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Workshop Series for Teaching Assistants at the CTL

January 15, 2019

The CTL is re-running the workshop series on session planning for Teaching Assistants that was launched in the  Fall term. The aim of the workshop series, designed specifically for CEU Teaching Assistants,  is to support TAs in developing as professional teachers.

Thoughtful Preparation for Teaching Assistantship at CEU: A Hands-On Workshop Offered by the CTL

December 14, 2018

In the Fall term of this academic year the Center for teaching and Learning (CTL) offered a special workshop on session design to CEU Teaching Assistants. Facilitated by CTL Postdoctoral Fellows Gorana Misic and Margaryta Rymarenko, teaching assistants engaged in planning teaching sessions and designing learning activities that are student-centered, meaningful and feasible.

Addressing Student Needs Through Inclusive Course Design

December 13, 2018

Diversity and inclusion have lately become the buzzwords for higher education institutions. As student numbers become larger and their cohorts more diverse, Universities are keen on creating regulations, frameworks, programs, and missions proclaiming that diversity is their key concern. The challenge, however, remains as to how one translates these complex concepts into teaching strategies that meet concrete student needs in the actual classroom.

Experiencing negotiations: Understanding migration crisis and foreign policy making through simulation

December 3, 2018

Simulations promote critical thinking and application of knowledge in complex or ambiguous situations, as well as more effective contextual learning. Students can better connect theory and practice, but also gain a deeper understanding of an issue at stake. Moreover, simulations often induce emotional responses, which enhances student engagement and attention, and promotes long term retention. To make the best experience for their students in understanding the dynamics of foreign policy making and negotiations, Erin K.

Call for Applications - 2018-2019 European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities

October 3, 2018

CEU has announced the Call for Applications for its eighth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The award, launched in 2011, honors academics in the social sciences and humanities who teach at higher education institutions in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The Diener Prize of 5,000 euros, which accompanies the award, is made possible by a generous gift from Steven and Linda Diener in memory of Ilona Diener.