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Welcome to the ENLIGHT Teaching & Learning Conference 2024 in Tartu!

The 'ENLIGHT Teaching & Learning Conference' (T&L) is an annual event that convenes teachers, programme administrators, educational developers, students and other stakeholders to share their experiences and ideas on how to connect innovative teaching and learning practices with the ENLIGHT educational goals and concepts which aim to develop transversal skills in an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to address 21st-century challenges.

The University of Tartu will host the fourth ENLIGHT Teaching & Learning Conference from 7 to 9 October 2024.

The conference begins with a pre-conference on 7 October, when longer workshops will be held on topics related to the conference theme. The following days of the conference will be dedicated to presentations, shorter workshops, poster presentations and roundtable discussions. All conference sessions will be held on-site in Tartu. Opening, Awardee & Closing sessions will be live-streamed.

The event will address the following central theme:  

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University of Tartu

Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu

Social media: #TL24ENLIGHT

Organiser: enlight2024tartu@ut.ee
Technical support: helpdesk@onlineexpo.com

INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Creativity is the ability to produce new, diverse, and unique ideas. It is the practice of thinking outside of the box. Creativity empowers students to find innovative solutions to complex challenges. While creativity is the ability to produce new and unique ideas, innovation is the implementation of that creativity.  

Education strives to prepare students for a world of constant change. Beyond traditional academic knowledge, students must develop essential skills that will equip them to thrive in this dynamic landscape. Students propose innovative solutions to a situation or problem, undertake novel actions and show initiative and resolution capacity. It means students can look at a problem from multiple perspectives — including those others may not see. Teaching should cater to developing students’ creative and innovative skills by incorporating active learning, challenge-based education, project-based learning, problem-solving, arts-based tasks and critical thinking. Collaboration and communication are crucial, as are considerations for equity to ensure access for all students.  

The conference offers an excellent opportunity to share ideas and experiences on how innovation and creativity have been supported in universities and how to do so in the future. 

Innovation and Creativity in Higher Education carries out the following sub-themes:

  • Supporting creativity and innovation in education through active learning and engagement: incorporating CBE and other active learning formats. 
  • Designing learning environments that foster creativity and innovation: facilitating novel approaches and modelling creative solutions to challenges and problems in education. ​ 
  • GenAI’s impact on creativity: harnessing AI’s potential and navigating its implications for equity and assessment.  
  • Society's expectations for a creative university: collaboration among stakeholders as a way of generating innovative ideas to address pressing societal challenges​. 
  • Failure or a Creative Idea? Creating mechanisms to encourage risk-taking and learning from mistakes during the creative process. 
  • Challenges in assessing innovation and creativity: navigating the meaning of assessment in the learning process, task design, and assessment criteria.  

Submit your proposal and present it at the ENLIGHT Teaching & Learning Conference

 

The T&L 2024 ENLIGHT target groups are:

  • Academics: Teachers, educational leaders, learning design specialists and researchers, with particular emphasis on those designing educational courses and programmes.
  • Students & alumni: The ENLIGHT conference strives to involve students as presenters, attendees, or both, to balance viewpoints between teaching and learning counterparts and stimulate a constructive dialogue.
  • Educational developers: Those responsible for disseminating teaching practices in their own universities will benefit from, and add significant value to, this event and good pedagogical practices.
  • Administrative & support staff: For instance, staff from International Offices, IT departments, library personnel, student services, campus development services, career services.

Submission form

Contacts of organisers

Organiser: enlight2024tartu@ut.ee
Technical support: helpdesk@onlineexpo.com

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