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Presence events: Lecture Hall, Center for Synthetic Mikrobiology "SYNMIKRO": Karl-von-Frisch-Straße 14, 35043 Marburg. To find the way to Synmikro, please use our 360°-guide or following Arrival Instruction.
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Program November 15, 2023

01:00 – 01:30 p.m. (Online)
Welcome and introduction by the Vice Presidents for Education of the three partner universities (English and German)
Prof. Dr. Kati Hannken-Illjes (UMR), Prof. Dr. Katja Specht (THM) and Prof. Dr. Katharina Lorenz (JLU)

01:30 – 02:15 p.m. (Online)
"Thinking differently about the role of students in teaching and learning" (English)
Prof. Dr. Kelly Matthews (Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation), University of Queensland, Australia
The higher education sector is in a state of change - shifting from a transmission mode of lecturing to a collaborative, interaction model for learning. In this keynote, I will introduce the concept of engaging students as partners in teaching and learning. These pedagogical partnerships are human, relational interactions that blur traditional boundaries between learners and teachers. Real examples, evidence of benefits and challenges, and three anchoring principles for implementing these partnerships in practice will be presented followed by an open discussion.
Host: Dr. Palina Schmitz

02:25 – 03:30 p.m. (Online)
"What is good (international) teaching of the future?" (English and German )
Open online exchange among educators on the topics:
1. Pedagogics of the Future (German)
2. Future Technologies (English)
3. Future Competencies of Students and Educators (German)
4. Conditions for International Teaching/Internationalization (English)
The aim of our joint discussion is to identify opportunities for improving current teaching, to discover new ideas and design options for future (international) teaching and to highlight the limits of practical implementation.
Host: Dr. Marie Fuchs (JLU)

04:00 – 05:00 p.m. (lecture hall "Synmikro" and online)
"How should the teaching of the future be designed?" (German)
Panel diskussion among teaching staff and students of University of Marburg, University of Giessen and Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen. Panelists are: Prof. Dr. Martin Petrick and Bahar Özer (JLU), Prof. Dr. Benjamin Löhr and David Werling (THM), Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Schulte and Simon Brauburger (UMR).
Hosts: Dr. Katja Franz and Anne Kraatz (UMR)

From 05:00 p.m. (foyer "Synmikro")
Get-Together with XSpaces.
Come and talk to the various space managers of the Makerspace, Creative Space, Open Lab and Game Lab and get to know new teaching/learning locations and opportunities.

Program November 16, 2023

09:00 – 09:15 a.m. (lecture hall "Synmikro" and online)
Welcome and brief summary of the results of the first day (German)
Hosts: Katharina Hombach and Dr. Palina schmitz (UMR)

09:15 – 10:00 a.m. (online with livestream in lecture hall "Synmikro")
"KI in der Hochschullehre: Vom stochastischen Papagei zum allwissenden Lernbegleiter?" (German)
Prof. Dr. Marco Kalz (Professorship in Media Didactics), Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg
While Artificial Intelligence has been experimentally explored in teaching and learning contexts for the past 20 years, the publication of so-called Large Language Models has led to a veritable public experimentation Olympiad. In this environment, educators have been exploring tools like ChatGPT for their integrability into various aspects of teaching and learning processes. However, the interplay between learners' prior knowledge, self-regulation competencies, and the use of AI-based systems often takes a backseat. This presentation aims to focus on various mutual interaction options with AI-based systems within the context of "shared regulation" between educators, learners, and an AI. It will also discuss various didactic strategies for educators.
Host: Katharina Hombach (UMR)

