The second SPIDER multiplier event was held during the Week of GI-Education for the Future, a 4-day virtual event that brought together teachers, experts, practitioners and students to present and discuss recent advances in GI-education and think about GI-education for the future. The Week of GI-Education for the Future consisted of four daily sessions between 25 and 28 January 2021. Each of these sessions featured several live presentations by experts and key stakeholders in the field of GI and SDI, demonstrations of innovative tools and practices, and interactive discussions.

The session on Wednesday was organized by the SPIDER project as a multiplier event on the topic of innovative and open methods in teaching and learning on GI and SDI. During the event, the first intellectual output of the project, the report ‘Mapping of SDI Education in Europe’, was presented to other stakeholders in the domain of SDI education. After the presentation on the scope, methodology and results of the Mapping of SDI Education by Glenn Vancauwenberghe (KU Leuven), five experts and teachers involved in SDI education presented their experiences, approaches and methods in designing and implementing SDI education in Europe. The presented courses all are included in the Map of SDI Education developed under the SPIDER project, and were presented by the following speakers:

  • Hrvoje Tomić – University of Zagreb
  • Barbara Hofer – University of Salzburg
  • Tomáš Řezník – Masaryk University
  • Frederika Welle Donker – TU Delft
  • Niina Käyhkö – University of Turku

The presentations showed how courses on different SDI-related topics have been designed at different European universities, and how active and innovative teaching methods are implemented to ensure that  students’ learning processes are stimulating, challenging and effective.