How to strengthen digital and green competencies within SEA-EU?


On June 5-7, the University of Gdańsk hosted the workshop ‘Developing digital, green, interdisciplinary, and innovative training pathways for SEA-EU 2.0.’ implemented in the framework of the SEA-EU European Coastal University.

The meeting at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics was attended by 15 representatives of partner universities representing various units and competence centres supporting the teaching work of university teachers. The aim of the meeting was to tentatively develop a concept of a training path, tutoring, and webinars to share competencies and experiences on contemporary challenges of teaching. The meeting was jointly led by the University of Gdańsk team ( dr Joanna Morawska, coordinator of SEA-EU Task 2.2 'Fostering inclusive, digital and green interdisciplinary and innovative training pathways', and dr Irena Chawrilska) and the NORD University team (dr Vivi Marie Lademoe Storsletten, dr Amsale Kassahun Temesgen, Kaspar Bredahl Rasmussen).

‘We discussed not only how to understand digital and green competencies in the context of teaching and what challenges they pose, but also how the educational process itself and the expectations of students or simply society in terms of strengthening, updating knowledge and competencies are changing,’ points out dr Joanna Morawska. ‘Thus, our meeting somewhat turned into a conversation about the future model of the university. We all agreed, based on many years of teaching experience, that changes are taking place before our eyes, perhaps even the role of the teacher needs to be redefined. Part of the conversation focused on how to encourage young people to pursue a full-time university education. We feel that despite working in different countries and cultural contexts, we share the same challenges. This provides an opportunity to develop solutions together within SEA-EU and build a community of educators to share good practices.’

'We started by working on a common theoretical framework, which we would then use to think about innovative academic courses to enhance green and digital competencies,' says dr Irena Chawrilska. ‘It turned out that we think alike and that creating learning communities in an age of uncertainty is our common challenge. We will continue to work on teaching solutions that connect the three key levels: individual, social and environmental.’

An important part of the meeting was also the participation in the partnership event 'We strengthen the network of cooperation' organised on June 6-7, 2024 within the framework of Task 4.4 SEA-EU Goes Greener, coordinated by dr hab. Sylwia Mrozowska, prof. UG. The team had the opportunity to participate in a poster session and a lecture on ESG reporting. As a guest, prof. Aleksander Kubicki presented the principles of the so-called SEA-EU digital charter.

‘The aim of this 'integration' and meetings was to look for synergies between different tasks within SEA-EU and to have a broad understanding of the context of green and digital competencies,’ emphasises dr Joanna Morawska.

The organisation of the workshop was also supported by Anna Baran (Department of Condensed Phase Spectroscopy at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics) and Krzysztof Sikorski (IT Section of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics).

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Szymon Gronowski/Centre for Sustainable Development UG