Various workshops will take place simultaneously. These workshops will focus on presenting, analysing and discussing experiences with improvements and innovation in university teaching. These workshops will be proposed by the 6th CIDUI Organization.
Participants can sign up to the workshops with the Administration Office once they arrive at the Congress.
The professional development of teachers: continuous development models
Dr Begoña Gros and Dr Albert Sangrà (Open University of Catalonia)
Date and time: Thursday July 1st, from 15.30h to 19.10h
Dr Mercè Gisbert (Rovira i Virgili University)
Dr Salvador Grau (University of Alicante)
Dr Carmen Vizcarro (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Dr. Miguel Santamaría (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
The intensive incorporation of ICTs in the teaching-learning processes of higher education and the methodological assumptions for the implementation of the European Higher Education Area have further highlighted the need to develop professional development policies and models for teachers that adequately respond to these new challenges.
With the aim of exchanging and comparing different practices used for the professional development of teachers in our universities, we propose a workshop in which each participant will present the underlying philosophies and types of actions of the models used for the continuous development of teachers at each institution, as well as an evaluation of the results obtained.
After the four presentations, a leading expert in the professional development of teachers will make a counterpoint, summarising the preceding presentations and responding to them. This will lead to an open debate and discussion between the participants.
The workshop will last 2½ hours, which will be split into 20 minute sessions for each presentation followed by 50 minutes for the subsequent discussion between participants.
The workshop is aimed at people responsible for teacher training and teachers with an academic interest in the professional development of teachers.
New tutoring experiences at university: Definition, processes and assessment.
Jordi Colomer Feliu. University of Girona
Date and time: Friday July 2nd, from 09.00h to 12.30h
Maria Leonor Simões dos Santos. University of Aveiro
Maria Rosa Casellas Codina. University of Girona
Raquel Casado Muñoz. University of Burgos
Isabel del Arco Bravo. University of Lleida
In this current period in which the new EHEA-compliant bachelor’s degrees (grados) are being implemented, it has become clear that the activity of students in the teaching-learning context requires some guidance mechanisms. Universities develop programmes that enable them to provide this guidance and subsequent follow-up. Three different types of programmes exist: welcome programmes, tutorial action plans and, for first-year undergraduate students, mentoring programs.
The objective is to create within the framework of the 6th CIDUI the ideal conditions to use this proposal to establish a dialogue between different proposals and programmes being undertaken by Spanish and foreign universities this year, the first year in which students have been taking the new EHEA-based bachelor’s degree. We need to identify the proposals, define the common objectives, discuss the proposed methodologies, define the institutional frameworks, etc., that can help students in their university training process.
We propose organising the workshop so that the final part has practical application. The workshop will last three hours, and will be organised as follows:
Part 1 The four participant universities’ presentation of the processes being undertaken at each university (Burgos, Aveiro, Lleida and Girona).
Part 2 Question or brief comments by the guests on row 0.
Part 3 Open debate for all participants.
Part 4 Group work using specific worksheets and discussion focused on the following three issues:
- The objectives of the welcome programme and the tutorial action.
- The development and processes of the different programmes.
- The assessment of tutors and students in the programmes.
After the workshop, a document will be drafted summarising the issues discussed and the possible conclusions.