Outcomes and learning mobility

At each summer school the participants will:

  • gain knowledge to empower their personal competence in teaching and learning in higher education in STEM
  • produce their own material to organize activities for continuous professional development in teaching and learning for lecturers at their home universities
  •  stay in contact with their summer school staff and peers and get (peer) feedback. In this way, the summer school peers will form a community of practice which will last beyond the summer school
  • by successful completion of all parts of the STEM-CPD Summer the participants are awarded CPD-Ambassador certificate

The program of the summer school will address different issues with different goals:

  • impart innovative active teaching methods for STEM university practice in order to inspire the CPD-Ambassadors to try them out in their local universities. Discussion sessions will be held about different pedagogies, their benefits and drawbacks based on educational research.
  • put into practice train-the-trainer methodologies and work in co-creation in order to empower the CPD-Ambassadors to be able to transmit TPACK (technological, pedagogical content knowledge) to their colleagues
  • develop strategies to organize continuous professional development (CPD) activities at local universities, tuned to the specific local situation.
  • reach out strategies to incentivize excellence in university STEM teaching such as evidence based course design using educational action research practice.



Sunday, 15 October
18:00–19:00 Registration
19:00–21:00   Ice-breaking and networking  event (snacks and drinks included)
Monday, 16 October
9:00–9:15 Walk in
9:15–9:30   Greeting by Aveiro
9:40–11:00   Session1.1 Challenges in Teaching and Learning in HE
11:00–11:30 Coffee break
11:30–13:00   Session1.2 Designing courses using ADDIE approach
13:00–14:00 Lunch break
14:00–15:30   Session2.1 Previous experience about CPD–pros and cons of different activities
15:30–16:00 Coffee break
16:00–17:30   Session2.2 How to design user cases? Examples from the CPD Ambassadors


Tuesday, 17 October
9:30–11:00   Session 3.1 Collaborative teaching and learning and CPD activities
11:00–11:30 Coffee break
11:30–13:00   Session 3.2 Constructivism and Inquiry-Based STEM Education
13:00–14:00 Lunch break
14:00–14:30   Check in User cases
14:30–15:30   Session 3.3 Inclusive education – Step in your students’ shoes
15:30–16:00 Coffee break
16:00–17:00   Session 3.3 Inclusive education – Step in your fellow lecturers’ shoes
Evening programme: (a guest lecture and discussion)
Wednesday, 18 October
9:30–11:00 Parallel 2 Session 4.1

a)   Constructive alignment in teaching and learning students as well as in CPD activities

b)    Competence model (TPACK) and development of personal career pathway in teaching

11:00–11:30 Coffee break
11:30–13:00 Parallel 2 Session 4.2

a)   How to motivate students, fellow lecturers and yourself?

b)   Topic resulting from the needs of the participants (based on the registration questionnaires)

13:00–14:00 Lunch break
14:00–16:00   Excursion / Sightseeing
  Finalizing work on User cases
  Summer School Diner


Thursday, 19 October
9:30–11:00     Finalizing work on User cases
11:00–11:30 Coffee break
11:30–13:00   Session 5.1 Presentation User cases and peer-review Part 1
13:00–14:00 Lunch break
14:00–15:30   Session 5.2 Presentation User cases and peer-review Part 2
15:30–16:00 Coffee break
16:00–17:00   Session 5.3 Reflection and Certificate ceremony