Theory meets practice in academic education [methods and strategies]

Boshuizen, E. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkAcademic

Description

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