Tandems for Educational Development: A novel approach to accelerate conceptual change in KIT’s faculties

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has set a sophisticated objective with its strategy KIT2025. The strategy comprises the mission statement on teaching and learning which focuses on Constructive Alignment and Research-based Teaching. As KIT‘s department of Educational Development we foster this conceptual change and support KIT‘s faculties implementing the mission statement.

Top-down transformations are often accompanied by fears and resistance. Additionally, universities are highly diverse and each faculty/discipline has its own culture and specifics. To support this transformation, we developed the concept of “Tandems for Educational Development”. The idea is to link an employee from the department of Educational Development with one of an academic faculty, so they can work closely together and benefit from each other.

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