Month: January 2012
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.
We are glad that Hossein Mahdizadeh is with us for a month. Hossein graduated from ECS some years ago, and want to catch up with his line of research. We expect Hossein to come to the Netherlands on a regular basis.
Met with Zoe Sternberg and Stephany Astill from Taylor and Francis in Oxford to discuss the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension (JAEE). We have discussed the name change of the journal, but did not reach consensus. The point is that both agricultural education and extension are experiencing a revival worldwide. I wrote about this in my editorial pieces in the JAEE. Our alternative, Education and Communication for Innovation is perceived as being too general. A title change is also bad for citation analysis, so we decided to keep the title the same for a while. We will further work on quality improvement and citations to the journal in 2012. Continue reading Meeting with Taylor and Francis staff on JAEE
Met with Chris Garforth to speak about the meeting of the Tempus WBREN consortium in Ohrid next week. Hansje Eppink will represent ECS there
A Research Meeting will be organised by ECS on January 10, from 10:00-11:00hrs in the Leeuwenborch (Hollandseweg 1, Wageningen) in room C83. Invited speaker at this Meeting is Dr. Nicolet C.M. Theunissen. Nicolet is psychologist and Senior Research Scientist of the expertise group `Training & Performance Innovations’ at TNO. The question “How to help people to become the director of their own life” is a recurring subject in her research work. For more information: www.ntheunissen.nl. The theme of her talk is Enduring Learning. Under the flag of `Enduring Learning’, TNO contributes to enduring and evidence-based improvements in learning. This ‘learning’ includes both formal and informal learning and as such takes place within the field of education and training as well as within companies and organizations. It is ‘enduring’, because people become self-directed, flexible and innovative learners who can and will keep on learning throughout their entire lifespan. Moreover, it is ‘enduring’ because the technology for on- and off-line learning is designed in such a way that reuse is promoted and new technological possibilities can be incorporated without starting from scratch. And it becomes ‘enduring’ by the transformation of organizations into learning organizations. These are organizations that facilitate the learning of all its members and continuously transform themselves. The approach of Nicolet is ‘evidence based’ because she believes that a scientific foundation helps to decide which improvements make a valuable contribution for a learner, an education organization, a company or institution or society as a whole. During the meeting a picture will be given of the TNO research line ‘Enduring Learning’. This meeting is open to all who are interested in this theme.