Deadline: 1. september 2022
Temaet for sommerens ICED22-konference i Århus er ’Bæredygtig Uddannelsesudvikling’, et tema som er inspireret af FN’s Verdensmål.
I 2015 vedtog FN 17 verdensmål for bæredygtig udvikling, og mål nummer fire handler som bekendt om ’Kvalitetsuddannelse’, nærmere bestemt om at: ’Sikre alle lige adgang til kvalitetsuddannelse og fremme alles muligheder for livslang læring’. Vi forestiller os derfor, at de artikler til DUT 34, som er direkte afledte af bidrag til ICED22, vil handle om de undertemaer, som er fastlagt af ICED22-konferencen, som kan inspiceres her. Men derudover vil vi også meget gerne i samme ombæring tillade os at invitere forfattere til at indsende artikler, som handler om ’kvalitetsuddannelse’ i den bredest mulige fortolkning af ordet, så længe de blot er relevante i forhold til de pædagogiske udfordringer og problemstillinger, som opleves i danske universitetskontekster. Det kan dreje sig om manuskripter, som er undersøgelser på meget forskellige niveauer i dansk universitetsuddannelse, det vil sige på mikro-, meso- eller makroniveau. Sådanne manuskripter behøver heller ikke nødvendigvis at tage udgangspunkt i eller være stilet snævert til udviklingskonsulenter på samme måde som bidragene til ICED22. Derfor er temaet for DUT 34 blot ’Bæredygtig Uddannelse’.
Dansk Universitetspædagogisk Tidsskrift er Danmarks eneste tidsskrift om undervisning og læring på universiteterne. Det udkommer to gange om året og indeholder både videnskabelige og faglige artikler. Alle artikler bedømmes af eksterne fagfæller.
Redaktionen gør opmærksom på at artikler uden for temaet ligeledes er meget velkomne og vil blive publiceret i DUT 34 sammen med temaartiklerne, såfremt de opfylder almindelige kriterier.
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Deadline: September 1, 2022
The theme for the ICED22 conference this summer in Århus is ‘Sustainable Educational Development’, a theme which is inspired by the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
In 2015, the UN adopted 17 SDG’s, and as most of us probably know by now, SDG number 4 concerns ‘Quality Education’, more specifically the goal is to: ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. We therefore imagine that the papers submitted to DUT34 based on ICED22 contributions will comply with the sub-themes outlined by the conference, which may be inspected here. However, in addition to this, we would also like to invite authors to submit manuscripts about ‘Quality Education’ in the broadest possible interpretation of the term - as long as they are relevant relative to educational challenges and problems experienced in Danish university contexts. Such papers could be examinations directed at different levels of Danish university education, i.e. at the micro, meso or macro levels, and they do not need to derive from the educational development community per se or be narrowly targeted educational developers like the papers originating from ICED22 contributions. The theme for DUT 34 is therefore simply ‘Sustainable Education’.
The Danish Journal of Higher Education is the only journal in Denmark of teaching and learning in Danish higher education. The journal is published twice a year and comprises both research and non-research articles. All articles are peer-reviewed.
The editors wish to inform that articles not addressing the DUT34 theme are still welcome and will be published in the theme number alongside the other articles.
The Editorial Team
The United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals that were adopted in 2015 address challenges related to the climate crisis and environmental challenges, to poverty, health and hunger and to increased equalities. Apart from being one of the goals in its own right, education (goal 4) plays a pivotal role if the 17 goals for a sustainable future shall be achieved. This includes educational developers in higher education who have a particular responsibility for educating the researchers, professionals, experts etc. to increase our understanding of challenges and propose solutions to move the goals forward and the cultural, political and other conditions that can make it possible. Higher education should also educate citizens who on an informed basis can engage in the public, democratic conversations about how to achieve a more sustainable future.
The ICED 2022 conference addresses the challenges and responsibility of higher education in contributing to a sustainable future, and in particular to the need for educational development and educational developers to engage in this process. However, it takes the topic one step further, building on the idea that quality education is sustainable education. If higher education shall truly rise to the expectations related to the sustainability agenda, the educational development needs to be sustainable as well. This agenda includes sustainable teaching and learning environments and lifestyles among teachers and students, global citizenship and appreciation of diversity in higher education, and equal opportunities and universal access to higher education and the contribution of educational development to this endeavor, among other focus areas.
Consequently, the ICED 2022 conference will address the role and responsibility of educational developers in coping with the Global Goals of sustainability in local contexts. This includes development of teaching and curricula that can bring the 17 goals forward, and it includes how this educational development can occur in a sustainable way. In many countries, students and teachers at higher education experience an increased pressure due to funding that does not necessarily follow increasing student numbers. Also, the covid-19 pandemic has shown just how fragile we are - students, teachers, developers - when external conditions change and position us in situations that require sudden adjustments. The pandemic - still sweeping across the countries at the time of writing this text - has revealed the vulnerability as well as the resilience of higher education when facing such challenges.
The overall theme includes a number of interesting and relevant perspectives illustrated in the following subthemes. . These subthemes are concurring tracks at the conference.