Presentation on theme: "Liverpool November 2008 Updated November 2009"— Presentation transcript:
1 Liverpool November 2008 Updated November 2009 Future of the networkLiverpoolNovember 2008UpdatedNovember 2009This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
2 HERODOT 3This presentation provides some of the results from the data gathered at the HERODOT 2008 conference in Liverpool and by from members.It has been updated to reflect new EC priorities in November 2009It provides details of the likely Thematic Pillars and some of the themes and work plans which will be used during the application for EC funding to support the next phase of HERODOT activities.
3 HERODOT 3: Information gathering Data obtained from completed questionnaires (n=51) submitted at the Liverpool conference and viaThree sets of round table discussionsNetwork Goals - Topics/themesProjects - WorkplanActivities - Products
4 The future of HERODOT: phase 3 Questionnaire results 100% want to be involved in HERODOT 3Requested many different themes and activities48% would be prepared to help organise aspects of the next phaseStrong mandate to go ahead with a HERODOT 3 proposal
5 Goals of HERODOT 3Chart status of cross-disciplinary dimensions in the Spatial Sciences, in terms of:European issuesSpatial competencesQuality aspectsPostgraduate developmentsSupport developments under Bologna and Lisbon AgendaShare learning, teaching and curriculum ideas for world-class spatial sciencesExamine and introduce a quality dimension for the Spatial SciencesCreate a European Subject Centre and national network for learning and teaching Geography (virtual and real)
6 Round Table 1: Suggested Themes for HERODOT 3 Information Technology - elearningGIS – educational research, appliedTUNING Masters level coursesPhD studies in GeographyPlaces – Geo-literacy - Spatial mappingImages of Europe, old and newSustainability – Global issues – Lucerne Declaration as a basis for curriculum developmentGeography teacher training – standards
7 Round Table 1: Suggested Themes for HERODOT 3 seeing Geography from different angles –new paradigms in Geography, re-purposing (recycling?) Geography, interdisciplinarity, applying Geography – eg tourism, Geo-Olympics, planning etc.Intercultural aspectsEuropean society and its issuesMeanings of citizenshipInternationalising the curriculumPedagogies in curriculum reformQuality assurance and standards
8 HERODOT 3 Proposal: Four Thematic Pillars TP 1: European Issues and IdentitiesEuropean, Social, Cultural, Global, Sustainable, EnvironmentalTP 2: Spatial CitizenshipCross-disciplinary literacy, skills and competences for society
9 HERODOT 3 Proposal: Four Thematic Pillars TP 3: Quality AspectsQuality enhancement and quality assurance in cross-disciplinary studies, establishing standards and quality indicators. Quality processes and curriculum guidance.TP 4: Postgraduate educationReview of cross-disciplinary Masters and PhD courses and competences, relationship to professional development and employability, building a platform for young researchers, university-enterprise-business links
10 Round Table 3: Likely HERODOT 3 Activities Activities form the workplan of the PillarsGuiding student researchIn-Service trainingUpdate state-of-the-artInnovative learningHow well does curricula match benchmarks?Comparative curriculum studies
11 Round Table 3: Essential HERODOT products Products are key outputs of Pillars/NetworkPaper magazineBooksPedagogical training materialsScientific Journal – eJournalPromotional productsPartner find – student/staff exchangesNetwork membership pack
12 Round Table 3: Essential HERODOT products Products of the NetworkBuilding a quality structureA European Centre of Excellence for the Spatial SciencesNational centres of excellence to disseminate best practiceConnecting spatialsciences to society
13 HERODOT 3 application Submission deadline February 26th 2010 Partners details needed by February 1st2009 proposal partners – send new letter of intentNew partners – fill in partner form and send letter of intentPartner list and Web site