Task Force Learning & Teaching

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Mission, scope and objectives

The Task Force Learning & Teaching 2022-2023 leads the advocacy on European education policies, supports our Members in realising their education mission, and inspires our Members on new forms of learning and teaching, lifelong learning and STEAM education. The task force will address three main themes:

  1. Advocate to shape European education policies and strategies (especially towards the EU institutions), working together with Task Force Sustainable Funding aimed at shaping the future of the European Universities Initiative and contributing to the European Strategy for Universities;

  2. Explore the engineer of the future in terms of advancing our understanding on how universities of S&T can provide future-proof groundbreaking engineering education, including aspects linking of SSH with STEM in engineering education;

  3. Based on the success of its first edition, host and accompany the 2023 edition of the formerly known Competition Best Idea 2021.

The Task Force Learning & Teaching realises the following objectives:

  • Address European education policies and constructively engage with policy makers and other stakeholders on these topics, and provide support - where required - for regional and national institutions;

  • Promote inter- and transdisciplinary approach in teaching and learning of STEM subjects, advocate the development of the EU STEAM Agenda;

  • Address the opportunities for S&T universities to provide continuous education and professional development, and up-skilling opportunities, in line with demands of business, industry, public services and society at large;

  • Encourage cooperation amongst Members and promote learning through sharing best practice, co-constructing cross-cutting experiments and organising events;

  • Support international partnerships for education and training, and mobility of students and teachers;

  • Promote student participation in our positions and activities;

  • Follow up on developments and reflections on engineering education and its future beyond Europe;

  • Foster strategic relationships with other academic and societal players;

  • Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI);

  • Defend scientific integrity, academic freedom and institutional autonomy.

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