Mentors and Enablers 2021NAP webinars

2 June 2021, 17:00 CEST

EDEN NAP Webinar



Even the brightest students need guidance in their work. Teaching is usually not enough, and tutors should do their best to mentor students in additional sessions, individual or in group. In these Covid times, students struggle with anxieties, with lack of social interaction, with lack of motivation and with several distractions, while working and studying from home. We, as teachers, need to find out the proper ways in which to transmit the correct motivation to our students in order to reach the desired and necessary competencies we expect from them. In this webinar, we will hear examples of good practice of facilitation and mentoring from three experienced teachers.

Type of session: presentations with discussion


Vlad Mihaescu
Lecturer at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Politehnica University of Timisoara

Vlad Mihaescu has a PhD in educational and technological models of MOOCs and has more than 10 years’ experience as a trainer and teacher in areas like multimedia technologies, social media, e-tourism, e-learning, usability, entrepreneurship, programming, soft skills and leadership. Author of over 25 scientific papers and book chapters published in international conferences and journals, Vlad is involved in several European research projects in the field of eLearning. He is also a lecturer for UPT.


Alfredo Soeiro
EDEN Executive Committee member, EDEN Senior Fellow
University of Porto, Portugal

Alfredo Soeiro holds a degree in civil engineering from University of Porto, a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He was pro-rector of the University of Porto for Continuing Education between 1998 and 2003. Dr. Soeiro was a founding member of EUCEN (European University CE Network); RECLA (Latin American CE Network), and AUPEC (Portuguese University CE Association) His positions held were the vice presidency of EUCEN, vice-presidency of SEFI, president of IACEE, president of AUPEC and president of SEFI. His main interests are engineering education, continuing education and online learning, focusing on networking, international cooperation and student evaluation. He has also been an evaluator for the professional engineering association, was invited in several projects as external evaluator and has participatedand coordinated some European projects on quality assurance of education.

Antonella Poce
EDEN Senior Fellow
Professor, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Antonella Poce currently holds the role of Full Professor in Experimental Pedagogy at the Department of Education and Humanities – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where she directs INTELLECT (Centre for Research  into Museum Education, Well-being and Teaching Technology) and she is the Head of the one-year post graduate course “Heritage Education and Digital Technologies”. She is Scientific director of two post graduate courses, annual Museum Education and biennial Advanced Studies in Museum Education, at University of Roma Tre. She coordinates national units within European project frameworks and she has been chairing international academic committees dealing with distance learning. She is author of different publications of national and international relevance on the topics of innovation, assessment and use of technology in teaching and learning, in the context of heritage education experiences.

Julia González Ferreras

Julia González Ferreras was awarded the Bo Gregersen award in 2011 for elaborating, designing and coordinating the innovative project Tuning Educational Structures in the World, with Robert Wagenaar. Based on close cooperation of hundreds of academics from Europe and around the world, Tuning has contributed to the modernisation of higher education by developing an approach for designing and implementing curricula using the student-centred approach and the concept of key competences and learning outcomes as focal points.