Teaching Teachers for Creative Teaching: The Role of Teaching Centers in Higher Education

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018
9:45am to 11:15am
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Dunwoody B
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This paper addresses the activities and rationale behind the creation of CINEP, the teaching center of the Polytechnic of Coimbra, Portugal. The ultimate goal of this center is to promote innovation, quality and excellence in higher education. The idea goes back to 2007 and has evolved from a very structured and formal project to a more unconventional, innovative and creative plan of actions. Current activities (training, publications, production of pedagogical resources and activities supporting communities of practice) will be described and its rationale underlined. The project is informed by and connected to the recent literature and research on SOTL.