2019 Annual Conference

Topic: Twenty years after the Bologna Declaration - what are the challenges ahead for higher forest education?

June 19th till 21th 2019, Dresden (Tharandt), held by the Technische Universität Dresden - Department of Forest Sciences

About the Conference

On June 19, 1999 the Joint Declaration of the European Ministers of Education was adopted. Commonly known as the Bologna Principles, this document was oriented towards a paradigm change in teaching and learning on a European scale. It strongly influenced approaches of higher forest education in many universities on the European continent and partly even beyond. SILVA Network has addressed the Bologna Principles during the conferences in Thessaloniki, Zagreb and St. Petersburg already. Now, exactly 20 years after the adoption of the Principles, it is time both for retrospection and foresight:

  • What have we learned from implementation of “Bologna” in forestry and related study programmes?
  • What are the challenges ahead for learners, what is their new role in the learning process?
  • How students’ individual efforts to learn and to develop skills can be supported by lecturers and administrative staff?
  • Do we have best practice approaches in higher forest education?
  • What are the next challenges for higher forest education (blended learning, MOOCs, transnational and transcontinental cooperation, Brexit …)?

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