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Transformation Messages for Universities

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How do the developments mentioned in the opening session affect the teaching and learning patterns at higher education institutions? How do they need to respond? Where do key stakeholders see a need for action? What are the consequences at the individual, national and European levels?

Professor, Head, Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
Chair, ÖH - Austrian Students' Union, Vienna
Head and Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana; Director, Centre for Educational Policy Studies, Ljubljana
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

Mag. DDr. Christiane SPIEL

Professor, Head, Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna

Dr. phil. in History, University of Vienna High School Teacher, Mathematics and History, Vienna Mag.rer.nat. (Diplom) in Mathematics, University of Vienna Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna Dr.rer.nat. in Psychology, University of Vienna Research Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development and Education, Berlin Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna Habilitation (venia docendi) in psychology, University of Vienna Invited Visiting Professor of Applied Psychology und Methodology, Department of Psychology, University of Graz Provisional Vice-Rector for personal development and higher education, University of Graz Chair Bildung-Psychology and Evaluation, University of Vienna Funding Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
1975
1975-1978
1976
1980-1989
1985
1989-1992
1990-1995
1995
1995-2000
1998-1999
since 2000
2004-2006

Viktoria SPIELMANN

Chair, ÖH - Austrian Students' Union, Vienna

Katholisches Oberstufen Realgymnasium Kettenbrücke, Innsbruck Verkäuferin, Der Bäcker Ruetz GmbH, Innsbruck Studium der Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft und Politikwissenschaft, Innsbruck/Wien Praktikum, Innsbrucker Grüne
2002-2006
2006-2013
2007-2014
2012

Dr. Pavel ZGAGA

Head and Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana; Director, Centre for Educational Policy Studies, Ljubljana

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana Associated Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana State Secretary, Ministry of Education and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia Minister of Education and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia Assoc. Prof., Head of the CEPS (ongoing), Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana
1988-1992
1992
1992-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2004

BA Peter WOODWARD

Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

 Peter Woodward is an experienced independent facilitator. He specialises in the design and delivery of effective participative processes through his own business, Quest Associates Ltd. Assignments range from helping small teams to develop a strategy through to major multi-stakeholder international conferences. Peter supports clients from all sectors including local citizen groups, business, through to the European Commission. He is particularly active with clients who are working towards social, environmental and economic sustainability goals. Recent clients include the European Sustainable Development Network, EC EcoAP Green Innovation programme, the UK Charity Bank, The European Business Network and the Church of England. He has established a special reputation for bringing energy, enjoyment and added value into the conference setting.

Higher Education Symposium

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19.08.2014

17:00 - 20:00 Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDU Plenary
19:00 - 20:30 Vienna Lectures: “Brainier, Better, More Beautiful… – Can Humans be Optimised?” Culture

20.08.2014

07:00 - 07:10 Opening Plenary
07:10 - 07:20 Framing the Challenge Plenary
07:20 - 08:30 Times They are a-Changin’ – How Societal Trends Impact European Universities Plenary
09:00 - 10:00 Transformation Messages for Universities Plenary
10:00 - 10:15 Introduction to the World Café Plenary
11:50 - 12:00 Universities of the Future – Showcasing Transformation in Action Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 22: In Austria, Dropouts Aren’t Dropouts and Students Aren’t Students Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 06: Multiple Choice Tests: More than a Time Saver for Teachers Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: Gaming Simulation for Training in Systems-Management Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 05: Blogging for Interactive Critical Thinking Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 31: Teaching Research? Interdisciplinary Grant-Writing Skills for PhD Students Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: The Role of Universities in a Knowledge-Based Society Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 20: How Can a University Assert Itself in the International Environment? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 26: Living Knowledge – Social Impact in Higher Education Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 29: Community-Based Learning through Community Health Assessment Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 04: Artistic Practice Equipping Us for a Changing World Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 10: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching to Foster Mutual Understanding of Different Disciplines Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: Active Learning in Spite of a Large Amount of Material – An Illusion?! Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 24: Service Learning – Applied Knowledge in Higher Education Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 21: Learning by Researching. A Best Practice Example where “Money Matters” Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 23: Transfinlandia: Gender Invention in Artistic Education Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 07: Technology and Art as a Symbiosis for Media Professions Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 02: How Can Internal Quality Management Assure Competence-Based Education? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: How Can Public Health Education Be Constructed Flexibly? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 28: Lab Inter Arts – A Platform for Cross-Cultural Performance Projects Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 03: Arts-Based Research on the Doctoral Level Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 01: Scientists in Society: Towards Interdisciplinary Capacity Building Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Mastering Challenges of Lifelong Learning at Universities Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 25: How to Combine Different Disciplines to Face Bioeconomic Challenges? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 08: Education by Two: Tertiary Education Jointly Designed by Universities and Corporations Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 09: Supporting Women Is Important, But What About Supporting Men? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Education in Sustainable Development: Implementation and Evaluation Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 27:  University Meets Industry  A Lifelong Learning Project Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 30: The University of the Future – A Haven for Self-Realisation? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: Online Teaching for All! Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 11: Addressing Student-Centred Learning in External Quality Assurance Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Doctoral Education in a Global Context: Challenges and Opportunities Breakout
14:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: What are the Implications of Internationalisation for Students? Breakout
14:30 - 16:00 Shaping the Future – Concrete Next Steps for Action Breakout
18:00 - 18:45 Changing the Role of and Practices in Higher Education Plenary
18:45 - 19:30 CityScienceTalk: Universities – Trendsetters for a Changing World? Plenary
19:30 - 21:00 Reception Social
21:15 - 21:30 Closing Remarks Plenary

21.08.2014

07:00 - 08:30 Doctoral Training at Universities – Potential and Challenges Partner
09:00 - 10:30 The Significance of Gender at Higher Education Institutions – Gender Diversity and Feminism, Blessing or Curse? Partner