ICA-Edu Colloquium Programme 2022

Exploring the opportunities and challenges of mainstreaming blended learning in Life Sciences Higher Education

 Will be held on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 May 2022

At the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium


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20.00 Reception and Walking Dinner, Klein Turkije 20, Ghent
Session 1: Opportunities and challenges: review of blended learning development over the last five years, the current state of the art and likely trajectories over the next 5 years. 

9.00 Welcome and setting the aims of the Colloquium
Julian Park, Chair of ICA-Edu and University of Reading
9.10 Keynote: Reflection of the developments since the ICA-Edu Colloquium in Bolzano in 2012: Barbara Hinterstoisser, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), AT.
9.30 Keynote: Current state of the art: benefiting from the learning and teaching behaviours in the pandemic
Lawrie Phipps, Jisc & Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE), UK
10.15 Coffee break
10.45 Four offered Case studies of blended learning interventions in curricula
See the call for contributions
11.45 Discussion Groups
12.30 Report back
13.00 Lunch
Session 2: The capabilities and expectations of current students for the delivery of their education experience, particularly reflecting on the blended learning approach.  Do students feel well-prepared for a blended approach to learning, does it encourage greater student independence and better prepare graduates for the modern workplace?

14.00 Keynote: The student experience of and views of blended going forward
Jana Dutordoir, The International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS) & University of Ghent.
14.35 Keynote: Does the student experience of the blended learning environment match employer expectations for working in the digital world?
Keynote TBC
15.10 Coffee break
15.40 Discussion Groups
16.30 Report back
17.00 Closure
17.15 ICA-Edu General Assembly
20.00 Colloquium dinner, De Abt, Lange Kruisstraat 4, Ghent

Session 3: What are the characteristics of robust yet flexible blended approaches in terms of university/faculty strategy and curricula practice for on campus students?

8.30 Keynote: Strategic development of the Blended learning approaches at the institutional level
Tammy Schellens, Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences , Ghent University, BE
9.00 Keynote Staff development needs to fully benefit students using the blended learning experience
Liisa Myyry, Centre for University Teaching and Learning, University of Helsinki, FI
9.30 Four Case studies of university/faculty approaches to mainstreaming blended learning strategies
See the call for contributions
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Discussion groups
11.45 Report Back
12.00 Action Planning related to blended learning – delegates individual plans in relation to blended learning & nect steps for ICA-Edu
12.15 Closure of ICA-Edu Colloquium
12.30 Plenary Session Report back from ICA-Edu, ICA-Edu SIG and the ICA CoP
13.00 Lunch and depart - (pack lunches will be available if you need to leave quickly)
15.30 - Guided tour of Ghent (1.5 hours by the Tourist Office guide) followed by beer tasting. This activity requires an extra registration fee on the registration form.
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