. The integrated world of excellence: gifted programs in primary, secondary and higher education and their connections.
For submitting a proposal and more information on how to submit a proposal, please refer to the proposal submission form. The deadline for applications is due on the 7th of May.