|6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, May 13-15, 2013.|
|Pirmdiena, 22 oktobris 2012 09:18|
This edition is focused on Knowledge, Engagement & Higher Education. The Conference will provide visibility and will critically examine one of the most significant trends: the growth of the theory and practice of engagement as a key feature in the evolution of higher education.
GUNi aims to approach the challenge of engagement by higher education institutions in the larger society in an integrated manner: it will explore ways in which engagement enhances teaching, learning and research; it will approach engagement in ways that accept the multiple sites of knowledge creation, as well as the reciprocity and mutuality in learning.
In exploring this contemporary issue, the Conference will attempt to describe how university-community engagement is evolving nowadays, and will discuss and propose to go beyond the limited understandings of a third mission by offering new visions and ways for the future. GUNi invites the international academic community to jointly analyze how to build transformative knowledge to drive social change.
In doing this, the preliminary contents of the next GUNi Report "Higher Education in the World 5", which is dealing with the same topic, will be discussed with participants.
Some of the confirmed speakers until now are: Barbara Lethem Ibrahim, Egypt; Hiram E. Fitzgerald, United States; María Nieves Tapia, Argentina; Michael Osborne, United Kingdom; Paul Benneworth, The Netherlands; and Sarena Diane Seifer, Canada.
More information about the Conference and the Call for Good Practices is available atGUNi website.
Participants at the Conference will receive a free copy of the GUNi Report "Higher Education in the World 5. Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Rethinking Social Responsibility" once it will be published!