Theory meets practice in academic education [methods and strategies]

  • Els Boshuizen (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesTalk or presentation (not at a conference)Academic


    This presentation took place at the Educational retreat of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Groningen University. General topic Employability academic education.

    Learning in academia does not automatically transfer to working life. In this presentation I discuss factors that influence transfer that are related to teaching, ways and goals of learning, features of the academic domain and labour market. Two message are formulated:
    1) Problems / cases etc. are NOT just some illustrationsKey is how students process the case / problem, which depends on:
    (Students’ perceptions and motivation)AuthenticityDesign of the case / problemInstruction / clear, standard processing strategy Reflection on process and outcome
    2) Cases / problems:
    Authenticity; leading to intended learning goals; stimulating critical thinking; self-direction, etc. Cycles, strategies and structures
    Provide and support; make explicit and trainTheories
    Give attention to how theories are (un)related (philosophical schools, domain types, problem types)Stimulate reflection
    Period6 Dec 2017
    Held atUniversity of Groningen, Netherlands
    Degree of RecognitionNational