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Training of the Trainers (TotT)

University of Crete

ΤΟtΤ Committee

Vice Rector: Giorgos Kossioris

Coordinator: Kallia Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts

Members:

  • Eleni Katsarou
  • Giannis Kardamoglou
  • Giannis Karakasis
  • Giannis Pavlidis
  • Giannis Spantidakis
  • Dimitris Stavrou
  • Michalis Theodorakis

ΤΟtΤ Committee

Vice Rector: Giorgos Kossioris

Coordinator: Kallia Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts

Members:

  • Eleni Katsarou
  • Giannis Kardamoglou
  • Giannis Karakasis
  • Giannis Pavlidis
  • Giannis Spantidakis
  • Dimitris Stavrou
  • Michalis Theodorakis

Training of the Trainers

A successful bottom-up initiative that became a forwardlooking Teaching and Learning Centre for Faculty

                                                 Call for Abstracts

1st International Faculty Development and Higher Educational Pedagogy Conference 2023

University of Crete, Greece

                                                                                           

The 1st International Conference on Developing academics’ pedagogical acuity” will be held in University of Crete, in Rethymnon, Greece, on September 15-17 2023 hosted by the Teaching and Learning Centre ‘Training of the Trainers‘ (TotT). We kindly invite you to participate in our 1st International conference and submit an abstract for a presentation (and/or conference proceedings).

The CLT CRETE International conference focuses on trends and high impact factors regarding the “Development of Faculty pedagogical Acuity” within a range of pedagogy-related themes given the profound changes in this post-COVID online and face-to-face era. Expertise will be shared not only in terms of new modes of learning but also new modes of faculty development and training so that faculty members can successfully design inclusive and student-centred lessons in large amphitheaters.

At the CLT CRETE International conference, we hope to exchange good practices on issues that we all deeply care about, that of Higher Educational Pedagogy. Topics are wide ranging including student-centred teaching and learning, inclusive teaching, student agentic engagement, motivation, digital pedagogies in HE, assessment-for-learning, to name but a few.

You can find information about the themes here https://alliancectl.wordpress.com/

Kindly note our Centre for Teaching and Learning at University of Crete has also secured funding in order to create a website on which Teaching and learning centres, Innovation centres and Centres of teaching excellence will be identified on a map and viewers will be redirected to their websites. This initiative aims at creating an international alliance among CTLs around the globe and a breeding ground for more joint projects on Higher Education Pedagogy Interventions and resources. In this alliance, we are also seeking National Ambassadors of CTLs whose responsibility is to identify, record and notify national CTLs of our plan for an international alliance and allow them to forward the contact details so that they can be added in the main website which will serve as a global reference point

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are really looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Ms. Ifigenia Xaidara

Teaching and Learning Centre Secretary,

Centre of Teaching and Learning

Website https://tott.uoc.gr/

University of Crete, Greece

Tel. 28310 77983

 

Differentiated Teaching at the University of Crete

Differentiated instruction (DI) is an interactive process between the student and the teacher. The goal of the teacher is to respond to the particular needs of the student, while the student’s goal is to actively participate in the learning process and to reach his or her maximum potential (Tomlinson, 1991).

In our 6th online peer-discussion meeting of the Centre for Teaching and Learning, we will discuss key aspects of differentiated teaching in Higher Education on 6 February, 2023, 13.00-15.00.

Key components: flexible grouping, interesting learning activities, a variety of techniques and media, designing appropriate learning options, and students’ awareness of their own difficulties and potential.

Teaching and different levels of learners are also supported in higher education. According to Santagelo and Tomlinson (2009), students can be taught within a differentiated framework, based on related research (Chamberlin and Powers (2010) with the PD of mathematics in undergraduate students). For the effective implementation of PP (Panteliadou, 2022) in higher education, self-assessment and self-monitoring of the student is necessary.

It is important for higher education teachers to consider: – either general learning-related questions: Which teaching methods are effective? – or more specific (related to PD): how often do they review and adapt teaching by giving students choices? These questions will be answered always taking into account the means and strategies proposed by the PP.

For more information, please contact the Centre of Teaching and Learning TotT (2022-2023. https://tott.uoc.gr

 

 

 

About

The TotT@UOC initiative embraces an open culture of formal and informal exchange of good pedagogical practices among teaching staff and Faculty at the University of Crete. The main focus of our endeavour is to promote student-centred learning in large audiences in higher education and strive for personalised learning experiences that accord with the demands of current digital learning practices.

Goals

  1. Teaching practices enhancement
  2. Learning outcomes achievement
  3. Keep teaching staff and Faculty up to date with New Technologies that increase student engagement.