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Conference programme

Monday 6th June, 2011


10.30 a.m.          Registration and Welcome

11.00 a.m.          Opening of the conference
                             Prof. Dr. Elmar Weiler, Rector of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

11.30 a.m.          Prof. Dr. Hans N. Weiler, Stanford University:
                              “Teaching is the Future: Visions of the future - the future of a                              vision”

12.15 p.m.         Poster presentation at the “Visions Square” (incl. light snack)

1.30 p.m.            Visions: disciplinary and transdisciplinary
                             Prof. Dr. John Dickens, Loughborough University: Development                              of teaching and learning in academic disciplines: Visions,                              lessons learned and strategies
                             Dr. Ramon Puras (Stand-In for Prof. Dr. Marijke van der Wende),
                             Amsterdam University College:
                             Crossing the boundaries of traditional curricular content.                              Visions, lessons learned and strategies

3.00 p.m.            Coffee break

3.30 p.m.            Visions in practice
                             Introduction to the workshops

3.45 p.m.            Workshops – Phase I: Interdisciplinary workshops

4.45. p.m.           Break

5.00 p.m.            Workshops – Phase II: Subject-specific workshops

6.00 p.m.            End of the first day

6.15 p.m.            Cultural programme

7.30 p.m.            Barbeque in the gardens


Tuesday 7 June 2011

8.30 a.m.            Welcome

9.00 a.m.            From vision to practice
                             Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith-Newen: Local visions! International
                             Master Course Program Molecular Sciences and Simulation

9.30 a.m.            Transfer working groups: Success factors for the realisation of

10.30 a.m.          Coffee break

11.45 a.m.          From vision to practice
                             Prof. Dr. Mitchell Ash, University of Vienna: From “Humboldt” to                              “Bologna”: Visions in the political and historical context.

12.30 p.m.          Conference cinema

1.00 p.m.            End of the conference and light lunch


Chair: Prof. Dr. Uta Wilkens, Vice Rector for Teaching, Continuing Education and Media at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Conference language

The conference languages was German and English.