During 22 to 24 January constructive talks were held on the BSc and MSc Horticulture curricuclum of the NUFFIC project NICHE/KENYA/126 and the PhD project herein, with the acting vice chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology replacing Prof Mabel Imbuga, the Dean of the faculty of Agriculture Prof Losenge Turoop, the Department Head Dr Elijah […]
On November 30, 2012, Travis Turnbow successfully defended his dissertation called ‘Forecasting and Competence Management Maturity: Their Relationship, Measurement, and Practical Implementation. A Study at EADS Airbus’. Competence Management Maturity is a quite new concept, and reflects the quality and integrative nature of competence management systems in organisations. According to the study competence management maturity […]
ECS Excursion to Twente October 25, 2012
The WASS-ICO PhD course on Competence Theory and Research is running. The course shows that competence theory is well developed and that certain competence research is very advanced. Complex research designs and statistical analysis techniques, using detailed competence measurement and differentiated performance assessment, showed relationships between competence and performance at aggregated and desaggregated levels. Of course […]
On March 2 2012 Prof. dr. Martin Kropff, Rector Magnificus, and Prof. dr. ir. Pim Brascamp, Director of the Education Institute of Wageningen University visit ECS. Staff members presented their research and education portfolios, and PhD students explained posters of their projects. The session proceeded in an excellent atmosphere, many questions were raised, and various […]
Dr Suzanne Verdonschot, board member of the Netherlands Association of HRD professionals (NVO2) visited ECS on March 2, 2012. The special tasks of Suzanne in the board is to link science with practice. ECS shared its programme with Suzanne, and the conclusion was that there are various opportunities for cooperation, since linking research with practice […]
A Dutch consortium, of which ECS is part, conducts a 4-year project on capacity and curriculum development in the field of horticulture. The project has a strong sector development character. The Kenyan partners are the Practical Training Center in the field of Horticulture (PTC), the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK), the Kenya Agricultural Research […]
Naar aanleiding van de conferentie over examineren in het competentiegericht onderwijs heb ik een bezoek gebracht aan de Bestuursondersteuning van Helicon in Boxtel. Dat was zeer informatief. Later meer hierover.