Conference proceedings is an edited publication of the presentations made at the conference. The LbD Conference Proceedings will be published as a special issue under the Interdisciplinary Studies Journal (www.laurea.fi/en/isj), which is abstracted and indexed for example in the ProQuest. These publications are made available online according to the open access principle and can be viewed by clicking the pictures below.
Presenters and authors of academic papers, posters or development projects presented at the conference can submit articles to the publication.
Articles must be delivered as an e-mail attachment to lbdconference (at) laurea.fi by August 30th, 2012. Original versions of pictures and figures used in the article need to be delivered also separately.
The author details including full name, affiliation, e-mail address and full international contact details should be presented on a separate sheet. A brief autobiographical note of maximum of 5 lines in length should be supplied.
As a guide, articles should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages in length. It is strongly prohibited to use any particular settings (such as special heading or varying font styles, special page or other distinctive paragraph layouts) in typing. A title of not more than seven words should be provided. An abstract totaling 150 words at most should be supplied and three keywords encapsulating the principal subject covered by the article should be included. Headings must be short, clearly defined and not numbered. The recommended heading structure is Introduction, Literature review, Methodology, Results, Conclusions. References to other publications must be in APA style. References must be carefully checked for accuracy. Notes and/or end notes are not allowed. A one-page executive summary comprising of an introduction, main principles and key implications must be provided at the end of the paper.
Figures, charts ad diagramns should be kept to a minimum and must be delivered separately. In the text the position of the figure/chart should be shown by typing on a separate line the work "take in figure/chart 1". As a general guideline, the papers must be saved in .rtf format but the charts and images can also be in .jpeg or .xls format. No .doc/.docx is recommended due to potential incompatibility issues.
2010 Conference on Future Expertise in Higher Education
Competence and expertise capital needed for societies to survive, develop and succeed are created by networks involving higher education institutions. In order to educate the future experts as key 'building blocks' of our societies, higher education institutions need to continuously develop their operations to match the requirements of the working life, industries and society. Therefore it is of great importance to foresight the future in order to be able to define the competencies needed in the future working life.
From these perspectives and expectations challenges arise for the curricula, teaching and learning methods, R&D&I activities and developing networked expertise. How should we develop students' competencies and expertise in higher education, and how to define and measure the learning outcomes?
The Learning by Developing - New Ways to Learn 2010 conference aims to present, discuss, benchmark and develop future expertise in higher education. The conference has four paper tracks: Competence Development, Assessing Learning Outcomes, Multicultural Expertise and Student-Centric R&D&I.
The conference was held at Laurea's Leppävaara unit in Espoo.
Researchers, developers, leaders, lecturers, students and other representatives of cooperation partners from higher education institutions, private and public sector are warmly welcomed to participate.
Feedback from the 2009 Learning by Developing - New Ways to Learn conference was taken into account in the planning of 2010 conference. For example workshops and paper sessions are held separately and a pre-conference is arranged to accommodate longer visits, mobility programmes and R&D cooperation meetings. The popular cultural post-conference programme will also be arranged. Please see the programme for more details.
The pre-conference was held at Laurea's Tikkurila unit in Vantaa.
The Pre-conference is organized with the overlaying theme of responsibility; especially related to health issues, e-business and use of ICT in tourism. Programme includes lectures, site visits, meetings and workshops on international R&D cooperation. The pre-conference, together with the main conference, is an excellent opportunity for a week-long Erasmus staff and teacher exchanges.
Programme and presentations
The pre-conference was held on October 12th - 13th, 2010 at Laurea's Tikkurila unit in Vantaa.
The Pre-conference was organized with the overlaying theme of responsibility; especially related to health issues, e-business and use of ICT in tourism. Programme includes lectures, site visits, meetings and workshops on international R&D cooperation. The pre-conference, together with the main conference, was an excellent opportunity for a week-long Erasmus staff and teacher exchanges.
Tuesday October 12th, 2010
11:30 Registration and Coffee
12:00 Welcome by Vice President Jouni Koski, Laurea
12:15 Keynote session
13:15 'Social Responsibility in Learning-by-Developing' presentation by Vesa Taatila
14:30 Snacks and coffee
17:15 Get-together event
Wednesday October 13th, 2010
9:00 Brunch meeting with participants and representatives of industry
13:30 Site visit(s) to Laurea R&D labs in Kerava and Hyvinkää
The conference was held on October 14th - 15th, 2010 at Laurea's Leppävaara unit in Espoo.
You may also want to flip through the conference workbook (pdf) where you can find all the information about our programme and speakers.
