Towards a network approach of educational development

Session Time and Location

Wed, 6 Jun 2018
3:15pm to 4:15pm
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Maplewood B
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Session Format

As educational developers we often face changing policies, challenging us to question who we are and what we (should) do. In the upcoming years our university wants to invest in ‘future-oriented education’, a large-scale project aiming at introducing active learning university-wide. Educational support at a micro-level for all faculty members is needed. A need our Educational Development Unit (EDU) cannot fulfill. Instead of investing in another reorganization of our EDU, we concentrate on ‘working smarter’ and 'network thinking'. What is our added value, what role do central and local developers need to play? Find out together with us.

  • Session References +
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