Finding a strategic response to a diverse student population

Nelleke van Adrichem's research will explore the consequences of the changing composition of the student body in academic Master's programmes and its effect on the curriculum and the role of the teacher. One possible response from universities increasing student diversity is to make the curricula more flexible. Consequently, the role of the teacher will change. The focus of this project is investigate innovative strategies, applied to obtain a transformation of the teacher's role for flexible Master's programmes. The theoretical framework contains both traditional and current views on (curriculum) innovation processes in (educational) organizations. These organizations are characterized by the presence of highly educated professionals. The assumptions that arise from the theoretical framework will be tested and case-studies of good-practice in England and in the Netherlands will be critically examined.

Researcher involved: Nelleke van Adrichem