Thursday October14th, 2010
9:00 Welcome by President Pentti Rauhala, Laurea
9:15 Keynote session
10:45 Keynote session
13:00 Poster exhibition
14:00 Paper sessions
16:00 Paper sessions
17:30 Get-together networking event
Friday October15th, 2010
9:00 Paper session and workshops
11:00 Paper session and workshops
13:30 Closing keynote by Prof. Koichi Ogasawara, Tohoku Fukushi University
14:30 Closing remarks by Research Director Katariina Raij, Laurea
15:30 Cultural post-conference programme
Cultural post-conference programme
After the conference programme, during Friday (October 15th) afternoon, conference guests had a great opportunity to experience Finland by joining the unique cultural Post-conference programme.
The programme started at 3:30pm (15:30) at the conference venue (Laurea Leppävaara) with a guided tour by bus through the most beautiful, important and interesting places in Helsinki, such as the historical centre, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. The tour bus stoped at Senate Square, the Sibelius Monument (Park) and Temppelinaukio Church. The tour was especially designed for the conference guests, with stories about Finland and Finnish people, and their usual and unusual customs and habits. During the tour there is a possibility for souvenir shopping.
The programme was ended at 7:30pm (19:30) after the Finnish style dinner at a restaurant in Helsinki.
2009 Conference on Transformative Teaching in Higher Education
The second LbD-conference was held on February 12th and 13th, 2009. It concentrated on Transformative Teaching in Higher Education and featured a benchmarking and networking session for new development programmes and projects, as well as workshops, panel discussion, poster exhibition and a key note lecture.
The Learning by Developing - New Ways to Learn on February 12th - 13th, 2009 conference aimed to present, develop, benchmark and discuss transformative teaching in higher education; the challenges which changing learning culture brings out in teaching, learning and leadership, and the innovative solutions in learning environments and methods. The conference emphasised the integration of teaching and learning, research and development and regional development in higher education.
The conference was successful in hosting approximately 60 presentations around the world. Most presentations are now available in pdf form through the links below. Files have been optimized for web viewing, which has affected the graphics quality. If you require a better quality version, please contact the presenter directly.
Programme and presentations:
February 12th, 2009
09:00 Welcome address by President Pentti Rauhala, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
09:30 Teaching or Learning? Dialogical keynote session
Dr. Katalin Illes, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge | presentation slides (pdf)
Prof. Christine Keitel, Freie University Berlin | presentation slides (pdf)
11:00 Workshop sessions begin
13:30 Poster Exhibition
14:30 Workshop sessions continue
16:30 Insight into institutional support to the quality of teaching
Mr. Fabrice Henard, OECD - Directorate for Education | presentation slides (pdf)
17:00 Networking session for new development projects and programmes in progress; Benchmarking practices, exchanging ideas and finding new cooperation partners | Buffet dinner
February 13th, 2009
09:00 Workshop sessions continue
11:00 Sharing Best Practices in open discussion; Possibility to further develop the ideas and thoughts from the workshop sessions in an open thematic discussion cafe
13:00 Teaching or Learning? Panel discussion | slides (pdf)
14:00 Conference closing remarks by Vice President Jaakko Tarkkanen, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Presentations from workshops:
2008 Conference on Innovative Pedagogical Models in Higher Education
The first conference on February 6th and 7th, 2008, addressed Innovative Pedagogical Models in Higher Education. It gathered 160 participants from over 10 countries. The conference included two key note lectures and versatile workshop sessions in which experts from all over the world presented different kinds of pedagogical models and projects. External evaluation report of Laurea's Learning by Developing -model was published as a part of the conference.
Programme and presentations:
February 6th, 2008
14:00 Pre conference sessions: Site visits to Laurea's LbD Learning Environments at Laurea Leppävaara and Laurea Otaniemi.
18:00 Opening reception
February 7th, 2008
08:00 Registration and coffee
09:00 Welcome note President Pentti Rauhala, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
09:30 Key note session:
Setting innovation in context - It is as old as the hills! (pdf), Dr. Shailendra Vyakarnam, University of Cambridge
Entrepreneurship via LbD - How does it work in real life (pdf), Dr. Vesa Taatila, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
11:00 Workshop session A
13:30 Workshop session B
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Perspectives in Higher Education Development
Publication of the LbD-evaluation report (pdf)
Dr. Shailendra Vyakarnam, Head of the evaluation team
Dr. Katalin illes, Anglia Ruskin University
Professor Anette Kolmos, Aalborg University
Mr. Thomas Madritsch, FHS KufsteinTirol BildungsGmbH
16:15 Closing remarks (pdf)
Vice President Jaakko Tarkkanen, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
17:00 Networking cocktails
Presentations from workshops
2010 LbD Conference
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2009 LbD Conference
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