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2nd On-line International Biennale

Invitation

Philosophy in Praxis. The philosophical gesture: political, ethical, educational, artistic engagements

The 2nd Online International Biennale on Practical Philosophy [«Philosophy in Praxis. The philosophical gesture: political, ethical, educational, artistic engagements »], which took place on November 23-28, 2021 under the organizαtion of the Laboratory of Research on Practical Philosophy (L.R.P.Ph.) of the University of the Aegean, was completed with a significant success. This is the first/only international Biennale in this field, which brought together about 100 speakers from 26 countries of the United States of America, Asia, Africa and Europe, while the 6-day activities were attended by more than 300 people. For this Biennale, the L.R.P.Ph. has collaborated with the different research structures: The Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Community Intervention of ISCET-Higher Institute of Business and Tourism Sciences (Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar e Intervenção Comunitária of ISCET- Instituto Superior de Ciências Empresariais e do Turismo), the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Laval, Québec (Faculté de Philosophie de l’Université Laval, Québec, Canada), the Higher Institute of Educatiοn Sciences of the State of Mexico (Instituto Superior de Ciencias de la Educación del Estado de México), the Post-Graduate Program in Education, State University of Rio de Janeiro (Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação [ProPEd], Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro [UERJ]), the Laboratory of Studies & Researches on Contemporary Logics of Philosophy/EA 4008, University Paris 8-Saint Denis (Laboratoire d’ Études et de Recherches sur les Logiques Contemporaines de la Philosophie /EA 4008, Université de Paris 8 – Saint-Denis), the Department of Learning, Instruction and Teacher Education, University of Haifa, the School  of Fine Arts of the University of Ioannina and the Laboratory of Image, Sound and Cultural Representation, of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean.

 

Keynote speakers of this 2nd Biennale were Professor Paul Standish, Head of the Centre for Philosophy of Education at UCL Institute of Education and  life President in Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, Professor Maughn Gregory in Montclair State University and Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC) and Megan Laverty Associate Professor of Philosophy and Education in the Department of Arts and Humanities Teachers College of Columbia University in New York. The 2nd Biennale on Practical Philosophy also hosted on the one hand the 2nd International Pre-Biennale on Practical Philosophy through a series of invited workshops that investigated the possible forms of relation between practical philosophy and fields of thinking, expression, praxis being non philosophical per se, from digital culture to photography, from visual arts to architecture and music, from literature to theatre, and, on the other hand, the 3rd Doctoral Students International Seminar, where the ability/possibility of creating an intercultural version of the philosophical research that would exceed the globalized and established institutional modalities through the release of the particular gaze of new researchers that came from Brazil, China, Greece, France and Taiwan.

The ambition of a such organization is to explore the concept and function of practical philosophy today, with emphasis on its intercultural, anthropological and social dynamics in four axes: aesthetical, ethical, educational, political. The institutionalization of a such Biennale is an attempt of high difficulty and complexity, because there is no internationally academic community already established and organized systematically in the subject of practical philosophy, but because additionally, according to the perspective explored by the Laboratory of Research on Practical Philosophy, such a community is connected by nature and position with other communities non specifically philosophical, converting in that way the question of practical philosophy into a multifaceted stake with a special ideological and epistemological importance.

Prof. Elena Theodoropoulou
Directress of L.R.P.Ph.
Chair of the Biennale’s Scientific Committee D.P.E.S.E.D., Univ/ty of the Aegean

 

Quality Assurance Unit of the University of the Aegean,

European Two-Day Conference on Quality Assurance

 The Quality Assurance Unit is the central coordinating body of all quality assurance and evaluation processes of the UAegean and its main responsibilities concern:

  • The development of policy, strategy and the necessary procedures for the continuous improvement of the quality of the Foundation’s work and services, in accordance with the Internal Quality Assurance System of the Foundation.
  • The coordination and support of the evaluation procedures of the academic units and the other services of the Foundation.
  • The support of the procedures of external evaluation and certification of the study programs and the ESDP of the Foundation, within the principles, directions and instructions of the Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (HAHE)
  • The development of the evaluation data management information system in collaboration with (HAHE)
  • The systematic monitoring and publication on the website of the institution of the procedures related to the evaluation of their results and their results.
  • The organization, coordination and implementation of actions for the participation of the Foundation in international rankings of Higher Education Institutions (rankings).

In this context, the Quality Assurance Unit of the University of the Aegean organized a European online two-day conference on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions: The operation and role of QAU” on November 3 and 4, 2021.

