Learning Professionals' Communities of Practice
Date Thursday, Dec 2 Time – Room Chess
If you are part of a community of practice you will know that connections with peers and colleagues on an international level can build know-how and offer support through shared experiences.
Based on insights from those at the core of a CoP of education professionals, we will discuss the scope of cultivating a CoP, and the various avenues for “thinking together”.
Sandra Kucina Softic
President, European Distance and E-learning Network EDEN
Dr. Sandra Kučina Softić is the Assistant Director for Education and User Support at the University of Zagreb University Computing Centre (Croatia). She has 25 years of experience working in higher education. She was appointed Croatian representative in ET2020 WG on digital education from 2016- 2020.
She has a MSc. in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and PhD in Information and Communication Technologies at the University of Zagreb (Croatia). Since 2019 she is President of EDEN.
She is active on national and international level in projects and as speaker at conferences. In 2021, she authored the book on digital transformation in higher education published in Croatian.
EDEN Communities of Practice - Shaping A Better "New Normal", Sandra Kucina Softic
We will share know-how and insights based on our actions and activities in building communities of practices, especially in challenging times for education. Among others, the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) developed a range of practical webinars and collaboration platforms for teachers and educators to be #onlinetogether.
Join this talk to:
- Understand the concept of professional collaboration
- Identify types of professional collaboration
- Review present experiences in professional learning communities
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During the pandemic many adult educators felt left alone with their challenges and overwhelmed by the demands from their organisations and environments.
Through EPALE, a 90,000 strong online community, adult educators found support, could connect with like-minded people, learn and exchange knowlege and become more resilient in the face of these demands. How can we continue to leverage and strengthen this resilience? Let’s discuss!