ECOLHE Project at the Second International Conference of the journal Scuola Democratica.

On Friday 4 June 2021, the research group of the Erasmus + ECOLHE project conducted the panel Rethinking Higher Education at the time of Covid: challenges, new perspectives, critical issues hosted within the Second International Conference of the journal Scuola Democratica. 

The panel’s contributions reflected on the main issues of the ECOLHE project with the aim to explore the role of Universities and teaching-learning practices in contemporary society. In this regard the track developed an interdisciplinary discussion on the changes in universities already underway and accelerated by the covid epidemic, with respect to:

  • new training model to respond to new knowledge and skills demands, in a context of a universal entitlement to lifelong learning;
  • the promotion of online quality relationships and e-learning standards;
  • the transformation of university in a complex organization, characterized by a more and more complex governance systems and the transformation of the internal and external management and power structure of roles;
  • the transformation of the figure of the university teacher and researcher accompanied by the need to rethink both the professional development system and that of insertion into the role;
  • the challenges caused by the digital revolution and the general demand for innovative learning methods and tools on the part of an audience of students that has changed significantly compared to the past;
  • the development of best practices in training and skills development for “online” learning in higher education (HE), according to the new experience of a hyperconnected reality (Floridi, 2014).

Below you can download the programme and the speeches made during the two sessions of the panel

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I SESSION

Open/Closing Working: Stefania Capogna

Chair Erika Zuperkiene

STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF DISTANCE LEARNING STRATEGIES DURING COVID-19 IN

ITALY AND RUSSIA  

Emiliane Rubat du Merac, Oksana Stashina, Anna Khaperskaya

Sapienza University of Rome; Samara State Socio-Pedagogical University; Moscow State university of Psychology and Educahon (MSUPE)

THE TRANSITION TO ONLINE TEACHING IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC: AN EXPERIENCE OF TEACHERS’ TRAINING IN EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION

Marc Romero, Teresa Romeu, Montse Guitert, Pablo Baztán

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

ADDRESSING COMPLEX REAL-WORLD CHALLENGES IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EDUCATION THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF GAMIFICATION AND CROWDSOURCING

Mercedes Ruiz, Manuel Trinidad, Alejandro Calderon

Universitat of Cadiz, Spain

II SESSION

Open/Closing Working: Stefania Capogna

Chair: Gregory Makrides

 A COMPETENCY MODEL FOR OBESITY PREVENTION AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES EDUCATION THROUGH THE INTERDISCIPLINARY AND SUSTAINABLE PARADIGM OF TELEMEDICINE

Stefania Massaro, Loredana Perla

University of Bari, Italy

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION: THE CHALLENGE OF A NEW GOVERNANCE

Emanuela Proietti, Giulia Cecchini

University of Roma TRE, Italy

HYBRIDITY AND EDUCATIONAL VIRTUALITY. WHAT DID 2020 LEAVE US?

Sergio Ricardo Quiroga

ICAES, Argentina

UNIVERSITY TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Rasa Braslauskienė, Reda Jacynė

Klaipeda University, Lithuania

SURFING A STEEP LEARNING CURVE. EMERGENCY REMOTE TEACHING IN ICELAND

Marco Solimene; Thamar Heijstra; Ragna Kemp Haraldsdattír; Guörún Geirsdottîr,
University of Iceland