My TOM

My TOM

Almost everyone who is involved with education on the University of Twente is probably in touch with the Twente Educational Model (TOM).

So new experiences are gained everywhere on campus. To share these experiences and inspire each other enthusiastic colleagues are interviewed. Every month a new interview will be published on this website, these interviews will be with people from all of the faculties, departments or supporting staff. All My TOM stories of the last two years are collected and published in the ‘My TOM booklet’. A hardcopy version of the booklet can be retrieved with the Office of Educational Innovation.

LEARN MORE BY DOING

Hans has a clear vision on education and wanted to apply it to IO module 4 'Smart Products' of which he is the module coordinator. In this module, students work in groups of four on an product with 'intelligent behaviour'. There is a different assignment each year and the module allows for a lot of freedom in terms of solutions; in the past year, the students worked on 'moving light'.
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MAKING EDUCATION MORE MOTIVATIONAL

A conversation between Niels Baas, module coordinator Communication Science, and Lisa Gommer, educationalist and, as a lecturer, involved in several modules at the Faculty of Engineering Technology, about their experiences in education, motivating students, commitment and group formation.
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DON’T BE AFRAID OF CHAOS

In the 8th module of AT, the three disciplines were to intersect: Systems Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management en Knowledge Production. Michel Ehrenhard (BMS) and Maarten Bonnema(CTW) were facing the challenge of integrating these different disciplines into a single module. They made a conscious decision in having the project take centre stage, with the theory supporting the project.
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LEARNING FROM YOUR MISTAKES

Luuk Spreeuwers (EEMCS) en Erik Faber (EEMCS) applied a clever idea in their modules (EE, M2 and Create, M5) to allow students to learn from their tests: review sessions. Both are excited about the method. Review sessions are about two principles: peer learning, and learning from tests.
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DIGITAL TESTING; HOW’S IT DONE?

Herbert Wormeester is associate professor in the Physics of Interfase and Nanomaterials workgroup at the faculty of Applied Sciences. He and Jeroen Verschuur are the joint coordinators for the module 5 'Signals Models and Systems' in Advanced Technology and Applied Physics. This module made use of a new digital test method.
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DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE STUDENT!

Roy Damgrave is a University Lecturer in the Industrial Design program. This year, he was module coordinator for Module 8, which he developed and taught. In this module students worked on an open project and acquired knowledge in the ‘tools’. Do not underestimate the student! They are capable of quite a lot. Give them that freedom. The more freedom they have, the more they will do,” says Roy.
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