Programme and speakers
Student engagement in a global context
Here you can find the programme of the 2018 edition of the UvA Education Day, including information on the keynote speakers.
Reception with lunch in the Compagnietheater
Start of programme in Grote Zaal
Opening by Rector Magnificus Karen Maex
Keynote speech by Prof. L. Song Richardson, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Parallel sessions on The international classroom
Coffee break in the Compagnietheater
Keynote speech by Prof. Maarten Vansteenkiste, Ghent University
Plenary session on Student engagement in Grote Zaal
|16:10-16:45||Closing plenary session|
|16:45-17:00||Presentation of Lecturer of the Year Award|
|17:00-18:00||Drinks reception in the Compagnietheater|
L. Song Richardson, keynote speaker
Distinguished legal scholar and teacher L. Song Richardson is dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, effective Jan. 1, 2018, becoming the only woman of colour to serve in this role among U.S. News & World Report’s top 30 law schools. She earned a J.D. at Yale Law School and an A.B. in psychology at Harvard University. With a joint appointment in criminology, law & society, Richardson teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and law and social science. She serves on the faculty advisory committee of the Center on Law, Equality and Race and is also a faculty affiliate in the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy.
Maarten Vansteenkiste, keynote speaker
Maarten Vansteenkiste is a professor at Ghent University in the department of developmental, personality and social psychology. He specialises in motivational psychology, the branch of psychology that is concerned with the question ‘Why do people do what they do?’. He researches the impact of the quality of motivation on psychosocial functioning and the role of socialisation figures in the nurturing of optimal motivation. He has already published numerous contributions about this theme in numerous areas of life, such as education, employment and unemployment, psychotherapy, sport and upbringing (see www.vopspsy.ugent.be and www.selfdeterminationtheory.org). Together with Bart Soenens, he wrote the textbook Vitamines voor groei: Ontwikkeling voeden vanuit de Zelf-Determinatie Theorie (Vitamins for growth: Nurturing development based on the Self-Determination Theory).
Tracy Metz, moderator
Tracy Metz is a journalist, author and presenter. She is originally from California and came to Europe after college, where she became a journalist. She writes critically, independently, with authority but also with a sense of humor about architecture, urbanism, nature and landscape – in brief, about our relationship to our built and natural environment.
In 2012 she started ‘Stadsleven’ (City Life), an engaging monthly live talkshow and digital magazine about living in cities. Since 2013 she is the director of the John Adams Institute, the center for American culture in the Netherlands.
Marten Bos, session leader ('Dealing with diversity')
Bos’s background lies in providing assistance for people with intellectual disabilities, boys and men of Moroccan descent, young inmates and people who suffer from substance addiction. Over the years, he has advised many companies, schools, organisations and governments in the field of Diversity, Personal Leadership, Team Guidance and Intervision and Interdisciplinary Collaboration. He has been a trainer since 1991, first in paid employment, but now as a freelancer at various companies and institutions.