Connected Learning Roundtables
In 2018, Consortium members participated in roundtable discussions in Lebanon and Jordan, hosted jointly by UNHCR and respective Ministries of Higher Education. The roundtables convened government officials, national and international university staff and leadership, NGOs, and a broad range of connected learning actors and programme providers. Their discussions centered on the opportunities presented by connected learning, and dug into topics such as accreditation, recognition of prior learning, pedagogy, and partnerships. Additional roundtable discussions are planned for 2019.
Geneva Summer School
The course will explore post-secondary education in emergency and protracted settings. Participants will be provided with a conceptual framework for Higher Education in Emergencies (HEiE). Through this framework, participants will examine scenarios and design solutions. The course will include high-level seminars with faculty and field experts, which participants will apply to real-world case studies (Capstone Projects) through collaborative learning, tutoring sessions and project presentations. They will also gain an understanding of how multiple pedagogical resources can be leveraged efficiently and effectively to produce sustainable outcomes in fragile contexts.
This course is designed for humanitarian practitioners, graduate students and faculty in international relations, international education, and educational technologies, representatives of donor organizations whose mission and mandate includes education and higher education, and representatives of Education Ministries.