NeurotechEU publishes an innovative pedagogy handbook to find ways of increasing efficiency of learning on virtual platforms and expand virtual mobility
This Innovative Pedagogy Handbook was developed by faculty and administrative staff from the founding universities of NeurotechEU – the European University of Brain and Technology, an initiative that aims to build a trans-European network of excellence in brain research and technologies to increase the competitiveness of European education, research, economy, and society.
One goal of the NeurotechEU Alliance (NTEU) is to develop and establish suitable and innovative pedagogical practices. An important area of development is finding ways to increase the efficiency of learning on virtual platforms and paving the way for expanded virtual mobility. NTEU supports its partners to share and jointly optimize their teaching methods and to strengthen the links between teaching, research and innovation. By considering challenges, practices and required skills, we aim to show that digital approaches to teaching are both relevant to educator’s everyday problems and easy to implement. We hope that these insights will encourage readers to adopt a more structured and relaxed approach to trying out digital teaching.
This document is intended to be a continuously expanded source of innovative teaching methods that can be useful for NTEU members. It reflects our past and future activities in the NTEU Pedagogy field-lab (PFL), in which we develop and test suitable approaches for teaching within NTEU.
After a brief introduction, it will provide examples of teaching innovations by NTEU members, which are suitable for delivering NTEU content such as learning modules to NTEU students or other NTEU target groups. By clearly stating the purpose, advantages and limitations of tools and platforms the handbook will help the reader with selecting the most appropriate tool to achieve their goals. It will be continuously updated as new tools and approaches are being developed, tested, and rolled out.