4th partner meeting in Manchester, UK
Crucial decisions were made at the Manchester Metropolitan University on 19th and 20th of April 2018. The Reflect Lab consortium held its fourth meeting and mainly focused on preparations for the staff straining in Hannover from May 28th to June 1st.
This means that all outputs developed so far and are needed for the staff training were discussed and evaluated again. Special emphasis was put on the research guide and the stimulus material as this is the material the participants of the staff training (and the students in the university courses afterwards) will use in order to successfully do a Reflect Lab.
On the second day, mainly organizational aspects for the meeting were discussed. All participants concluded that the project is still on the right track and that we are prepared pretty well for the meeting in Hannover.
3rd partner meeting in La Laguna, Spain
Our third partner meeting took place in La Laguna, Spain on November 21st and 22nd.
The meeting was crucial for discussing and developing actual Reflect Labs and evaluating the webinars conducted by each partner with five staff members in October. We concluded that the webinars have been a success, but in order to improve their quality even further, we will repeat the test run in February. This is the easiest way to check if our revisions made at the meeting were valuable.
The University of La Laguna also presented their first draft of the research guide and method manual. All partners appreciated the draft. Comments by all partners were jotted down and a revision will take place until February.
The last big topic was the planning of our staff training, which will take place in June in Hanover. Overall 35 staff members from all five universities will take place in this training.
2nd partner meeting in Torun, Poland
On the 27th and 28th of June 2017, our second partner meeting took place in Torun, Poland.
The results of our needs analysis were presented and discussed. We concluded that we are on the right track with the Refelct-Lab project: Many of the interviewed lecturers never heard of inquiry-based or problem-oriented learning, but are interested in these concepts and would welcome new methods, fostering critical thinking, for their seminars. In addition, a draft of our manual for the implementation of Reflect-Labs was presented and discussed. It will be revised and finished until the end of July.
Furthermore, next steps were planned until our meeting in La Laguna, Spain in November: We presented and revised a first draft of the online plattform and agreed on ideas for two webinars and a first structure for three Reflect-Labs.
With this meeting we made a great leap forward and are all looking forward to the next meeting.
Kick-Off Meeting in Hannover
The first time the consortium of the Erasmus+ project RefelcLab met, was on February 23rd and 24th in Hannover. Organized by and in charge of the University of Hanover, the consortium first introduced themselves and their institutions.
Subsequently, all Intellectual Outputs (IO) and other relevant aspects (budget, internal communication, daily management, etc.) were discussed in detail. According to the respective responsibilities the partners presented the different intellectual outputs and multiplier events.
Moreover the partners discussed and revised the questionnaires for lecturers for IO 1, which were prepared by Hanover. Also dissemination and evaluation strategies were discussed and fine-tuned.
It was a highly efficient meeting, and a solid base for further cooperation was build.