Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: International experts will participate in the VI Seminar on Teaching Innovation 2021

Registrations are open to participate in the more than twenty lectures, workshops, panels and online and face-to-face activities that will take place between November 3 and 5, including keynote talks by prominent leaders in teaching and Higher Education such as Ellie Theobald, Jon Bergman and Pilar Aramburuzabala.

The pandemic demanded an unprecedented capacity for adaptation for university education around the world, which after a year and a half has given way to various reflections. Which technologies are leaving and which are staying? What pedagogical methodologies and innovations are here to stay? These and other questions will be addressed at the Sixth UC Teaching Innovation Seminar , which this year will be held remotely for the first time between November 3 and 5, with keynote talks, lectures, guided visits and workshops, among others. activities.
Those who attend will be able to interact and participate in different instances of dialogue that are organized annually by the Academic Vice President , through the Center for Teaching Development (CDDoc) .

Among the international guests of the seminar are Jon Bergmann, one of the pioneers of the flipped classroom method or flipped classes, who proposes the review of content outside the classroom, with the aim that students participate more ; Elli Theobald, professor and researcher at the University of Washington , specialist in student achievement and ways to counteract inequalities in education in the area of ​​science; and Pilar Aramburuzabala, professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid , and director of the European Observatory of Service-Learning in Higher Education .

In addition, members of the academic community from more than 15 faculties and departments dedicated to teaching at UC will participate, as well as specialists in university teaching from other national and international Higher Education institutions, who will address issues such as carrying out practical activities in context. remote, technological innovation, gamification, interdiscipline, among many others.

“The main objective of this seminar is to provide a space for exchange and dialogue on teaching and learning processes, with emphasis on the challenges that we had to incorporate due to the pandemic” – José Tomás Montalva, head of the Teaching Innovation area of ​​the CDDoc

Virtual fair and face-to-face visits to hybrid rooms and Medialab
Thanks to a technological platform, those who participate will be able to create their own avatars in digital format, and navigate through a virtual fair in 3D format that will offer resources and documents of interest, where it is also possible to meet others and other participants of the event.

The face-to-face dimension of the seminar includes face-to-face tours to hybrid rooms, participation in a webinar on technological tools and visits to the Medialab, with the aim of knowing and interacting with technologies and audiovisual inputs that allow to enhance learning in remote or semi-face-to-face format.

“The main objective of this seminar is to provide a space for exchange and dialogue on teaching and learning processes, with an emphasis on the challenges that we had to incorporate due to the pandemic. We want to establish a forward-looking view on this issue, and generate conversations about pedagogical and technological innovations that, beyond the pandemic, are here to stay ”, explained José Tomás Montalva, head of the area of ​​Teaching Innovation at CDDoc, who is in charge of organizing the seminar.

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