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Studievoorschotmiddelen symposium: 'Enhancing Education - Discover what's possible' June 11th 2019

08 May 2019

On June 11th 2019 CIT-Educational Support and Innovation is organizing, from the Studievoorschotmiddelen program 2018-2019, the mini-symposium Enhancing Education - Discover what's possible for teachers, educational coordinators, program managers and teacher supporters of the University of Groningen.

When: 12:30 - 17:00
Where: Academy Building, Broerstraat 5

Besides the keynote of prof. dr. Perry den Brok (Professor of Education and Learning Sciences, Wageningen University) there will be several interesting break-out sessions on teaching innovations that can easily be adapted to other, different educational scenarios.  

photo: Michel de Groot
photo: Michel de Groot

Program (in English)

  • 12.30 - 13.00 Walk-in with coffee and tea (Bruynszaal)
  • 13.00 - 13.45 Keynote* with prof. dr. Perry den Brok, Professor of Education and Learning Sciences, Wageningen University (Heymanszaal)
  • 13.45 - 14.30 Break-out sessions
    - SOWISO (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
    - Traintool (Faculty of Medical Sciences)
    - Interdisciplinary minor: More Healthy Years
  • 14.30 - 15.00 Short break
  • 15.00 - 15.45 Break-out sessions
    - Career opportunities (Faculty of Economics and Business)
    Short Answer Method (Faculty of Behavioral Sciences)
    Perusall (Faculty of Arts)
  • 15.45 - 16.30 Closure: panel discussion; how to involve students in educational innovation?
  • 16.30 - 17.00 Drinks

We invite you to attend this symposium by register on before June 7 using the registration form.

If you have any questions please contact Irene Douwes-van Ark ( or Vincent de Boer (

* Course innovations at the university: innovative education or educated innovations?

Many teachers, university support staff and managements are involved in innovations in university education, especially at the course level. Different strategies have been implemented by universities to stimulate innovation in education, such as innovation funds, design communities, qualifications in education, and so on. But who is involved in these (course) innovations (and who is not)? What type of innovations are they aiming at? How are these innovations being implemented? And with what effect? In his lecture, based on his inaugural lecture, Perry den Brok will start with mapping a few trends and developments in higher education that drive educational innovations. After this, he will share findings of a series of studies on educational innovations at the engineering universities in the Netherlands. These findings have resulted in a framework that both teachers and policy makers can use to strengthen their innovation projects, and that lead to some recommendations for stimulating and conducting educational (course) innovation. He will end with some examples of how educational innovation is being stimulated by the 4TU Centre of Engineering Education, of which he is chair.

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