NOWETAS Stiftung

Research-Oriented Learning: University didactic concepts - International Perspectives

NOWETAS conference November 3 2010 - November 5 2010

From November 3-5, NOWETAS supported a conference on “Research-Oriented Learning: University didactic concepts – International Perspectives”. The conference was a first step in the process of sharing knowledge, ideas and best practices in undergraduate and graduate level teaching among the three participating universities: University of Oldenburg, University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen. Each day, the conference featured keynote speeches from experts within Germany and around the world. External perspectives were complemented by internal ones, as a daily poster session exhibited current approaches to research-oriented teaching at all three universities. The Jacobs day featured an integrative panel discussion on the topic of ‘Enhancing Research-Oriented Teaching at NOWETAS Universities’.


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November 3 University of Oldenburg
Campus Haarentor, Hörsaalzentrum A14, Hörsaal 3, Uhlhornsweg (map)

16:00 Official Conference Opening, Welcome by the President, Prof. Dr. Babette Simon
16:15 – 17:00 Keynote: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. (emer.) Ludwig Huber, Faculty of Educational Pedagogy, University of Bielefeld: On the concept of research-oriented learning
17:00 – 17:45 Keynote: Dr. Ralf Schneider, Centre for Didactics at TU Dortmund: Research-oriented learning in applied studies: A contribution to professionalization in teacher training
17:45 – 18:15 Torsten Blut M.A., RWTH Aachen: Model for the advancement of research-oriented student learning
18:15 Coffee Break
18:30 – 21:00 Poster Presentations and closing remarks

November 4 Jacobs University Bremen
JUB Campus, Campus Ring 1, Campus Center (map)

16:00 Opening Words by President Prof. Dr. Joachim Treusch
16:15 – 17:00 Keynote: Dr. Lynne Pepall and Dr. Sinaia Nathanson, Tufts University Massachusetts: Research-based teaching in graduate education at Tufts University
17:00 – 17:45 Keynote: Dr. Po Li Tan, Kings College London: Research-based teaching: Supporting and developing pedagogical research in different disciplinary areas — Case studies from King’s Learning Institute
17:45 – 18:30 Coffee Break and Poster Presentations
18:30 – 20:00 Panel Discussion with Prof. Dr. Johannes Boonstra, Head Science Department, University College Utrecht; Yehuda Elkana, CEU President and Rector Emeritus; 1 representative from the University of Bremen, 1 representative from the University of Oldenburg, 1 undergraduate student, 1 graduate student and 1 faculty member from the “School of Engineering and Science” or “Logistics”
Moderation: Prof. Matthijs Bogaards
20:00 Concluding remarks and buffet with drinks

November 5 University of Bremen
Cartesium, Rotunde, Enrique-Schmidt-Straße (map)

10:00 Welcome by Prof. Dr. Wilfried Müller, Rector, University of Bremen
10:15 – 11:00 Keynote: Dr. Peter Tremp, Center for Didactics, University of Zurich: Connecting teaching and research: Methodological access – curricular principles – institutional strategy
11:00 – 11:45 PD Dr. Ulrich Welbers, Institute for German Language and Linguistic Studies, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf: Research-oriented learning as a process of human growth and science: An enchantment
11:45 – 12:15 Keynote: Dr. Eva Schöck-Quinteros, Historiographical Institute, University of Bremen: From the Files to the Stage. A cooperation between Historiography and Theatre
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12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break
12:30 Poster Presentations and closing remarks
ca. 14:00 End of Conference

On each day of the conference, a poster fair displayed practical examples of research-oriented teaching from participating NOWETAS institutions. We would like to thank all participating instructors and students for their contributions!