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I.M.E. (Irene) Douwes-van Ark

Educational Specialist
I.M.E. (Irene) Douwes-van Ark


Irene works as an Educational Specialist for Educational Support and Innovation at the University of Groningen. She has a background in pedagogical sciences (Utrecht University) and a second Master's degree in International Relations (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla). 

After working for 5 years for an international child welfare organization in the Hague, Irene started working for internationalization of the research masters at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences in Groningen. 
Nowadays Irene supports teachers and staff with innovative educational projects at the University of Groningen, such as integration of technological applications in the classroom and virtual exchange.
As a trainer and coordinator, Irene is involved with the project Masters of Didactics. The project aims to train lecturers of Polish universities on quality of their teaching. She is also involved in researching the effectiveness of this project and has special interest in the use of student questionnaires. 
Last modified:08 May 2020 12.11 p.m.

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