EDview

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Welcome to EDview!

EDview is a research project that investigates the current state and the future of education at Maastricht University.

On this page you can find all information about EDview, as well as recent developments and possibilities to get involved!

EDview Symposium

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Be there. October 23.

For the past year, we have been working hard to investigate the shared vision of UM stakeholders on the future of education.

The EDview symposium is the final product around the EDview research project. This event is not just a presentation of the results of the project – we are inviting you to think along and bring your ideas to the table about how to improve education at UM.

We are inviting all UM students and staff for a unique opportunity to get involved. We are bringing together students, teachers, managers and all the other crucial members of this university to shape the education at our university.

The Interactive Sessions

The aim of this symposium is not merely a presentation of the results.

We seek to have an interactive discussion on how to follow up on the results. Some initial points for actions have been identified, but we would like to involve all interested UM staff and students in the discussion on how to proceed from here.

We selected a variety of topics and formats to get input on the core topics from our research. We invite everyone to participate and join the discussion.

Please find a further elaboration of the interactive sessions below.

About the content:

What are challenges and opportunities of designing student-centered education in different disciplines? In this session we aim to collect some best practices on which educational methods fit with which disciplines. We’re looking not just for amendments to the 7 steps but also beyond, as long as it still fits into the constructive, student-centred learning environment at UM. We invited a few participants to start the session but this interactive format allows every participant to join the discussion.

About the format:

A fishbowl conversation is a participatory discussion format that can be used to discuss complex topics in large groups. During the fishbowl discussion, six to seven chairs are arranged in an inner circle. This is the ‘fishbowl’ where the discussion is taking place. The remaining participants are seated in concentric circles around the fishbowl.

At the beginning of the discussion, the seats in the fishbowl are only partly filled with participants and the moderator, and a number of seats are left empty, so that participants from the outer circles can join the discussion at any time. When a new participant takes the last chair in the fishbowl, an existing member of the discussion must voluntarily leave the fishbowl and free up a chair.

When time runs out, the fishbowl is closed and the moderator summarizes the discussion.

About the content:

This session is most interesting for staff and focusses on how we can create a vibrant educational culture at UM. Topics for discussion will be: facilitating teacher engagement, the role of HR policy, expectations from leadership, and the relationship with research culture. There is space to address the myriad of factors involved in and connected with these issues.

About the format:

This is a 1 hour session. Groups of 7-8 discuss one topic per table. They write their ideas on a flipchart. After about 12 minutes the groups rotate to the next table. There is a facilitator present at each table who briefly introduces the topic and summarizes the ideas from the previous groups. The facilitator does not rotate. After 3 rotations the facilitator of each table summarizes the key ideas on the topic in 3 minutes in a final plenary part.

About the content:

This session is most interesting for students. We will discuss the way the principles of PBL are implemented in the classroom, and how PBL education can be improved and transformed at UM. We will discuss, among other topics, the relevance of pre-discussions, the role of problem-case design in PBL, issues of free-riding and collaboration and the use of fixed literature lists and self-directed learning. We will ask participants to think out of the box of how we can do things differently!

About the format:

This session is moderated and facilitated by students. Groups of 7-8 discuss one topic per table. They write their ideas on a flipchart. After about 12 minutes the groups rotate to the next table. There is a facilitator present at each table who briefly introduces the topic and summarizes the ideas from the previous groups. The facilitator does not rotate. After 3 rotations the facilitator of each table summarizes the key ideas on the topic in 3 minutes in a final plenary part.

About the content:

This session will be dealing with the topic of communication about PBL. How should we introduce students and staff to the concept of PBL and its different versions in practice? To what extent should we explain PBL as the seven steps or beyond?

About the format:

More information will follow soon.

About the content:

This session focusses on the topic of assessment in a PBL context. Current approaches to assessment at UM are often mentioned as a reason why PBL cannot live up to its full potential. How can we move beyond this persisting issue? What would an ideal assessment situation look like and how can we get there? What are practical examples of assessment forms that can be applied in a PBL environment?

About the format:

This session uses a team-based learning format to discuss a number of key questions around assessment. Providing the audience with space to discuss their thoughts and questions, a panel of five assessment experts will add their ideas, examples and comments to the discussion.

Introducing EDview

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introduce edview

At this point we have completed our data collection. We are finishing up the analysis and preparing the deliverables, a symposium, a position paper, etc. Here you can look back to the early stages of the project by reading our first post. If you click on the #edview, you can also find other posts.

The project team

Janneke Frambach

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Development and Research

Sebastian Hühne

Junior Project Manager, EDLAB

After studying at UM’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Catholic University of Leuven’s School of Business and Economics, Janneke joined the Department of Educational Development and Research at FHML. She wrote her PhD thesis on the cross-cultural applicability of PBL around the world. Now she works as an assistant professor at the School of Health Professions Educuation (SHE), where she is involved in research on internationalisation and globalisation in health professions education. She teaches courses on qualitative research and on health professions education, focused on student-centered education, problem-based learning, and curriculum design and implementation.

Sebastian graduated from University College Maastricht in July 2018 with a focus on Philosophy, Political Sociology and Political Science. During his time at UCM, he developed a passion for the role of education in society and was engaged in student representation, the organisation of academic events and various student-led initiatives. Sebastian is particularly interested in progressive education methods like PBL, and themes like civic engagement and political education. His first contact with EDLAB was in late 2017, when he co-founded the educational initiative ImpactLab, which seeks to support socially engaged students in Maastricht. Additionally, from 2018 onwards, Sebastian occupied a position as research assistant at EDLAB, where he aided mostly during the data analysis phase of the EDview project. Sebastian is very passionate about the EDview project because of its participatory and inclusive approach, as well as its crucial relevance for the future of PBL at UM.