22 June 2023

10:00 - 10:15

Opening (Herco Fonteijn)

10:15 - 11:00

Keynote 1 (Eleanor Brown)

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 - 12:30
  1. Citizenship for sustainability How can GCEd contribute to sustainable development? Lessons learned in an interdisciplinary minor Sustainability and elsewhere at UM will help participants imagine how they might equip students with the knowledge and skills to work towards a sustainable future.

  2. Decolonising the curriculum Participants will explore approaches to challenging and dismantling dominant Eurocentric perspectives and narratives that have historically shaped educational systems with examples from York and Maastricht.

  3. Building character strength through Improv This session shows how global citizenship attitudes and virtues can be stimulated through improvisation theatre. It allows actors to think on their feet, make quick decisions, and explore different perspectives, as it fosters resilience, creativity, and empathy.

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch break

Brown bag session Woke as Science Who are the real progressives and who is too ‘woke’, too conservative, unscientific, unreasonable, etc? During this brown bag session, participants can continue the discussion on progressivism within the university context that Constance and Darian started in Episode 4 of their podcast Woke as Science. So, listen to the podcast episode and let’s discuss claims to progressivism and consequences for the classroom.

13:15 - 14:00

Keynote 2 (Wiel Veugelers)

14:00 - 15:30
  1. Transdisciplinary education Teaching and learning formats for integrating knowledge and methods from multiple disciplines to address complex real-world problems are emerging rapidly. Examples at UM and elsewhere will trigger discussion on how such initiatives can be embedded within all programmes and scaled.
  2. Student-teacher relationship Together with Bildung Academie participants explore how we should conceive the student-teacher relationship if we strive for more co-creation and shared ownership. Under which conditions can students and teachers optimally contribute to each other's formation.

  3. Violence prevention education and Non Violent communication for managing intercultural conflict Participants learn about an innovative transdisciplinary educational module that helps equip students across all disciplines with knowledge about the causes of violence, and tools to prevent violence before it occurs through examining the problem with societal stakeholders. 
    Following the presentation of the violence prevention program, we will look into how to manage intercultural conflicts better with the tool of Non Violent Communication (NVC). NVC emphasises compassionate and nonjudgmental communication that focuses on active listening and identifying and expressing underlying feelings and needs.

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 - 16:45

Onwards & upwards in Maastricht A closing panel discussion will highlight developments within UM faculties, bring different threads together and invite the audience to look ahead at a time when flag bearers for international education need to step up. 

16:45 - 17:00