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Conference 13.06.2019

Call for proposals

Dear colleagues and friends, 

we would like to invite you to the first international conference of the Erasmus+ project DASCHE:

“Meaning and role of social competence in higher education – voices of research and practice” 

Bremen, June 13th 2019 

House of Science, Sandstraße 4/5, 28195 Bremen 

Social competences are part of the national and European competence framework. They represent a desirable learning goal on all education levels. However, it is not defined well. 

Our intention 
More than ever before rapidly changing working conditions and social structures require individuals who actively shape their role in society. Higher education institutions form future leaders for positions in society that require a high degree of responsibility. In response to that, higher education institutions provide specific programmes and strategic threads to realise related education goals. The DASCHE project intends to study which education offers have been developed by universities in Europe to develop such competences — we call them, broadly, social competences. 

During the first DASCHE conference, we want to provide a platform for you to showcase your existing projects and ideas that already realise social competence teaching and learning not only focused on work and professional-related skills, but also on critical engagement, social consciousness and empowerment. We want to provide a space for discussion about the competing purposes of Higher Education that exist within current discourse and offer an opportunity for colleagues to engage in meaningful discussions about higher Education as a place of change. 

We invite you to present your initiative, project or education programme to other actors in this educational field. Elaborate your network and gather impulses for your own work. 

Your benefit 
The selected proposals will get the opportunity to present their practice example within a strategic publication about social competence in higher education. The book will cover definitions and theoretical conceptions of social competence, theoretical considerations about social competence in higher education teaching and learning, as well as examples for good or even best practice and ethical reflections. 

Participation is free. A limited budget is available for travel and accommodation of selected participants. Please inform us about your need for financial support when mailing us.

Agenda available here 

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