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How to perform educational design research
How to perform educational design research
Thomas Reeves (University of Georgia Athens) and Susan McKenney (UT) delivered a workshop on 12 December. A group of twenty-four teachers, academic staff and doctoral students was introduced in how to perform educational design research. This approach is strong when pursuing empirical inquiry in real learning settings. It offers strong feedback for educational developers who can then readjust their designs in an evidence informed way. At the same time it strives towards lessons learned beyond the individual case studies.
Monday 17 December 2018
The virtual tour, an engaging alternative for field trips
The virtual tour, an engaging alternative for field trips
Teachers often arrange yearly field trips for students to a company or factory to get practical insights on a specific topic. However this can be a hassle due to organisational reasons and often only a couple of students are allowed to join due to, for instance, safety reasons. A field trip is however an engaging activity and can make deeper connections with the subject than book alone. A virtual tour could be an alternative for students who cannot join in the field trip. Furthermore it allows students to go on a field trip at any time, place and pace. Last year TU Delft developed a virtual tour in a wastewater treatment plant for bachelor students in Civil Engineering to explore its usability. ‘Last year a lot has been learned about challenges in the design and execution of the virtual tour’ says Danielle Ceulemans, educational researcher/designer at 4TU.CEE and involved in this project. Design guidelines for developing a virtual tour are now available.
Sunday 16 December 2018
Ruth Graham visits University of Twente
Ruth Graham visits University of Twente
Ruth Graham visited the University of Twente on 28 November for a workshop on rewarding teaching excellence and a keynote lecture on the future of engineering education. The presentations are included in this article.
Saturday 15 December 2018
How to develop a Joint Interdisciplinary Master Project
How to develop a Joint Interdisciplinary Master Project
At the start of this academic year a first pilot of the Joint Interdisciplinary Master Project (JIP) ran at TU Delft under the auspices of 4TU.CEE. A group of 13 students coming from different faculties and countries worked on real-life interdisciplinary projects brought in and supervised by Royal Haskoning DHV, Huisman Equipment and Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards. ‘It was an interesting and challenging roller coaster ride getting it all up and running in which all participants learned along the way,’ says Birgit de Bruin, JIP project coordinator.
Friday 14 December 2018
Higher Engineering Education and emerging technologies
Higher Engineering Education and emerging technologies
Universities play an important role, preparing students for a labour market that is undeniably moving towards the use of new emerging technologies. These technologies though are recognized only to a very limited extend in tertiary education as essential and helpful to improve the connection with the demands on the labour market. Therefore 4TU.CEE initiated an explorative research into emerging technologies in 2015-2017: ‘Emerging technologies; do we need them and can we make them work’. The report is now available online.
Wednesday 12 December 2018
TOM Seminar 2018-2019
TOM Seminar 2018-2019
The University of Twente invites you to the Seminars: 'The ins and outs of TOM'. The Seminar is a 1 or 1.5 day event for (international) educational professionals and teachers who are interested in our innovative education model.
Tuesday 2 October 2018
1st 4TU.CEE PhD candidate to defend her dissertation
1st 4TU.CEE PhD candidate to defend her dissertation
On Thursday 13 December the first 4TU.CEE PhD candidate, Inken Gast, is defending her dissertation titled “Team-Based Professional Development – Possibilities and challenges of collaborative curriculum design in higher education”. The past years Inken has studied the professional development of teachers at the UT during the implementation of the Twente Educational Model (TEM).
Monday 1 October 2018
Perry den Brok new chairman 4TU.CEE
Perry den Brok new chairman 4TU.CEE
As per 15 September Perry den Brok has been appointed as new chairman for the 4TU.Centre for Engineering Education. He succeeds Jan van der Veen who held this position for the last four years. The 4TU.CEE board would like to thank Jan for his contribution and commitment to 4TU.CEE in his role of chairman. Jan will remain active as local 4TU.CEE leader for the University of Twente.
