Centre for Educational Growth
Lifelong learning is an endless road… an insightful view of the world and oneself, the forging of professional skills, the opening up of infinite sources of inspiration for individual and cooperative growth.
Assoc. Prof. Nora Jansone-Ratinika, Director, Centre for Educational Growth
Activities of the Centre
We are open!The Centre for Educational Growth organises various educational activities: thematic courses, seminars, guest lectures, conferences and discussions, which are available to any member of Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) free of charge. We believe that continuous learning is a way to success.
Support for academic staff
We support!The Centre for Educational Growth provides consultations for academic staff on teaching and learning methods, as well as the use of assessment methods for the testing of student knowledge, skills and competences. We help academic staff structure interesting courses which help students attain better learning outcomes using appropriate methods.
Innovations in education
We are modern!The Centre for Educational Growth gathers information about new learning options: platforms, systems, applications, new ways and methods of learning, so that students can acquire learning material more effectively and are ready for real challenges after graduation.
Research and analysis
We are observant!The Centre for Educational Growth conducts research defined within its responsibilities and compiles reports on the existing situation at RSU. It helps to identify and understand the existing trends and needs, to assist in the planning of future activities of the centre in a more focused way.
Cooperation and learning
We are friendly!The Centre for Educational Growth cooperates with other institutions and universities in Latvia and abroad, develops and participates in joint projects. We invite foreign specialists to participate in the events organised by the Centre for Educational Growth. We learn a lot ourselves: attend conferences, events, participate in discussions and follow up on the latest discoveries.
Higher education policy in Latvia
Higher education policy in Europe
Materials on teaching and learning outcome assessment methods
Digital tools and applications
- Higher Education Technology Landscape 2017 – a review of different tools and applications
- Slido and Mentimeter - asking questions during an event or a lesson
- Socrative - asking questions and organising interactive tests during a lesson
- Edurio - receiving feedback after a lesson
- MindMeister - creating mind map
- EdX - Online courses prepared by specialists from leading universities
- Coursera - Online courses prepared by specialists from leading universities
- FutureLearn - Online courses prepared by specialists from leading universities
- Udemy - Online courses prepared by various specialists
- OpenMinded - Online lectures prepared by various specialists