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Trends 2018 report - results preview

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A preview of the Trends 2018 report on the changes in European Universities and the work of EUA in learning and teaching.

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Trends 2018 report - results preview

  1. 1. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions Michael Gaebel April 2018 1Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2017
  2. 2. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 2Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 Trends 2018 • Growing emphasis on learning & teaching • How do the European universities approach the L&T development? How can they be best supported? • TRENDS 2018 – tentatively mid 2018 • Follow-up on TRENDS 2015 – longitudinal data • institutional developments in learning and teaching • 303 responses - 43 European higher education systems • Institutional leadership (for the entire institution)
  3. 3. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 3 Trends 2018. Q17 – modified. Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 Question: What would you see as the most important obstacle for improving learning and teaching at your institution? 1. Lack of financial resources 2. Lack of infrastructure 3. Not enough teaching staff 4. Insufficiently qualified teaching staff 5. Lack of recognition for teaching in staff career progression 6. Internal governance structure 7. Resistance among teaching staff 8. National (system-level) regulations and constraints 9. Other
  4. 4. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 4 Trends 2018. Q9, Q12, Q18. Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 High levels of convergence: Increased attention to L&T throughout the institution (92%T) Institutional development L&T strategy (86%) Central unit for L&T (65%) High interest in external cooperation in L&T Internal + external Pressures Recent/ ongoing national reform (74%) Increased expectations from employers/ professional sector (83%) Increased students’ expectations towards teachers (91%) Increasing diversity of the study body (85%) Yes/yes to some extent
  5. 5. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 5 Trends 2018. Q28. Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 Social inclusion & engagement 54% 58% 79% 81% 88% Credits for participation in civic/social engagement initiatives Special courses in social engagement Social engagement integrated into study programmes (internships with NGOs, community engagement, etc.) Social inclusion is considered in the learning and teaching practice (diverse classroom) Encourage student initiatives on civic/social engagement Impact of inclusiveness and social engagement on learning and teaching Yes / To some extent, or in parts of the institution
  6. 6. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 6 Trends 2018. Q29. Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 Increased demand for flexible provision 79% 57% 62% Growing demand for degree programmes provided under flexible arrangements. Enrolment to flexible courses or programmes has increased in the past 3 years. Growing demand for short-term (non- degree) learning opportunities, with a certificate upon course completion. Yes/ To some extent
  7. 7. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 7 Trends 2018. Q25, Q29. Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 Digital learning Increased acceptance/more strategic approaches to e-learning 87% Boasted education provision through e-learning 74% Blended learning used in regular teaching 36% fully 51% to some extent
  8. 8. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 8 Trends 2018. Q9, Q24, Q25, Q42. Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 Changing approaches in L&T • 15% very useful • 39% to some extent • 13% does not work Flipped classrooms • 43% works well • 44% to some extent • 4% no use Problem-based learning • 67% • 27% - Central structure • 13% - Learning analytics Research on L&T
  9. 9. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 9 Trends 2018. Q38, Q39 Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 Staff enhancement • 66% in place • 13% planned Recognition of good teaching (e.g. awards, career development, incentives) • 77% in place • 13% planned Voluntary courses • 37% in place • 17% planned Compulsory courses • 39% - on request only • 25% - for all teaching staff • 12% - for new teaching staff only Training on learning outcomes
  10. 10. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 10Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 Strong emphasis on external collaboration On teaching enhancement • None (10%) • National initiatives (55%) • International initiatives (53%) • University networks (43%) • Individual partner institutions (43%) • Commercial providers (13%) On L&T in general • Employers (90%) • Local community (88%) • Primary and secondary schools (87%) • Vocational institutions (73%) • International staff and student exchanges (96%) Trends 2018. Q27, Q41.
  11. 11. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 11 Trends 2018. Q40. Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 Collaboration on L&T within the institution 20.5% 35.6% 38.0% 58.1% Platform - committee - group - for teachers to exchange Facilitated by learning centre Responsibility of programme directors or deans Teachers do this on their own initiative Encouraging and supporting exchange and collaboration among teachers on pedagogical practices
  12. 12. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 12Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 Concluding points Data & research on L&T – institutional developments • Convergence trends & gaps: social inclusion/engagement, flexible learning offer, digital learning, teaching enhancement • Research on L&T – 67% of institutions do it – 27% have a central structure Institutional level: capacity for change • Collaboration within the institution: role of leadership, organisation • New and changing roles of staff • Overall implications for the institution and its mission Exchange & collaboration crucial for L&T development • Exchanges/projects among institutions and national initiatives • Erasmus+, Bologna Process, university associations Key challenge • Institutional & policy attention to the education mission • Funding • Career development
  13. 13. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 13 Trends 2018. Q17. Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 Top obstacles for L&T 5% 5% 6% 19% 5% 47% Resistance among teaching staff Not enough teaching staff National (system-level) regulations Lack of recognition for teaching in staff career progression Lack of infrastructure Lack of financial resources Number one obstacle (out of top 3)
  14. 14. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 14Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 EUA Agenda for Learning & Teaching •Good practice exists at practically every institution, but often they lack institutional support and mainstreaming. Leadership and strategies for L&T at universities •Career development is still based predominantly on research achievement. Recognition of higher education teaching as a profession, and support for career development •Digital learning and teaching is often dealt with separately from the overall discussion on HE learning and teaching. Mainstreaming of digital learning and teaching, both, in institutional practice and policies, and in system frameworks •This has been confirmed by leadership and practitioners from member institutions as an appropriate means to raise awareness and support institutional development. Good practice exchange and collaboration among institutions, nationally and across borders
  15. 15. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 15Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 European Principles for Enhancement of L&T • Developed in European Cooperation • What are they good for? • Non-prescriptive • “Underpin the need to re-emphasize the education mission” • Consensus • Starting point for joint work – institutional, national, European levels. • Approaches on how to use them • Guiding questions • Strategy development http://bit.ly/EFFECTprinciples
  16. 16. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 16Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 Project consortium: partner and friends
  17. 17. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 17Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 EFFECT Project European Forum for Enhanced Collaboration in Teaching • Erasmus KA3 project • Dec. 2015 – Nov. 2018 • 12 partners • Teaching enhancement • Institutional strategies • Feasibility study for a European approach • European Principles for Enhancement of L&T http://bit.ly/EFFECTprinciples
  18. 18. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 18Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 EUA Learning & Teaching Forum 2nd European Learning & Teaching Forum • 14-15 February 2019 • Warsaw, Poland Annual Thematic Working Groups – 2018 themes: • Active learning • Continuous development of teaching competences • Career paths in teaching • Evaluation of learning & teaching
  19. 19. Enhancing Learning and Teaching at European Higher Education institutions 19Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2018 European Learning & Teaching Forum Regular event Exchange & networking Build the community Starting point for other initiatives
  20. 20. Thank you for your attention www.EUA.eu 20Friday, April 6, 2018 © EUA 2017 Michael Gaebel ǀ Director higher Education Policy Unit E-mail: Michael.Gaebel@eua.eu

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