Rhonda Wynne (UCD in the Community) attended ‘Teaching for Learning- the University Perspective’ conference hosted by Tartu University, Estonia, from Jan 23-25. The conference focused on developing learner centred teaching, using participative strategies and flexible teaching spaces/flipped classrooms to encourage innovation, creativity, and critical thinking.
Rhonda gave a pre-conference workshop ‘Community Based Learning: Context, Outcomes, Models’, to thirty-eight representatives from higher education in Estonia and Latvia.
CBL is not yet widely adopted there but institutions are collaborating with community partners for a variety of purposes. There was a particular interest in developing CBL from medical faculty and from environmental activists and academics working on eco-tourism projects.
She also gave a presentation at the main conference, Campus Engage Ireland: Promoting Civic and Community Engagement in Higher Education, outlining the projects of the working groups, and our successes and challenges.
The full programme, list of speakers and photos can be seen at