Tuesday 25 September 2018
Inaugural lecture prof. dr. Perry den Brok
Inaugural lecture prof. dr. Perry den Brok
Inaugural lecture prof. dr. Perry den Brok
Tuesday 25 September 2018

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How to perform educational design research
How to perform educational design research
Thomas Reeves (University of Georgia Athens) and Susan McKenney (UT) delivered a workshop on 12 December. A group of twenty-four teachers, academic staff and doctoral students was introduced in how to perform educational design research. This approach is strong when pursuing empirical inquiry in real learning settings. It offers strong feedback for educational developers who can then readjust their designs in an evidence informed way. At the same time it strives towards lessons learned beyond the individual case studies.
Monday 17 December 2018
The virtual tour, an engaging alternative for field trips
The virtual tour, an engaging alternative for field trips
Teachers often arrange yearly field trips for students to a company or factory to get practical insights on a specific topic. However this can be a hassle due to organisational reasons and often only a couple of students are allowed to join due to, for instance, safety reasons. A field trip is however an engaging activity and can make deeper connections with the subject than book alone. A virtual tour could be an alternative for students who cannot join in the field trip. Furthermore it allows students to go on a field trip at any time, place and pace. Last year TU Delft developed a virtual tour in a wastewater treatment plant for bachelor students in Civil Engineering to explore its usability. ‘Last year a lot has been learned about challenges in the design and execution of the virtual tour’ says Danielle Ceulemans, educational researcher/designer at 4TU.CEE and involved in this project. Design guidelines for developing a virtual tour are now available.
Sunday 16 December 2018
Ruth Graham visits University of Twente
Ruth Graham visits University of Twente
Ruth Graham visited the University of Twente on 28 November for a workshop on rewarding teaching excellence and a keynote lecture on the future of engineering education. The presentations are included in this article.
Saturday 15 December 2018
How to develop a Joint Interdisciplinary Master Project
How to develop a Joint Interdisciplinary Master Project
At the start of this academic year a first pilot of the Joint Interdisciplinary Master Project (JIP) ran at TU Delft under the auspices of 4TU.CEE. A group of 13 students coming from different faculties and countries worked on real-life interdisciplinary projects brought in and supervised by Royal Haskoning DHV, Huisman Equipment and Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards. ‘It was an interesting and challenging roller coaster ride getting it all up and running in which all participants learned along the way,’ says Birgit de Bruin, JIP project coordinator.
Friday 14 December 2018
Higher Engineering Education and emerging technologies
Higher Engineering Education and emerging technologies
Universities play an important role, preparing students for a labour market that is undeniably moving towards the use of new emerging technologies. These technologies though are recognized only to a very limited extend in tertiary education as essential and helpful to improve the connection with the demands on the labour market. Therefore 4TU.CEE initiated an explorative research into emerging technologies in 2015-2017: ‘Emerging technologies; do we need them and can we make them work’. The report is now available online.
Wednesday 12 December 2018
TOM Seminar 2018-2019
TOM Seminar 2018-2019
The University of Twente invites you to the Seminars: 'The ins and outs of TOM'. The Seminar is a 1 or 1.5 day event for (international) educational professionals and teachers who are interested in our innovative education model.
Tuesday 2 October 2018
1st 4TU.CEE PhD candidate to defend her dissertation
1st 4TU.CEE PhD candidate to defend her dissertation
On Thursday 13 December the first 4TU.CEE PhD candidate, Inken Gast, is defending her dissertation titled “Team-Based Professional Development – Possibilities and challenges of collaborative curriculum design in higher education”. The past years Inken has studied the professional development of teachers at the UT during the implementation of the Twente Educational Model (TEM).
Monday 1 October 2018
Perry den Brok new chairman 4TU.CEE
Perry den Brok new chairman 4TU.CEE
As per 15 September Perry den Brok has been appointed as new chairman for the 4TU.Centre for Engineering Education. He succeeds Jan van der Veen who held this position for the last four years. The 4TU.CEE board would like to thank Jan for his contribution and commitment to 4TU.CEE in his role of chairman. Jan will remain active as local 4TU.CEE leader for the University of Twente.
Tuesday 25 September 2018
Inaugural lecture prof. dr. Perry den Brok
Inaugural lecture prof. dr. Perry den Brok
Inaugural lecture prof. dr. Perry den Brok
Tuesday 25 September 2018