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EUA annual conference on Changing Landscapes in Learning and Teaching
European University Association (EUA) organised its Annual Conference titled ‘Changing Landscapes in Learning and Teaching‘ in Brussels (Belgium) on 3-4 April 2014.
European higher education has been in constant flux for well over a decade. However, some voices are predicting that the real revolution still lies ahead. Labour market demands and technological innovation are often cited as factors triggering change, with MOOCs, growth in private for-profit providers and increased global competition between institutions and countries given as evidence that disruptive change is already underway. Fears are being voiced that universities could run the risk of losing significance, if they continue to follow current learning and teaching models, which, some argue, may be unable to respond to the urgent need for more and better higher education at lower costs.
Which trends are transforming learning and teaching, and how should European universities respond? EUA’s 2014 Annual Conference will explore innovative teaching approaches being developed, discussed or introduced, and consider their implications for the organisation of learning and teaching processes in the years to come. High-level speakers from Europe, Brazil and China will reflect on the opportunities and challenges facing institutions in Europe and other world regions, as well as, more specifically, on the impact of mobility and internationalisation on learning and teaching in universities in Europe.
The conference will provide a forum for university leaders and senior managers to exchange experiences of present challenges, discuss future strategies for responding to pressures for change, and thus anticipate tomorrow’s educational needs.