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Publication: Teaching large groups
Publication: Teaching large groups
In recent years, there has been an increasing trend in the number of students entering Dutch Universities. The Dean of Education at WUR requested the local 4TU.CEE staff to look into what is currently known about teaching and assessing large groups of students. The findings are bundled in a publication which provides helpful strategies and resources for lecturers.
Friday 17 January 2020
COMET: Comprehensive Ethics Teaching
COMET: Comprehensive Ethics Teaching
COMET is a two-year research project funded by the 4TU.Centre for Engineering Education. The project focuses on the future of engineering ethics education at TU Delft. It is both retrospective and prospective: looking back at the successes and challenges from the last 20 years of integrating ethics into the curriculum at TU Delft, and identifying and proposing best practices for ethics education going forward. Researchers Janna van Grunsven, Taylor Stone and Lavinia Marin are involved in the project.
Tuesday 14 January 2020
Science and Technology Education for 21st Century Europe
Science and Technology Education for 21st Century Europe
CESAER, the European association of leading specialised and comprehensive universities of science and technology has published a discussion paper on ´S&T education for 21st century Europe´. The paper is written by Aldert Kamp, 4TU.CEE leader at TU Delft and director of Education for the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, in collaboration with CESAER’s Task Force S&T Education for the 21st Century. The paper explores the trends in engineering sciences and technology, education and society, and provides orientation how universities of S&T and CESAER can change education in Europe to the better.
Thursday 2 January 2020
Article games in engineering education published
Article games in engineering education published
An article on the motivational effects of games in engineering education written by Andreas Hartmann and Lisa Gommer of the University of Twente has been published in the European Journal of Engineering Education.
Wednesday 27 November 2019
4TU moving forward in rewarding teaching excellence
4TU moving forward in rewarding teaching excellence
Earlier this year a Teaching Cultures Survey was conducted amongst 4TU lecturers to gather their views about the status of university teaching at their university. 33% of our academic staff members have responded. The outcomes are taken very seriously at all 4TUs as part of the professional development of teaching career paths. The findings have been compared with peer universities around the world. In the Netherlands the Teaching Cultures Survey was introduced and sponsored by 4TU.CEE.
Sunday 17 November 2019
Ineke ten Dam temporary 4TU.CEE coordinator in Twente
Ineke ten Dam temporary 4TU.CEE coordinator in Twente
Ineke ten Dam will temporarily take over 4TU.CEE coordinating activities at the University of Twente. Ineke has long-standing experience in education as a teacher, teacher trainer, consultant and manager. Twelve years of this experience are in the context of ITC, the geoscience and earth observation institute and now the UT faculty with an international profile. The last seven years Ineke worked as the programme manager of the Technical Medicine programme. Her interest areas are innovation, quality enhancement, e-learning, internationalisation and intercultural education. Ineke will also initiate new routes for students to be trained for tutor roles in several courses, so-called learning assistants. Input from international partners and best practises in Twente and other TUs will help define a first training in Spring 2020 to be executed with all relevant parties.
Saturday 16 November 2019
Creating the future of education in 24 hours
Creating the future of education in 24 hours
‘Create the future of education in 24 hours’, that was the challenging task for TU Delft educators, innovators and students during the Education Hackathon that took place on 3 and 4 October. Winner of the challenge is team Meysa that designed the Teacher’s Toolbox. A highly customisable online platform, which gives teachers the opportunity to become creators of their own educational games and share them with their peers.
Thursday 14 November 2019
Mathematics students' use of resources
Mathematics students' use of resources
First year students at Eindhoven University of Technology study obligatory courses in mathematics, such as Calculus (approximately 1800 students) and Linear Algebra (approximately 120 students). A survey was carried out by Birgit Pepin (4TU.CEE leader at TU/e) and researcher Zeger-Jan Kok to find out how first-year mathematics/engineering students have selected and used digital, traditional, social and general resources for their learning of these subjects. The survey provides insight in study behavior of students and helps in designing blended learning environments in an informed way.
Wednesday 13 November 2019
Ethics via challenge-based learning at TU/e
Ethics via challenge-based learning at TU/e
TU Eindhoven has fundamentally redesigned its basic course on ethics with help of the flipped-classroom concept and challenge-based learning to increase students’ motivation. A group of 180 students participated in a pilot, which was led by Gunter Bombaerts. Inspiration was taken from Nottingham Trent’s SCALE-UP. Key to challenge-based learning are of course the external parties that bring in their real-life case-studies. Pilot results show that intrinsic motivation, autonomy and competence with students are significantly higher in the co-creation case compared to the other approach not using challenge-based learning. The external stakeholders were also enthusiastic about the approach.
