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Learning Research skills as treshhold concepts

DO YOU KNOW THE THRESHOLD CONCEPT(S) IN YOUR COURSE?
JOIN THE LUNCH & LEARN SESSION ABOUT THE BRINKSMA INNOVATION GRANT 2017 PROJECT OF SANDOR LOWIK.

During the Education Day 2017 the first Brinksma Innovation Grant was awarded to Sandor Lowik, an assistant professor at BMS Faculty. Are you curious about his results and experiences?

Join the Lunch & Learn session on 17TH OF MAY 12.30 – 13.30 in Ravelijn 2503
Register here. Can’t wait to learn more about this project? Watch this sneak preview!

Sandor’s proposal was about threshold concepts and Cognitive Task Analysis. An exciting approach to the enhancement of higher education, teaching and learning, according to the BIG jury of 2017. A Threshold Concept  (TC) is a special type of concept. Learning a TC can be very hard, but if learned, a TC transforms the learner. Sandor asked himself why students were not capable to do what seems so obvious to teachers, when it comes to academic skills. His purpose was to break down some threshold concepts of academic skills through Cognitive Task Analysis and develop, implement and test learning programs. He used the grant to do research in a 1 EC introductory part of the premaster course for the Master’s programme of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM). 

Read more about Sandor's project in the Teaching Topic below.