The ATHENA European University Colloquial Talks in Modern Teaching & Trends

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Colloquial Talks in Modern Teaching and Trends

Every Wednesday (Starting on the 14th of April) at 1600 CET in Zoom

“I find that teaching and the students keep life going, and I would never accept any position in which somebody has invented a happy situation for me where I don't have to teach. Never."


Richard P. Feynman, Professor of Theoretical Physics

California Institute of Technology, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics in 1965

The EU considers the continuous advancement of education and training to be of profound importance. Widespread access to quality education and training is a driver of economic growth, social cohesion, research, and innovation - and dramatically increases citizens' prospects for personal development.

Educators are arguably the most important members of our society. They give children purpose, set them up for success as citizens of our world, and inspire in them a drive to do well and succeed in life. Our students are the leaders of tomorrow, and teachers/educators are the coaches to prepare a child to be ready for their future.

The ATHENA pedagogical model promotes student-centered curricula. This pedagogical model supports excellence in teaching and supports actions to innovate within the consortium our pedagogy based on the most recent research outcomes. ATHENA envisions creating a learning & teaching environment that promotes the development of soft skills and boosts students’ employability. We will permanently seek innovative approaches to ensure that our pedagogical model is a living piece of ATHENA, always tuned to society's needs in a smooth yet cautious movement towards modern trends.

This series of lectures which will take place every Wednesday at 1600 CET, aims to inform the ATHENA (and beyond ATHENA)ecosystem (scholars, students, administrative staff) about modern teaching & learning approaches that make teaching & learning processes more efficient, innovative, and engaging. Moreover, modern trends in Education and following the press releases and the announcements of the European Commission will be presented by the experts during this online event.

The 1st cycle of colloquial talks in teaching science will start on the 14th of April and will have completed by the 30th of June 2021. All the lectures will happen through the Zoom Platform and the majority of our speakers come from Institutions beyond the ATHENA. All the talks will be in English. Topics that will be presented in this 1st cycle will be:

  • Problem & Project-Based Learning
  • The Flipped Classroom Approach
  • Scrum in Higher Education
  • How to Teach Mathematics in the 21st Century
  • The Open Science Initiative
  • Digital Tools for Online Learning & Engagement
  • The European Student Card
  • Microcredentials in Higher Education


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Organizing Commitee


Dr. Konstantinos Petridis

Academic Coordinator

International Relations Office

Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece

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Dr. Anne Friederike Delouis

Vice-Rector of International Affairs,

University of Orleans, France 

Dr. Nuno Escudeiro

Dr. Nuno Escudeiro

Coordinator of the European University ATHENA

School of Engineering, Instituto Politecnico do Porto, Portugal

Aleksandra Sokolova

Ms Aleksandra Sokolova

Vice-Director of International Relations Office, Vilnius Tech, Lithuania

Our Speakers

Their affiliation and their talks are presented below

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Dr. Evangelia Triantafylou

Aalborg University - Denmark 

Essentials of Problem Based Learning for Teachers

14th of April


The Flipped Classroom Combined with game-based learning

12th of May

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Aurelija Valeikiene

European Commission expert group on micro-credentials and the Bologna Process - Lithuania

Demystifying micro-credentials: between opportunities, threats, and everyday life

21st of April

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Dr. Elena Mizrahi

Dr. Elena Mizrahi

Technion Israel Institute of Technology - Israel

Digital Tools for Active Online Learning and Engagement

28th of April 

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Dr. Monica Broido

Tel Aviv University - Israel

Writing More and Better: the Tel Aviv University Academic Writing Initiatives

19th of May 

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Joao Bacelar

Executive Manager of the European University Foundation (EUF)

The European Student Card Initiative

26th of May

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Dr. Hanna Siddiquee

Boston University - USA

Scrum in Higher Education

2nd of June

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Dr. Elif Bengu

Abdullah Gul University  - Turkey


9th of June

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 Iris Buunk

LIBER (European network of research libraries)

Open Research Europe platform: what it means for European scholars and researchers; open science perspectives in Europe

16th of June

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Katerina Zourou

Dr. Katerina Zourou

W2L - Greece

Citizen science and the role of Higher Education

16th of June

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Dr. Nissim Harrel

Holon Institute of Technology - Israel

Teaching Mathematics in the 21st Century

23rd of June

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Dr. Emine Celik

York College in Pennsylvania - USA

Project-Based Learning

30th of June

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Scientific Commitee

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Dr. Anne Friederike Delouis

Vice-Rector of International Affairs,

University of Orleans, France 


Dr. Elif Bengu

Abdullah Gul University  - Turkey


Dr. Carla Pinto

ISEP, Polytechnic of Porto - Portugal

Katerina Zourou

Katerina Zourou

Web2Learn - Greece

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Evangelia Triantafyllou 

Aalborg University - Denmark 

Register to follow the colloquila talks by the 12th of April 2021

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The ATHENA European University

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HMU International Relations Office


The webinar will be streamed through Zoom. An invitation will be sent to all the registered participants. For any information please contact Dr. Konstantinos Petridis (