Panel Presentation CNT138
Courses and Learning Activities for 21st Century Skills
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time – Room Tiergarten
These courses and study programmes provide students with the knowledge, abilities and qualities required to translate competences into the kind of behaviour that is required in societies and workplaces. Speakers will share key success factors of these types of courses and learning activities that teach innovative and creative problem-solving skills, as well as discuss the role of teachers and how they/we can make a greater impact on the professional development of students and their future careers.
As Manager of AIDE-numérique, the Learning Technology and Distance Education department which is now part of the Centre for Information Systems and Digital Practice (PSIUN) at the University of Burgundy, Deborah is responsible for the development of ICT and media for teaching and learning throughout the institution.
Deborah has a background in language teaching, media production and instructional design as well as over 10 years’ experience developing, coordinating and evaluating European projects. Her current EU projects include EMMA (European Multiple MOOC Aggregator) and eLene4work (Learning to learn new soft skills and digital soft skills for employability), the 5th project of the eLene group set up in 2003.
She serves on the Executive Committee of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network) as Vice-President for the organisation's communication strategy, and the Steering Committee of the French Thematic Digital University UOH (Open University for the Humanities). She has also intervened regularly as an expert to the European Commission in the areas of higher education and ICT.
Deborah’s teaching activity includes a Masters course on multimedia project management at the University of Burgundy and a fully online course on social media for teaching and learning at Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle. This latter course has also been adapted as a MOOC, which is on its third iteration.
Her specialist interests include media and digital literacy, critical thinking, physical and virtual learning environments and the use of video for teaching and learning.
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Teaching Critical Thinking Skills and Feedback Literacy
Dr. Erik Jentges is the educational developer at ETH Zurich’s Department of Management, Technology and Economics (D-MTEC). He consults and works on a range of activities from conceptualizing and re-designing courses to developing feedback and evaluation processes with faculty.
Erik has been a lecturer in Sociology, Political Science, Media Studies and Management at universities in Switzerland and abroad. He has worked for many years with several NGOs on intercultural youth exchanges and adult education across Europe.
Erik completed his PhD in sociology in 2009 at Humboldt University Berlin and holds a diploma in social sciences following studies at Humboldt and at ENS de Cachan in Paris. In 2014-15, he conducted research as the Swiss Scholar in the Global Europe Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington DC. He is the programme manager of the D-MTEC Teaching Innovations Lab at ETH Zurich.
Patricia Ibáñez Ibáñez
Global Campus Nebrija (Universidad Nebrija), Spain
Transversal Competences in Virtual Environments. Design and Implementation at Nebrija University
Degree in psycho-pedagogy, Master's degree in Research in Social Sciences (University of Extremadura) and Master's degree in gender equality in public and private sector (University Jaume I). Now PhD student in ICTs and teacher training.
Professor in various professor training courses (Ministry of Education). Research and training scholarship at the National Center for Innovation and Educational Research (CNIIE, Ministry of Education).
Currently, e-learning manager at Global Campus Nebrija department and researcher in the lines of professor training, e-learning and b-learning.