Wednesday 6 November 2019

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Publication: Teaching large groups
Publication: Teaching large groups
In recent years, there has been an increasing trend in the number of students entering Dutch Universities. The Dean of Education at WUR requested the local 4TU.CEE staff to look into what is currently known about teaching and assessing large groups of students. The findings are bundled in a publication which provides helpful strategies and resources for lecturers.
Friday 17 January 2020
COMET: Comprehensive Ethics Teaching
COMET: Comprehensive Ethics Teaching
COMET is a two-year research project funded by the 4TU.Centre for Engineering Education. The project focuses on the future of engineering ethics education at TU Delft. It is both retrospective and prospective: looking back at the successes and challenges from the last 20 years of integrating ethics into the curriculum at TU Delft, and identifying and proposing best practices for ethics education going forward. Researchers Janna van Grunsven, Taylor Stone and Lavinia Marin are involved in the project.
Tuesday 14 January 2020
Science and Technology Education for 21st Century Europe
Science and Technology Education for 21st Century Europe
CESAER, the European association of leading specialised and comprehensive universities of science and technology has published a discussion paper on ´S&T education for 21st century Europe´. The paper is written by Aldert Kamp, 4TU.CEE leader at TU Delft and director of Education for the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, in collaboration with CESAER’s Task Force S&T Education for the 21st Century. The paper explores the trends in engineering sciences and technology, education and society, and provides orientation how universities of S&T and CESAER can change education in Europe to the better.
Thursday 2 January 2020
Article games in engineering education published
Article games in engineering education published
An article on the motivational effects of games in engineering education written by Andreas Hartmann and Lisa Gommer of the University of Twente has been published in the European Journal of Engineering Education.
Wednesday 27 November 2019
4TU moving forward in rewarding teaching excellence
4TU moving forward in rewarding teaching excellence
Earlier this year a Teaching Cultures Survey was conducted amongst 4TU lecturers to gather their views about the status of university teaching at their university. 33% of our academic staff members have responded. The outcomes are taken very seriously at all 4TUs as part of the professional development of teaching career paths. The findings have been compared with peer universities around the world. In the Netherlands the Teaching Cultures Survey was introduced and sponsored by 4TU.CEE.
Sunday 17 November 2019
Ineke ten Dam temporary 4TU.CEE coordinator in Twente
Ineke ten Dam temporary 4TU.CEE coordinator in Twente
Ineke ten Dam will temporarily take over 4TU.CEE coordinating activities at the University of Twente. Ineke has long-standing experience in education as a teacher, teacher trainer, consultant and manager. Twelve years of this experience are in the context of ITC, the geoscience and earth observation institute and now the UT faculty with an international profile. The last seven years Ineke worked as the programme manager of the Technical Medicine programme. Her interest areas are innovation, quality enhancement, e-learning, internationalisation and intercultural education. Ineke will also initiate new routes for students to be trained for tutor roles in several courses, so-called learning assistants. Input from international partners and best practises in Twente and other TUs will help define a first training in Spring 2020 to be executed with all relevant parties.
Saturday 16 November 2019
Creating the future of education in 24 hours
Creating the future of education in 24 hours
‘Create the future of education in 24 hours’, that was the challenging task for TU Delft educators, innovators and students during the Education Hackathon that took place on 3 and 4 October. Winner of the challenge is team Meysa that designed the Teacher’s Toolbox. A highly customisable online platform, which gives teachers the opportunity to become creators of their own educational games and share them with their peers.
Thursday 14 November 2019
Mathematics students' use of resources
Mathematics students' use of resources
First year students at Eindhoven University of Technology study obligatory courses in mathematics, such as Calculus (approximately 1800 students) and Linear Algebra (approximately 120 students). A survey was carried out by Birgit Pepin (4TU.CEE leader at TU/e) and researcher Zeger-Jan Kok to find out how first-year mathematics/engineering students have selected and used digital, traditional, social and general resources for their learning of these subjects. The survey provides insight in study behavior of students and helps in designing blended learning environments in an informed way.
Wednesday 13 November 2019
Ethics via challenge-based learning at TU/e
Ethics via challenge-based learning at TU/e
TU Eindhoven has fundamentally redesigned its basic course on ethics with help of the flipped-classroom concept and challenge-based learning to increase students’ motivation. A group of 180 students participated in a pilot, which was led by Gunter Bombaerts. Inspiration was taken from Nottingham Trent’s SCALE-UP. Key to challenge-based learning are of course the external parties that bring in their real-life case-studies. Pilot results show that intrinsic motivation, autonomy and competence with students are significantly higher in the co-creation case compared to the other approach not using challenge-based learning. The external stakeholders were also enthusiastic about the approach.
Wednesday 6 November 2019