Press Release - Seminar on: Student-centered Learning, Teaching and Assessment” 6 -7 September 2022
The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA), within its mission to support the procedures provided by the relevant legislation for the continuous improvement and upgrading of higher education institutions and their programs of study, has successfully organized a two-day hybrid Seminar on “Student-centered Learning, Teaching and Assessment.”
The keynote speakers and coordinators of the workshops were Sabine Hoidn (University of St. Gallen and University of Zurich) and Manja Klemenčič (Harvard University), experts in student-centered teaching and learning. Other experts from Europe and the US delivered their presentations online.
The Minister of Education, Sports and Youth as well as the President of the Council of CYQAA addressed the seminar. The Minister emphasized that the issue of ensuring the quality of higher education is considered as one of the priorities of the Ministry and congratulated the President, the Vice President and the Council Members of CYQAA for taking the initiative in organizing the seminar. The President of the Council referred to the great importance that should be given to student-centered teaching and learning, highlighting the basic measures which should be implemented by the coordinators for its achievement.
More than one hundred representatives from all higher education institutions in Cyprus, attended the seminar, who familiarized themselves with good practices and with tools and procedures, aiming at cultivating skills for enhancing the role of the student in the learning process.
There was a positive feedback from the participants as regards to the organizing as well as the value of the seminar and the presenters.