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Liberal Education


Liberal Education in EPICUR

EPICUR places "Liberal Arts and Sciences Education" at the center of its endeavor (Work Package 3; WP3). During the EPICUR pilot phase 2020-2022, we aim to:

  • design and implement innovative teaching & learning formats for European citizens of the future
  • promote and disseminate Liberal Education study elements at the EPICUR partner universities
  • establish interdisciplinary transnational EPICUR study tracks  in "Natural and Societal Sustainability" and "European Identities"
  • work towards developing a "European Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences", taught in English at and across several EPICUR partner universities

Collaborative teaching and learning

The starting point will be the design and implementation of collaborative teaching and learning formats across borders and disciplines, such as:

  • joint and parallel courses across EPICUR partners
  • joint block courses, excursions, and summer schools
  • student-led initiatives such as conferences and exchanges
  • joint instructor training and faculty development measures

Work Package 3...

  • has the LAS Programs at the University Colleges of Amsterdam and Freiburg as important institutional starting points. And our partners in Poznań will implement an LAS Program at the Adam-Mickiewicz University.
  • is closely linked to the other EPICUR Work Packages that focus, e.g. on multilingualism, the development of an interuniversity (virtual) campus, or regional integration including internships and service-learning formats,
  • is explicitly not limited to LAS Programs in its scope and ambition, but aims to integrate faculty and students from throughout all EPICUR partner universities,
  • places a strong emphasis on student involvement – not only as participants in EPICUR learning and teaching formats but as co-designers and multipliers.

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