Nat Education Day: From pupil to student

Nat invites all teaching staff to the Education Day on the 18th January. The day is organised in collaboration with the Education Forum and Centre for Educational Development (CED).

Nat Education Day is The day is organised in collaboration with the Education Forum and Centre for Educational Development (CED). It will take place January 18th at 13:00-16:00 in Stakladen.The theme of the day is how to go from being a pupil to becoming a student and what we can do in that transition. The afternoon will be a mix of presentations and discussions in both Danish and English. 


13.00-13.15: Welcome by Vice Dean for Education Kristine Kilså

13.15-14.15:Becoming a university student, presentation by Professor Paul Ashwin, Lancaster University (in English)

14.15-14.45:Coffee and network

14.45-15.15:Organization of first-year teaching, presentation by Laura Cordes Felby, Aarhus University (in Danish, hand-outs in English)

15.15-15.45:Discussions in groups on how to facilitate the high-school students to become a university student (in Danish and in English)

15.45-16.00:Closing by Dean Kristian Pedersen

16.00: Ending the day with refreshments and snacks (optional)


About the presentations:

Becoming a  university student

The keynote will focus on the becoming and being of first year students. The keynote will provide different perspectives on structural dimensions of becoming a student, including how the curricula in a university can be designed in ways that help to transform students’ understanding of themselves and the world. In addition the keynote will focus on who the students are – and our presumptions about them – as well as the purposes of education and the overall educational responsibilities.

Organization of first-year teaching

The second part of the day focuses on the first-year teaching at Nat. An introduction is given to a number of areas that the research points out are particularly important in order to support a successful transition from pupil to student, including how it can be concretely incorporated into the teaching at Nat. These initiatives become the basis for discussion and work in the groups, where we look at possible ways to get it into the teaching process in the first semester.

Practical information:

The Education Day takes place on 18 January at 13-16
Location: Stakladen, building 1423, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus

Sign up for the day here