CfP: First Annual Elkana Symposium on Reimagining Teaching and Learning (Extended Deadline: April 25)

March 20, 2023
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The First Elkana Symposium on Reimagining Teaching and Learning (June 12-14) is a forum for faculty and others engaged in teaching and learning at CEU and across the OSUN network to share innovative and successful practices and to develop their own teaching through workshops and training sessions, keynote talks, and panels with peers. Supported by the OSUN Developing Teaching Professionals (DTP) project, it brings together faculty and doctoral students at CEU and other OSUN institutions, Global Teaching Fellows, teaching grant recipients from CEU and the DTP project, and others engaged in teaching and learning. 

We solicit abstracts of those interested in presenting in a panel on one of the following topics: 

  • Inclusive and democratic teaching and learning 
  • International classrooms
  • Experiential learning, place-based learning, and enquiry-based learning 
  • Alternative and ‘authentic’ forms of assessment in the age of AI
  • Yehuda Elkana's teaching legacy, including approaches that engage students in large-scale social problems  
  • Discipline-specific pedagogies, interdisciplinary, and transferrable skills 
  • Other teaching and learning topics of potential interest to colleagues 

Applicants should propose a presentation of eight minutes on one noteworthy teaching practice they use. Conference organizers will group presentations these into panels. Presentations are followed by a roundtable discussion and audience questions, focusing on lessons learned and steps others might take to implement in their own courses.  

More information can be found in the attached Call for Papers. Applicants should submit a 250-word abstract about one teaching practice via this application form. The extended deadline to apply is April 25, 2023. 

Additional information and informal enquiries are welcome at