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Karen Fortuin
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Innovations of Karen Fortuin

dr.ir. KPJ (Karen) Fortuin
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Boundary Crossing @ WUR
Course LevelCurriculum LevelAbove curriculumIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 10/03/2020
Modified: 21/05/2021
BC competence is a key competence to respond to emerging global challenges, and is therefore at the forefront of the educational vision of WUR (Wageningen University & Research, 2017). To contribute to students’ BC competence development and to further improve and implement boundary crossing experiences in Wageningen University, a Comenius Leadership Fellow was granted for the three year project:…
Dealing with diversity
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
Heuristic principles to teach and learn boundary crossing skills in environmental science education
Course LevelCurriculum LevelEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)Including practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 13/04/2017
Modified: 05/10/2020
In this PhD thesis, I explore and develop heuristic principles for teaching and learning that enable environmental science students to acquire the necessary skills to address complex environmental problems. While doing so, I will draw on my experience in teaching and learning these skills at Wageningen University. I will focus on the potential contribution of conceptual models and of environmenta…
Dealing with diversity
Future engineering skills
Interdisciplinary education
The experiences of Higher Education students while collaborating and learning in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
Course LevelEvidence BasedArticle (research paper)WorkshopIncluding practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 13/04/2017
Modified: 28/09/2020
This study aims to (i) identify which issues and challenges these students experienced, (ii) identify the strategies students developed to cope with these challenges, and, (iii) assess whether these challenges and coping strategies can be related to differences in cultural background”.
Dealing with diversity
Interdisciplinary education
Training BMW students intercultural competence
Course LevelBScInformative without practical outcomeWageningen University & Research
Created: 13/04/2017
Modified: 19/10/2020
Educational innovation project on training students' intercultural competence within a compulsory bachelor course for Environmental Science students. We aim to develop (i) a new course module based on the experience with the Cultural Detective; (ii) a guided self-assessment tool based on the rubric Intercultural Competence Development developed by Education and Competence Studies Group of WUR; (i…
Dealing with diversity