The Think and Do Tank released it first White Paper

In its first White Paper, the Think and Do tank shares an initial joint understanding of its mission, its way of working and its main development strategy.

Shaping the Future of Higher Education in a Changing World (pdf)

The Circle U. Think and Do Tank will seek to influence the future of higher education towards a European Education Area that is sustainable, responsible, peaceful, democratic, collaborative, and prosperous. Its overall objective is to enhance the quality of teaching in higher education, by combining thinking and doing and by imagining, highlighting and disseminating new ways of teaching and learning.

A laboratory for reflection and experimentation in pedagogical innovation

The Think and Do Tank will be a laboratory for reflection and experimentation in pedagogical innovation for academics and researchers, students, academic staff and stakeholders, to transform the universities from the inside. The expected impact is that the Circle U. community will act for more sustainable ways of teaching and learning. Based on this “self-transformation” process and a core focus on “doing”, the Think & Do Tank will be even more powerful to directly influence the policy-makers towards a more sustainable education. The Think & Do tank’s publications will allow us to engage in debates with politicians at the European and the nation levels,  in order to facilitate initiatives relevant for the future of higher education and grounded in factual and empirical knowledge.

Kick-off initiatives

The Think and Do Tank will thus engage with two kick-off initiatives:

  1. Building a common understanding of “sustainable education” and developing innovative initiatives in this direction, and,
  2. Raising awareness of multilingualism as a resource.

The establishment of the Think and Do Tank within Circle U. will allow the alliance to make a considerable shift in our commitment to each other by creating an environment of trust between partners, through regular dialogue and a willingness to engage with each other over time.

A series of white papers

This white paper is the first one of a series to be published during the pilot phase. It will be disseminated at different levels, within the Circle U. alliance, as a tool to introduce the Think and Do Tank inside our universities so that we can generate involvement from our colleagues, students and university staff – and beyond the alliance.

White Paper on the Future of Higher Education


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Published Jan. 20, 2022 1:07 PM - Last modified May 9, 2022 6:57 PM