Innovations of Perry den Brok
Prof. dr. P.J. (Perry) den Brokperry.email@example.com
Advancing university teaching and educational careers
Many changes are taking place within university education, and although a number of these trends are widespread in all university education, there are also specific developments in the field of engineering education. These changes require changing roles and competencies of university teachers and more opportunities for teaching specialisation.
Characteristics of Educational Innovations at Wageningen University
This executive summary reports on a research study mapping the characteristics of educational innovation projects at WUR (Wageningen University and Research). It provides a general description of the research study, reports on key findings emerging from the study, and presents recommendations that can guide future innovation of WUR education. The study was funded via the Wageningen educational in…
Cultivating learning in the transdisciplinary-oriented Academic Consultancy Training
This project has developed innovative learning materials and activities for fostering students’ transdisciplinary learning, in the context of the Academic Consultancy Training (ACT). Additionally, a complementary research study is performed in order to understand the effects of this innovation and to explore what helps cultivating and drives transdisciplinary learning in ACT, based on the views o…
Learning in extracurricular challenges
This project focuses on defining extracurricular challenge-based learning at Wageningen University. In addition, it focuses on which students engage in these extracurricular challenges and what motivates them to do so.
Pedagogical Development programmes in Higher Education. What works for whom and under which circumstances?
In this proposed PhD research we aim to gain more insight into the relationship between characteristics of Pedagogical Development Programmes (PDP) and the effects on teachers’ knowledge, skills and attitudes, their behaviour and changes in the classroom, and investigate under which circumstances and by which mechanisms these effects occur.
The Redesign Lab is a method developed by Wageningen University and Research to facilitate educational innovations that involve multiple stakeholders. The method is used to (re)design a course or a set of courses, and is based on collaborative methods to facilitate the interaction between teachers, educational experts, program directors, students and other stakeholders. This research project eval…
Skills learning trajectories
The objective of this project is to evaluate the design and implementation of these learning trajectories for skills education. The project is divided in two phases. In the first phase, the process of the implementation is investigated: what choices were made before implementing the learning trajectory and why, and which factors promote or hinder a successful implementation? The second phase aims…
Teaching Large Groups
In recent years, there has been an increasing trend in the number of students entering Dutch universities. The increasing student numbers bring about many advantages. However, more often than not, this increase in student numbers is not steadily met with an increase in resources (e.g. teachers, infrastructure etc.). As such, teachers are having to deal with an even larger group of students than b…
Teaching strategies and differentiated instruction
A Wiki that contains a collection of educational tips for the higher education context. On the one hand, these tips are related to teaching that stimulates the different academic competences of students, so-called TACTICS, or Tips for Academic Competence Teaching, Inspired by the Criteria (brochure Criteria for Academic Bachelor’s and Master’s Curricula, TU/e, 2007). Added are tips to improve stu…
The Transition to Online Education during the Corona Crisis Situation
The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced an abrupt transition to online education. Although there is some knowledge (both scientific and practical knowledge) about the factors that contribute to the effective adoption of online teaching methods, the crisis situation of today presents an entirely new set of circumstances that has never been witnessed before. On the one hand, the limitation of physi…