Empowering students

Session Time and Location

Wed, 6 Jun 2018
9:15am to 10:45am
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The European Bologna Process has changed many study programs into subject-specific and heavily structured trainings. Nevertheless, students have ideas, visions and the willingness to participate in and actively shape university and society. It is one goal of the Centre for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of Stuttgart to empower students by supporting them to develop their own voice and personality and in creating formats for students to engage in. They are given the opportunity to influence the curriculum, and to provide own ideas for topics. Besides specific subject knowledge students apply their competencies as a responsible citizen.


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    Walker, Andrew and Leary, Heather (Ed.) (2015). Essential Readings in Problem-Based Learning: Exploring and Extending the Legacy of Howard S. Barrows. Purdue University Press