10:30 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.
 (lecture hall "Synmikro" and online)
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
"AI will change learning and teaching forever" (English and German)
Sophia Hercher (UMR),  Dr. Sebastian Busse and Dr. Joss von Hadeln (JLU)
In this segment we will build upon important basics of AI. We will discuss what teaching with AI looks like and will have to look like in order to develop and foster learning outcomes that are directed towards the future.
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
"Backwards into the future? What Future Skills tell us about "competence" and the idea of teaching in higher education" (English)
David Piesk (UMR)
Based on the new concept of "Future Skills" in university didactic discourse, this shortcut discusses the modern concept of "competence" and its relationship with traditional higher education goals such as “personal development”, “scientific capability” and “employability”. The argument is made that "competence" needs a normative framing based on an overarching theory of higher education, to overcome a purely pragmatic and functional understanding.
11:30 - 12:00 a.m.
"Teaching Experiences and AI at UMR - Insights into the Faculty Survey 2023"
Philipp Lindenstruth (UMR)
The Office of Teaching Development and Higher Education Didactics conducts a faculty survey at Philipps-Universität Marburg every summer semester. This year, the focus was on artificial intelligence (AI), its value in teaching, and its use in education. Together, we would like to examine the survey results and engage in discussions about them.
12:15 – 01:00 p.m. 
NIDIT Labs for Innovative Teaching - Providing space for innovative educational technologies (German)
Ramin Siegmund (UMR) and Eva Dabrowski (JLU)
In this shortcut, the 'Labs for Innovative Teaching' from the NIDIT collaborative project introduce themselves. In addition to the concept and equipment, we mainly showcase our offerings for educators and those interested. Furthermore, we provide insights into ongoing projects with educators. Following the shortcut (until 4:00 PM), we cordially invite you to our experimentation station in the foyer. There, you can experience technologies such as 360° technology, virtual reality, or 3D scanning for yourself.
02:00 - 02:30 p.m.
"Intercultural Digital Impactful Teaching: Two Projects with Colombian Universities" 
Dr. Danae Gallo González , Prof. Dr. Verena Dolle, Luise Bender and Clara Lösel (JLU)
First, we will present the intercultural on-site-experiences lived during an excursion in Medellín, Colombia where peer-buddy-teams were built (between Colombian and German students) and a digital seminar on colonial literary text written by the Others of the Spanish Empire developed  with the same peer-buddies for the whole semester. Second, we will expose a second project, that is part of an interdisciplinary, international, digital course on Extractivism in Latin America. We will design a digital excursion in 3D-Vista to places of extractivism there, using videos and photos taken on site with a 360°-camera, in order to give present and future students a more concrete vision of the respective places and the environment. Third, we will briefly comment on an e-learning-module on intercultural competences that is currently being developed on the basis of two surveys that are especially designed for the participants of both courses. The surveys aim at registering the intercultural competences of the students before and after the courses as well as the knowledge, associations, and expectations in relation to Colombia and Germany. 

02:30 - 03:00 p.m.
"Teaching and Learning Development: Integration of project tasks into the existing structures and  preparing for a establishment"
Prof. Silke Bock and Wibke Holtij (THM)
In this shortcut we will comment on how we have incorporated teaching development projects into the divisional structure "Lehr|Lern-Werkstatt" of the Center for Cooperative Teaching and Learning (ZekoLL) at Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM). We will focus on the potential of topic-related internal funding and calls for project proposals for future-oriented university teaching and the university itself. Special attention will be paid to the cooperation of stakeholders - namely teachers, supporting staff in didactics and pedagogy as well as action research.
03:00 - 03:30 p.m.
"Teaching Futures with MAFEX"
Dr. Astrid Bendix and Matthias Beurer (UMR)
Many ideas from research and teaching and from UMR members are implemented in our start-up center. We discuss with you the theoretical and practical path from the generation of an idea to the implementation of a finished product.
03:30 - 04:00 p.m.
"Interculturality: Establishing Common Ground in Digital Space" 
Juliane Sommer (JLU)
Discusses how to build a cohesive online learning culture among diverse participants. This talk identifies challenges like differing cultural backgrounds, language barriers, varied participation habits, and tech issues. By understanding these, we aim to navigate the complexities they bring and explore strategies to intertwine these various cultural threads into a cohesive digital tapestry, ensuring an inclusive online environment for all.

04:15 – 05:45 p.m. (lecture hall "Synmikro")
Insights into teaching projects (German)
Interviews with the teaching award winners Lehre@Philipp from the year 2022.
Hosts: Katharina Hombach and Dr. Palina Schmitz

06:00 – 07:00 p.m. (lecture hall "Synmikro" and online)
Lehre@Philipp 2023 - Award for Innovative Teaching at Philipps University (German)
Opening and award ceremony by Prof. Dr. Kati Hannken-Illjes (Vice President for Education, UMR)
Musical accompaniment by Nils Mille

From 07:00 p.m. (foyer "Synmikro" )

This event is organized and conducted in cooperation between the Department of Teaching Development & Higher Education Didactics Marburg and the NIDIT Project (Network for Impactful Digital International Teaching Skills).

Have you participated in Teaching Futures? We would like to know your opinion! Here is a link to our online survey.
SAVE THE DATE: The next "Teaching Futures Day" will take place on June 19, 2024 at the THM Campus in Friedberg! This day will organized and carried out in cooperation with the NIDIT and HessenHub projects.