Teaching and Learning Center

Teaching and Learning Center - TaLC
The “Teaching and Learning Center” of the Department of Human Sciences aims to: 1) Enhance research on Higher education on Instructional practices; 2) Support the various actors to improve the evidence-based quality of their actions, sharing a rich collection of resources (archives of educational “common goods”), offering individual and group counselling, organizing and accompanying training sessions and promoting the practices of teachers peer-review.
The main research topics are as follows:
• Analysis of educational practices at higher education level form the teachers and students point of view
• Analysis of efficacy of specific teaching strategies (lecture, class teaching, exercises, supervision, examination, co-examination, distance teaching, inquiry learning, problem-based learning, Internet-based teaching etc.)
• Analysis of initial and in-service training for university teachers in different contexts (models, PBL courses, workshops, academic development, collegial guidance and supervision…)
• Analysis of widespread teachers and students beliefs about teaching and learning and their impact on practices
• Models for designing teaching programs and activities
• Models and tools to assess student achievements
• Models and tools to evaluate teaching
• Analysis of the effectiveness of peer supervision and mentoring on the development of competencies by teachers
• Analysis of the characteristics of repositories which could support teaching and learning
• Analysis of how participating in management tasks (i.e. study administration tasks: study board membership, accreditation tasks, participating to committees and commissions etc.) can help developing educational competencies

Organisation

Department facilities