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Save the date: Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

Weihenstephan Forum on Teaching and Research:
From Rivalry to Symbiosis

The days are long gone, when higher education constituted a finishing school for an academic elite. Today they form the foundation of a productive working-life for up to 40% of the population, making effective teaching skills more essential than ever before. Is this situation damaging to the arguably more valuable effort of university research? Too often, it seems that teaching and research must compete for limited time and spending.

Must this always be the case? We do not think so. By considering interactions between teaching and research, we wish to restore their relationship to one of mutual benefit. Which tools are available to achieve this? In this forum, we seek innovative ideas and structures to build a more constructive relationship within the realities of higher education.

The forum will handle this important topic in two phases:

A workshop held by Canadian researcher Dr. Janice Miller-Young will investigate Decoding the Disciplines – a technique for marrying research and teaching into a single endeavour:
Wednesday, 22.11.2017, 12:30-16:00 at GZW, TUM Weihenstephan

A podium discussion, open to the public, will debate the thesis that university research directly benefits from the activity of teaching:
Wednesday, 22.11.2017, 17:00-19:00 in HS 1, TUM Weihenstephan

 

Organisers:

Dr. Judit Tuschak, TUM ProLehre Medien und Didaktik, Technische Universität München

Prof. Dr. Niall Palfreyman, Didactics mentor and lecturer in Mathematical Biology at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences.