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MEET2TALK online event: Future Themes in Teaching and Learning (27 March)

MEET2TALK online event: Future Themes in Teaching and Learning (27 March)

The discursive format MEET2TALK is organised by the Teaching & Learning Team of Heidelberg University's heiSKILLS Competence and Language Centre. It offers a regular platform for those involved in higher education to exchange views on current topics of teaching and learning and to engage in discussion based on good practice examples.

The first event in 2024 will focus on examining the evolving landscape of higher education and its imperative to prepare graduates for an uncertain future.

Future Themes in Teaching and Learning

Date and Time: Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 18:00 – 20:00

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Silke Hertel, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Teaching and Professor for Personal Competencies in the School Context at Heidelberg University’s Institute of Education Science, Heidelberg University

Venue: The event will take place online via MS Teams. Participation is possible via this link.

Abstract: Today's universities have the difficult task of preparing graduates for a future whose demands they cannot yet assess. In a discussion with the new Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Teaching, Prof. Dr. Silke Hertel, we want to debate crucial questions that everybody involved in higher education is dealing with sooner rather than later. These include questions of future literacies, the internationalization of university education, and the importance of good teaching for assuming social responsibility. Universities must find answers to these questions while societies face pressing planetary issues.

This means that to further develop teaching and learning, one has to assess and creatively deal with the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence. Furthermore, learning institutions have to rethink education in a world of increasingly agile student biographies and job market developments. These fundamental shifts require joint efforts to generate sustainable answers – for now, in the near future, and in the years to come.