7th UNICA GREEN Workshop

26
Apr
28
Apr

 

The 7th UNICA GREEN Workshop: Learning Interfaces for Sustainable Development of Higher Education was kindly hosted by Tallinn University, 26-28 April 2017.

Target audience: The Workshop was mainly aimed at Sustainability/Environmental Coordinators and Vice-Rectors responsible for the implementation of institutional sustainability strategy from UNICA Member Universities and UNICA GREEN partner institutions.

Topics: The Workshop addressed a wide range of topics, including the aspects of digital learning for sustainable development and innovation, as well as relevant changes in learning tools, spaces and technologies.

 

Download the UNICA GREEN leaflet here!

 

Presentations:



Session 1: Whole University Approach in Supporting Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) 

 

  • Sustainable development at Nordic universities and Higher Education Institutions – achievements and experiences gained through intensive collaboration by Meeri Karvinen, PhD candidate and Coordinator of the Nordic Sustainable Campus Network, Aalto University
  • Digital learning for sustainability: challenges and opportunities by Marta Sponsiello, Research fellow at Scuola IaD, the E-learning Centre of the University of Rome Tor Vergata

  • Campuses as Living and Learning Labs: Sharing the SEEDS Sustainability Program Model from the University of British Columbia (contribution via Skype) by Liska Richer, Manager, SEEDS Sustainability Program, University of British Columbia

 

Session 2: Digital Learning Tools

 

  • The role of digital technologies in educational innovation: changing learning at schools, universities and the workplace by Tobias Ley, Professor of Learning Analytics and Educational Innovation at the School of Educational Sciences, Tallinn University
  • Interactive learning tools for outdoor learning - Avastusrada.ee by Grete Arro, Researcher in the Centre for Innovation in Education in Tallinn University and Mihkel Kangur, Associate professor of sustainable development in the Tallinn University School of Natural Sciences and Health
  • Interactive session: Hands-on testing of digital learning tools by Elyna Nevski, Educational technology lecturer and researcher at Tallinn University, School of Educational Sciences
    Workshop photos: HERE and HERE

 

Session 3: Teaching and New Technologies

 

 

Session 4: Teaching and ESD – Best Practices

 

  • Teachers as catalysts for change - Teacher training by the example of the Schools @ University project by Karola Braun-Wanke, Project Manager at Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), Freie Universität Berlin
  • Inspiring and supporting teachers in higher education for Education for Sustainable Development  by Katrien Monden, EcoCampus, Flemish Government, Belgium

  • Students energy saving competition “Negavatt by Kadi Mitt, Project Manager at Environment Investment Fund, Coordinator of the Negavatt Project 

 

Session 5: Advances in Teaching and ESD

 

 

Programme

Download here the programme of the Workshop (version as of 24/04/17)

 

Bios & Abstracts

Download here the abstracts and biographies of the speakers (version as of 11/04/17)

 

Practical information

Download here the practical guide to the conference kindly prepared by the colleagues from the Tallinn University

 

Participants

Download here the list of participants (as of 13/04/17)

 

Registration

The registration to the 7th UNICA GREEN Workshop is now closed. 

 

PARTICIPATION FEES (NON-UNICA MEMBER UNIVERSITIES)

The participation is free of charge for:

Other participants:

  • General fee: €100
  • Students: €50

The invoice for the participation fee will be sent to you in a few days following the confirmation of your registration. Please make sure to transfer your participation fee indicating your last name in the transfer title before 10 April 2017. Your registration to the Workshop will be valid only if the fee is fully paid.

 

 

Accommodation

To accommodate the workshop participants, the Tallinn University has pre-booked a number of rooms at the hotel Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn (address: Narva mnt 7C, 10117 Tallinn). Website: www.parkinn.com/hotel-centraltallinn 

Park Inn Central is located in the heart of Tallinn where the Old Town is a mere stone’s throw away. The hotel is ten minutes on foot from the Port of Tallinn and 3 km from the airport. All Hotel Central’s guestrooms have up-to-date décor and offer multi-channel and pay TV, free WiFi Internet and blackout curtains. Each room has a mini-bar, hairdryer and direct-dial telephone. 

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 0,6 km (10 minute walking distance). 

 

Rate: 78 euros/night/single room (including VAT, buffet breakfast and WiFi).

In order to book your room, please use the following link: http://www.parkinn.com/booking-entrance?language=en&sitaCode=TLLPR&arrival=25/04/2017&departure=29/04/2017&paccode=UNI17%20

Please note: Each participant is kindly requested to proceed with his/her own booking using the instructions provided above. Filling in the online registration form does not mean your room will be booked automatically.

 

Deadline for accommodation bookings is Sunday, 2 April 2017. 

The number of available rooms is limited and the accommodation will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Contact

For more information about the activities of the UNICA GREEN Group, please contact Marta Rachlewicz (UNICA Secretariat): marta.rachlewicz@unica-network.eu.

Dates: 
Wednesday, 26 April, 2017 to Friday, 28 April, 2017
Organiser: 
Tallinn University
Venue: 
Tallinn University
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