Are you a role model? Inspire your students.

In this workshop we share our experiences with the Personal Pursuit in the master Research Honours Programme. The honours students (all high potentials aspiring to continue with a PhD) are connected to inspirational JA@UT-members. The students interview and shadow them and contribute to their work activities. Could you be also a role model within your education and teaching? In this workshop we try to find out which elements are important to emphasise and share with the students.

Nelleke van Adrichem, MSc is Key Strategist and Head of the Honours Bureau. She is also Senior Educational Consultant. Petra de Weerd-Nederhof, PhD is Professor of Organisation Studies & Innovation and chairs NIKOS, UT’s research group for Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation Management (BMS). Lisa bakir, Junior teacher at NIKOS, research department for Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Innovation Management

You can find the presentation here

Walk in session: TELT Tool carrousel

Start you own experiment during this walk in session, facilitated by the team of Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching. We will help you try out several tools to make your course or module more blended. We will be showing tools for interactive video, peer feedback, pencasts, online courses etc .

You can also use this session to get extra support, ask your questions or to share your experiences when you have already used a tool or are using a tool now and experience problems. Check out the TELT website, in case you’d like more information right now.

Are good researchers also good teachers?

The relationship between research quality and teaching quality

Roel van Elk (Centraal Planbureau), wetenschappelijk medewerker programma Innovatie en Wetenschap.

This study aims to analyze the relationship between research quality and teaching quality. We use data from the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, where students are randomly allocated to different teachers within the same course, but take the same exam at the end of the course. Due to the random allocation differences in student performance at the exam can be attributed to the (research) quality of the teachers. Alternatively, also teacher evaluations by students are used as a measure of teaching quality. Indicators based on the quantity and quality of publications are used as a measure for research quality.

You can find the presentation here.

Question & Answer walk-in session with experts

Take the opportunity to ask your question, chat or discuss with one of our own University experts. Meet them in the Carré room 3B, were they are waiting for you with warm coffee and tea and full of information and ideas.

Ask Susan Mc Kenney (Professor at ELAN, the Department for Teacher Professional Development within the faculty of BMS) all about her view on the interplay between research and education. She is committed to exploring how educational research can serve the development of scientific understanding while also developing solutions to real problems in educational practice. Since educational design research lends itself to these dual aims, one of hear specialisations is on developing and explicating ways to conduct design research. She has published widely and spoken often about research-practice interactions in general as well as research-practice interaction in design research. For this session, she will draw on her understanding of these issues to facilitate a participant-driven discussion.

Ask Jan van der Veen (chair 4TU Centre for Engineering Education/ELAN) about current projects (maths & engineering, virtual reality, supporting & rewarding teaching excellence, future engineer, interdisciplinarity, TOM-teacher teams, etcetera) or help set the future agenda. For an overview of our projects check our strategy plan. Looking for inspiration, you can also visit the innovation map showing a wide range of educational projects across all Dutch technical universities. Is your project not yet mentioned? Let’s change that. Interested in international links in the engineering education domain or if you have an interesting project idea, come and share your ideas.  

Ask Marije Hahnen (educational consultant, coordinator teacher development program) about all supportive facilities in the area of teacher development. Currently CELT provides a varied course/workshop offer. Next to that we facilitate trajectories like the University Teaching Qualification for starting teachers and the (pilot) Senior Teaching Qualification (based on the SoTL model) for more experienced teachers. New in our offer is the bootcamp Taste of Teaching, focused on the basic teaching skills of PhD’s. Ask me in this Q&A session anything about our current program, and/or share your own ideas/needs for teacher development with her.

Ask Joke Oosterhuis about the discussion on a teaching focused career path at the UT. Ruth Graham visited the UT, did a snap-shot and gave several recommendations. ITC and EWI elaborated these recommendation and performed their pilots. Based on these experiences HR  developed draft versions of (a) criteria for this career path and (b) an implementation plan. However, acceptance and commitment within the UT is very important, so visit this meeting, ask and comment in order to improve the ideas as they are developed so far.

Team Based Learning

By Eduardo Hermsen (educational consultant) and Wieteke de Kogel - Polak (teacher ET)

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is an evidence based pedagogical method focusing on collaborative learning. In this TBL workshop we will explore the results of research in comparison to results from practice. This based on our experience with designing and implementing TBL, for example in module 1 of Mechanical Engineering (ME). We will discuss and answer questions like; What are the results of TBL? And what is the learning curve for you as a teacher when implementing and experimenting with education?

You can find the presentation here.

From nerds to status seekers – professional identities of technical students

There is an increasing shortage of highly trained technical personnel in the technical sector. Research shows that about 44% of technical students leave the technical sector after graduation. This is a missed opportunity! The question arises: how can we retain technical students for the technical sector? Our research shows that students’ professional identity – who they are as professionals – is an influencing factor in their career decision.

However, what characterizes our technical students? And how can we as teachers, student advisors and others involved contribute to a well-developed professional identity of students? This is the focus of the workshop “From nerds to status seekers – professional identities of technical students”.

Workshopleaders: Dr. Maaike Endedijk, Mirte Disberg MSc., and Randy Möwes MSc.


Visit our Dutch website for more information about the research ‘Mind the gap!’the transition of technical students to the labor market.