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The academic year of 20-21 is unforgettable for many. The pandemic has dramatically urged our University into emergency remote teaching. As we gradually return to teaching on campus, there is a need for a moment of reflection. UvA Education Day is an afternoon of guest lectures and workshops by UvA lecturers where we reflect on education.

Event details of UvA Education Day 2021
Date 7 October 2021
Time 14:15 -17:30

Ideas on where digital efforts can enhance education will be shared on this day. What factors play a necessary role in the educational process? What lessons do we draw from this pandemic experience that could enable new educational conditions for the future? Together we reflect on what is essential for good education.

The UvA Education Day 2021 takes place entirely online and will be held in English. The program is presented by Dr Jessica Piotrowski. After the opening and interview with Rector Magnificus Karen Maex, Prof Dr Sanjay Sarma (keynote speaker) will use his scientific insights to discuss what we can do as teachers to make the most of the time we have with our students on campus. This is followed by various workshops, organized by lecturers and colleagues from different faculties, in which you can participate. We discuss various topics in digital discussion cafes. The day will end with the announcement of the UvA Lecturer of the Year 2021!


14.15 Walk in
14.30 Opening and interview with rector magnificus Karen Maex
14.40 Keynote by Prof Dr Sanjay Sarma (including Q&A)
15.10 Break
15.20 Workshops - The workshops are conducted by lecturers and colleagues of several faculties.
16.15 Break
16.25 Discussion cafés - Within the discussion cafés, different topics are discussed with participants via discussion statements (topics including hybrid teaching, digitalisation of education, summative vs. programmatic assessment).
16.55 Announcement of the UvA Lecturer of the Year 2021
17.10 Ending and opportunity to chat

The Education Day 2021 is organized by the UvA Teaching & Learning Centre.