UGent’ers awarded at ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Awards

Professor Sorana Toma is on the front row, third to the left. (large view)

Professor Sorana Toma is on the front row, third to the left.

(05-12-2022) The Ghent University subject 'Migration and Society: an Interdisciplinary Introduction' has won the second prize at the ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Awards 2022.

The course Migration and Society: an Interdisciplinary Introduction is an initiative of Professor Ilse Derluyn, Professor Sorana Toma, Professor Robin Vandevoordt and Dr. Floor Verhaeghe. The award was presented at the recent Teaching and Learning Conference in Göttingen. It is an award for subjects that implement international innovative pedagogical approaches related to the educational goals of ENLIGHT.

The first prize was won by the course Innovation Game: A Summer School Applying Serious Game Design in Health Care and Education by Professor Erik Olsson (Uppsala University), in which Ghent University researcher Femke De Backere also participated.

The third prize went to the course The End of the World As We Know It? Climate Change, End Times and Sustainable Futures by Professor Erin Wilson (Groningen University).

Watch the full ceremony.

The jury spoke highly of the course 'Migration and Society: an Interdisciplinary Introduction': "It is great that this course is taught by a multidisciplinary group of educators, that offer different perspectives on topics of high societal relevance. This multidisciplinarity is strengthened by the teamwork of students from different disciplines throughout the course. Furthermore, the set up and seminar plan of the course is very well thought through and naturally connect general theoretical introductions with valuable cross-disciplinary exchange."

Watch the interview with Professor Ilse Derluyn and the other lecturers. 


EnlightENLIGHT is a network of 9 European universities collaborating structurally in the field of education and research: University of the Basque Country (ES), University of Bordeaux (FR), Comenius University in Bratislava (SK), National University of Ireland in Galway (IE), Ghent University (BE), University of Göttingen (DE), University of Groningen (NL), University of Tartu (EE) and University of Uppsala (SE).

In terms of education, ENLIGHT focuses on collaborative, innovative curricula where students can gain mobility experience, and challenge-based education where students, academics and stakeholders work together to address societal challenges.

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