SUTQ Background & Principles

SUTQ Objectives

Implementation of a SUTQ at the University of Twente contributes to a continuous development of the UT education. The SUTQ contributes to the following objectives:

  • More attention to (-the importance of-) the quality of education within educational programs.
  • University/Faculty recognition of achievements of experienced teachers.
  • Promotion of the development of educational expertise by experienced teachers.
  • Community building among experienced teachers.
  • Improvement of the quality of peer guidance of beginning teachers and UTQ teachers.
  • Knowledge sharing between educational programs in the field of education.

SUTQ Principles

The following princples are charaterizing the SUTQ:

  1. Peer Review: during the research process the SUTQ candidate involves peers for feedback on products or research/design choices.
  2. Evidence Informed: for answering the educational question the SUTQ candidates uses scientific sources to justify insights, approaches and choices made.
  3. Project based approach: the SUTQ project contains a (relevant) question which is elaborated in a project proposal, including a planning (who and when), methods, relevant resources and intended project deliverables.
  4. Student Driven Learning; the learner (here: ‘the SUTQ candidate’) takes control over his own learning process, searches for answers on self-formulated learning needs and determines his own learning path.