Aarhus University centres on Active Learning
Centre for Science Education at Aarhus University will in June gather Danish and international teachers and researchers for a symposium about teaching, which presents knowledge about and experiences with Active Learning, including the use of clickers.
Centre for Science Education is for the first time hosting an annual symposium called Frontiers in Science Teaching. The topic this year is “Clickers, Peer Instruction and the Inverted Classroom” and centres on Active Learning – a teaching method that has received a lot of attention internationally and at Aarhus University.
Dean, Brian Bech Nielsen, is thrilled that Aarhus University can contribute to put Active Learning on the agenda. The dean explains:
- It is a great pleasure for me to bid welcome to the first Frontiers in Science Teaching symposium. Education of young people is the university’s most vital contribution to society, and it is important to constantly develop and improve our already successful educations and teaching methods. I hope that colleagues from Aarhus University and from other institutions will participate in the symposium so we can create a fruitful foundation for exchange of knowledge, techniques, ideas, and experience about teaching.
Acknowledged international researchers participate
The symposium will be a chance to meet, among others, the acknowledged Professor of Physics, Eric Mazur from Harvard University, who has more than 20 years of experience with research in and development of Active Learning in the shape of peer instruction.
Furthermore, it will be possible to experience Professor and Dean of Learning and Teaching, Simon Bates from University of Edinburgh, plus local teaching innovators from Aarhus University, who will make short presentations inspired by Harvard Thinks Big Talks and TED Talks. Finally, participators will have the opportunity to hear about experiences with the use of clickers in a wide range of educational purposes within all four main areas of Aarhus University: Arts, Business and Social Science, Health, and Science and Technology.
The symposium is held in collaboration with Turning Technologies and takes place at Aarhus University, June 18-19, 2012.