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Problem-based learning (PBL), the educational method that is part of the signature of Maastricht University (UM) since the university’s establishment in 1976, is an often discussed element of teaching and learning at UM.
Last year, the university celebrated its 40th birthday. Now that the party is over, it is time to reflect about how we are doing and how to proceed with the educational strategy at UM.
This is why we are introducing EDview and this is what EDview is all about:
Investigating the do's, don'ts and don't know's of teaching and learning at Maastricht University.
EDview is a collaboration between EDLAB and the Department of Educational Development and Research (which is a department of the university affiliated with the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences). The project team consists of Janneke Frambach (FHML) and Stella Wasenitz (EDLAB) with an advisory team of Erik Driessen, Harm Hospers, and Walter Jansen.
EDview is a one-year long research project that aims to include all actors at UM to create a vision on how to proceed with the education at UM in the future. Are we ready for the next 40 years? If not, what do we need to do?
For this, we are not only asking educational policy makers or high-stake decision makers. This research aims to give everyone at UM the chance to be involved: from first year students to master’s students, PhD candidates, tutors, course coordinators and professors, but also curriculum designers and programme directors, as well as administrative staff, support staff and educational experts.
To be able to do so, we’re using a mixed methods approach and combine interviews, focus groups, and a survey to provide everyone with the opportunity to make their voice heard.
It is thus your unique opportunity to participate in shaping the future of UM, of your university.