The first day was dedicated to a discussion at the operational level between the Vice-Rectors / Presidents of QUA members of the committees as well as the staff of the Offices, regarding the main issues that concern the Offices and with special reference to the evaluation of the certification process of both the Institutions and the Undergraduate Programs, the implementation of the Internal System of Quality Assurance of the Institutions, as well as the collection of statistical data and the fields of work which occupy the offices of QAU.

During the second day, the two-day conference aimed at exchanging views at staff level on the role of QAU in achieving the strategic goal of quality assurance in HEIs with the participation of representatives from international Quality Assurance bodies in Higher Education, European associations Universities as well as European student bodies. The program was completed by the organization of a round table with the participation of the Rectors of the Institutions and the Vice-Rectors/ Presidents of the MODIP.

Greetings were given by the Rector of the University of the Aegean, Professor Chrysi Vitsilaki, the Deputy Minister of Education and Religions, Professor Angelos Syrigos, the Secretary General of Higher Education, Dr. Apostolos Dimitropoulos and the President of the National Authority of Higher Education, Professor Periklis A. Mitkas.

On the first day, the guest speaker was Dr. Christina Besta, General Director of the National Higher Education Authority.

On the second day, the European institutions were represented by the following keynote speakers:

  • Michael Murphy, President of the European University Association (EUA) and Elena Cirlan, Policy & Project Officer / Institutional Development Unit, EUA
  • Douglas Blackstock, President of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)
  • Karl Dittrich, President of the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR)

Based on the principle that quality assurance in universities is primarily linked to the principle of student-centeredness and the active participation of students, the two-day conference included in its work the participation of European student institutions with the following invited speakers

  • Jacub Grodecki, Vice President of the European Student Union (ESU)
  • Kostis Giannidis, former President of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

The Coordination of the work of the two-day conference was held by the Vice Rectress of Academic Affairs & Student Welfare & President of QAU of the University of the Aegean, Professor Elena Theodoropoulou.

The works of the second day were broadcast online and can be watched on the channel of the University of the Aegean on YouTube. While the full material of the presentations at the Two-Day Conference has been uploaded at the address: https://modip.aegean.gr/european-day-insurance-quality-in-the-3-4112021

On the website of QAU one can search for interesting material related to the quality assurance procedures and the work of the QAU of the UAegean.

2nd On-line International Biennale

DATE
Tue, 23.11.21 -
Sun, 28.11.21
10:00 -
18:00
LOCATION
DEPARTMENT
Invitation

Philosophy in Praxis. The philosophical gesture: political, ethical, educational, artistic engagements

The 2nd Online International Biennale on Practical Philosophy [«Philosophy in Praxis. The philosophical gesture: political, ethical, educational, artistic engagements »], which took place on November 23-28, 2021 under the organizαtion of the Laboratory of Research on Practical Philosophy (L.R.P.Ph.) of the University of the Aegean, was completed with a significant success. This is the first/only international Biennale in this field, which brought together about 100 speakers from 26 countries of the United States of America, Asia, Africa and Europe, while the 6-day activities were attended by more than 300 people. For this Biennale, the L.R.P.Ph. has collaborated with the different research structures: The Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Community Intervention of ISCET-Higher Institute of Business and Tourism Sciences (Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar e Intervenção Comunitária of ISCET- Instituto Superior de Ciências Empresariais e do Turismo), the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Laval, Québec (Faculté de Philosophie de l’Université Laval, Québec, Canada), the Higher Institute of Educatiοn Sciences of the State of Mexico (Instituto Superior de Ciencias de la Educación del Estado de México), the Post-Graduate Program in Education, State University of Rio de Janeiro (Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação [ProPEd], Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro [UERJ]), the Laboratory of Studies & Researches on Contemporary Logics of Philosophy/EA 4008, University Paris 8-Saint Denis (Laboratoire d’ Études et de Recherches sur les Logiques Contemporaines de la Philosophie /EA 4008, Université de Paris 8 – Saint-Denis), the Department of Learning, Instruction and Teacher Education, University of Haifa, the School  of Fine Arts of the University of Ioannina and the Laboratory of Image, Sound and Cultural Representation, of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean.

 

Keynote speakers of this 2nd Biennale were Professor Paul Standish, Head of the Centre for Philosophy of Education at UCL Institute of Education and  life President in Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, Professor Maughn Gregory in Montclair State University and Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC) and Megan Laverty Associate Professor of Philosophy and Education in the Department of Arts and Humanities Teachers College of Columbia University in New York. The 2nd Biennale on Practical Philosophy also hosted on the one hand the 2nd International Pre-Biennale on Practical Philosophy through a series of invited workshops that investigated the possible forms of relation between practical philosophy and fields of thinking, expression, praxis being non philosophical per se, from digital culture to photography, from visual arts to architecture and music, from literature to theatre, and, on the other hand, the 3rd Doctoral Students International Seminar, where the ability/possibility of creating an intercultural version of the philosophical research that would exceed the globalized and established institutional modalities through the release of the particular gaze of new researchers that came from Brazil, China, Greece, France and Taiwan.

