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Project information

The Temporary Extra Educational Spaces (TEO) project was launched in 2020. The project runs until December 2024.

The first goal of this project is to create classrooms that are suitable for active learning. Of course, teachers should be able to make optimal use of these classrooms. A second goal is therefore to support and train teachers from all our faculties in putting active learning into practice. We advise and help teachers with the (re)design of their education as part of this project.

The project also has a research component, carried out by researchers from the Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

In the meantime, we no longer speak of “temporary” educational spaces, as the name of the project suggests. Active Learning Classrooms are and remain an important and very practical interpretation of our university’s educational vision.


We use the abbreviation TEO for the overarching project. However, there are now several sub-projects. For the Active Learning Classrooms at the Zernike campus, we use the abbreviation ZEO. Three faculties are involved in this: the Faculty of Spatial Sciences (FSS), the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) and the Faculty of Science & Engineering (FSE). Multiple Active Learning Classrooms have now been realized at the Zernike campus, and there are more to follow. The ZEO steering committee consists of dr. Arjan van den Assem, prof. dr. Manda Broekhuis, dr. ir. Gerco Onderwater, prof. dr. Jan Riezebos, dr. Peter Smid en prof. dr. Rob Timmermans.

For the inner city, there are 2 Active Learning Classrooms in Harmonie, and 2 classrooms in the Heymans building. This is done in close collaboration with the board of the Faculty of Arts, of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences. We use the abbreviation HEO for this.

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