CHEF talks in October 2020

Chef Talk


The role of universities in post-pandemic Europe 

Date: October 2, 2020, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Online. Participants will recieve a Zoom-Link closer to the event.

FeeFree

Registration deadline: 
September 29, 2020, 12.00

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Chair: Susan Wright, Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark

The project Link ArrowEuropean Universities-Critical Futures’, with partners from 18 European countries, is designing a shared research instrument to study how, during the pandemic, universities’ pre-existing conditions have been exacerbated and new opportunities have arisen. Preliminary information suggests that the roles and responses of universities in different countries have varied considerably. At this ‘zoominar’, research teams from each country will share their knowledge and help shape a shared research instrument.

Anyone interested in joining the Danish research team is welcome to contact Susan Wright Link Arrow suwr@edu.au.dk.

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Playful learning in higher education: an inter-cultural dialogue between UK and DK

Date: October 7, 2020, 15.00-17.00

Venue: Online. Participants will recieve a Zoom-Link closer to the event.

FeeFree

Registration deadline: October 5, 2020, 12.00

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Speakers: Helle Marie Skovbjerg, Professor, Design School Kolding, Denmark and
                  Nicola Whitton, Professor, Durham University, UK

Playful higher education is a growing field of interest both in research, development and practice. This webinar presents the lay of the land and the state of the art by way of two leading scholars within the field of playful learning Professor Helle Marie Skovbjerg and Professor Nicola Whitton.

In the webinar, Whitton and Skovbjerg will present their approach to and reflections on playful learning, strategies for bringing playful learning into higher education as well give insight into what effective playful learning might look like based on their extensive experience with playful practices, play events and playful design. As part of the webinar, you will also get the opportunity to try out playful learning through playful prompts for intercultural dialogue, exploration and experiences.

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Ensuring women’s participation in the Covidian Era 

Date: October 22, 2020, 10.00-11.00

Venue: Online. Participants will recieve a Zoom-Link closer to the event.

FeeFree

Registration deadline: October 19, 2020, 12.00

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Speaker: Dr Jane den Hollander AO, Professor Emerita, Deakin University, Australia

The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought into stark relief the fragility of our human species. Few nations have escaped and most communities and economies have been affected in ways that would that would have been inconceivable just 12 months ago. All communities are now fearful and anxious and focusing inward. In this changed world how are women affected - in their workplaces, at home in their private lives and what is required to ensure women continue to progress to equality on all measures including work participation, security and safety and pay? Will we emerge from this era with the gains made pre-COVID? The discussion will focus on how we, university leaders and researchers and teachers, will contribute to the conversation thus ensuring equal advantage for the next generation of women in our universities and in the global community more generally. There are risks in this Covidian Era but there are also opportunities. Our university community must act else we will lose the future.

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Leading playfully


Date:
 October 27, 2020, 14.00-16.00

Venue: Online. Participants will recieve a Zoom-Link closer to the event.

FeeFree

Registration deadline: October 26, 2020, 10.00

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Speaker: Alex Mosely, Head of Curriculum Enhancement, University of Leicester, UK

Leadership, management and strategy are often seen as the least playful of roles in organisations – whether in business or in higher education. They are formal, cold, often delivered from on high to those down below. Set in stone as The Way It Is. Freire suggested an alternative to this: that communities, through scaffolded processes, can be more effective in leading and strategizing themselves than the traditional imposed model.

In this talk, Dr Alex Mosely will examine the way that play – as a social activity – can support a Freire-ian approach to leadership: and how leadership through playful facilitation might offer a more effective future model for organisations.

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