Masters of Didactics at the Lodz University of Technology
In February 2019. The Lodz University of Technology signed an agreement on co-financing the participation of a group of 24 academic teachers in the project "Masters of Didactics" implemented by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education within the framework of the Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development, co-financed by the European Social Fund.
The aim of the project is to increase the competence of academic staff in the use of innovative teaching methods, in particular academic tutoring. Within the project, a group of academic teachers will be trained during study visits to selected, renowned European universities, including Ghent University (Belgium), University of Groningen (the Netherlands), University College London (Great Britain), Aarhus University (Denmark). Moreover, teachers will have the opportunity to participate in on-line trainings and in regular conferences "Personnel of the Future", organized in Poland by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Each of the trained teachers will conduct tutoring classes with selected students during two semesters, and will support Lodz University of Technology in implementing the tutoring method throughout the university. Tutoring classes conducted under the project with students will start in the new academic year 2019/2020.
In July 2019, the second recruitment of academic staff for the next edition of the "Masters of Didactics" project was completed.
More info at Project page
The Centre for International Cooperation of the University of Lodz acts as the coordinator of the project's tasks at the university. The contact person is MS.mgr Alina Wujcik, tel.42 638 38 75.
Flipped Education at TUL - visit of an American specialist in the Fulbright Program
At the invitation of the Centre for International Education, the University of Lodz came with an expert visit of Dr. Elizabeth Mauch from Bloomsburg University in the United States, a specialist with over twenty years of experience in the application of student oriented teaching methods.
The visit was part of the Fulbright Specialist Program, co-financed by the Polish-American Fulbright Commission. The Program enables Polish institutions to establish cooperation with outstanding American specialists and jointly implement projects in Poland.
During her two-week stay, from May 20 to June 2, 2019, Dr. Mauch gave an open lecture on the model of flipped classroom - an integral part of the student-centred system - and held workshops and individual consultations with 66 academic teachers representing various fields of study at our university. During the classes, our staff were able to familiarise themselves with the practical aspects of flipped classroom teaching.
The results of the visit will be used in the process of implementing the flipped education model at our university starting from the academic year 2019/2020.