Within EFFECT, activities are divided into three strands corresponding to three Working Groups:
Working Group on Teaching Staff Development
This WG is testing materials and methodologies for academic staff development in higher education. These will be made available to a diverse group of European university teachers through a series of interactive workshops.
These workshops aim to raise awareness about two grand challenges in Learning and Teaching, namely inclusion and citizenship skills. Based on a revised change laboratory methodology, the workshops use open reflective questions to provoke discussions on these challenges, while encouraging participants to reflect on solutions to them.
|| Workshop audience
| 31 January 2017
|| University of Porto, Portugal
|| National audience
| 20 March 2017
|| Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
| 22 August 2017
|| University of Eastern Finland
|| National audience
| 27 September 2017
|| Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Working Group on Institutional Strategies
This WG brings together institutional leaders and experts for inter-institutional peer learning on the development and implementation of strategic, centralised approaches to teaching enhancement. The group will develop a strategy support package that will be tested at several higher education institutions.
Working Group on the Feasibility, Infrastructure, Governance and Sustainability of a European Forum
Based on the results of WG1 and WG2, WG3 will develop models and scenarios for the feasibility study.
There are four subsequent phases in the project:
1. Inception phase (2015-2016):
mapping the target groups, their needs and the overall demand for a European structure for the enhancement of teaching.
2. Content development phase (2016):
collecting good practice on teaching enhancement, creating material to respond to the two main target groups of EFFECT, i.e. academic teaching staff and institutional leadership.
3. Pilot phase (2017):
testing outputs from previous phases, based on diverse modes of delivery.
4. Evaluation phase (2018):
drafting a feasibility study, based on the findings and evidence gathered during previous phases. This study will explore a sustainable model for a European Forum for enhanced collaboration in teaching, propose recommendations in this regard, and provide concrete content and modes of delivery by which such a forum could respond to stakeholders’ demands.