The ambition of a such organization is to explore the concept and function of practical philosophy today, with emphasis on its intercultural, anthropological and social dynamics in four axes: aesthetical, ethical, educational, political. The institutionalization of a such Biennale is an attempt of high difficulty and complexity, because there is no internationally academic community already established and organized systematically in the subject of practical philosophy, but because additionally, according to the perspective explored by the Laboratory of Research on Practical Philosophy, such a community is connected by nature and position with other communities non specifically philosophical, converting in that way the question of practical philosophy into a multifaceted stake with a special ideological and epistemological importance.

Prof. Elena Theodoropoulou
Directress of L.R.P.Ph.
Chair of the Biennale’s Scientific Committee D.P.E.S.E.D., Univ/ty of the Aegean

 

Quality Assurance Unit of the University of the Aegean,

European Two-Day Conference on Quality Assurance

 The Quality Assurance Unit is the central coordinating body of all quality assurance and evaluation processes of the UAegean and its main responsibilities concern:

  • The development of policy, strategy and the necessary procedures for the continuous improvement of the quality of the Foundation’s work and services, in accordance with the Internal Quality Assurance System of the Foundation.
  • The coordination and support of the evaluation procedures of the academic units and the other services of the Foundation.
  • The support of the procedures of external evaluation and certification of the study programs and the ESDP of the Foundation, within the principles, directions and instructions of the Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (HAHE)
  • The development of the evaluation data management information system in collaboration with (HAHE)
  • The systematic monitoring and publication on the website of the institution of the procedures related to the evaluation of their results and their results.
  • The organization, coordination and implementation of actions for the participation of the Foundation in international rankings of Higher Education Institutions (rankings).

In this context, the Quality Assurance Unit of the University of the Aegean organized a European online two-day conference on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions: The operation and role of QAU” on November 3 and 4, 2021.

The first day was dedicated to a discussion at the operational level between the Vice-Rectors / Presidents of QUA members of the committees as well as the staff of the Offices, regarding the main issues that concern the Offices and with special reference to the evaluation of the certification process of both the Institutions and the Undergraduate Programs, the implementation of the Internal System of Quality Assurance of the Institutions, as well as the collection of statistical data and the fields of work which occupy the offices of QAU.

During the second day, the two-day conference aimed at exchanging views at staff level on the role of QAU in achieving the strategic goal of quality assurance in HEIs with the participation of representatives from international Quality Assurance bodies in Higher Education, European associations Universities as well as European student bodies. The program was completed by the organization of a round table with the participation of the Rectors of the Institutions and the Vice-Rectors/ Presidents of the MODIP.

Greetings were given by the Rector of the University of the Aegean, Professor Chrysi Vitsilaki, the Deputy Minister of Education and Religions, Professor Angelos Syrigos, the Secretary General of Higher Education, Dr. Apostolos Dimitropoulos and the President of the National Authority of Higher Education, Professor Periklis A. Mitkas.

On the first day, the guest speaker was Dr. Christina Besta, General Director of the National Higher Education Authority.

On the second day, the European institutions were represented by the following keynote speakers:

  • Michael Murphy, President of the European University Association (EUA) and Elena Cirlan, Policy & Project Officer / Institutional Development Unit, EUA
  • Douglas Blackstock, President of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)
  • Karl Dittrich, President of the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR)

Based on the principle that quality assurance in universities is primarily linked to the principle of student-centeredness and the active participation of students, the two-day conference included in its work the participation of European student institutions with the following invited speakers

  • Jacub Grodecki, Vice President of the European Student Union (ESU)
  • Kostis Giannidis, former President of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

The Coordination of the work of the two-day conference was held by the Vice Rectress of Academic Affairs & Student Welfare & President of QAU of the University of the Aegean, Professor Elena Theodoropoulou.

The works of the second day were broadcast online and can be watched on the channel of the University of the Aegean on YouTube. While the full material of the presentations at the Two-Day Conference has been uploaded at the address: https://modip.aegean.gr/european-day-insurance-quality-in-the-3-4112021

On the website of QAU one can search for interesting material related to the quality assurance procedures and the work of the QAU of the UAegean.

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