Higher Education Pedagogy and Faculty Pedagogical Development

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
University of Crete
Institution website:
Friday, 15 September, 2023 to Sunday, 17 September, 2023
Registration fee:
100 euro
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Wednesday, 3 May, 2023
Accommodation not provided
Contact person details:
Ms Ifigeneia Xaidara clt_crete_submissions@uoc.gr

Higher Education Pedagogy is not limited to one discipline. The Teaching and Learning Centre "Training of the Trainers" University of Crete focuses on trends and high impact factors regarding the “Development of Faculty pedagogical Acuity” within a range of pedagogy-related themes given the profound changes in this post-COVID online and face-to-face era. Expertise will be shared not only in terms of new modes of learning but also new modes of faculty development and training so that faculty members can successfully design inclusive and student-centred lessons in large amphitheaters. 

If you have conducted research relevant to Higher Education pedagogy or if you are the coordinator of a Teaching and Learning Centre, we welsome your abstract. It needs to be sent to Ms Ifigeneia Xaidara clt_crete_submissions@uoc.gr by 3rd May 2023. Abstracts are expected to be no more than 250 words plus at least five (5) references.


Topics include but they are not limited to:

Action research

Active learning



Creativity vs Control

Critical Approaches to Faculty Development

Collaborative learning and scholarship of Engagement in HE

Developing academic literacies, skills or competencies

Developing Academics’ Metacognitive skills

Differentiated learning in HE

Digital literacies and technology

Digital Equity and Digital readiness in HE

Experiential learning

Faculty Development curriculum and materials

Formal vs Informal forms of training 

Fostering Student progress and success

Inclusive practices in Higher Education

International Alliance of Centres of Teaching and Learning

Learning-centred Learning in Higher Education



Peer-observation protocols


Research and Teaching Nexus: Teaching-Based Research or Research-Based Teaching

Policy and practice of Faculty development 

Student agentive engagement

Students as Equal Partners

Student-centred Learning

Syllabus components alignment 

Synchronous, Asynchronous Blended or Augmented Learning

Top-down vs Bottom up approaches to Faculty Development


Our preliminary programme is:

Friday 15th September, 2023:

Welcome and Registration  

Session A:  Lecture "Faculty development trends and trajectories" and follow up discussion

Coffee break

Session B:  Lecture "Focusing on Academic development Processes not just content"


Saturday, 16th Septemebr 2023:

Parallel sessions: Presentations by Erasmus staff week participants 


Sunday, 17th 

Parallel sessions: Hands on workshops by  Erasmus staff week participants