Charles University Environment Centre hosted the 4th TEFSI training on innovative teaching methods for sustainable food systems
 
The Environment Centre at Charles University in Prague hosted a 3-day international TEFSI workshop showcasing a range of innovative teaching methods with the aim to enrich the portfolio of course activities in the area of sustainable food systems. The workshop was held on 19th – 21st February 2020 under the guidance of lecturers from several European universities from Denmark, Germany, France and Italy.

Participants working with the ABC model for course design under the guidance of Prof. Susanne Bügel from Copenhagen University

The TEFSI training event ‘Innovative Teaching in Higher Education for Sustainable Food Systems’ was organised at the Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) on 19th-21th Feb 2020 where project representatives from University of Copenhagen, Münster University of Applied Sciences, University of Kassel, University of Gastronomic Sciences and ISARA-Lyon and other selected lecturers from the TEFSI consortium shared their knowledge & experience in innovative teaching (including particular tools & concepts) with lecturers & PhD students from the event hosting University. Event included presentations, workshops and panel discussions. Usage of the innovative methods was illustrated for the subjects covering different aspects of sustainable food systems.

Altogether 48 participants attended the training (including trainees and trainers).

The training programme covered the following topics: Welcome and introduction to the training (incl. Icebreaker activity), The ABC model for course design: Theory and practice; Flipped class room; Theme-centered interaction (TCI); Fishbowl; Small group discussions: Sharing of experience & how to implement new approaches in own course; Case-based teaching: Examples from the TEFSI consortium: Action and Experiential Learning Approach; TERROIR – Interactive market and shop survey on terroir products during excursions; MAESTRO – Students work for a company client with applications in the food sector and food systems; National Dish; Creative problem solving; Participants’ discussion: Case-based teaching in own practice; Giving feedback to students: Feedback and Peer-feedback; Online platforms & e-learning at CUNI; Practical use of online platforms at CUNI; Giving feedback by using Moodle: Useful tips & tricks; Online World Café; Group photo.

Participants’ feedback was collected at the end of the event using a World Café settings & discussed by project Partners. Certificates of attendance were issued by the organisers for all the participants. Participating teachers (“trainees”) were encouraged to implement the novel concepts and methods in their everyday teaching.

Programme of the training can be found here: Programme

The course materials are available below:

Introduction: About the TEFSI project and workshop

Welcome to the workshop Dana Kapitulčinová, Charles University Environment Centre (Czechia): Presentation

About the TEFSI project Dominika Średnicka-Tober, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (Poland): Presentation

The ABC model for course design

Theory and practice of course designSusanne Bügel, University of Copenhagen (Denmark): Presentation

New ways of teaching and group work processes

Flipped class roomSusanne Bügel, University of Copenhagen (Denmark): Presentation

Theme-centered interaction (TCI) Pirjo Schack, Münster University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

FishbowlCarola Strassner, Münster University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Case-based teaching: Examples from the TEFSI consortium

Action and Experiential Learning ApproachPaola Migliorini, University of Gastronomic Sciences (Italy): Presentation

TERROIR. Interactive market and shop survey on terroir products during excursionsAlexander Wezel, ISARA-Lyon (France): Presentation

MAESTRO. Students work for a company client with applications in the food sector and food systemsJoël Robin, ISARA-Lyon (France): Presentation

National dish – Sustainable diet approachUlrike Eberle, University of Kassel (Germany): Presentation

Creative problem solvingCarola Strassner, Münster University of Applied Sciences (Germany): Presentation

Giving feedback

Giving feedback to students: Feedback and Peer-feedbackSusanne Bügel, University of Copenhagen (Denmark): Presentation

Online platforms and e-learning at CUNI

Online platforms & e-learning at CUNI Zora Mašatová, Charles University Central Library (Czechia): Presentation

Practical use of online platforms at CUNIEva Richter, Charles University, Faculty of Arts (Czechia): Presentation

Group photo from the TEFSI workshop in Prague