Festive opening Education Lab (day 1)

Tuesday 13 Nov 2018, 14:00 - 18:00
Erasmus Education Lab
Polak Building
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You are invited to celebrate the festive opening of the Education Lab from November 13th to 15th!

On Tuesday, November 13th from 14.00-15.00h, the Erasmus Education Lab will officially open!

From 15.00-17.00h there is a lively programme with inspiring (inter)national speakers in the field of educational innovation. You can find more information about their keynotes down below. 

You are welcome to join us for music and drinks after 17.00h.

You can sign up for the official opening at the bottom of this page.



Keynote speakers

  • The New American University: Fueling Digital Access to Education

    “Necessity is the mother of all inventions!” - Plato. As 21st century learners and education needs change, many call for the transformation of higher education to address local and global challenges. Dedicated to student success, Arizona State University (ASU) seeks to enhance and extend education by focusing on the design and scalable delivery of digital teaching and learning models to increase access and reduce barriers to achievement in higher education. By developing meaningful learning experiences, utilizing iterative design, exploring unconventional partnerships, and valuing risk-taking, ASU has been recognized as the most innovative university in the US the past four years.

    Peter van Leusen, Ph.D.

    Manager of Instructional Design (Scalable & Adaptive Initiatives)

    EdPlus @ Arizona State University

  • How can we build a future-proof education

    Education has not changed for hundreds of years now. Any educational institution you come across with is based around the concept of teaching. Meaning, there is always a teacher - a source of knowledge, if you will. This method has been OK for the past, but with no access to great teachers, the education knowledge gap worldwide is starting to get out of hand. In order to provide equal opportunity of access to great education worldwide, we must rethink the core principles.

    Tomas Moška

    Co-Founder of Turing Society Lithuania

    EUR and 42 coding college alumnus

    Maksut Gavaz

    Co-Founder of Turing Society Netherlands

  • Knowing and showing (what works …or not!)

    Towards Inclusion in Higher Education

    In their speech, dr. Marieke Meeuwisse (DPECS) and dr. Rick Wolff (Risbo/EUR) will share findings of their own research and that of others on academic success of diverse students. These findings can be used as a starting point for developing interventions to bring inclusive education at EUR to the next level. Simultaneously, these interventions need to be monitored to find out what works (or not). Meeuwisse and Wolff will also argue that Inclusive Education is an overarching theme: sustainable inclusive education can only be achieved by an integral approach that involves all aspects of teaching and learning.

    Marieke Meeuwisse, Ph.D.

    Psychologist and sociologist with a Ph.D. in Educational Sciences.

    Comenius Teaching Fellow in the field of equal opportunities for HE students and research fellow of the Community for Learning and Innovation.

    Project leader of the EU funded Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership on diversity and inclusion in higher education (#IBelong).

    Rick Wolff, Ph.D.

    Senior researcher at Risbo/EUR.

    Co-designer of and trainer for the training ‘Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom’.

    Member of the Working Group Data and Diversity.

    With a short introduction by Chief Diversity Officer Semiha Denktaş

  • Future Education: Engaging Erasmus Community

    A key priority to deliver on our university’s new mission - to create a positive impact on societal challenges - is to ensure that our students will be given the education and inspiration to make this impact on today and tomorrow’s world. This cannot be achieved without the smart and profound use of digitally enabled, new educational technologies. How do we do this? How do we deploy these technologies to make study and learning easier, more personal, inclusive, cooperative, sustainable, professional, and integral to our research and our drive to contribute to society? The Strategy Design Lab Future Education is tasked to provide answers and ways forward. Peter Vervest, lead of the strategy lab, and professor of information management and networks, will share the evolving views on how Erasmus University’s future education should take shape…on why the community for learning and innovation should grow.

    Prof. dr. Peter Vervest

    Leader of the strategy design lab 'Future-oriented education'

Music by Adam Taylor

Music is provided by Adam Taylor and his jazz band Schw!ng

Adam will play solo during the opening. His band will join him after 17.00.

Check out their website for a preview!


Sign up for the opening

Please check the programme of day 2 and day 3 before filling in the form. 

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