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Fostering student’s innovative capacity in undergraduate Building Technology Education (BTE)

Description project

Innovative capacity is regarded as highly relevant in the Engineering sector. However, to date, little attention has been being paid to its impact on learning and teaching in both curricula and research. Therefore, this study aims to address this blind spot by developing teaching-for-learning strategies that stimulate students’ innovative capacities in Building Technology undergraduate Education. This research will investigate in three phases the aspects professionals consider relevant for innovativeness, namely: the role of innovativeness in the existing curricula; learning and teaching interventions that foster innovative capacities and finally thoroughly testing and evaluating the intervention(s) using an experimental setup.

Expected outcomes

The research project strives for:

The research will impact education practice in the following ways:

involved researchers

Ir. Robert Ovbiagbonhia  -  PhD candidate and contact person - Hanze University of Applied Science, Groningen
Prof. dr. Perry den Brok - promoter - Wagening University & Research
Dr. Bas Kollöffel - co promotor

Duration of the project

2015 – 2021

Funding and partners

Funding: NWO Doctoral grant for teachers

Partners: Hanze University of Applied Science Groningen, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and the University of Twente

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